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Module Five: review and exam practice

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WRITING CONTINUES...

We've been working a lot on writing skills:
Answering exam questions
The collocations you can use when writing academic English
Lexical choice in academic English

Look at this document to remind yourself what you have to do in the final written and oral exams:


Practice Writing Exercise

Now the time has come to write. Go to the discussion page (above) and write your practice essay here. (Choose soomething that you DO NOT intend to write about in the final exam as this exercise is for practice.

Example Questions:
When "writing yourself" questions you can use these beginnings (depending, of course, on what you want to do in your essay):
Analyse.....
Discuss.....
Compare.......
Comment on.......
Outline/Summarise..........
Contrast.....................

For example:
Discuss the figure of Iago in Othello, describing the social enviroment that produces such a character.
Analyse the importance of relationship marketing in service industries.
Compare British and Indian English, focusing on phonetics.
Discuss the role of event diversity in events management.

Sample essays with my comments:




Practice Essays on sports (with my comments)



Use the document below as a model text to practise using the language we study from Academic English in Use Unit 50:


Module Six: more academic language: adding references, plagiarism and reporting verbs



Activity One: Cultural Errors in Marketing

Look at the examples of how translation really matters when marketing products globally. Can you recognise any of the products?

Can you think of any habits or customs that people do in your country which could easily lead to trouble if foreigners don't know about them?

Now look at the source article.

Activity Two: Reporting verbs

One thing we often do when writing is to report what other people have said. We can do this in various ways in English but we need to be careful with the verb patterns we choose. Look at this document to see some of the classwork on this (related to p.116 Language Leader Upper Intermediate):

Children and Advertising
Here are the beginnings and endings of some motions taken from too contrasting discussions on advertising that targets children.
1. Look at the first card and decide how you think the sentence might continue. Write it down in your own words.
2. Click on the bottom right hand corner of the card to check
3. Click on the arrow to go along to the next card.
4. repeat the process.

Discussion
What is your opinion about advertising that targets the young, and the way big companies sometimes claim to promote education in return but insist on teachers in Maths classes, for instance, using their products, so that children have to learn how to multiply burgers etc.?
Listen to the recordings in Inside Out Upper Intermediate 3.09 and 3.10.



Discuss your ideas with a partner.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS: INTRODUCING EMAZE
Last term we looked at Prezi, a useful tool for making quick, professional looking presentations. Here is emaze, a simpler tool to use, but which also makes effective presentations, like this one: