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Oral Practice 4-year College Senior students Fall semester Textbook: Judith Tanka, Linda R. Baker. Interactions 2. Listening/ Speaking. Silver Edition.

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1 Oral Practice 4-year College Senior students Fall semester Textbook: Judith Tanka, Linda R. Baker. Interactions 2. Listening/ Speaking. Silver Edition. McGraw-Hill, ELT Judith Tanka, Linda R. Baker. Interactions 2. Listening/ Speaking. Silver Edition. McGraw-Hill, ELT ISBN ISBN Professor: Ludmila Kudrevatykh

2 Learning Activities The course provides intensive practical experience and activities in oral training in the low-intermediate level. This is a listening-and- speaking course. During this course students improve their fluency in various conversational situations. They put all their emphasis on practicing functional, lexical and grammatical skill in a meaningful context through personalization. The course provides intensive practical experience and activities in oral training in the low-intermediate level. This is a listening-and- speaking course. During this course students improve their fluency in various conversational situations. They put all their emphasis on practicing functional, lexical and grammatical skill in a meaningful context through personalization. In the discussion room the students give opinions and reasons, compare and contrast things and events, analyze appropriate and inappropriate topics for conversations, interpret photos, make valid inferences, discuss polite complaints, etc. A great deal of attention is paid to the development of students ’ skills to speak freely and fluently about lifestyles, education, money, job and careers in Taiwan and in other countries. In the discussion room the students give opinions and reasons, compare and contrast things and events, analyze appropriate and inappropriate topics for conversations, interpret photos, make valid inferences, discuss polite complaints, etc. A great deal of attention is paid to the development of students ’ skills to speak freely and fluently about lifestyles, education, money, job and careers in Taiwan and in other countries.

3 Audio practice Audio practice partner and small group speaking practice partner and small group speaking practice free communication free communication Course Methods

4 Lesson plan (in weeks) Preview: Course introduction Preview: Course introduction Unit 1: Education and Student Life Unit 1: Education and Student Life Unit 1 (cont): Comparing University Systems in Different Countries Unit 1 (cont): Comparing University Systems in Different Countries Unit 1 (cont): Comparing and Contrasting; Describing map locations Unit 1 (cont): Comparing and Contrasting; Describing map locations Unit 2: City Life Unit 2: City Life Unit 2 (cont): Talking about Statistics Unit 2 (cont): Talking about Statistics Unit 2 (cont): Requesting and Giving Directions Unit 2 (cont): Requesting and Giving Directions Review: Units 1 – 2 Review: Units 1 – 2 Midterm Oral Test Midterm Oral Test

5 Lesson plan (continued) Preview Preview Unit 3: Business and Money Unit 3: Business and Money Unit 3 (cont): Talking about Managing Money Unit 3 (cont): Talking about Managing Money Unit 4: Jobs and Professions Unit 4: Jobs and Professions Unit 4 (cont): Talking about careers Unit 4 (cont): Talking about careers Unit 5: Lifestyles Around the World Unit 5: Lifestyles Around the World Unit 5 (cont): Comparing Lifestyles in Different Countries Unit 5 (cont): Comparing Lifestyles in Different Countries Review: Units Review: Units Final Oral Test Final Oral Test

6 Requirements and Grading: For Midterm and Final Grades the following is adjusted: For Midterm and Final Grades the following is adjusted: –Attendance (presence in class) – 25% –participation (classroom activity, homework) - 25% –Midterm test – 25% –Final test – 25% Attention: Missing more than 12 hours (6 weeks) a semester is a mandatory failure Attention: Missing more than 12 hours (6 weeks) a semester is a mandatory failure

7 Chapter 1: Education and Student Life Colleges and Universities in the USA Colleges and Universities in the USA Degrees in most North American Universities (BA, MA, PhD) Degrees in most North American Universities (BA, MA, PhD) Types of Courses: lecture course, discussion section, lab Types of Courses: lecture course, discussion section, lab Requirements: midterm, final test, test papers Requirements: midterm, final test, test papers Plagiarism Plagiarism

8 Chapter 1: Education and Student Life Role-Play: Making, accepting and refusing invitations Role-Play: Making, accepting and refusing invitations 1. Invite your partner to a foreign-language film. Accept or refuse the invitation. 1. Invite your partner to a foreign-language film. Accept or refuse the invitation. 2. invite your friend to a holiday party. 2. invite your friend to a holiday party. Invite your friend to dinner at an expensive restaurant to celebrate your birthday. Invite your friend to dinner at an expensive restaurant to celebrate your birthday.

