FACULTATEA DE JURNALISM, COMUNICARE SI RELATII PUBLICE Specializarea: - Jurnalism - Comunicare şi Relaţii Publice Anul univ.


SINTEZA CURSULUI PRACTIC LIMBA ENGLEZA PENTRU JURNALISTI DESTINAT STUDENTILOR DIN ANUL II SEMESTRUL I Lector univ. dr. Sanda Marcoci Denumirea cursului : Limba engleza pentru jurnalisti (English for Journalists) Statutul cursului : optional cu limba franceza Anul de studiu : II – 2010/2011 Numar saptamanal de ore : 2 (curs practic) I. OBIECTIVELE GENERALE ALE CURSULUI Cursul practic de limba engleza pentru jurnalisti asigura studentilor din anul II de studiu (nivel mediu-avansat), cadrul autentic in care sa isi dezvolte perceptia asupra zonelor-cheie din domeniul jurnalistic. Se au in vedere urmatoarele obiective: - intelegerea conceptelor teoretice referitoare la componentele de baza ale ziarelor de limba engleza - familiarizarea studentilor cu terminologia specifica fiecarei componente de baza a ziarelor de limba engleza - construirea si utilizarea activa a unui vocabular cat mai bogat in limba engleza in specialitatea jurnalistica - insusirea notiunilor teoretice si folosirea lor in situatii interactive, in mod creativ si eficient - identificarea structurilor lexicale de baza in urma lecturii si studiului de texte specializate - dezvoltarea competentei comunicationale axate cu precadere pe teme generale tinand de domeniul jurnalistic - insusirea unui vocabular cat mai bogat al limbii engleze standard - consolidarea notiunilor de gramatica si utilizarea lor corecta oral si in scris II. COMPETENTE SI ABILITATI : Sinteza cursului practic,semestrul I, dezvolta si imbunatateste urmatoarele abilitati si competente: - identificarea notiunilor teoretice de baza prin definirea componentelor fundamentale ale structurii ziarului


identificarea terminologiei si a structurilor lexicale particulare fiecarei componente a ziarului utilizarea cu acuratete a structurilor lexicale in contexte particulare materializarea structurilor lexicale specializate in exercitii aplicative folosirea vocabularului specializat si standard in elaborarea in scris de articole, eseuri distingerea structurilor lexicale cu similaritati in inteles si folosirea lor in mod corect folosirea vocabularului standard si specializat in situatii specifice (dialoguri, exercitii aplicative si creative,role-playing,interviuri,etc.)

III. CONTINUTUL TEMATIC AL CURSULUI Tema 1. The Front Page Lectia 1 - Prezentarea teoretica minimala : “The Front Page is the first page of a newspaper. The Front Page is the place where the most important content of the newspaper is placed (news, analysis, commentaries, pictures, advertisements). The Front Page is generally the coordinator working behind the scenes. It generates and organizes all the information inside the newspaper. This is the place for announcements, breaking news and beginning of articles which continue on the other pages. The Front Page is the showpiece, containing what editors feel is the most important news of the day. It is devoted to the hottest news. Whenever we see a newspaper, it is the Front Page we see first. Newspaper owners and editors are well aware of this fact and they select and arrange the information on their Front Page very carefully.The Front Page is, to a certain extent, a précis of the whole newspaper, for it often summarizes the main stories to be found on the inside pages. We find on the front page the table of contents of the newspaper, also called “index” or “inside”, which is a guide to the whole paper”. We also find on the front page the big headlines, main stories and pictures, which constitute the most dramatic and interesting news section of the whole paper.” - Introducerea vocabularului specializat: - tipuri de ziare :quality newspaper, broadsheet, highbrow, gossipy newspaper, tabloid - tipuri de articole : human interest story, lead story, feature, editorial, obituary, etc. - vocabulary referitor la parti importante ale ziarului: home, banner, gossip, horoscope, scoop, masthead, cartoons, crosswords, scandal Lectia 2 - Consolidarea gramaticii/Grammar consolidation: - uncountable nouns: information, intelligence, advice, progress, knowledge, news, furniture, homework, luggage, nonsense, money, butter, milk, sugar, etc. - sufixele : “-ship”(readership, ownership, friendship,partnership,etc.), “-hood” (motherhood, bachelorhood, priesthood, brotherhood, etc.), “-worthy”(seaworthy, newsworthy, etc.)

The language headlines use is. structural and stylistic differences between headlines and other written forms.taste. -ness (opener. Headlines are often incomplete sentences (i. etc.sufixe adjectivale (adjective suffixes) : -able. si adverbe de frecventa (ever.bibliografie) Pag. .want. donation.( drinkable. notice. realize.Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies” (cf. always. -ist. Present continuous arata o actiune in desfasurare in momentul vorbirii . -ism. see.cost. -(t)ion. often. She has toast in the morning.). journalist. Headlines Lectia 1 Prezentarea teoretica minimala: . unusual in a number of ways. The language is elliptical and compressed. never.. -ive.) . Headlines writers try to catch the reader’s eye by using as few words as possible. In dealing with headlines. -al. stimulating challenges to non-native speakers. understand. in the morning. But these problems are often. He always drinks a coffee in the afternoon.verbe care nu se folosesc niciodata la timpurile contini : (think.like. Headlines – big.hear. cu periodicitate. in themselves. frequently dramatic examples of language use. -ous. etc. projector.mind. readiness. repetabila.sufixe substantivale(noun suffixes) : -er/or. Tema 2. consequently.” . etc. A special training is necessary in a wide range of skills.Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii. Difficult Times Ahead). goodness. journalism. to deduce the rules of headlines usage and use these rules in different ways. Very often the fractured grammar and idiosyncratic vocabulary of English headlines challenge the understanding even of native speakers.) . furious. Graphically. legal. It is important to realize that there are lexical. . usually) Ex. from writing ability to pronunciation.definirea specificitatii titlurilor si categoriile de exceptii gramaticale ale titlurilor de articole din ziarele britanice: “English newspaper headlines are governed by linguistic rules of their own.e. seldom. Ann sees Paul putting on his coat and is asking him where he is going.wish. -ful. useful. asimilarii si fixarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore. .etc.smell. rarely.love. useless.) Ex.Tema de autocontrol sugerata :”Study the newspapers in your town and define the specificities of the front page.-ible. etc. 7-22.timpurile prezentului (present tenses): simple present(I work)/present continuous(I am working): Simple present arata o actiune obisnuita. short and often accompanied by a relevant picture – are interesting. se foloseste cu adverbe de timp (every day. the reader is always involved in seeking out meaning. admit.

to cut = to reduce.e. “Jabbar jacks up Lakers” = Basketballer Jabbar improves Los Angeles(‘Lakers”) team. to back= to support. We invited them last autumn.e.e. rima (“Biley too wily”) . Tema de autocontrol sugerata : “Study the construction of the following headlines: “Widow Pension Pay Committee”. at six o’clock. ban = to prevent. etc. to boost = to promote. to curb = to limit.) Ex. lag = delay.timpurile gramaticale Simple Past (I worked)/ Past Continuous(I was working) Simple Past is used for actions completed in the past at a definite time (last year. noun strings (a string of three. Country Leader Question Time). quiz = question. “Around Strange.e.Man Killed in Accident). i.) Ex.vocabularul titlurilor : monosyllabic verbs and nouns or short words for long (aid= help. probe = investigation. “Mahoney Magic” = A report on a football game in which Mahoney played with brilliant skill. four. irk = anger. “Under Pressure from Boss”. auxiliary verbs dropped in the passive form – i.23-40 .) . nouns together – i. “Walking wonders”= A report on a record-breaking walking race. various verb changes (simple tenses for past tenses – i. Exotic People”. Mayor to Open Shopping Mall).exersarea stilului comprimat al titlurilor sau transpunerea titlurilor in limbajul comun : “Chelsea Fan Fury” = A report on angry supporters(fans) at Chelsea Football Club. “Professors Protest Pay Cuts”. Lectia 2 Consolidarea gramaticii/Grammar Consolidation : . Forgotten Brother Appears. with no verb – i. key = essential. to jack = to improve. Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii si asimilarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore. etc.The most common categories of grammar exceptions found in newspaper headlines are: noun phrases (a noun phrase that describes a noun. air=to discuss openly.etc. drop articles – i. from four to six. whose exact limits are not important (yesterday morning. Past Continuous is used to express an action in progress in the past. to slam = to criticize. to blast = to explode. “Tommy Dog Named Hero”. President Declares Celebration)” .e. asonanta. Overwhelming Response of Voters). to plea = to request.bibliografie) pg. bid = attempt.stilul titlurilor = titlurile folosesc masiv figurile de stil : aliteratia (aceeasi consoana repetata la inceputul a doua sau mai multe cuvinte : “Billy Blasts Bees”). etc. I was writing a letter when the telephone rang. etc. “Passerby Sees Woman Jump” Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies”(cf.e. infinitive for future.

