Государственный Социально-гуманитарный университет Кафедра германо-романских языков и методики их преподавания (английский язык)

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Практика устной и письменной речи

 

ПРАКТИКА УСТНОЙ И ПИСЬМЕННОЙ РЕЧИ

1. Complete Advanced. Student’s Book / Guy Brook-Hart and Simon Haines. – Second Edition. – Cambridge University Press, 2015. – with CD-ROM

2. Complete Advanced. Workbook / Guy Brook-Hart and Simon Haines. – Second Edition. – Cambridge University Press, 2015. – with Audio-CD

3. Reader 3: Пособие по домашнему чтению для студентов третьего курса / сост. Волкова Ж.А., Максимова Л.И., Мельник В.В., Сазонова Т.А., Пасечник Т.А., Комякова И.М.- Коломна: КГПИ, 2005.

5 семестр

 

week

Topic for discussion

Assignment for Writing

Assignment

for Reading

Scores (exam)

Scores (credit)

1-2

Unit 1. Our people

Topics

1. People’s inner world. Describe one of your close friends’ personality, try to explain how such things as the job we choose, the subjects we study, our free-time interests, etc. may reflect it.

2. Choosing a career: factors to take into account. Speak on people and things you should not forget about while making a decision about your own future.

3. Becoming a teacher: a job or a vocation? Speak on your future profession, personal qualities you associate with it, its pros and cons, its difficulties and ways out.

An essay

A Splash of Publicity by Michael Joseph p.145

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 6

Total: 8,5

Class work – 2

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 9

3-4

Unit 2. Mastering languages

Topics

1. Is it easy to learn Russian? Speak on the main difficulties for people wanting to learn your language.

2. Mastering foreign languages. Speak on the most effective ways of learning languages. 3. Endangered languages. Speak on minority languages that are in danger of dying out. Is it important to protect them and keep alive?

A report

The Unexpected by Kate Chopin p.14

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 6

Total: 8,5

Class work – 2

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 9

5-6

Unit 3. All in the mind

Topics

1. Where do our talents come from? Speak on your likes, dislikes, tastes and interests and try to decide whether they come from your genes or your experience.

2. How do people prevent or cope with stress? Speak on things that make people feel stressed, explain how you cope with stressful situations you find yourself in.

3. Digital technology – the next step in brain evolution. Speak on how digital technology is affecting people’s lives.

An essay

First Night by Moira Burgess p.118

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 6

Total: 8,5

Class work – 2

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 9

7-8

Unit 4. Just the job!

Topics

1. Going on holiday with your groupmates: advantages and disadvantages. Speak on the pros and cons of sharing vacations with your fellow students.

2. Job hunting: why isn’t it easy for graduates to find jobs? Speak on the most effective ways of becoming employed.

3. How to make employees’ working lives more pleasant? Speak on the things that would benefit staff most.

A report

Mendoza Sells Himself by William Caine p.132

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 6

Total: 8,5

Class work – 2

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 9

9-10

Unit 5. Dramatic events

Topics

1. Extreme sports: why do people go in for them? Speak on a wide range of adventure activities and the main reasons why people do them and are keen on them.

2. Dramatic past experience. Speak on a dramatic experience that happened to you or someone you know.

3. Dangerous jobs: why do people choose them? In what way are they dangerous? Speak on skills and personal qualities necessary for these professions.

A proposal

Genesis and Catastrophe by Roald Dahl p.220

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 6

Total: 8,5

Class work – 2

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 9

11-12

Unit 6. Picture yourself

Topics

1. A photograph of yourself you like best of all. Speak on your favourite portrait, describe your appearance, the expression on your face, the impression the photo gives of your personality.

2. Graffiti: art or vandalism? Speak on graffiti as a modern trend and try to decide whether it can always be called art.

3. Is it possible to encourage young people to read more for pleasure? Speak on the ways of persuading young people to spend more time reading.

A review

The Etching by Hugh S. Walpole p.171

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 6

Total: 8,5

Class work – 2

Home Reading – 2

Total: 4

13-14

Unit 7. Leisure and entertainment

Topics

1. Leisure and entertainment in the modern world. Speak on how leisure activities have changed over the last fifty years.

2. Team-building activities – how effective are they in helping people to get to know each other better? Speak on qualities a person should possess to be a good team member.

An informal letter

Interesting Things by Kingsley Amis p.232

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 4

Total: 6,5

Class work – 2

Home Reading – 2

Total: 4

15-18

Individual Reading

Debts

Final test

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Theatre by W.S. Maugham

Class work – 2

Final test – 10,5

Total: 12,5

Class work – 1

Individual Reading – 6

Final Test - 10

Total: 17

 

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