Technicalities Date: 24-27 Nov Do not be late! Have an ID for the test ½ small group: 45 min by Friday - schedule on the web!
Topics 1.Intro: Univ.Essentials, Ec/Ec (RB) 2.The sectors of the economy (RB, MK) 3.Presentations- voc., phrases (RB) 4.Types of Econ., Pub./Priv.Sector Privatis./Nation. (RB) 5.Role of Govt. & Taxation (MK, RB) 6.Types of Business Organ.(RB, extra sheet)
How to prepare? READ, UNDERSTAND AND REVISE the following: all the texts (R,MK,extra sheets) all the slides (web, as of 19 Nov, evening) all the exercises
Preparing a text for the exam 1.read the text 2.underline unknown words/expressions 3.find their meaning (dictionary, note-book, slides, web,...) 4.make sure you understand all the text (sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph) 5.see which of the words/expressions in the text were important for each topic (slides, notebook) 6.explain their meaning in simple English 7.retell the main message of the text orally 8.Think what ex. could be expected in the test REVISE!
Types of exercises (1) ISIMPLE VOC. EX. 1.Fill in the missing words (blanks): e.g. business terms, prepositions, … 2.Find synonyms/opposites for the following words/expressions: 3.Write down the following acronyms/abbreviations in full: 4.Explain the meaning of the following words/expressions:
Types of exercises (2) II VOC. IN CONTEXT (short paragraph) a)Explain X. Use the following words: … b)Compare X and Y (similarities & differences between X and Y, advantages & disadvantages of X and Y). Use the following words:.... c)Explain the meaning of the following sentence. Focus on the underlined words. E.g. Tax avoidance is possible due to a lot of loopholes in legislation.
Typical mistakes learning dictionary definitions by heart not reading the texts carefully or not reading them at all thinking that preparation takes very little time (students with good English) thinking it is impossible to prepare properly (students with weaker English)