social. sting. advise. editorial board.Exercitii lexicale: . policy. hint. suffer Ex.folosirea unor verbe cu similaritati in inteles : warn. to be long-winded. ache. quotations add variety. An editorial.comentarea punctelor de vedere si a argumentelor :“An editorial expresses the opinion of the editor. Ex. sports car. to talk sense.vocabulary referitor la suferinta : injure. circuit. I advise you to study hard if you want to be a good journalist. estate car . bleed.etc. lorry/truck. to have the gift of the gab.vocabulary referitor la mijloace de transport : coupé. The length of n editorial is about 750 words. Editorials generally represent the newspaper’s official position on the issues. whose function is to break up the text into easy-to-read sections) .They almost always cover controversial topics”. Editorials are printed on their own page. leader or leading article. It appears on the front page and continues on an inside page” .vocabulary referitor la acte de calatorie : travel. to get to the point. and special. dissuade. hatchback. is an article in a newspaper or magazine that expresses the opinion of the editor. to put it in a nutshell. recommend. They take the form of an essay. trek. commutation.comentarea temelor editorialelor: “Editorials often deal with current events or public controversies. pain. using arguments to promote a point of view. the dead were buried and the injured were taken to hospital. They almost always cover controversial topics. pick-up. trip. Short quotations imply that these words carry weight or significance”) . wandering. . scold. to start the ball rolling. coach. . to talk rubbish. Words spoken by personalities involved in the action make the reporter’s words more interesting. tour. policy. editorial board or publisher. globe-trotting . or publisher Editorial reflect the attitude of the paper”.comentarea subtitlurilor(subheadings. persuade. safari. voyage. wound. threaten. . hike. After the battle. van.etc. Editorials Lectia 1 Prezentare teoretica minimala : “Editorials are very important as a main source of information about current affairs. Lectia 2 . They deal with four broad topics : news. hurt. They generally fall into four broad types: news. social and special. . harm.comentarea vocabularului . damage.comentarea citatelor (quotations : “In an editorial reporting a string of facts.idiomuri (expresii fixe) : to speak one’s mind.Tema 3. remind.lectura si comentarea unui editorial (“Pedal Power” din cotidianul britanic The Times) : . saloon car/sedan. suggest. There is an editorial board who dictate the tone and direction that the editorial will take.

Timpurile verbale : timpurile present perfect/present perfect continuous : Simple present perfect se foloseste pentru a exprima o actiune din trecut puternic legata de present. It is their choice. Although it was raining. we went to the journalists’ meeting.Although + subject + verb. In spite of the rain. hack. letters that contain misinformation.Pay attention to the points of view. and from a variety of social and educational backgrounds. Despite/In spite of + noun Ex. structure. rain-rainy. They provide excellent opportunities for a stylistic study. as they must sometimes fit in a limited space. commenting on a current issue being debated by a governing body. 41-56 Tema 4. irritate-irritable. compositor. they have chosen it. or responding to another writer’s letter to the editor.” Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies” (cf. correspondent. Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii. obscene or poor taste. asimilarii si fixarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore.Consolidarea gramaticii/Grammar Consolidation: . etc. remarking on materials that have appeared in a previous edition (referring back). He has worked as a journalist since he was 20.bibliografie) pag. Anonymous letters. topic. . columnist. reporter. journo Lectia 3 . Despite the rain. Letters to the Editor Lectia 1 Prezentare teoretica minimala: “The letters columns are the only parts of a newspaper (excepted the classified ads). Ex. Present perfect continuous reprezinta o actiune neintrerupta. editor. copyeditor. The most common topics include : supporting or opposing an editorial position.. . extend-extendable.vocabulary referitor la persoanele care lucreaza la redactia unui ziar: journalist.expresii adjectivale derivate din verbe : renew.renewable. . They are studied for the language. or meant to resolve a personal conflict are not allowed and are not published. These letters are usually short. we went to the journalists’ meeting. editor-in-chief. care a inceput in trecut si va continua si in viitor. bowdlerizer. Tema de autocontrol sugerata : “Study an editorial from a newspaper in your town. which are written by ordinary people from all walks of life. Ex. the cultural information and the point of view they contain. He has been looking for this job for five years. we went to the journalists’ meeting. leader writer.regimul de folosire a expresiilor ALTHOUGH/DESPITE/IN SPITE OF: .

. Dark – less dark – as dark as/not so dark as – darker than – very dark .vocabulary referitor la diverse reactii: disappointed. appalled. It seems to be messing up both their lives.tipul scrisorilor : scrisori critice/scrisori de apreciere . Sir. Ex.studierea unor idiomuri : to be at a loose end= having nothing to do. convalescent home.Edmund) 2.Exercitii lexicale : . Lectia 2 . with regard to your feature on the front page of last week’s issue on the new paving on the Cornhill. After her operation. to have a bee in one’s bonnet = to have a fixed idea. western. to blow one’s top = to become suddenly and violently angry.punctele de vedere ale cititorilor .vocabulary referitor la tipuri de naratiuni : romance. etc. mental hospital. Our teacher had a bee in his bonnet about punctuation.etc. overwhelmed. bewildered.lectura a cat mai multe scrisori de la cititori adresate redactiei in care se pot studia: . to sail close to the wind = to take risks.biography. operating theatre. etc. myth. St. surgery.correcting a perceived error or misrepresentation. But recently he has been going with a girl who is already engaged.comparatia regulate a adjectivelor/regular comparison of adjectives: Ex.tematica scrisorilor : scrisori referitoare la problemele femeilor. my best mate is one of the nicest people I know.comparatia neregulata a adjectivelor/irregular comparison: Ex. complaints. ambulance. etc. startled.stilul scrisorilor . thriller. She is unlikely to leave her boyfriend for him.worse .Consolidarea gramaticii/Grammar Consolidation . resulting in his being really hurt and feeling used?( Terry Mullins. applications. Exemple de scrisori adresate redactiei: 1. etc. to put one’s foot in it = to make an embarrassing mistake. London SW 18) Etc. I was quite bewildered by the kindness showed to me by the people in the village. Ex. autobiography.the worst farther – farthest (only distance) . shocked. stretcher. .vocabularul folosit de cititori in scrisorile lor . The letters columns often provide good models for English letter-writing (requests. Good/well – better – the best far – further – the furthest(distance+ time) Bad/ill . to have one’s head in the clouds = to have one’s thoughts far away. or should I let it ride.structura scrisorilor . . suggestions)” . scared.Dutton. Sir. Should I tell them both what I think. sanatorium. where are the ramps for the disabled ? (C. Ex. novel. clinic.vocabular referitor la “hospitals” : maternity hospital. ward. she was sent to a convalescent home by the sea for six weeks. to make whoopee = to celebrate noisily. Lectia 3 . dismayed. so he’s going to be in limbo. science fiction.

