EDUCATIONAL AIMS: The course aims to develop language skills at a pre-intermediate level (B1 in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), focusing on building essential grammatical and lexical foundations.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: The student can: - understand texts that consist mainly of high-frequency everyday or job-related language; - understand the description of events, feelings, and wishes in personal letters; - understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters; - enter into a conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life; - connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, his/her dreams, hopes and ambitions; - briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions related to scientific topics as well; - write simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest; - write personal letters describing experiences and impressions, and short stories sticking to specific hints.
Grammar: tenses – present simple and present continuous, past simple and past continuous – future (will/going to/present continuous) – 1st and 2nd conditionals – comparatives and superlatives – use of definite and indefinite articles – use of passive – modals - quantifiers Topics: technology, environment, human resources, sport, nature, generational differences Vocabulary: as per above topics Skills: Listening – understands main ideas when speaking about everyday matters, current affairs and issues of personal and professional interest Reading – understands texts written in an everyday language or related to work, understands the description of personal emotions and wishes Writing – able to write simple, well-connected texts on matters they are familiar with or of interest Speaking – able to connect simple sentences in order to narrate events in the past, present and future, able to explain and motivate personal opinions and tell a story or plot of a film/book, etc..
Murphy: English Grammar in Use, Intermediate, Fifth Edition, Cambridge University Press National Geographic Learning, Life Pre-Intermediate Student’s Book, Second Edition - materiale fornito dal docente
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