Optativa 1 ( Inglês B1.1 ) - Comunicação, Cultura e Organizações - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2016/17
Scientific Area: LIN
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical-Pratical: 64.00
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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Comunicação, Cultura e Organizações - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2016/17

Teaching Staff

Clara Maria de Sousa
Clara Maria de Sousa

Ensino teórico-prático
Dominique Marie Figueira Curado Castanheira da Costa
Dominique Marie Figueira Curado Castanheira da Costa

Responsável pelas Pautas

Course Information

Course Objectivs

The English B1.1 course covers the intermediate level of learning English as a foreign language: common reference B1.1 level - Threshold - of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This course essentially aims at the acquisition and improvement by students -Independent Users - of linguistic structures so that their knowledge of the English tongue in its various competences may be improved at the intermediate level. Entirely taught in English, this course is intended to help students develop specific language skills, namely reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills. Students are asked to participate in a variety of communicative activities to promote their self-confidence in their use of English in everyday situations.

Evaluation Criteria

Type A Assessment:

- Exam 1 (35%) + Exam 2 (35%)

- Oral Exam (30%)


- Re-sit Exam (100%)

Program Resume (get program detail)

I - LANGUAGE AWARENESS: Speaking, Listening and Writing
A - Selection of authentic oral and written texts from Units 1-5 of the adopted Course Book, Total English ? Intermediate.
B - Extensive Reading: Students will also read and work on a short story
- Nouns: Countable/Uncountable
- Adjectives: Comparatives & Superlatives
- Question Tags
- Verbs: Auxiliary Verbs (do/have/be), Verb patterns with -ing/infinitive
- Irregular Verbs (B1.1 List )
- Verb Tenses: Present Simple and Present Continuous, Present Perfect Simple and Past Simple / use of for and since, Past Simple and Past Continuous, Present Perfect Simple vs. Present Perfect Continuous
- Future Possibility: will/won't; may/might/could
- Modal Verbs of Obligation and Prohibition
- Phrasal Verbs
- Defining Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns: who/when/which/where/whose
- First Conditional with if/when/unless/as soon as
- The Passive: Active/Passive Sentences

Main Bibliography

I - Course Books
- Clare, A. & J.J. Wilson, Total English - Intermediate, Students? Book, Pearson Longman, 2006
- Foley, M., Total English - Intermediate, Workbook, Pearson Longman, 2006
II - Course Short Story to be designated.
III - Course Grammar
- Willis, D., Collins Cobuild Student?s Grammar (Self-Study Edition), Harper Collins, 1995
IV - Other Works
- Carter, R. and M. McCarthy, Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide - Spoken and Written
- _____, English Grammar and Usage, CUP, 2006
- Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman
- Murphy, R., English Grammar in Use, CUP, 1999
- Novo Michaelis, Dicionário Ilustrado, Edições Melhoramentos
- Swan, M., and C. Walter, Practical English Usage, OUP, 2005

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