constructii adjectivale sintetice : an eight-year-old girl = a girl who is eight years old a blue-eyed man = a man who has blue eyes a leather-bound book = a book that is bound in leather.Little .the least old – older – the oldest(people+things) Much/many – more – the most elder – the eldest (related people) . the style. etc.bibliografie) la pag. However the authoritative Japanese financial paper.. I’m the reader of your paper.lectura a cat mai multor stiri in care se pot studia: . why. Sir.Frances Cairncross (April 16) alleges that Britain is not more highly taxed than France and Germany.” . The Tussocks. reported on April 8. what. Chelmsford.less . News is a reporting of current information on television and radio. asimilarii si fixarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore. which the Post Office is about to do.structuri adjectivale – schimbarea categodiei gramaticale : people who are sick = the sick people who are blind = the blind people who are poor = the poor people who are injured = the injured. . that Britain is more highly taxed than France and Germany Which am I to believe? (Kunihiro Morita. 57-86 Tema 5. weather. Essex) 2. typically written or broadcast in news style. to a third party or mass audience. The subjects cover unnatural. the vocabulary used. crime. News content should contain the “Five Ws” (who. rather than increase postal charges. . when. correspondents. broadcast. I’m a Japanese businessman. reporters. have they not considered the possibility of just making their stamps slightly smaller? (Mortimer Edwards. The news has always covered subjects that catch people’s attention and differ from their “ordinary lives”.timpurile verbale/verbal tenses: past perfect tense/past perfect continuous tense. Sir. London)” Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies” (cf. birth. Tema de autocontrol sugerata: “Study the following letters and analyse them according to : the topics. etc. extraordinary events (love. etc. the readers’ points of view. and in newspapers and magazines. Nippon Keizai Shinbun.) News reporting is a type of journalism. exprima o actiune trecuta care a avut loc inaintea altei actiuni trecute Ex. etc. News organizations are expected to aim for objectivity. They had worked at that company before they came. the structure. where. etc.) are called “news gatherers”. and also how). Internet. The people in the newspaper staff who deal with news (journalists. the type”: 1. News Lectia 1 Prezentare teoretica minimala : “News is any new information on current events which is presented by print. They had been longing for that book for a long time Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii.

puzzled.stiri formate din 2 fraze/2 paragrafe . It’s cheaper to transport goods by road than by rail. Ex. We are going to buy a computer .structura stirilor : . to go off = to explode.simple future= shall/will + short infinitive = an unpremeditated intention Ex. Lectia 2 . path. to ring up = to phone. alarmed.Time Clauses: . afaceri/business.to be going to = future of intention: Ex.) Ex. hate-hatred. under way. to look over = to check. all the way. cul-de-sac.clasa lexicala a notiunii “anxiety”:ashamed. etc. arta/arts. Your life will be very good there. . to put out = to extinguish. .stiri formate dintr-o singura fraza complexa . on the way. to take off = to remove. in a way. Lectia 3 . alley.clasa lexicala a notiunii “street” : road. proud-pride. rememberremembrance. etc.folosirea substitutive TOO/ENOUGH cu modificarile respective: Ex.expresii ce cuprind substantivul “way” : by the way. worried. TOO + adjective = NOT + adjective + ENOUGH He is TOO slow to understand that joke.domeniul caruia ii apartin: stiri interne/domestic news. to do out = to clean. vacant-vacancy. They were shocked when the doctor told them that they were going to have triplets. . We stopped at a little wayside inn for the night. educatie/education. in the way. wayside. to cut in = to interrupt. by way of. . drive. surprised. avenue. sport.modalitati de exprimare a viitorului: . true-truth.Consolidarea gramaticii/Grammar Consolidation . pavement. etc. lane. anxious. street. out of the way.etc.Exercitii lexicale: . way.) . etc) . embarrassed. hiw own way Ex. disappointed.inlocuirea unor verbe complexe cu verbe simple : to bring up = to raise. shocked. He is not smart ENOUGH to understand that joke..substantive abstracte derivate din adjective.verbe (glad-gladness. furious.

