cod. 13402

Academic year 2016/17
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
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Achievement of B1 level (Common European Framework for Languages – CEFR) in English as a foreign language.


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Course unit content

Articles and demonstratives
possessives and saxon genitive
personal pronouns
some / any and compounds
count and non-count nouns
much / many / a little / a few
comparatives and superlatives
relative pronouns
the main prepositions of time and place
indirect questions
main conjunctions
main verbs + prepositions
Present Simple and Present Continuous
Past Simple (regular and irregular verbs)
Past Continuous
Present Perfect Simple
the future (going to, will, Present Simple, Present Continuous)
Conditional 1 and temporal subordinate (when, after, etc. + Present Simple)
Passives (Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Perfect)
modal verbs (can, could, must, will, would, should)

numbers (prices, quantities, dates, etc.).
free time
home and decor
public places and shops
jobs and professions
food and drink
parts of the body and health problems
means of transport
everyday objects

describing people (appearance and personality)
expressing time, dates, appointments, etc.
describing habits, routines and everyday actions
ordering in a restaurant or hotel
understanding signs, notices, labels
providing / understanding directions
describing trips, holidays, etc..
describing objects (size, color, shape, etc.)
giving warnings or prohibitions
expressing obligation or lack of obligation
expressing agreement / disagreement
making criticisms and complaints
expressing preferences
describing physical sensations and emotions

Full programme

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Grammar for PET (with answers) + CD
Louise Hashemi and Barbara Thomas
(Cambridge University Press)

Teaching methods

Face-to-face communicative approach using coursebook material supplemented by audio and videol; presentation/elicitation of syntactic rules and lexis, developing listening and reading skills through classroom activities. Comparative approach.

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test to verify grammatical, lexical, and functional knowledge (Use of English); comprehension of spoken language (Listening) and comprehension of written texts (Reading) on everyday topics.

Other information

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