Facoltà di Economia II Semestre a.a. 2013 – 2014 30 ore - 4 CFU Dott. Alice Endellion MACKENZIE [email protected] INGLESE. Livello B1 - COUNCIL OF EUROPE (PET – BEC- preliminary) BEC – Idoneità Già consegnato e verbalizzato online. Prerequisiti. IMPORTANTE.
(PET – BEC- preliminary)
BEC – Idoneità
Già consegnato e verbalizzato onlinePrerequisiti
Se la prenotazione all'appello non rispetta la sequenza stabilita dalle regole di propedeuticità l'esame sostenuto sarà annullato.
Il B1 deve essere già verbalizzato online per poter accedere all’iscrizione all’appello della prova d’Inglese di questo corso.
Lavorando verso B2
Common European Framework of Reference
Gruppo [50 – 99]
To improvereadingcomprehensionskills and help develop general awareness of the particularlanguageused in economic or business typearticles.
To become more familiarised with a set of business and economicvocabulary via the acquisition of the keywords and phrases and via the analysis of theirpatterns of collocation and word formation.
To consolidate languageaccuracy via the analysis and practice of the keygrammaritems from B1+ up to elements of B2 level.
To enhancewritingskills in an economic or business context in such a way to encouragestudents to writing more effectively and appropriately.AIMS
Finance and Corporate Governance
Marketing and Advertising
Manufacturing and Productivity
Innovation and Creativity
Describing Statistics/ Graphs and Trends/Numbers
Jobs: Job Seeking -Recruitment – Interviewing
Career Management –Job Motivation -Absenteeism
Protecting the Environment
Economics and Happiness
Trade – Fair Trade - EthicsCourse Reading and Vocabulary Topics
Presentsimple and continuous, presentperfect
Pastsimple, pastcontinuous, pastperfectsimple and continuous
Future forms (be going to + inf, presentcontinuous, will/shall + inf
Allconditionals and future time clauses
Future perfect and future continuous
The Passive: Allforms
Gerunds and infinitives
Comparatives and superlatives
Adjectives, adverbs and adverbialphrases
Phrasalverbs (a selection)
Relative pronouns and defining/non defining relative clauses
Modals of obligation, deduction, ability and possibility
Pastmodals (must/might/can't, etc. + havepastparticiple)
Structures after wish
Used to/ be used to/ getusedto
Clauses of purpose and contrast
Prepositions in economiccontextGrammarContent (B1 + - B2)
Youshouldalready be familiar with the followinggrammarquestions and able to answerthem.
Makesureyoualso cover the B1 + level and some B2 elements of grammarwhichwill be covered in thiscourse:
See part II of grammarsection in Dispensa for B2 elements.
1: Which one of the following expresses a future possibility? John ____________ computer science at university next year.
a) might study b) is going to study
c) will study d) is studying
2: Which one is NOT possible? I'll call you when __________.
a) I've arrived b) I'm arriving
c) I'llarrived) I arrive
Guess what? _____________ married next spring!
a) I'llgetb) I'mgetting
c) I'm going to get d) I get
5: Which expression describes time in the past, and not the future?
a) from now on b) oneday
c) in the old days d) sooner or later
6: Which sentence expresses a definite future intention/plan?
Mary ______________ a new house.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/quiznet/archive_2003.shtmlGrammar Practice online
11 – Business and the Environment
12 – Jobs and Recruitment
13 –Jobs and Career Management
14 –Writing Emails and Letters I
15 – Writing Emails and Letters II15 Lessons
We are talkingaboutmismanagement and irregularities, accountingfailure, bankruptcy
Eg: the share price rose to 16 euro by 15 %
Does the price of petrolrise or raiseas a result of the politicalissuestakingplaceat the moment.
Are these transitive or intransitive verbs? Do they take an object?
To applyfor an interview
To be sacked/ to get the sack/to be made redundant/ unemployed/to be dismissed/ to be disbanded/ to be fired
To have a salary/ to be on the dole
To be shortlistedfor a job/ to be accepted/ to be rejected/ to be selected
What are skills? Qualities? Qualifications? References? Referees?Achievements?
Job satisfactionand job motivation
Whatdifferent ways can a company motivate itsemployees?
Whatis the differencebetween:
employer and employee
Whataboutcandidates and applicants?
And interviewer and interviwee? An interview?
Doespaydepend on job description?
Or job productivity?
Or by raisingproductivity?
Example: word formation
An applicantapplies for a job
To applyfor a job/ a post
To send in yourapplication
Example: Word collocation:
To fill in an applicationform
To meet a deadlineto hand inyourapplication
To make a complaintabout a problem
Innovation and new designs for productsmakingbetterreturns/ generatingprofits
Whatis a breakthrough? (an important discovery or development)
What is a prototype? (a first or preliminary version of a device from which other forms are developed)
Doesglobalisationdamagelocal(goods, services or cultures)
Doesglobalisationhave an impacton living standards? Doesitincreasecompetitionbetween companies?
Intelligent Business, Christine Johnson (P. Longman) – intermediate
Market Leader, D.Cotton, D.falvey, S.Kent (P. Longman) – intermediate
New Business Matters - Coursebook, Powell, Martinez, Jillett (Thomson &Heinle) Intermediate/Upper-intermediate
Business GOALS 3 – Workbook, Gareth knight (Cambridge Professional English)
Longman Business English Dictionary
Business Benchmark, Norman Whitby (CUP) Pre-intermediate to intermediate)
Advanced Grammar in use, Hewings, M (CUP)
Email English, Paul Emmerson (Macmillan)Reading: useful text books
Available in the copisteriacopinfaxin via Rossi.
Students are asked to have this for attending the lessons.
Other material will be made available during the course itself.Course Material
I. Reading - 30 min
II. Vocabulary - 20 min
III. Grammar - 20 min
IV. Writing - 20 minEXAM
24 June 2014
16 July 2014
February 2015Exam Dates: check online
Part I: Reading comprehensionbased on articles from the Economist or The Financial Times (similar to thosestudiedduring the course): gap filling, paragraphorder, matching, multiple choice, true/false, open questions.
Part II: Vocabulary: Lexisderiving from topicscovered in the course: gap filling, matching, multiple choice, word collocation, word formation.
Part III: Grammar: multiple choice, sentencetransformation with same/similarmeaning.
Part IV: Writing:letter, email, fax, graph/tabledescription (about 100 words).
Reply to an email: (about 100 words)
Write a reply to an applicationlettermakingsureyou do the following:
If you require any further information, feel free to contact me.
I look forward to your reply.
I look forward to hearing from you.
We look forward to a successful working relationship in the future.
Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Once again, I apologise for any inconvenience caused.
I would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.