before + simple present + simple future in the main clause Ex.when. but analysts Expect this business to come under severe pressure in the future.the classified ads or “small ads”. Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies”( cf. bibliografie) la pag. After he goes. Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii. When he retires. a compound of nicotine. Braclays revealed for the first time yesterday how much of its profits come from its market-leading credit card business. magazines. Barclay card accounted for more than 10% of Group profits. .At this time of your life you will be working very hard . Sponsors . . 2. If we invest.after. we will take a huge interest. 87-108 Tema 6.Type I conditionals ( if + simple present + simple future in the main clause : Ex. placed in newspapers for people who want to buy or sell something. In ten years time you will have changed completely.the future continuous (to be + present participle) = actiune in desfasurare in viitor: Ex. newspapers. Exposure of children to other people’s cigarette smoke has nearly halved in 10 years Because of parents stopping smoking and bans in public places. cinema.The campaign is the series of advertisements. billboards. any paid form of non-personal communication through the mass media about a product by an identified sponsor. The kind of advertisements we find in news papers are: . in children’s saliva rose between 1999 and 2004 but began to fall. . and the way they answer the “five Ws”: 1. he will be happier.until. the Internet. A study published in the “British Medical Journal” today says that the levels of cotinine. hire a motor car or get a flat. asimilarii si fixarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore. look for a job.as soon as till.the advertisements for elections. television appearances. meetings and speeches designed to get support for a candidate.the non-personal advertising. we will read the letters. Tema de autocontrol sugerata : “Establish the pieces of information contained in the following news.the future perfect ( shall/will have + past participle) = actiune care intr-un anumit moment al viitorului va fi trecuta: Ex. radio. . at £195m. The media used for advertising are : television. They contain important expressions and abbreviations. Advertisements Lectia 1 Prezentare teoretica minimala: “Advertising is a form of communication that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand or service.

land. Drinka Pinta Milka Day Gillette – the best a man can get .asonanta (acelasi sunet vocalic repetat) Ex.etc.may be a nonprofit organization. The client – the firm or organization which pays for an advertising campaign or campaigns. fr = floor. reveal. using an advertising agency – will discuss with the agency management the message they want to get across. a company or an individual.zone. metaphors. being also used. util – utilities. Top People Take The Times . publish.aliteratia (aceeasi consoana repetata) Ex. There is real inventiveness in all slogans. chemist’s = drugs. st = street. assonance and rhyme. ehibit. metonymies. Ex. Some firms employ advertising agents. When the needle enters the red zone it indicates danger. pd=paid. Ex. Mo = month. . aunt = autumn. etc.Exercitii lexicale: . .shops and specific shoppings : butcher’s = meat. neighbourhood. kit = kitchen.rima : Ex. model. The government disclosed that another diplomat has been arrested for spying. alliteration. dscover. fishmonger = fish. etc.bdrm = bedroom. position. indicate. a political candidate. premises. it may make use of puns.clasa lexicala a notiunii “to show” : display. analiza reclamelor electorale studierea reclamelor non-personalizate studierea stilului reclamelor non-personalizate(figurile de stil): . It may be humorous. location.clasa lexicala “place” : place.. Choose the best! Forget the rest!(Anna Morris furniture) - Lectia 2 . show. territory. rm = room. while others have an inhouse staff.” studierea a cat mai multe reclame de mica publicitate (classified ads) analiza abrevierilor in mostre de reclame de mica publicitate: Ex. demonstrate. The advertising message can be shown in several ways to make its impact. min = minutes. site. etc. Lectia 3 Consolidarea gramaticii/Grammar Consolidation : . Cpt = carpeted. florist’s = flowers. etc. They are sometimes close to poetry. Advertising differs from news and publicity in that an identified sponsor pays for placing the message in the media. avble = available. plot. disclose.

declare. • Dupa un verb introductive (said. 109-133 . Walk to CS. Ft.) la trecut. “ Rm for male st. “I will be twenty years old in March”.. “Avble Mai 1st large 2 bedrm. he said He said he went to work every day. 1 block from Camp. Simple Past/Present Perfect → Past Perfect: Ex.- Sequence of Tenses / Reported Speech: • Dupa un verb introductiv ( say. he said. Call 781-3714 b.Call 7456556 c.) la present. nu este nici o modificare a timpului verbal in propozitia raportata: Ex. asimilarii si fixarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore. he says. Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii. exista de obicei urmatoare transformare a timpurilor verbale din propozitia raportata : Simple present/Present Continuous → Simple Past/Past Continuous: Ex.£ 123/mo + util. pag.£80 plus. “I am reading a good book this week”. …. Future → Future-in-the-past ( would + infinitive) : Ex. He says he will be twenty years old in March. paying attention to the abbreviations : a.….cpt. “ 2 bdrm. tell.: “I go to work every day”. Exista de asemenea modificari avdebiale : Direct Speech Today This afternoon Tonight/this evening Tomorrow Yesterday Reported Speech that day that afternoon that evening the following day the day before Etc. avble now. Town house for sublease June and July. told. declared. Share a refrigerator. he said He said he would give me the report that night. : “I wrote a good article yesterday”. “You have given me very good news”. Tema de autocontrol sugerata: “Try to understand the following classified ads. £ 179/mo + util. bath. He said he had written a good article the day before. He said she had given him very good news. .bibliografie).Call 931-2405 Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies” (cf. “I will give you the report tonight”. he said. he said. He said he was reading a good book that week.

