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  1. Enrichment Reading(1) Exam Preparation(复习技巧指导) Presented by Prof. ER1

  2. An important note to remember:The assessment only covers the first 8 units(Unit 1-Unit 8). 课程考核只涉及第1-8单元的内容。The rest 4 four units are for your own study.其他4个单元供自学来用。

  3. Exam Preparation---Overall suggestions How to prepare for the final exam? • Don’t cram • Get familiar with the exam guideline • Take the sample test as a mock exam • Review unit focal points (important vocabulary items) • Check unit’s objectives • Review your notes • Review the common mistakes you have made • Solve study problems by turning to tutors and peers for help

  4. Exam Preparation: review procedures (1) Steps on how to review a unit: Step 1: Reviewing unitobjectives Step 2: Understanding the texts(the core texts, extra reading texts) understanding main idea and detailsby reviewing the relevant reading tasks in both the textbook and the workbook (E.g. in the workbook, “reading for gist” tasks include theme identification, summary writing. etc)

  5. Exam preparation : review procedures (2) Step 3: Carefully reviewing the focal points in each unit, important vocabulary items are listed there, practicing the use of them(active vocabulary, passive vocabulary) Step 4: Carefully review keyexercises and the “Self-assessment” test in each unit

  6. Exam preparation : review procedures (3) Step 5: Choose a text and practice writing a summaryfor it Notice: You should note down problems in steps 2-5 Step 6: Review and solve your key problems in each unit

  7. Exam preparation : review procedures (4) Some don’ts: • Don’t ignore this step-by-step review procedure • Don’t cram before the exam • Don’t let your problems go unsolved (note down problems while reviewing)

  8. Exam preparation : a demo on how to review a unit (1) A demo on how to review a unit: Enrichment Reading 1 (Unit 8: Social Issues)

  9. Exam Preparation: a demo on how to review a unit (2) Enrichment Reading 1 (Unit 8: Social Issues) Step 1 Check the unit objectives • read about one kind of crime: shoplifting, and the underlying reasons for it • read about the dispute between a couple and the Social Services Department over the adoption of two little girls in Britain • Do extra reading on the school violence in America and how one school handles this problem • Do some fast reading tasks:reading for gist and for information, inferring word meanings from context, and note-taking • Learn, review and practice the use of some verbs and verb phrases

  10. Exam Preparation: a demo on how to review a unit (3) Enrichment Reading 1 (Unit 8: Social Issues) Step 2 Understand the texts(from textbook and workbook - Understand Text 1 in general and in detail (Task 1, Task2, workbook pp183-184, p184) - Understand Text 2 in general and in detail(Task 4, Task 5, workbook pp187-188, pp187-188) • Understand the extra reading text (the last task in each unit, pp195-200)

  11. Exam Preparation: a demo on how to review a unit (4) Enrichment Reading 1 (Unit 8: Social Issues) Step 3 Review the use of key words and expressions – focal points • practice the use of key words and expressions(Task 7, pp191-193) • “Patterns and phrases Part” on p201 These are active vocabulary items!!!You must know how to use them!!!

  12. Exam Preparation: a demo on how to review a unit (5) Enrichment Reading 1 (Unit 8: Social Issues) Step 4 Review key exercises (None in this unit !)and Self-assessment test (pp201-203, workbook) Note: The answers to these exercises are provided in the Workbook. Step 5 Choose a text and write a summary for it

  13. Exam Preparation: a demo on how to review a unit (6) Final Remarks: • The demo provides you with an example of how to review a unit in a systematic way; • You could use this method in reviewing the rest 7 units in this course