cod. 1004418

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

By the end of the course the students reach level B1 of the European
Frame of Reference, having developed their skills related to grammar,
lexis, functions, reading and listening comprehension.


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Course unit content

Main topics
• articles
• demonstratives
• possessives and possessive ‘s
• personal pronouns
• some and any
• countable and uncountable nouns
• quantifiers
• comparatives and superlatives
• relative pronouns
• main prepositions of place and time
• indirect questions
• main conjunctions
• main phrasal/prepositional verbs
• Present Simple and Present Continuous
• Past Simple
• Past Continuous
• Present Perfect Simple
• The future (going to, will, Present Simple, Present Continuous)
• First conditional
• Time clauses and the Present Simple)
• The Passive voice (Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Perfect)
• Modal verbs (can, could, must, will, would, should)
* spelling
• numbers (prices, quantities, dates, etc.)
• family
• free time activities
• house and furniture
• public places and shops
• jobs
• food and drinks
• animals
• weather
• clothes
• parts of the body and health problems
• means of transport
• everyday objects

Full programme

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R. Acklam, A. Crace, Total English Pre-Intermediate Student’s
book, Longman ISBN 9 78 1405 815 628
A. Clare, JJ. Wilson, Total English Pre-Intermediate Workbook, Longman
ISBN 9 78 1405 820 097
Further practice:
J.Newbrook, J.Wilson,, PET Gold Exam Maximer Self-Study edition (with
audio CD set),
Longman ISBN 9 780 582 529 250
S. Hutchison, Premium B1 Level Work book with Key and Multi-ROM,
Longman ISBN 9 78 1405 881 104
M. Mann, S. Taylore-Knowles, Destination B1 Grammar & Vocabulary
with Answer Key, Macmillan
ISBN 9 78 0230 035362
A. Capel, R.Nixon, PET Masterclass Intermediate Workbook with answers
and Audio CD
pack, OUP
Test it, Fix it Grammar Pre-Intermediate, OUP
Test it, Fix it Vocabulary Pre-Intermediate, OUP
Test it, Fix it Verbs and Tenses Pre-Intermediate, OUP
Graded readers published by BlackCat Cideb (Green Apple Step2 or
Reading & Training Elementary/Pre-Intermediate)
Oxford Study Dictionary (bilingual)
Longman Dizionario Compatto (bilingual)
Cambridge Essential English Dictionary (monolingual)
Students can consult pre-intermediate level material for the reading and
listening sections of the exam at:
Laboratorio Self-Access del Centro Linguistico
Viale Scienze, 45/A Campus
Sito internet: www.unipr.it/arpa/cla/

Teaching methods

Students attend to lessons held in the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo.
methodology: presentation of structures, deducton of rule, contrastive
use of the language, use of different teaching aids (transparencies,
audiocassettes, textbook, etc.)
assessment: final test with multiple choice questions on functions, reading and listening comprehension

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple-choice test

Other information

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