2019 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班 English 4

Course: English 4 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財金系四年級 學分/時數: 3/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Thursday (9:10 to 12:00 am.) Room 4
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: https://www.shulilai.idv.tw
1.Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014). NT $485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027#407)
2. New TOEIC Test 多益一站800字彙 眾文出版社 (王小姐 02-8369-1198 ext: 24 )
3. Online materials and handouts.
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which prepares students to become more effective and confident readers. While the focus will be on academic reading and vocabulary, this class will also encourage students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, aiming to make them better speakers and writers of English as well. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussion, group activities, and group presentation.
對應校核心能力: 外語能力、專業素養
對應通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決
Grading Policy
Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 40% Midterm Exam: 20% Project: 25% TOEIC: 15% ( 為配合高教深耕計畫,本課程實施英語文能力檢測,佔學期成績15%)
Group Project
1. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
2. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
3. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary lookup or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
4. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials in the textbooks and the materials presented in class. Please preview and review the class materials every week.
Date Major Textbook TOEIC Book Assignments
9/12 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
9/19 Chapter 1 Reading One Tony the traveller
Do you like traveling?
TOEIC Unit 1 (2-11) 1. Finish the exercises.
2. Preview Reading Two and look up the words you do not understand in the book. Write the definition next to the words.
9/26 1. Chapter 1 Reading One Tony the traveller
2. Tony’s website
3. The Blind Traveller trying to visit every country in the world – BBC Travel Show (Video)
4. Blind Man Travelling Solo (TED Talk)
Quiz 1
TOEIC Unit 1 (12-21) 1, Visit Tony’s website and know more about him.
2. Preview Reading Two and look up the words you do not understand in the book. Write the definition next to the words.
10/3 Chapter 1 Reading Two
The benefits of studying abroad
TOEIC Unit 2 (22-31)
10/10 Holiday (No Class) TOEIC Unit 2 (32-41)
10/17 Quiz 2
Language Proficiency Test
TOEIC Unit 3 (42-51) Preview Chapter 2 Reading 1
10/24 Chapter 2 Reading One
Mangoes and Magnolias
TOEIC Unit 3 (52-61)
10/31 Chapter 2 Reading Two Poems about Personal Identity
Quiz 3 (Vocabulary from the textbook)
How to make a jack o lantern
The history of Jack o Lantern
Halloween (Chinese)
Halloween (English)
11/7 Midterm Exam
11/14 Guideline of the group project TOEIC Unit 3 (62-71)
11/21 Presentation Skills (1) TOEIC Unit 3 (72-81)
11/28 – Discussion on Midterm
– Presentation Skills (2)
– Origin of Thanksgiving
Quiz 4
TOEIC Unit 4 (82-91)
12/5 1. Eight secrets of success (Speed, body language, quality of ppt)
2. What’s wrong with our food system (speed, body language
3. A twelve-year-old app developer
4. Try something new for 30 days (speed, body language, facial expression, powerpoint slide, humor)
5. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance.
TOEIC Unit 4 (92-101)
12/12 G1 The way I am, by Charlie Puth
G2 Speechless, by Naomi Scott
G3 Audition, by Ema Stone & Ryan Gosling
TOEIC Unit 4 (102-111)
12/19 G4 A thousand years, by Christina Perri
G5 Shallow, by Lady GaGa
G6 The greatest show, by
TOEIC Unit 5 (112-122)
12/26 G7 Capital letters, by Hailee Steinfeld
G8 Head above water, by Avril Lavigne
G9 See you again, by Wiz Khalifa
1/2 Quiz 5
1/9 Discussion & Wrap-up Winter Assignment
Unit 6 & Unit 7

1.Cambridge (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht)
2. Longman (https://www.ldoceonline.com)
3. Oxford (https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us)
4. Yahoo kimo (https://tw.dictionary.search.yahoo.com)

Some tools
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