nonsense. patterns of behaviour. comic strips and photographs are all combinations of words and pictures. double meanings and idiomatic expressions. Cartoons.etc. studierea de anecdote si glume : Ex. Let’s have a baby. - - - Lectia 2 .Tema 7 . And the chances are. Comic Strips. “There was a young lady of station. public persons or events. Jokes. “A woman once took Dr. Pictures. and a picture is a painting. etc.” (Mrs. as well as jokes and limericks. “You flatter” She replied. But when men cried.Johnson to task for putting improper words in his dictionary. The time for election draws near.. Photographs and pictures are almost the same thing. gestures.Tonia A. relating comic or adventure stories. expressing especially views. etc.Chappell. They are a very particular manifestation of the English humour (as our Romanian epigram). “you have been looking for them”. Limericks Lectia 1 Prezentare teoretica minimala : “Humour is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. I’ll be leader before the New Year.Alvechurch). The combinations of words and pictures often reveal facts about culture : school and family relationships. Isle Of Man is the true explanation. A photograph is a picture produced by photography. A comic strip or strip cartoons is a series of cartoons made of a number of drawings in a row.umor studierea unor “limericks” scrise de autori celebri: Ex. especially for children. Cartoons are amusing drawings in a newspaper. absurd poem.’ was her sole exclamation. but jokes. comments on public matters. Cartoons and comic strips are rich in word play. all of them full of British humour”.vocabular . anecdotes and limericks are not usually. “Said Gordon to Sarah: “My dear. “Madam”. Jokes are something said or done to cause laughter. analiza de caricaturi (cartoons) si benzi desenate (comic strips): . drawing or photograph. “Oh! No matter. maybe. ‘I love man.Exercitii lexicale : .” (Lewis Carroll) studierea unor “limericks” scrise de corespondenti ai ziarelor: Ex. Cartoons. said the distinguished lexicographer. etc. political affairs. Limericks are a type of humorous. etc.

etc. embezzlement.Similes with “…. as sober as a judge. braces. as strong as an ox. as heavy as lead. skirt. to have one’s head in the clouds. stride. as red as a beetroot. collar. as blind as a bat. as cool as a cucumber. dragonfly. - - - - . clasa lexicala a unor verbe de miscare cu similaritati de inteles : stroll. hobble. as brown as a berry. Etc. stockings. flea. manslaughter. Lectia 3 . as drunk as a lord. from head to toe. as mad as a hatter. to keep one’s head above water. pigheaded. mince. vocabulary referitor la “clothes” : shoes. slander.. spider. blouse. blackmail. money on false pretences. “…. she has a good head for figures. ooze. to head the list. bee. totter. politeness. headquarters. Ex. . He can’t speak French.” substantive ce reprezinta actiuni imorale : theft. as thin as a rake. scarf. etc. rush. a head for heights. expresii care folosesc cuvantul “head” : to make head or tail. as hard as iron. butterfly. but he can speak Italian. as quiet as a mouse.Verbele modale / Modal Verbs : Can/Could = ability. gloves. bribe. corruption. to sleep like a log. headlong. Ex. as white as snow. “Don’t rush away! Wait for me! I haven’t finished to lock the door. Can’t = impossibility Ex. suit. tax-evasion. vest.like” : as black as night. Their plan worked like a dream and the problem was solved. as bright as a button. beetle. mosquito. as deaf as a post. trousers. sleeves. to eat like a horse. etc. a good head for figures. to work like a dream. Ex. swagger.like : to be like a bear with a sore head. inch. as quick as a flash.Consolidarea gramaticii / Grammar consolidation . as light as a feather. wasp. belt. fly. Ex. dress.- clasa lexicala “insects” : ant. etc. to have a head like a sieve. underpants. My daughter usually helps me with my monthly accounts. etc. moth. jolt. to go like a bull in a china shop. Similes = expresii ce presupun comparatii de tipul “as……as”. kidnapping. etc. Michael was tried for manslaughter.” “ The child was tottering across the room and the parents were very happy. robbery with violence. jacket.

