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UNIVERSITATEA SPIRU HARET

Departamentul de Limbaje specializate

TRUNCHI COMUN, ANUL I – Limba engleză

Denumirea cursului: Discurs cotidian în limba engleză (English Language for Daily
Use)
Tip curs: Trunchi comun, obligatoriu pentru toate facultăţile nefilologice, anul I,
forma de învăţămănt ZI/FR/ID
Facultatea de Marketing şi Afaceri Internaţionale – semestrele I şi II, anul I
Facultatea Finanţe- Bănci - semestrial, semestrul I, anul I
Facultatea de Management Financiar-Contabil- semestrul I, anul I
Facultatea de Contabilitate şi Informatică de Gestiune- semestrul I, anul I
Facultatea de Filosofie şi Jurnalism – curs facultativ în regim cu plată
Manual: English Language for Daily Use , autori: Adina Barbu, Sebastian Chirimbu,
Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine, 2007
Titularii cursului/serie:

Anul Facultatea Cadre didactice titulare Date de contact


(e-mail)
I MKAI Lector univ.drd Adina Barbu (Chirimbu) Ambarbu2005@yahoo.com
I FB Lector univ. dr. Sanda Marcoci sandamarcoci@hotmail.com
I MFC, CIG Lector univ. drd Andrei Niculescu a.niculescu.lls@spiruharet.ro
I FJ Asistent univ. drd Sebastian Chirimbu Sebastian_chirimbu@yahoo.com

Prezentarea cursului/Rezumatul cursului:


The book/ course consists of 10 units dealing with the basic aspects of daily life
(introducing yourself, going shopping, eating, travelling, hobbies, communication, the
human body, etc). Each unit consists of more sections covering the four basic skills a
student should possess in a foreign language: reading, writing, listening, speaking.
Except for the grammar sections, each unit can be studied independently according to the
student`s needs.

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Section F of each unit (“Language in use”) are also of high importance as they prepare
the learner for direct interraction with foreigners.
The final unit introduces the students to a special topic- the European Union, which will
definitely influence their future career in one way or another.
Therefore, broadly speaking, the overall objective of the textbook/ course is to turn lower
intermediate students into higher intermediate and advanced ones so that they could deal
English for Special Purposes in the next year(s) of study.
At the end of this course, the learner will be able to talk fluently on every day life topics,
to understand a written text in English of average difficulty, to use correctly the most
important English grammar structures as well as to produce different functional writen
texts (a Curriculum Vitae, an aplication letter, a formal and informal letter, etc), to use
language in specific situations (making, accepting, refusing an invitation, giving, asking
for information and directions, narrating, starting a conversation, introducing people and
even making small talk).

Lista subiectelor posibile


1. Can you think of what makes a best friend? Write if you have a best friend and if you
are a best friend for somebody.
2. What specific points would you include in a sightseeing tour of London/ New York for
a friend of yours?
3. Let`s visite Europe! Write about a place you`ve always wanted to visit in Europe.
4. Write an e-mail to the Shakespeare Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, to find out
about their prices, discounts and facilities. You are thinking of spending a fortnight there
together with your friends/ family. Also imagine the reply e-mail.
5. Do you think people are becoming more health conscious?Sustain your opinion with
arguments or examples.
6. Eating in a foreign country (i.e. in Britain) ; write about a traditional breakfast.
7. How often do you go out? Who accompanies you? Write about.
8. Before accepting an invitation to a restaurant, a foreigner asks you to describe
Romanian traditional food to him; what would you include in your presentation?
9.The Internet is among the most important inventions of the 20th century. What are its

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main uses? What do you as student, use it for?
10. Most school leavers choose to go on with their studies. Others would rather take a job
than go to university. What about you? Motivate your choice ( you study at „Spiru Haret”
University).
11. Every country has a cultural and historical heritage which, among other things,
contains a wealth of legends and myths about its past. Write about a legend or myth-
Romanian or foreign- which you know or love best.
12. Make a short presentation of the European Union.

