Anglais 2


Objectives :

–        To help students understand basic vocabulary of science and technology.

–        To help students use essential vocabulary of science and technology.

–        To consolidate/ reinforce grammar rules.

–        To write meaningful sentences.

–        To write coherent paragraphs.

–        To answer written examination questions correctly.

–        To read to grasp the general idea of a text.

–        To read in order to find the main ideas within a text.

–        To listen and comprehend basic functional scientific English.

–        To communicate using concepts and terminology taught in classroom.

 

Unit one : Classifications and generalizations (11h25)

1.      Topic one: Materials in Engineering

2.      Topic two: Sources of energy

3.      Topic three: Periodic table

 

Discovering language

(language outcomes)

 

a)      Grammar – pronunciation (05h25)

–        Present simple vs. Continuous vs. perfect

–        Active & passive voice

°         Pronunciation of must, can, should in the passive

°         Weak forms of was and were  Pronunciation of final –ed and –ch

–        Compound nouns

–        Adjectives ending in ‘-ly’

°         Adverbs

–        Affixes (-ic, -ity, –ness)

 

b)     Vocabulary (01h30)

–        Structures used to express classification

 

 

Developing skills

(skills and strategies outcomes)

 

a)      Functions:

–        Classifying items in the form of diagrams

–        Diagrams, levels of generalization

–        Classifying items according to their properties and characteristics

 

b)     Listening & speaking (01h30)

 

–        Listening to a lecture/talk (Classification)

°         Listening for specific information

°         Listening for general ideas

°         Note taking

°         Speaking from notes

–        Making an oral summary

 

c)      Reading & writing (03h00)

–        Reading

°         Reading for specific information

°         Reading for general ideas

°         Contextual reference

°         Rephrasing

°         Guessing the meaning of words through context

°         Making logical links between sentences and paragraphs

°         Summarizing

–        Analyzing and making a synthesis

 

Unit two : Describing discoveries, inventions and experiments (11h25)
 

Discovering language

(language outcomes)

 

a)      Grammar – pronunciation (05h25)

 

–        Past simple vs. continuous

–        Active & passive voice

°         Pronunciation of must, can, should in the passive

°         Weak forms of was and were            Pronunciation of final ed and ch

–        Sequencers (first, next…)

–        Noun modification

 

b)     Vocabulary (01h30)

–        Vocabulary related to discoveries and inventions

–        Expressing cause/effect

 

 

 

Developing skills

(skills and strategies outcomes)

 

a)      Functions:

–        Making observations

–        The use of the passive in the description of an experiment

 

b)     Listening & speaking (01h30)

–        Listening to a presentation of (an invention, a discovery, an experiment)

°         Listening for specific information

°         Listening for general ideas

°         Recognizing and showing a sequence of events

°         Note taking

°         Speaking from notes

–        Talking about a given experiment

–        Making an oral presentation of (a discovery)

 

c)      Reading & writing (03h00)

–        Reading

°         Reading for specific information

°         Reading for general ideas

°         Contextual reference

°         Rephrasing

°         Guessing the meaning of words through context

°         Making logical links between sentences and paragraphs

–        Writing the description of an experiment

 

Bibliographic references:

–        The scientist speaks: the English of Science and Technology, The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1967

–        English in focus: English in physical science, J.P.B. Allen, H.G. Widdowson, Oxford University Press, 1974

–        English for science and technology: Engineering, Tony Dudley-Evans, Tim Smart, John Wall, Longman, 1979

–        Ecrire l’anglais scientifique et technique, Sally Bosworth-Gerome, Robert Marret, ellipses, 1994

–        Comprendre l’anglais scientifique et technique, Sally Bosworth-Gerome, C. Ingrand, Robert Marret, ellipses, 1992

–        Minimum competence in scientific English, Sue Blattes, Véronique Jans, Jonathan Upjohn, EDP Sciences

–        La communication scientifique en anglais, Alain Souillard, Françoise Souillard, BMS/ Langues pour tous, 2003

–        Communiquer en anglais : guide pratique à l’usage des scientifiques, Dorothée Baud, Lauriane Hillion, ellipses, 2008

–        Professional English in Use Engineering with Answers: Technical English for Professionals, Mark Ibbotson, Cambridge University Press, 2009

–        English in Focus: English in mechanical engineering, ed.: Eric H. Glendinning, Cambridge University Press, 1974

–        Flash on English for Mechanics, Electronics and Technical Assistance (Flash on English ESP), Sabrina Sopranzi, 2012

–        Longman Photo Dictionary, Longman, 2012

–        Everyday Technical English, Valerie Lambert, Elaine Murray, Longman, 2003

–        English grammar in use, Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press, 2003

 

Modalités d’évaluation :

Interrogation, Devoir surveillé, Examen final