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Topic 1 Language and Communication
Wine Upon the Lips
Nina Dearle
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Vocabulary Work
Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate)
1 Learning vocabulary – general advice
2 learning vocabulary – aids to learning
3 Organising a vocabulary notebook
4 The names of English language words
5 Using your dictionary
6 Revising vocabulary
18 Words commonly mispronounced
Vocabulary in Use (Advanced)
[Aspects of vocabulary learning]
i. Strategies for learning
iii. Making the most of your dictionary
iv. Collocation
[A] Linguistic terms Quiz
[B] Learning Strategies
[C] Dictionary race
Divide yourselves into five groups.
Choose a captain.
Give your group a name.
You have thirty minutes to answer all the
questions.
You may use a dictionary.
Your captain is responsible for recording
the answers.
ePortfolio
Why ePortfolios for learning
The importance of reading and listening HERE
Good advice!
How many books have you read in English in the
last year?
How many books are you going to read this year?
Listen to these people talking about eBooks.
Free eBooks – Project Gutenberg
eBooks in English for free
How to choose your next book
However, there are times when reading, and writing,
can be dangerous!
Find out when.
How has digital technology changed communication?
What do people do nowadays that they didn’t use(d) to
do? What did people do in the past that they rarely do
nowadays?
Writing an essay about advantages and disadvantages
Writing an
introduction
Is it possible to learn
a foreign language in
your own country?
INTRODUCTION
50 – 70 words
!
Do you think the following statements are true or
false?
1. Throughout its history, the English language
has been subject to outside influences.
2. English is principally a Germanic language.
3. The language of Shakespeare is very different
from modern English.
4. People living in the colonies tried to preserve
the integrity of British English.
5. Many people around the world speak a very
simplified, functional form of English.
6. The constant adaptation of English has been a
negative thing.
Now listen to a lecture on the evolution of English
and check your answers.
Life Advanced Workbook (National Geographic Learning)
You’re going to hear an interview with a US
professor of linguistics about the impact of British
English on American English. Before you listen to
the interview, have a look at the words below.
Which ones do you associate with
American English? British English? Both?
The Big Picture C1 Advanced Workbook (Richmond)
spot on to go missing sell-by date
expiration date ginger metrosexual
trousers fortnight candy fall
diapers
Questions to think about:
1) The best way to learn a
foreign language.
2) How digital technology has
changed the way we
communicate.
3) The advantages and
disadvantages of social
networking sites.
Grammar to brush up on:
1) Articles, especially when not
to use them!
2) Substitution and ellipsis
Language functions to check out:
1) Agreeing and disagreeing
2) Giving an opinion
Films to watch:
1) Lost in Translation
2) Splanglish
3) The Social Network
Books to Read:
1) The English: A Portrait
of a People
2) 1000 Years of Annoying
the French
3) Andalus

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C1 Topic 1 Language and Communication

  • 1. Topic 1 Language and Communication Wine Upon the Lips Nina Dearle By PresenterMedia.com
  • 2. Vocabulary Work Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate) 1 Learning vocabulary – general advice 2 learning vocabulary – aids to learning 3 Organising a vocabulary notebook 4 The names of English language words 5 Using your dictionary 6 Revising vocabulary 18 Words commonly mispronounced Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) [Aspects of vocabulary learning] i. Strategies for learning iii. Making the most of your dictionary iv. Collocation
  • 3. [A] Linguistic terms Quiz [B] Learning Strategies [C] Dictionary race Divide yourselves into five groups. Choose a captain. Give your group a name. You have thirty minutes to answer all the questions. You may use a dictionary. Your captain is responsible for recording the answers.
  • 5. The importance of reading and listening HERE Good advice! How many books have you read in English in the last year? How many books are you going to read this year? Listen to these people talking about eBooks.
  • 6. Free eBooks – Project Gutenberg eBooks in English for free How to choose your next book
  • 7. However, there are times when reading, and writing, can be dangerous! Find out when.
  • 8. How has digital technology changed communication? What do people do nowadays that they didn’t use(d) to do? What did people do in the past that they rarely do nowadays? Writing an essay about advantages and disadvantages
  • 9. Writing an introduction Is it possible to learn a foreign language in your own country? INTRODUCTION 50 – 70 words !
  • 10. Do you think the following statements are true or false? 1. Throughout its history, the English language has been subject to outside influences. 2. English is principally a Germanic language. 3. The language of Shakespeare is very different from modern English. 4. People living in the colonies tried to preserve the integrity of British English. 5. Many people around the world speak a very simplified, functional form of English. 6. The constant adaptation of English has been a negative thing. Now listen to a lecture on the evolution of English and check your answers. Life Advanced Workbook (National Geographic Learning)
  • 11. You’re going to hear an interview with a US professor of linguistics about the impact of British English on American English. Before you listen to the interview, have a look at the words below. Which ones do you associate with American English? British English? Both? The Big Picture C1 Advanced Workbook (Richmond) spot on to go missing sell-by date expiration date ginger metrosexual trousers fortnight candy fall diapers
  • 12. Questions to think about: 1) The best way to learn a foreign language. 2) How digital technology has changed the way we communicate. 3) The advantages and disadvantages of social networking sites. Grammar to brush up on: 1) Articles, especially when not to use them! 2) Substitution and ellipsis Language functions to check out: 1) Agreeing and disagreeing 2) Giving an opinion Films to watch: 1) Lost in Translation 2) Splanglish 3) The Social Network Books to Read: 1) The English: A Portrait of a People 2) 1000 Years of Annoying the French 3) Andalus