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Description

This module provides students with an effective command of the language at the intermediate level (B2) in different situations; it gives them the ability to maintain interaction to get the necessary information, provide and obtain information; also enables to cope flexibly with problems in everyday life.

 

Aims

  • to develop students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the intermediate level using the authentic materials;
  • to prepare students to take the exam in the format of FCE;
  • together with IC2 module, provide students with the language skills that are needed to take the BE and ESP1 modules

 

 

Pre and post-requisites (optional)

Pre Requisite Study

GE 2, PET.

Post Requisite Study

None required

 

Module Team (names & contacts)

Inna Koshkina, Director of Office of International Cooperation This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Yuliya Lukinikh, Head of the Department of Intercultural Communication This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Yuliya Detinko, Senior Teacher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ekaterina Suvorova, Assistant Teacher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maria Kulesh, Assistant Teacher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Yuliya Detinko is the module leader.

 

Topic areas (key points or themes in general and short descriptions if necessary)

 

Topic 1. Food: fuel or pleasure?

Grammar. Present Simple and Present Continuous, Action and Non-Action Verbs

Vocabulary. Food and Restaurant

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 4; Speaking, Part 3, 4

 

Topic 2. If you really want to win, cheat

Grammar. Past tenses

Vocabulary. Sport

Exam Skills. Listening, Part 4; Reading, Part 3

 

Topic 3. We are family

Grammar. Future forms

Vocabulary. Family, personality

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 4; Writing (Informal letter)

 

Topic 4. Ka-ching

Grammar. Present Perfect versus Past Simple

Vocabulary. Money, phrasal verbs

Exam Skills. Speaking, Part 1; Listening, Part 2

 

Topic 5. Changing your life

Grammar. Present Perfect Continuous

Vocabulary. Strong adjectives

Exam Skills. Speaking, Part 3, 4

 

Topic 6. Race to the sun

Grammar. Comparatives and Superlatives

Vocabulary. Transport and travel

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 2, 4; Listening, Part 1, 2, Use of English, Part 3

 

Topic 7. Modern manners

Grammar. Modals expressing obligations

Vocabulary. Mobile phones

Exam Skills. Listening, Part 3; Speaking, Part 3,4

 

Topic 8. Judging by appearances

Grammar. Modals expressing deductions

Vocabulary. Describing people

Exam Skills. Use of English, Part 5; Reading, Part 2

 

Topic 9. If at first you don’t succeed

Grammar. Modals expressing ability and possibility

Vocabulary. -ed/-ing adjectives

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 2, 3; Speaking, Part 1; Use of English, Part 3, 5; Listening, Part 1; Writing (Informal letter)

 

Topic 10. Back to school, aged 35

Grammar. I conditional and Future, time clauses

Vocabulary. Education

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 3; Speaking, Part 3, 4

 

Topic 11. In an ideal world

Grammar. II conditional

Vocabulary. Houses

Exam Skills.Listening, Part 3; Reading, Part 2

 

Topic 12. Still friends?

Grammar. Usually and used to

Vocabulary. Friendship and get

Exam Skills. Listening, Part 2, 4; Reading, Part 1, 2; Writing (Composition); Use of English, Part 1, 2

 

Topic 13. Slow down, you move to fast

Grammar. Quantifiers

Vocabulary. Noun formation

Exam Skills. Listening, Part 2; Use of English, Part 5; Speaking, Part 3, 4

 

Topic 14. Same planet, different worlds

Grammar. Articles

Vocabulary. Verbs and Adjectives + prepositions, connectors

Exam Skills. Use of English, Part 1; Reading, Part 2; Listening, Part 2; Speaking, Part 3, 4

 

Topic 15. Job swap

Grammar. Gerunds and infinitives

Vocabulary. Work

Exam Skills. Use of English, Part 1, 2, 4; Speaking, Part 1, 3, 4; Listening, Part 4; Writing (Formal letters); Reading, Part 2.

 

Topic 16. Love in the supermarket

Grammar. Reported speech

Vocabulary. Shopping

Exam Skills. Speaking, Part 1; Reading, Part 1; Listening, Part 4

 

Topic 17. See the film … get on a plane

Grammar. Passive voice

Vocabulary. Cinema

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 1, 4; Listening, Part 2; Speaking, Part 1

 

Topic 18. I need a hero

Grammar. Relative clauses: defining and non-defining

Vocabulary. What people do

Exam Skills. Reading, Part 1, 2; Use of English, Part 2, 3, 5; Writing (film review)

 

Topic 19. Can we make our own luck?

Grammar. III conditional

Vocabulary. Making adjectives and adverbs what or which

Exam Skills. Speaking, Part 1; Reading, Part 3; Use of English, Part 5

 

Topic 20. Murder mysteries

Grammar. Question tags, indirect question

Vocabulary. Compound nouns

Exam Skills. Listening, Part 4; Use of English, Part 5

 

Topic 21. Switch it off

Grammar. Phrasal verbs

Vocabulary. Television

Exam Skills. Use of English, Part 1, 3; Reading, Part 3; Writing (article)

Course book(s)

  • Oxenden, C., Latham-Koenig, C., Seligson, P. (2006). New English File. Intermediate Students’ Book. Oxford University Press.
  • Vince, M., Emmerson, P. (2006). First Certificate Language Practice. Macmillan.

Assessment

The assessment is held during the whole module and is based on the rating system. The maximum number of points is 100 (project presentations on each module (60%), 3 papers in the FCE format ( 15%) and a final FCE exam (25%: 5% for each section).

According to the number of points the grade will be given:

100% - 80% - A (Excellent)

79% - 65% - B (Good)

64%-51% - C (Satisfactory)

 

Exam (optional)

Assessment is based on the criteria accepted for the FCE tests. To pass the exam the candidate should:

  • Understand the main idea of the text that describes practical and abstract topics;
  • Take an active part in class discussions on technical topics in the frames of their competence;
  • Speak fluently with native speakers;
  • Communicate on different topics;
  • Discuss international news;
  • Be able to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various situations.

A sample paper is available via the module folder on the Server DL.

Reference to DL Server – obligatory for every module

Registration for courses & exams

Contacts

 

 

 Siberian State Aerospace University

 

VII -th International

Scientific

Methodological

Practical Conference

 

"Modern trends in foreign languages teaching  

at higher education institutions"

with edited volume publication

Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

14 of May, 2013

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