Department of English Education.

Course Title: Advanced English Conversation Instructor: Andrew Prosser

Course Summary:
To help develop your spoken fluency, you will have the chance to practice useful conversation skills and strategies used by native speakers, common and natural expressions, idioms and collocations and natural, contextualised use of grammar structures. Many lessons will centre on listening to and then analysing examples of native speaker conversations. There will also be a chance to work on your pronunciation, particularly stress and intonation. You will also be thinking about developing your own speaking activities.

Required Textbook:
Course Packet: Innovations by Hugh Dellar and Darryl Hocking

Evaluation:
Final Speaking Test 30% Mid-term Speaking Test 30% Homework 30% Participation 10%

Manner of Lecturing:
Presentation, Pair Work, Group Work.

Notes:
Before joining this class, you should already be at a strong intermediate level.

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Department of English Education. Course Title: Advanced English Conversation Instructor: Andrew Prosser

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Task
Course Overview Talking about friends & family; using modifiers; vocabulary related to personality. Giving Bad News Talking about Interests; expressions using 'thing'; agreeing; checking you understand. Big decisions; collocations with 'decision'; explaining decisions; saying you don't know; giving explanations. Talking about plans; refusing invitations Lesson Cancelled - Election Day Mid-term Test Anecdotes; Vague Language Old friends; talking about art; giving your opinion; reminding expressions Describing things; negative questions; comparing expressions City problems; giving your opinion; agreeing and disagreeing; making suggestions The Future Final Speaking Test Public Holiday Final Class

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