Lupu. translate and explain the humour in the following two limericks” : 1.Marcoci. 1998 . BIBLIOGRAFIE RECOMANDATA a) Obligatorie : . Essentials of Journalese.Georgiana.” Even though I was sloshed (Robert Louis Stevenson) And my licence is. You ought to go and visit your parents. R. Must = obligation. bibliografie) pag. Galateanu-Farnoaga. Preda. Editura Fundatiei Romania de Maine. Bucuresti. 1998 . Gramatica Limbii Engleze. Tema de autocontrol sugerata : “Read. Bucuresti. My sentence is quashed And cut him – it cut him in two. IV . Mustn’t = interdiction Ex. “ A railroad official at Crewe 2. Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies. asimilarii si fixarii acestor probleme este de 3 ore. Oxford University Press. You should tell them the truth. I. Editura Fundatiei Romania de Maine. J. 2002 . Bucuresti. West Midlands) Materialul dezvoltat se gaseste in manualul “Communication Matters in Mass Media and Cultural Studies” (cf.S. Bucuresti. Ed. clean. Marcoci.S..Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Turned red when it should have Though he nodded and bowed. You mustn’t go outside this week. 1995 b) Facultativa : . 2010 . Stourbridge. L. The engine was proud.Mihaila.Levitzchi. Should = advice Ex. “The intoximeter machine Met an engine one day that he knew.He can’t say such things about you. Ought to = moral obligation Ex. turned green. Exercitii de gramatica engleza. (Carol Midwood. once again. possibility Ex. You must drink as much water as you can. OmegaPres.Stiintifica. May/Might = permission.134-160. Timpul mediu necesar parcurgerii. May I leave now? It may rain in the afternoon.

Ltd. A. 1980 . A. referate pe teme date.Dayan. Bucuresti. H. Popovici. 1989 . S. eseuri. Specify if the following statement is true or false : The editorial is an article or a column which expresses the paper’s own point of view.Beldea.J. Come Along.Fundatiei Romania de Maine. FRM. London. Ed. 1995 .Strentz. Engleza pentru Marketing si Publicitate.Teora. R. 1994 ..Thomson. What the Papers Say. Harper Collins Publishers.S. Lindsay. Ed. Oxford University Press. News Reporters and News Sources. Heinemann.Examenul final = Colocviu (in system electronic) .. analize de texte.. traduceri. care constau in proiecte.Barbu. comentarii. Oford. OUP. EXEMPLE DE SUBIECTE DE EXAMEN : TRUE/FALSE 1. Advertising and the Promotion Industry. W. A Practical English Grammar.. Ed. M. G... Specify if the following statement is true or false : . S. 2002 .Stefan. MODALITATI DE EVALUARE A CUNOSTINTELOR : . 1988 .Nicolescu.M... Preda.Le Divenach. Birmingham.Teora. 1992 . Bucuresti. 1967 .Vasilescu.Wood..H. A.Conditia pentru sustinerea examenului final este rezolvarea temelor periodice care vor fi sustinute pe parcursul semestrului. London.... I. E. exercitii gramaticale (aplicative/creative) VI.Mihaila. M. English Verbal Idioms.John.. Editura Fundatiei Romania de Maine. 1997 .Vince.R. MacMillan and Co... Bucuresti.Martinet. 1992 . 2nd Ed. Dictionar frazeologic englez-roman. A Guide to Patterns and Usage in English. London. Chirimbu. retroversiuni.Marcoci. Ed.Land. Current Issues... 1994 V. Prentice Hall International (UK) Lt.. F.Stiintifica. 2007 . L. 1995 . A. Engleza in Presa.R. 2006 . Prentice Hall. English Language for Daily Use. E. Bucuresti.Specify if the following statement is true or false : The Front Page is the place where the Letters to the Editor are placed Answer : F 2. Ed. Bucuresti. A.V.. Advanced Language Practice.A.St. Bucuresti. Answer : T 3. Longman.Hornby.+++ Key Words in the Media.T.

. Specify if the following statement is true or false : A Letter to the Editor is a letter sent to a publication about issues of concern to its readers.... Speciffy if the following statement is true or false : A hack is a journalist. Specify if the following statement is true or false : There are never verb changes in headlines.... Answer : T MULTIPLE CHOICE : 1. do not tell . Specify if the following statement is true or false : A tabloid newspaper focuses essentially on real news than sensational... Answer : F 9. Specify if the following statement is true or false : An issue of a newspaper is a newspaper in the form that it appears on Sunday.. Choose the correct forms of the verbs : How do you know that the article. sometimes referred to insultingly... Answer : F 8... Answer : F 5. Answer : F 7. Answer : F 6....The headline is the title of the newspaper. Specify if the following statement is true or false : The headline “Bodyshop in good shape” refers to clothes hire shops.... Answer : F 4...(not tell) the truth? a. Answer : T 10.. Specify if the following statement is true or false : Feature articles are articles about persons who have recently died...

