60/56/215 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Academic Year 2015/2016
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ALESSIO PISCI (Tit.)
- Teaching style
- Lingua Insegnamento
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Improve A2-level language competence (CEF).
• Listening Comprehension.
• Reading Comprehension.
o Verb to Be;
o Auxiliary Verbs;
o Present Simple;
o Present Continuous;
o Will/Be Going to;
o Simple Past;
o Present Perfect;
o Irregular Verbs;
o Subject and Object Personal Pronouns;
o Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns;
o Possessive ‘s;
o Adjectives (Base Form, Comparative, Superlative);
o Telling the Time;
o Prepositions of Place and Time;
o Love/Like/Don’t Mind/Hate + -ing;
o Verb + to + Infinitive;
o Would Like to;
o There Is/Are – There Was/Were;
o Countable/Uncountable Nouns;
o How Much/How Many;
o Word Formation.
o Classroom language;
o Common adjectives;
o Verb phrases;
o The Family;
o Everyday Activities;
o The Weather;
o The Date;
o Expressions with Go/Get/Have;
o The House;
o Places and Buildings;
Traditional classroom lessons with the teacher and some language practice with tutors.
Verification of learning
The final exam will be written. It shall consist of four parts:
(1) Listening. Two exercises with 5 questions each (MC or T/F). The candidates will have to listen to two recordings (one for each exercise) and then answer the questions. 20 marks (2 marks for each correct answer).
(2) Reading. An exercises with 10 questions (MC or T/F). The candidates will have to read a given text and then answer the questions. 20 marks (2 marks for each correct answer).
(3) Use of English. 24 MC questions. 24 marks (1 mark for each correct answer).
(4) Writing. Students will have to write a brief composition of about 50-60 words. 16 marks.
The passing score is 48/80.
Candidates are required to bring their ID card and a pen to the examination venue.
Christina Latham-Koenig, Clive Oxenden, Paul Seligson. "English File Digital. Elementary" (Student's book + Workbook + iTutor + iChecker - Third Edition). Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.
Optional: New Total Grammar, A2-B2 CEFR, Black Cat; Elementary Language Practice, English Grammar and Vocabulary, MacMillan.
Internantional certificates and CLA certificates may be used to get the 3 credits without taking the exam. You will have to bring in the certificate during office hours.