cod. 06496

Academic year 2015/16
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua inglese (L-LIN/12)
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
28 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

Acquisition by students of the capability of understanding English texts of scientific, medical or professional matter, in order to get up to date and improve their professional knowledge and skills.


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Course unit content

Grammar: articles (a/an, the); countable + uncountable nouns; alphabet + spelling; cardinal + ordinal numbers; personal pronouns; object pronouns; possessive adjectives/pronouns; Saxon genitive; position of adjectives; some/any; much/many , a lot of; there is /there are; how much?/how many? Prepositions; adjectives + adverbs; word order; question forms. Tenses: verbs – to be/to have/have got/can /must/ present continuous/ simple present/ future tenses: (will; -ing; to be; going to)/ present perfect/ past tense/ present perfect continuous + duration form (how long? since/ for)/ past perfect/ past continuous. Modal verbs: can/ could/ be able to/ may/ might/ have to/ may/ may have/ might have/ needn’t/ needn’t have. Conditionals and Past Conditionals: would/ should/ could/ would have/ should have/ could have. The passive voice; Comparatives and superlatives; “if” clauses; relative clauses; linkers (connectors); compound nouns; prefixes and suffixes; irregular verbs; modal verbs – present and past tenses.

Full programme

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1.”Say Ah” by Alison Wardle Volume I. Editor: Piccin.
2.“English on duty” by Linda Massari and Mary Jo Teriaca. Editor: Scienza Medica

Teaching methods

Oral lesson. teaching and learning activities by making use of audiovisual instruments; interactive discussions.

Assessment methods and criteria

written translation of English texts; multiple choice questions.

Other information

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