..... drove c... would arrest b.. a.... will have starting d. does not telling d.. will have finished. Choose the correct forms of the verbs : In two weeks’ time they.. were being d..(drive) too fast...... will be started Answer : A 4.. a. was driving b...b. will have start c..(start) working. would have arrested c..(finish) their preliminary training and ...... will have started b. drives Answer : A .... was been b.... does not tell c.. will have finish...... will be finished.(arrest) him if they catch him. has driven d. Choose the correct form of the verb : He had an accident because he. has been Answer : D 3... is not telling Answer : D 2... Choose the correct forms of the verbs : The police . will be being c. will have finishing..... Choose the correct forms of the verbs : What...... will have arrest Answer : C 5.. a... will arrest d.....(to be) the role of the press in the election process? a.....

c. Translate into English (choose the correct sentence) : Vor incepe sa tipareasca ziarul de indata ce vor primi banii.. d. a. a. Change from the indirect speech into the direct speech. They asked us to leave them alone... The reporter said the doctor that he owed his life to him. Doctor!”. They will start printing the newspaper as soon as they receive the money. ... “Who was that?” c.. “Who is this?” d. “Who this is?” Answer : C 9. Change the sentence from the direct speech into the indirect speech.. Choose the most appropriate form : “I owe my life to you. by choosing the proper form: She asked me who that was.... b.. They asked us leaving them alone.. c. The reporter told the doctor that he owed his life to him. Choose the most appropriate answer : Nothing would be better now than a press conference.. a.. b. “Who that was?” b. would it b.. they asked us.? a.. They asked us leave them alone. Answer : A 10. b... c.. They asked us to leave they alone. would they d. a. Turn into indirect speech. Answer : C 8. They will begin to print the newspaper as soon as they will receive the money. by choosing the proper form: “Leave us alone!”. They will begin printing the newspaper as soon as they received the money. The reporter told the doctor that he owes his life to him... the reporter said. .6. isn’t it Answer : A 7. wouldn’t it c.

b. Translate into English (choose the correct sentence) : Cum sti sti ca articolul nu spune adevarul? a. How know you that the article is not telling the truth? c. b. In despite of the rain. How do you know that the article is not telling the truth? b. read with interest read attentively read superficially read curiously . Answer : B 16. Select the right answer : a. b. a. Select the right answer : a. They have just finished doing an opinion survey. Answer : B 15. In spite of the rain. How are you knowing that the article is not telling the truth? Answer : A 12. d. cannot browse through newspapers so as to choose what to read. They are just finished doing an opinion survey.Answer : A 11. SKIM or ignore. c. Someone had broken into the office and stolen the files. a. Someone had broken into the office and stole the files. we went to the journalists’ meeting. b. Choose the best synonyms for the words written in capital letters : A person unable to use headlines. Answer : A 14. A story which has been written half of is a half-written story. Select the right answer : a. we went to the journalists’ meeting. Translate into English (choose the correct sentence) : Ei tocmai au terminat de facut un sondaj de opinie. A story which has been written half of is a half-writing story. c. They just finished making an opinion survey. b. Answer : B 13.

... a.... circulation d. Choose the correct word to fill in the space : Man faces. a....on wife death... functionalism Answer : C 19... masthead c.. mastiff b. Choose the best synonyms for the words written in capital letters : He VOWED that one day he would return.. magazine. etc... Choose the good answer for the following definition : The number of copies of a newspaper. informed c.. banner d.. bookstall .. a.....is the top of the front page carrying the name of the paper.of more than two million.. regularly sold to the public..... Choose the correct word to fill in the space : The .. dash b..... promised d.... masterpiece Answer : B 20.... Choose the best word to fill in the space : The Daily Mail has a. tirage c. a.. structure b... quiz c....... threatened b.Answer : C 17. a. pledge d... suggested Answer : C 18.... bid Answer : B 21.

Choose the good answer for the following definition : To take part in a campaign by travelling around to attract support. campaign trail d. Choose the good answer for the following definition : An article about the life of someone who has recently died. myth b. expedition Answer : C 24. a. stand for election Answer : C 26. campaigning c. science fiction d. Choose the correct answer for the following definition : A story dealing with imaginary future developments and their effect upon life. voyage d. trip b. novel Answer : C 25. circulation d. Choose the good answer for the following definition : A long journey. a. scoop b. Choose the good answer for the following definition : . travel c. obituary c. western c. a. especially by sea or in space. home d. scandal Answer : B 23. review c. kiosk Answer : C 22.b. run for election b. a.

lines of bushes Answer : D 28. motorists d. small brown birds b. side-splitters Answer : D 27. side-saddles c. hares d. a. a. all in the name of progress.Extremely funny events. Choose the best synonym for the word written in capital letters : Some AMBLERS will dismiss this two-wheeled idealism. their wildlife destroyed. pedestrians c. side-swipes b. a. small wild animals covered with sharp spikes c. teachers Answer : B . side-whiskers d. Choose the best synonym for the word written in capital letters : Fields and HEDGEROWS have disappeared. old people b.