Aplicaţii Teste tip grilă (multiple choice)

Choose the most appropriate variant:

1. I ______ English this year.


a. study
b. am studying
c. studied

2. ______ a good time? I hope you ______ the party.


a. do you have, are liking
b. are you having, like
c. don’t you have, liked

3. How often ______ to the theatre?


a. do you go
b. are you going
c. do you like to go

4. This meat ________ awfully bad.


a. is smelling
b. smell
c. smells

5. What _______? She _________ . Actually she ________ a lot during the holidays.
a. does she, is reading, read
b. does she do, reads, is reading
c. is she doing, is reading, reads

6. We ______ home when the rain _______.


a. will go, will stop
b. go, will stop

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c. will go, stops

7. They ________ on the beach at this time next week.


a. will lying
b. will be lying
c. will lie

8. The train for Budapest _______ at 6 a.m.


a. is going to leave
b. will leave
c. leaves

9. By 2010 I _______ .
a. will have graduated
b. shall graduate
c. am going to graduate

10. I have already talked to him, we ______ at 9.30 tonight.


a. will meet
b. will have met
c. are meeting

11. I think I haven’t seen a good film for _______ .


a. ages
b. last year
c. month

12. John and Fred don’t talk to ______; they had an argument the other day.
a. one another
b. each other
c. the other

13. She hasn’t spoken to her brother ______ she came back from London.
a. after
b. before
c. since

14. In our village people are very friendly, they often help ______ .
a. one another
b. each other
c. themselves

15. ______ I close the window? You are shivering.


a. do

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b. shall
c. must

16. Students are not allowed _______ in the classroom.


a. smoking
b. to smoke
c. smoke

17. “Where have you been? I ______ for you for more than an hour.
a. have been waiting
b. am waiting
c. waited

18. If you think the price is too high, you _____ buy that house.
a. daren’t
b. needn’t
c. may not

19. ______ to the office when you witnessed the accident?


a. did you go
b. have you gone
c. were you going

20. I really did not understand why ______ so loudly.


a. he was speaking
b. did he speak
c. was he speaking

21. Find the incorrect sentence:


a. Why is the baby being so noisy?
b. I hate rainy days.
c. Water is consisting of oxygen and hydrogen.

22. Find the incorrect sentence:


a. The soup is tasting a little salty.
b. Don’t disturb her, she’s having dinner.
c. Don’t disturb her, she has dinner.

23. Find the incorrect sentence:


a. I’ll visit you when I come to Bucharest.
b. As soon as the rain will sop we can go to the park.
c. If tomorrow I have time I’ll help you.

24. Find the incorrect sentence:


a. The verbs do, have, be are not normally used in the progressive form.

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b. The verbs remember, know, be are not normally used in the progressive form.
c. The verbs be, prefer, love are not normally used in the progressive form.

25. Find the incorrect sentence:


a. She helps her sister on weekdays.
b. She is helping her sister right now.
c. She is helping her sister very often.

26. Find the incorrect sentence:


a. “When do you meet her?” “At 10 p.m.”
b. I’m seeing my friends tomorrow evening.
c. I will have finished my exams by the end of the month.

27. Which sentence refers to a planned future event?


a. You’re going to have an accident if you drive so fast.
b. I think it will rain tomorrow.
c. We’re spending our summer holidays in Greece.

28. Find the correct sentence:


a. If you will eat so many sweets you will get fat.
b. We are throwing a party next weekend, would you like to come?
c. By the time the guests arrive, I will finish cooking.

29. The earth moves round its own ______ .


a. axes
b. axis
c. axe

30. The doctor advised him to go to a ______ .


a. sanatory
b. sanatoria
c. sanatorium

31. There were a lot of _____ in the field.


a. sheep
b. ships
c. sheeps

32. Trees lose their ______ in autumn.


a. leafs
b. leaves
c. leafes

33. They bought new _______ for all the rooms of the house.
a. furniture

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b. furnitures
c. piece of furniture

34. I must go to the dentist’s, I have a terrible _______ .


a. teethache
b. toothache
c. toothpain

35. Thank you for your precious _______ .


a. advice
b. advices
c. advise

36. The government promised that the economic _______ would end soon.
a. crise
b. crisis
c. crises

Răspunsuri
1a
2a
3a
4c
5c
6c
7b
8c
9a
10c
11a
12b
13c
14a
15b
16b
17a

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18b
19c
20 a
21c
22a
23b
24a
25c
26a
27c
28b
29b
30c
31a
32b
33a
34b
35a
36b

Teme de casă
Rezolvarea tuturor exerciţiilor din manualul English Language for Daily Use, Barbu
A., Chirimbu S., Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine, Bucureşti, 2007