Welcome to Bolzano



This is your page for your summer course in August 2010. Here you will find:
1. Information about the course and the language assessment test (LAT) that you will be doing;
2. Interesting activities for you to do;
3. Documents to download during the course;
4. Links to other work that you can do;
5. A discussion space for you to use English outside class, with each other;
6. a messaging service to contact each other

So join now and you can start work


Module One:

What is this course about and what is in the exam?

To pass the exam and to be able to follow your university courses you should have a B2 level, but what does this mean?
Level B2
This is an overview of what someone at a B2 level can do:
1. Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
2. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
3. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

What does this mean?
It means that a B2 user can use language successfully in contexts that are reasonably familiar. Can you do this?
Go to the link below to do a test to see what your level is:
As you go you could make a note of questions that you find difficult. Are they a matter of grammar or vocabulary? Comprehension or production?
http://www.uefap.com/test/default.htm
(Tests adapted by Andy Gillet 2010 for Uefap.com)

What's in the exam?

Look at the text in the document below.
First try to complete the text with your own ideas (Cover the second half of the paper)
Then check your ideas with the answers.


The Oral Exam

In the oral exam you will be asked to talk about yourself and then asked to compare two pictures. Go to the "Images" page for help with this.

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