9 Chapter 2: City Life Student Housing Offices roommates, dormitories Student Housing Offices roommates, dormitories Opening a phone conversation: functions and expression Opening a phone conversation: functions and expression Note: Note: -ask for your classmate by name -ask for your classmate by name -identifyb yourself -identifyb yourself Say why your are calling Say why your are calling Give the message Give the message -use correct expressions for ending conversations -use correct expressions for ending conversations

10 Chapter 2: City Life Neighborhood: Neighborhood: - watch meeting - watch meeting -use uotside lights -use uotside lights -Don ’ t buy cheap locks -Don ’ t buy cheap locks -Use backlights as well -Use backlights as well

11 Chapter 2: City Life Role-play Role-play Work in pairs Work in pairs Discuss the following with your partner: Discuss the following with your partner: -do your live in an apppartment? -do your live in an apppartment? -what ’ s your responsibilities? -what ’ s your responsibilities?

12 Chapter 3: Business and Money Borrowing Money Borrowing Money Is it easy to manage your money? Is it easy to manage your money? What do you do when you need your money? What do you do when you need your money? Practice expressions of advise: Practice expressions of advise: -can you give me some advise? -can you give me some advise? -what should I do? -what should I do? What do you recommend? What do you recommend?

13 Chapter 3: Business and Money Role-play: Role-play: -Give suggestions to your friend if s/he cannot manage her money -Give suggestions to your friend if s/he cannot manage her money -Ask your friend advise how to get money back from the department store -Ask your friend advise how to get money back from the department store -Give your friend advise about safer place to keep money -Give your friend advise about safer place to keep money

14 Chapter 3: Business and Money Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs: -Jeff Bezos -Jeff Bezos -Bill Gates -Bill Gates Jerry Yang Jerry Yang -Anita Roddock -Anita Roddock -Frederick Smith -Frederick Smith

15 Unit 4: Jobs and Professions Discuss this with your classmates: Discuss this with your classmates: What is an international student? What is an international student? How to find a perfect job? How to find a perfect job? What would you sacrifice to get your perfect job? What would you sacrifice to get your perfect job? What to do if you dicover you hate your job? What to do if you dicover you hate your job? Is it common to go to college and have jobs at the same time? Is it common to go to college and have jobs at the same time?

16 Unit 4: Jobs and Professions Apologizing and Reconciling Apologizing and Reconciling Role-play Role-play -You forgot your friend ’ s birthday -You forgot your friend ’ s birthday -you came to work late -you came to work late -you had a lod party and your neighbors are very upset with you -you had a lod party and your neighbors are very upset with you

17 Unit 4: Jobs and Professions Discuss the following: Discuss the following: -What is the difference between a service economy and a manufacturing economy? -What is the difference between a service economy and a manufacturing economy? -How has the American job market changed? -How has the American job market changed? -Why will there be more health care jobs in the future? -Why will there be more health care jobs in the future? A new supermarket is opening in the neighborhood. The company needs 4 people for job opening. What would you do? A new supermarket is opening in the neighborhood. The company needs 4 people for job opening. What would you do?

18 Chapter 5: Lifestyles Around the World Discuss the following: Discuss the following: What is a single mother or a single father? What is a single mother or a single father? What kinds of challenges do you think single parents face? What kinds of challenges do you think single parents face? Do you sometimes argue with your parents? Do you think their ideas are old-fashioned? Do you sometimes argue with your parents? Do you think their ideas are old-fashioned? At what age does a woman/s time to have a baby run- out? At what age does a woman/s time to have a baby run- out? Would you look into raising a baby by yourself? Would you look into raising a baby by yourself?

19 Chapter 5: Lifestyles Around the World Asking for a favor and responding: Asking for a favor and responding: Could you do me a favor? Could you do me a favor? Could I ask you for a favor? Could I ask you for a favor? Would you mind … ? Would you mind … ? Role-play: Role-play: -Ask your classmate if you can copy her lectures -Ask your classmate if you can copy her lectures -Ask your neighbor if she can feed your cat for 3 days -Ask your neighbor if she can feed your cat for 3 days -Ask a co-worker if you can borrow 10 dollars -Ask a co-worker if you can borrow 10 dollars

20 Chapter 5: Lifestyles Around the World Discuss the following: Discuss the following: With both fathers and mothers working, what problems do families come across? With both fathers and mothers working, what problems do families come across? What are advantages and disadvantages of programs to help working people? What are advantages and disadvantages of programs to help working people? What are the problems of a retired person living on Social security? What are the problems of a retired person living on Social security? How would a teenager girl feel that her parents treat her like a baby? How would a teenager girl feel that her parents treat her like a baby? Is it the government ’ s responsibility to take care of people when they retire? Is it the government ’ s responsibility to take care of people when they retire?

21 Chapter 5: Lifestyles Around the World Comparing Lifestyles: Comparing Lifestyles: What is the average life expectancy in your country? What is the average life expectancy in your country? What is GDP (gross domestic product)? What is GDP (gross domestic product)? Name 5 countries with the highest GDP. Name 5 countries with the highest GDP. Name 5 countries that have lowest GDP. Name 5 countries that have lowest GDP. The countries with the lowest GDP have the largest number of children per woman. Why? How would you explain that? The countries with the lowest GDP have the largest number of children per woman. Why? How would you explain that?


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