Indice degli argomenti

  • Idoneità di Lingua inglese

    Obiettivi generali

     L’obiettivo generale è favorire negli apprendenti la totale acquisizione del livello B1, seguendo i parametri indicati dal Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le lingue del Consiglio d'Europa.

    Il corso è indirizzato a coloro che hanno una conoscenza già acquisita dell'inglese (livello A2) e che quindi sono in grado di esprimersi in modo adeguato, sebbene limitato, in situazioni reali per quanto riguarda il lavoro, lo studio e le situazioni sociali.

     

    Obiettivi comunicativi

    Le quattro principali abilità linguistiche (lettura, comunicazione scritta, ascolto, comunicazione orale) svolte nel corso delle lezioni, avranno le seguenti finalità:

     

    READING COMPREHENSION - comprendere testi scritti, comprendere istruzioni e annunci pubblici, essere capace di estrarre le informazioni più rilevanti.

     

    LISTENING COMPREHENSION - comprendere testi orali e in particolare essere capace di estrarre da un testo orale le informazioni più rilevanti.

     

    SPOKEN PRODUCTION - esprimersi oralmente e in particolare: narrare al presente, al passato o al futuro; descrivere delle situazioni riguardanti la famiglia, il lavoro, la scuola e il tempo libero; esprimere un’opinione attraverso semplici forme sintattiche; fornire degli argomenti a supporto delle proprie opinioni; comunicare al telefono; dare e chiedere informazioni e consigli.

     

    WRITING - scrivere brevi testi e in particolare: raccontare al presente, al passato ed al futuro; prendere appunti su argomenti familiari e prevedibili; scrivere lettere; descrivere situazioni che riguardano il lavoro, la famiglia, il tempo libero e la scuola.


    Oltre ad approfondire le conoscenze acquisite per il livello A2, si studieranno in particolare gli aspetti grammaticali indicati qui di seguito:

    Verbs

    regular and irregular forms

    Modals

    can (ability; requests; permission)

    could (ability; possibility; polite requests)

    would (polite requests)

    will (offer)

    shall (suggestion; offer)

    should (advice)

    may (possibility)

    might (possibility)

    have (got) to (obligation)

    ought to (obligation)

    must (obligation)

    mustn’t (prohibition)

    need (necessity)

    needn’t (lack of necessity)

    used to + infinitive (past habits)

    Tenses

    Present simple: states, habits, systems and processes (and verbs not used

    in the continuous form)

    Present continuous: future plans and activities, present actions

    Present perfect: recent past with just, indefinite past with yet, already, never,

    ever; unfinished past with for and since

    Past simple: past events

    Past continuous: parallel past actions, continuous actions interrupted by

    the past simple tense

    Past perfect simple: narrative, reported speech

    Future with going to

    Future with present continuous and present simple

    Future with will and shall: offers, promises, predictions, etc.

    Verb Forms

    Affirmative, interrogative, negative

    Imperatives

    Infinitives (with and without to) after verbs and adjectives

    Gerunds (-ing form) after verbs and prepositions

    Gerunds as subjects and objects

    Passive forms: present and past simple

    Verb + object + infinitive give/take/send/bring/show + direct/indirect object

    Causative have/get

    Compound Verb Patterns

    Phrasal verbs/verbs with prepositions

    Conditional Sentences

    Type 0-1-2

    Simple Reported Speech

    Statements, questions and commands: say, ask, tell

    Indirect and embedded questions: know, wonder

    Interrogatives

    What, What (+ noun); Where; When; Who; Whose; Which; How; How much;

    How many; How often; How long; Why (including the interrogative forms

    of all tenses and modals listed)

    Nouns

    Singular and plural (regular and irregular forms)

    Countable and uncountable nouns with some and any

    Abstract nouns

    Compound nouns

    Complex noun phrases

    Genitive: ‘s & s’

    Double genitive: a friend of theirs

    Pronouns

    Personal (subject, object, possessive)

    Reflexive and emphatic: myself, etc.

    Impersonal: it, there

    Demonstrative: this, that, these, those

    Quantitative: one, something, everybody, etc.

