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English for chemists

Gv: Ths. Chu Nht Bng Trng H B Ra-Vng Tu

Literature Reference
1. Alzbeta Oreska, English for chemists,
slovak University of Technology, 2001 2. Gs. TS Nguyn Th Hin, The language of chemistry, food, and biotechnology in English, H BKHN, 2009 3. Alice Oshima, Writing academic English, NXB Tr 2010

What will we study?

Vocabularies -Technical -Formation

Grammar -Sentences -Tenses -Paragraph -Assay

Skills -Reading -Writing -Speaking -Listening

Attending Class 10%

Mid-semester exam 30%

Your Result

Semester exam 60 %

The History of Petroleum Industry


Drill (v): khoan Oil well (n): ging du Kerosene (n): du ha Fuel (n): nhin liu Gasoline (n): xng Byproduct (n): sn phm ph Mobility (n): s di chuyn

Invent (v): pht minh Bulb (n): bng n

in Generate (v): to ra Gasoline filling station (n): trm xng Infrastructure (n): c s h tng

Natural resource (n): ti nguyn thin nhin Entreprenour (n): doanh nhn Potential of oil: tr lng du Shortage (n): s thiu ht Synfuel (n): Nng lng tng hp Altrnative energy(n): nng lng ti to Initiative (n): sng kin Compete against (v): cnh tranh

English word formation

Prefixes:un-, im-, de-, re-, multi-, poly-,. Root: geo, bio, audi, graph, Suffixes:-logy, -ism, -ly, -er/-or, -able,

Prefixes indicating number

Mono-:mt (monolingual, monomer,

monotonous) Bi- : hai (bilingual, bimolecular, bicycle) Tri-:ba (triangle, tripartite) Deca-: mi (decade, decagon) Poly-: nhiu (polymer, polytechnic)

-y Chemistry Economy Philosophy -logy Biology Psychology Sociology -ics Physics Mathematics -ist/ -er/ ian Chemist Economist Philosopher
Biologist Psychologist Sociologist Physicist Mathematician

Sentence structure
Sentence is a group of words that express
a complete thought. In writing, a sentence always begins with a capital letter. A sentence always ends with a punctuation mark. * Period - . * Question mark - ? * Exclamation point - !

Four main kinds of sentences

Declarative (state a fact)
- The sun is shinning today. Interrogative (ask a question) -Do you have any for you life? Exclamatory (express a strong emotion) - What a beautiful day! Imperative (make a request, or give an order) - Come with me!

The two main parts of a sentence

The subject tells what the sentence is
talking about. The predicate describes something that the subject is or does. The most important word in the predicate is the verb (the word express action or state of being) Ex: My younger sister Van once worked as a costume designer