Academically-oriented English practice: grammar 15-AOEP-GR-EL-1BA-12
(First semester of a two-semester course. Next semester: 15-AOEP-GR-EL-1BA-22.)
1. Discussion of the theory behind the basic problems, notions and terms from the grammar of the English language : Tenses: Simple Present vs. Present Cont.; Tenses: Speaking about the future; Tenses: Simple Past vs Past Cont.; Tenses: Present Perfect; Tenses: Present Perfect (2) – all aspects plus contrasts with Simple Past (PLUS: since, ago, for how long, etc.); Tenses: Present Perfect Cont. (vs. other tenses); Tenses: Past Perfect (vs. other tenses); Tenses: Past Perfect and Past Perfect Cont. (vs. other tenses); Nouns and noun phrases; Pronouns; Number and quantity; Quantifiers and demonstratives; Articles; Infinitive vs Gerund; Reported speech – Time sequence; Conditionals: 1st vs 2nd; Conditionals: 1st vs 2nd vs. 3rd; Conditionals: 1st vs 2nd vs. 3rd vs. mixed; Passive and hearsay reporting; Modal verbs; Prepositions and prepositional phrases; Phrasal Verbs.
2. Intense grammatical and lexical exercises developing and checking the ability to use language structures and principles of correct grammar of the English language: paraphrase, open cloze test, understanding of written texts, word formation, multiple choice grammatical test and error spotting.
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Upon completion of the course and validation of its learning outcomes, the student:
1. Understands contextual and semantic differences between various grammatical structures in the English language at upper intermediate level (B2/B2+) and discusses them using the appropriate range of adequate terminology.
2. Identifies the basic grammatical forms of the English language at upper intermediate level (B2/B2+) and uses them correctly when speaking and writing.
3. Uses effective strategies to solve a variety of examination exercises at upper intermediate level (B2/B2+).
4. Is able to independently work on the development of his/her grammar in both theoretical and practical aspects.
Methods of assessment (F - formative , S- summative);
F - Grammatical and lexical tests during classes; monitoring oral utterances and presentations
S - Written final examination
My Grammar Lab, 2012, M. Foley and D. Hall
Oxford English Grammar Course Intermediate, Swan and Walter
Oxford English Grammar Course Advanced, 2011, Swan and Walter
Advanced Grammar in Use, 1999, M. Hewings
Macmillan English Grammar in Context Advanced, 2008, M. Vince
Use of English 2 (New Edition), V. Evans
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