    Indefinite: some, any, something, one, etc.

    Relative: who, which, that, whom, whose

    Determiners

    a + countable nouns

    the + countable/uncountable nouns

    Adjectives

    Colour, size, shape, quality, nationality

    Predicative and attributive

    Cardinal and ordinal numbers

    Possessive: my, your, his, her, etc.

    Demonstrative: this, that, these, those

    Quantitative: some, any, many, much, a few, a lot of, all, other, every, etc.

    Comparative and superlative forms (regular and irregular):

    (not) as . . . as, not . . . enough to, too . . . to

    Order of adjectives

    Participles as adjectives

    Compound adjectives

    Adverbs

    Regular and irregular forms

    Manner: quickly, carefully, etc.

    Frequency: often, never, twice a day, etc.

    Definite time: now, last week, etc.

    Indefinite time: already, just, yet, etc.

    Degree: very, too, rather, etc.

    Place: here, there, etc.

    Direction: left, right, along, etc.

    Sequence: first, next, etc.

    Sentence adverbs: too, either, etc.

    Pre-verbal, post-verbal and end-position adverbs

    Comparative and superlative forms (regular and irregular)

    Prepositions

    Location: to, on, inside, next to, at (home), etc.

    Time: at, on, in, during, etc.

    Direction: to, into out of, from, etc.

    Instrument: by, with

    Miscellaneous: like, as, due to, owing to, etc.

    Prepositional phrases: at the beginning of, by means of, etc.

    Prepositions preceding nouns and adjectives: by car, for sale, at last, etc.

    Prepositions following nouns and adjectives: advice on, afraid of, etc.

    Connectives

    and, but, or, either . . . or

    when, while, until, before, after, as soon as

    where

    because, since, as, for

    so that, (in order) to

    so, so . . . that, such . . . that

    if, unless

    although, while

    Contenuti lessicali       

    I più importanti contenuti lessicali che verranno trattati durante il corso sono i seguenti:

         Daily life (shopping, food and drink, music, cinema, relationships, money, free time,    sport, holiday, hobbies)

         The world (environment, climate, pollution, wildlife, work)

         Study and work (ambitions, student life, exams, internet)



    TESTI CONSIGLIATI

    C. Walsh, L. Warwick – Preliminary Gold - Pearson

    F. O’Dell, R. Kerr – Total Pet  (Student’s Book) – Black Cat

    J. Newbrook, J. Wilson – Pet Gold (Exam Maximiser) – Longman

    R. Roberts, Premium B1 level/Coursebook – Pearson Longman

    E. Camesasca, A. Gallagher, I. Martellotta, Working with grammar,

    (Gold Edition), Longman

    R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press


    Prova finale

    READING 

     

    Multiple-choice: you have to choose the correct option based on the information in the text.

     

     MATCHING: you match five descriptions of people to eight short texts.

     

     TRU/FALSE: you answer true/false questions about a text.

     

     Multiple-choice: you answer five multiple-choice questions testing opinion, detail and general meaning in a text.

     

     MULTIPLE-CHOICE CLOZE: you read a text with ten gaps. You choose the best word to fit in each gap from a choice of four options.  

    WRITING

     REWRITING SENTENCES: you write one to three words in a gapped sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.

    A SHORT MESSAGE: You have to write a letter or email based on given information and prompts. You have to write 35-45 words.

    LISTENING

     

     MULTIPLE-CHOICE: you hear seven short recordings. You must choose an answer from A, B or C).

     

     MULTIPLE-CHOICE: you answer six multiple-choice questions about a recording with one speaker or one main speaker and an interviewer.

     

     GAP FILL: you complete six gaps in a text by listening to a recording with one main speaker.

     

     TRUE/FALSE: you answer six true/false questions about a conversation between two speakers.

    SPEAKING

     (about 10 minutes)

     You are asked to give information about yourself.

     You are given a picture or a photograph and you talk about it.

     

    N.B.: per lo svolgimento della suddette prove non è consentito l'uso di alcun dizionario