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.

6 семестр

 

week

Topic for discussion

Assignment for Writing

Assignment

for Reading

Scores (exam)

Scores (credit)

1-2

Unit 8. Media Matters

Topics

1. Mass media in people’s life. Speak on modern sources of information, how they have changed in recent years, say how many of them you use regularly and why.

2. Mass media: affecting people’s ideas and behaviour. Speak on how people are affected by advertising, television and radio, the Internet, multinational corporations, newspapers, etc.

3. The ethics of reality TV. Speak on the way people are chosen for reality TV shows and treated there. Comment on the way the programmes are edited.

A proposal

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber p.301

Class work – 2

Topics – 6

Total: 8

Class work – 0,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7,5

3-4

Unit 9. At top speed

Topics

1. To hurry or not to hurry: the importance of speed in our life. Speak on different situations where speed is really important. Should we always be in a hurry?

2. Driving very fast cars: is it safe to break speed limits? Speak on technological progress and the reasonability to use racing cars in everyday life.

3. Using different machines or devices at work. Speak on how they can help the people to do their work better.

An essay

The Treasure by W.S. Maugham p.263

Class work – 2

Topics – 6

Total: 8

Class work – 0,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7,5

5-6

Unit 10. A lifelong process

Topics

1. Education abroad: pros and cons. Speak on the possibility to study abroad, its advantages and disadvantages, probable difficulties and results.

2. Education in Russia. Speak on its main values, traditions, rules, levels, examinations.

3. Why do we need lifelong learning? Speak on the reasons why this idea has become so popular in recent years.

A report

Wistful, Delicately Gay by Irwin Shaw p.94

Class work – 2

Topics – 6

Total: 8

Class work – 0,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7,5

7-8

Unit 11. Being somewhere else

Topics

1. The hardest journey you’ve ever made. Speak on the most difficult travel experience in your life.

2. Travelling: escaping from reality. Speak on different aspects of daily life and routine people want to escape from by making a journey.

3. The importance of eco-tourism. Speak on its meaning and necessity in the modern world.

A review

In a Strange Land by W.S. Maugham p.227

Class work – 2

Topics – 6

Total: 8

Class work – 0,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7,5

9-10

Unit 12. The living world

Topics

1. Environmental issues today. Speak on different kinds of environmental problems you consider to be the most important internationally. Comment on the possible solutions.

2. How can environmental threats affect people’s lives? Speak on the possible consequences of such natural disasters as flooding, pollution, drought, forest fires, fossil fuel consumption, etc.

3. In danger of becoming extinct. Speak on different species of plants and animals that are gradually dying out. What can international organisations, national governments and ordinary people do to slow down the rate?

A proposal

Simple Arithmetic by Virginia Moriconi p.277

Class work – 2

Topics – 6

Total: 8

Class work – 0,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7,5

11-12

Unit 13. Health and lifestyle

Topics

1. Health matters. Speak on your idea of good health. Which do you think has a better influence on someone’s health, their lifestyle or their genes?

2. Sports in people’s lives. Speak on different kinds of sports. What are the most popular sports in your country?

3. Unusual national sports. Speak on extraordinary kinds of sports from different countries. Are they based on traditional native sports? Are they mainly played for relaxation?

A letter

Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing by Evelyn Waugh p.6

Class work – 2

Topics – 6

Total: 8

Class work – 0,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7,5

13-14

Unit 14. Moving abroad

Topics

1. The problem of emigration. Speak on the reasons why people migrate. How can emigration benefit the country people emigrate from and the country people immigrate to?

2. Cities and immigration: successful integration of new inhabitants. Speak on attitudes, policies, local government’s role in encouraging integration, advantages and dangers of cultural diversity.

An essay

The Breakout by Joyce Cary p.29

Class work – 2,5

Topics – 4

Total: 6,5

Writing  - 5

Home Reading – 2

Total: 7

15-18

Individual Reading

Debts

Final test

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Individual Reading

Class work – 2

Final test – 13,5

Total: 15,5

Individual Reading – 8

Final Test - 10

Total: 18

 

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