English for Academic Purposes Lecturer: Miljen Matijašević e-mail: email@example.com G10, room 6, Tue 11:30-12:30 Session3, 31 Mar 2014
Today’s session Homeworkcheck “VisitingtheElderlyCould Save Lives” StructureandCohesion – Paragraph
Paraphrasing and Summarising • Complete exercises for Stages 2 & 3 • Stage 2, ex 4 – suggested answer: • The most favoured pastimes in Britain are home-based, with television being the most popular, including video, followed by listening to the radio. • Stage 3, ex 4 – suggested answer: • There are two main advantages of tourism (Johnson, 1971), one of which is economic, i.e. local employment, and the other is the support it provides for local services. However, there are also three major disadvantages (Walker, 1982): firstly, erosion, then traffic congestion and, thirdly, pollution from traffic and people.
Narrative • Fillthegapsinthetext ‘Visitingtheelderlycould save lives, saycampaigners’. Discuss alternative solutions. • Discusstheproblemsraisedinthetextinsmall groups.
StructureandCohesion + Paragraph
StructureandCohesion • What is the basic structure of an essay? • INTRODUCTION • DEVELOPMENT • CONCLUSION • What should each section contain?
StructureandCohesion Structureofideaswithineachofthesesections must besuchthatthetrainofthought is easy to follow COHESION – featureof a textinwhichthere is a logicalflowofideas – therelationshipbetweenvariousideas is clearlyindicatedbymeansofcohesiveelements, i.e. Connectives
Structure and Cohesion Do theexercises on pp. 11 to 13
Paragraph How do youdefine a paragraph? How do youdecidewhen to start a new paragraph? Shouldparagraphhave a specificstructure? ReadtheintroductionStage 3: Paragraphs, p. 13 TOPIC (KEY) SENTENCE: thesentencestatingthetopicoftheparagraph Do exercise 2 on p. 13
Connectingideaswithin a paragraph. • Structure a shortparagraphinwhichyouwillincludethefollowingarguments. Add at leasttwo more pointsofyour own: • Theuser must have a personal computer. • Provides access to your bank accounts. • It canbe done from home. • Transactions are cheaper. • There are some concernsaboutsecurity. • Online banking is veryconvenient. • Theuser must becomputer-literate.
Homeworkassignment • Write a summaryofthetext ‘VisitingtheElderlyCould Save Lives’ • Add a paragraphofyour own comments on thetext.