Anglais 3

Objectives :

–        To reinforce grammar rules.

–        To train students to read and comprehend technical passages.

–        To identify and understand technical concepts and vocabulary.

–        To take part in discussion on scientific topics.

–        To listen to recorded passages and comprehend functional technical English.

–        To communicate using concepts and terminology taught in classroom.


Unit one : Describing amounts and quantities (11h25)

Discovering language

(language outcomes)


a)      Grammar – pronunciation (03h25)

–       Prepositions

°        Phrasal verbs

–       Comparing / contrasting


b)     Vocabulary (03h30)

–        Vocabulary related to amounts and quantities

–        Numbers and figures

–        Graphs, charts and diagrams

–        Mathematical symbols used in engineering

–        Greek letters and abbreviations used in engineering




Developing skills

(skills and strategies outcomes)


a)      Functions:

–        Drawing graphs, diagrams and charts

–        Completing a diagram

–        Interpretation of diagrams

–        Transformation of descriptions into diagrams, charts…

–        Making comparisons based on diagrams

–        Inductions based on diagrams and tables


b)     Listening & speaking (01h30)

–        Listening to a presentation

°         Listening for specific information

°         Listening for general ideas

°         Note taking

°         Speaking from notes

–        Making a speech


c)      Reading & writing :

–        Reading

°         Reading for specific information

°         Reading for general ideas

°         Rephrasing

°         Responding to a text

°         Reading a graph/report

–        Analyzing and making a synthesis

–        Writing from a flow chart



Unit two : Instructing and giving advice (11h25)


1.      Topic one: Safety at work

2.      Topic two: Instruction manual


Discovering language

 (language outcomes)


a)      Grammar – pronunciation (05h25)

–        The imperative

°         Modals

–        If-clauses

–        Active / passive form

°         Pronouncing weak forms of could, should

°         Pronunciation of must, can, should in the passive

°         Weak forms of was and were

°         Pronunciation of final ed and ch


b)     Vocabulary (01h30)

–        Forming nouns by adding suffix –ty to adjectives

–        Forming opposites by adding prefixes dis–, il–, …

–        Forming adjectives with suffixes –ive and –al

–        Forming new words with prefixes de– and dis–

–        Forming new words with suffixes –ic and –ment


Developing skills

(skills and strategies outcomes)


a)      Functions:

–        Expressing condition with if

–        Expressing warnings with unless

–        Expressing obligation with have and must

–        Expressing obligation, ability and possibility (modals)

–        Instructing & giving advice (imperative)

–        Inductions based on diagrams


b)     Listening & speaking (01h30)

–        Asking for and giving advice and warning using should, ought to and had better


c)      Reading & writing (03h00)

–        Reading a warning notice, an instruction manual/leaflet

°         Skimming

°         Scanning

°         Identifying and using reference words

–        Writing a warning notice, an instruction manual/leaflet


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

–        English phrasal verbs, Lila Davenport, ellipses, 2012

–        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