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News English. Orientation (Feb. 2008). About the teacher About the course Objectives Teaching materials Assessment Teaching arrangements Why learn? How to learn? Grouping and choosing the topic. About the teacher. Name: 吴伟英 (Vivian) E-mail: [email protected]

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News english

News English

Orientation

(Feb. 2008)


News english

  • About the teacher

  • About the course

    • Objectives

    • Teaching materials

    • Assessment

    • Teaching arrangements

    • Why learn?

    • How to learn?

  • Grouping and choosing the topic


About the teacher

About the teacher

  • Name: 吴伟英 (Vivian)

  • E-mail: [email protected]

  • Telephone No.: (020)-84035308

  • PS: Mails and calls are welcome. But if you expect a reply from me, please leave your name in the letter. And I’d appreciate it if you just call me after 10 a.m. and before 10 p.m. Thank you!


Objectives of the course

Objectives of the course:

  • Aiming to promote liberal education through English to sophomore undergraduates, Broadcast News English adopts authentic broadcast materials in teaching to provide the learners with an authentic English environment.

  • Learners will be greatly motivated to know the world, enrich their knowledge and broaden their horizons through English and make English the their routine working language, thus a sustainable English acquisition mode can be achieved.

  • Apart from the textbook materials, learners are required to access the course website to update their knowledge, so as to achieve the above-mentioned objectives.


Content of the course

Content of the course

  • Content of the text-book:

    15 units including politics, economy, culture, education, entertainment etc.

    要求学生循序渐进地自学本书附带的三张CD光盘,或充分利用本书配套的网络资源,访问《新时代交互英语》的专用网站(http://www.neie.edu.cn)获取本书相应的音频视频资源进行自主学习

  • Other supplementary materials

    • voa news

    • bbc news

    • cctv 9 news


Why learn

Why learn?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you interested in English?

  • Do you want to continue your English study?

  • How to continue your study without the help of a teacher?

    Listening to or watching English news !


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  • Other benefits:

    • Improve your listening skills

    • Enlarge your vocabulary

    • Improve your conversation skills

    • Keep you alert to what’s happening outside in the world


How to learn

How to learn?

  • Interest

  • Knowledge about news English

  • A large vocabulary

    • How to enlarge your vocabulary?

  • News retelling

    • How to do that?

  • Some listening skills

  • Listening to voa, bbc news on line


Assessment

Assessment

  • Presentation 10%

    • Group work

  • Attendance 10%

  • Participation 10%

  • Vocabulary quiz ( A,B & supplementary) 20%

  • Exam 50%


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  • Presentation

    • Group number: Work in groups of 3— an anchor, a reporter and 1 interviewee (people involved or outsider)

    • Form: News report + interview

    • Subject: the latest news happens in the week related to the subject of the unit

    • Time limit:5--10 min.

    • Criteria:

      • Clarity 2

      • Pronunciation and intonation (imitate) 2

      • Insight 2

      • Interaction 2

      • Attraction 2


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  • Exam

    • 20%Voc.: from Part A, B

    • 70%Listening: 40% from Part A, B, C, D, E

    • 10%Reading: from China Daily and other newspapers


Arrangement of a unit

Arrangement of a unit

In class

  • Presentation 5--10 min.

  • Knowledge about news English 10 min.

  • Listening Part A & B 50 min.

  • Discussion or supplementary listening 10 min.

    After class

  • Listen to Part C, D &E

  • Learn some new words

  • Listen to voa, bbc, cnn news on line

  • Read some newspapers on line


Web sites for your reference

Web-sites for your reference

  • http://www.chinadaily.cn/

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/china/learningenglish/

  • http://english.cctv.com/index.shtml

  • http://www.putclub.com

  • http://202.116.65.108/englishonline/


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  • Grouping (topic for each group)

  • Watch a piece of news if time permits.

    1. Politics 2. Economy 3. Culture 4. Fashion

    5. Entertainment 6. sports 7. scandal 8. people 9. education 10. science and technology

    11. Food and fitness 12. health 13. nature 14. terrorism 15.religion


New words

New words

  • bid 投标,出价

  • woo 恳求,求爱,追求

  • democratic 民主的

  • campaign 竞选活动

  • patsy 懦夫,容易受骗的人

  • candidate 候选人

  • credential 信任, 外交使节所递的国书

  • senator 参议员

  • pivotal 关键的

  • poll 民意调查

  • electorate 全体选民

  • gender 性别


Phrases

phrases

  • count on 依赖

  • give sb the edge 支持

  • get the ground 赢得

  • tap into 利用


Questions

Questions

  • What’s the main idea of the news?

  • How do you get the main idea?

  • How does Hillary Clinton describe herself?

  • What kind of image does she want to show the voters?

  • Is she popular with women?

  • Which factor is important in the campaign?


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