cod. 1000426

Academic year 2015/16
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Type of training activity
15 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Extend the students' communication skills.


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Course unit content

• describing people (character and appearance)
• telling the time and dates
• describing everyday habits and routines
• ordering in a restaurant or in a hotel
• understanding notices, labels, adverts
• road directions
• describing holidays, trips, etc.
• describing objects (size, colour, shape, etc.)
• warnings and prohibitions
• obligation and absence of obligations
• agreement/disagreement
• criticisms and complaints
• talking about preferences
• describing feelings and emotions

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, LongmanTipo testo Testo
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:

Teaching methods

Students attend to lessons held in the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo.
methodology: presentation of 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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