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Lead-In: What was your last encounter with the English language like?
Did you read a text? If so, what kind of text?
Did you listen to spoken English? Where? What type of speech was it?
How would you describe the language? Take notes if necessary.
Task 1 for class: Try to say more about the language you read/heard. Work in pairs or small groups.
Task 2: Read the selected sample texts. Define the typical features of each of them.
Please complete the task at home.
In this text, you'll learn about different writing styles used in different languages.
Please bring the text to class.
Source: University of Rochester. Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program.
Available from: https://writing.rochester.edu/
Task 3: Different Writing Styles
Task 4: Identify the typical features of spoken and written language.
Decide which phrases are more likely to be examples of spoken and which of written language.
Write an S to those which are spoken and a W to those which are written.
Source: Crystal, D. The Encyclopedia of the English Language (Second Ed.). Cambridge: CUP, 2003. Macpherson, R. Základy anglické stylistiky. Praha: Academia, 1997.
How much do you know about academic writing? Find out by doing this fun quiz!
In this exercise you will get more familiar with the style and structure of popular science articles.
Please bring this material to class.
Academic writing is a specific genre.
Look at the ten crucial principles and try to integrate them in your writing practice.
Read the tips for writing a letter of motivation. Which one(s) do you find helpful?
Have you ever written a cover letter in English?
Watch this video. Which piece of advice do you find helpful? Did you follow similar guidelines in your writing?
Source: British Council. English for Academics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Module 4 Writing, Unit 1, p 132-134.
This is a worksheet you are going to use when learning about the structure of a paragraph in English.
This is a worksheet focused on various features of selected types of paragraphs.
An appropriate use of collocations increases your level of English.
Learn more in this study material.
Read the list of collocations commonly used in academic writing.
Use eight collocations of your choice from the list in sentences about your subject of study.
Nominalisation is a common feature of academic writing in English.
In order to learn more, bring this material to class for further discussion.
Cohesion is an important feature of academic writing.
Cohesion is the grammatical and lexical linking within a text or sentence that holds a text together and gives it meaning. It is related to the broader concept of coherence. A cohesive text is created in many different ways.
Watch a short lecture on cohesion by John Kotnarowski, English language fellow from the Academic Writing University Centre of the National University for Science and Technology in Moscow.
What do you know about a summary?
Answer the questions below.
Source: British Council. English for Academics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Module 4 Writing, Unit 2, p 142-146.
Divide the following verbs into categories.
This is the worksheet for the lesson focused on the structure of an essay.
Do you know how to write a good essay in English?
Learn more from the recommendations compiled by Marek Kiczkowiak, available from https://teflreflections.wordpress.com.
This is the worksheet for the lesson focused on essay writing.
Please see also the overview of linking words in the Language Bank.
This is a link to the Academic Phrasebank compiled by the University of Manchester.
This is an overview of linking words compiled by Viv Quarry, a teacher of English.
See this presentation to learn about the use of commas in coordination sentences.
See the use of commas in adverbial, nominal and relative sentences
Blacking out. (TLS, 2018)
Behind the Kidnapping Case That Inspired ‘Lolita’ (The New York Times, 2018)
Between hope and despair A tour around Eastern Europe (TLS, 2018, p. 44 - 45)
Exercises in Style (French: Exercices de style), written by Raymond Queneau, is a collection of 99 retellings of the same story, each in a different style. In each, the narrator gets on the "S" bus (now no. 84), witnesses an altercation between a man (a zazou) with a long neck and funny hat and another passenger, and then sees the same person two hours later at the Gare St-Lazare getting advice on adding a button to his overcoat. The literary variations recall the famous 33rd chapter of the 1512 rhetorical guide by Desiderius Erasmus, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style.