UGE 05 – English Five

Course lecturer :

Mayar Ahmed

Course assistant :

Mayar Ahmed

Course objectives :

Reading Skill: • Can read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence • Can understand complex opinion/ arguments as expressed in newspapers • Can understand reports and articles likely to be encountered during his/ her work including complex ideas expressed in complex language • Can understand in detail lengthy, complex texts, whether or not related to area of specialty • Can scan quickly through a variety of sources both within and outside field of specialization and assess relevance to needs • Can understand complex reports, analyses and commentaries in which opinions, viewpoints and connections are discussed, recognizing contradictions, inconsistencies, or illogical arguments • Can understand complex manuals, regulations, and contracts even within unfamiliar fields after rereading difficult sections • Can appreciate shifts of tone and style in contemporary literary texts and recognize their significance • Can understand any kind of text including those written in a very colloquial style and containing many idiomatic expressions or slang • Can scan quickly through complex texts from a variety of genres, including unfamiliar ones; can read several texts in parallel to integrate information from them • Can understand texts (newspaper columns and satirical glosses) in which much is said in an indirect and ambiguous way and which contain hidden value judgments • Can understand complex reports, manuals and contracts, including finer shades of meaning and differentiations, plus issues that are implied rather than stated Listening Skill: • Can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly. • Can understand television programs and films without too much effort. • Can have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided he/she has some time to get familiar with accent. • Can understand enough to follow extended speech on abstract and complex topics beyond his/her field, though he/she may need to confirm occasional details, especially if the accent is unfamiliar. • Can recognize a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms, appreciating register shifts. • Can easily follow complex interactions between third parties in group discussion and debate, even on abstract, complex unfamiliar topics. • Can follow much of what is said in a lecture, presentation or demonstration. • Can make decisions about what to note down and what to omit as the lecture proceeds. Writing Skill: • Can write clear, well-structured texts of complex subjects, underlining the relevant salient issues with a high degree of grammatical correctness and vary his/her vocabulary and style according to the addresses, the kind of text and the topic. Information and Argument • Can expand and support points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons, and relevant examples, and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion. • Can present a case with an effective logical structure which helps recipient to notice and remember significant points. Creativity • Can write clear, detailed, well-developed descriptions and imaginative texts in an assured, personal, natural style appropriate to the reader in mind. Selected Writing Styles • Short story • Academic report Selected Mechanics • Linking devices (time expressions/attitude) (not a test item but accounted for in the writing) Selected Punctuation Rules • Capital letters • Full stops • Commas • Semicolons Speaking Skill: Conversation • Can converse comfortably, appropriately and without limitations in casual conversation, at social events and in more formal discussions and debates • Can employ irony and understatement in an appropriate manner • Has good understanding of humor, irony, and implicit cultural references • Can express myself fluently and appropriately, adopting a level of formality appropriate to the circumstances and the relation to the person being talked to Discussion • Can argue for or against a case and easily keep up with extended debate, even when this is highly idiomatic, on abstract and complex topics, even when these are unfamiliar and people talk simultaneously • Can contribute to formal discussion of complex issues articulately and persuasively • Can formulate a convincing argument and respond to questions, comments, and complex counter argument fluently, spontaneously, and appropriately • Can confidently put forward a systematically developed argument, taking account of the audience’s perspective, evaluating areas of ambiguity and selecting appropriate supporting examples Description • Can give an elaborate description or account of an experience or topic of relevance, integrating themes, developing particular points and concluding appropriately (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate) • Analyze themes and reflect on pictures or videos Presentations • Can give a clear, well-structured presentation of a complex subject, expanding and supporting points of view with reasons and relevant examples • Can confidently handle detailed questions and spontaneously follow up points raised by members of audience Information Exchange • Can understand and exchange complex, detailed information on topics with which are not familiar, pinpointing key areas where further explanation or clarification is needed

Course description :

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Course assessment :

Final Exam = 50 marks Course Work = 50 marks 10 marks Midterm (Reading and Systems) 10 marks Writing Quiz (in class after midterm) 5 marks Listening Quiz (in lab before midterm) 5 marks Quarter 1 (in class before midterm) (Reading and Writing) 5 marks Speaking quiz (in class after midterm) 15 marks Moodle: 5 marks Quarter 2 (Systems) 10 marks graded tasks (2 graded tasks)

Recommended text books :

Global advanced coursebook

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