2015 Fall: 四技企管一年甲班

2015 Fall: 四技企管SongProject

About the project:
This semester, you’re going to do an English song project and give an English powerpoint presentation.
Your presentation need to include the following information:
1. Your motivation: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
2. The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
3. The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
4. The lyric
5. Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned
6. Your comments on the song.
7. Division of responsibility
8. Reference
Length of the presentation: 15-18 minutes (make sure you finish everything in the allotted time)
Language: English only
Documents needed for this project:
1. PPT file
An Introduction: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
The lyric
The video and the link to the video
Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned/
Your comments on the song.
Division of responsibility 
Reference2. Class handout
Please prepare a class handout (1-2 pages) for each of your classmates.
— Anything you think that might help your audience better understand your presentation, or the song you chose.
–You could also list some of the good words/phrases/sentences that you learned from the talk.3. 書面報告 (超級重要)
(1) A printed version of your ppt, (2) your talk script, and (3) the class handout you prepared.

— On the day your present, please give me a printed version of your ppt (6 slides on one page, double-sided) and a copy of your talk script (as a group)
— Please also attach a copy of the lyric of the song.Final Reminder:
1. Please email me your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, I’ll put your file online so your classmates could take a look before they hear your talk.
2. When doing your presentation in class, you can play “part of the song”–the parts that impressed you the most. (3 to 3.5 minutes, maximum).
Presentation skills
Creating an effective powerpoint presentation


Name of the Song Group Presentation PowerPoint
1 Wake me up when September ends, by Green Day video
2 See you again, by Wiz Kharlie & Charlie Puth video
3 Tie yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree, by Tony Orlando and Dawn video
4 It never rains in southern California, by Albert Hammond video
5 We are the world, by Michael Jackson video
6 Bad day, by Daniel Powter video

2015 Fall: 四技企管一年甲班Freshmen English



A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 基礎英文 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 四技企管一甲 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Thursday (10:10~12:00) Language Lab 2
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste https://www.shulilai.idv.tw
1. Rogers, L., & Wilkin, J. (2013), Skillful Reading & Writing 2, published by Macmillan. 請洽文鶴書局蒙先生 0988-082-067 (NT$ 442 after discount)
2. New TOEIC TEST 金色證書字彙 (2015) 請洽眾文出版社 莊小姐 (02) 8369-1198 ext: 24 (NT $277 after discount)
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which helps you to learn and improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for college-level coursework. In this semester, more focus will be on the reading, grammar, and English presentation skills. Class will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Grading Policy
Midterm: 25% Quizzes and Assignments: 35% Project: 25% (oral presentation, ppt, transcript, handout, group diary) Reflection (group & individual): 10% Participation: 5%
Course Requirements

  1. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please contact me in person or email me in advance.
  2. Two points (-2) will be deducted for any unexcused absence.
  3. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
  4. If you cheat on a quiz or exam, you’ll receive 0 point.
  5. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary look up or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
  6. 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.

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Song Project

Date Major textbook Vocabulary book Assignments
9/17 Orientation
9/24 Chapter 1.1 Food as Communication Part 1 (p.1 to p.14) 1. Fill out the form before 9/28 (Link)
2. Begin to work on your vocabulary book.
3. Finish assignment 1.
10/1 Chapter 1.1 Foods as Communication
Skimming & Scanning
Part 2 (p.16 to p.25) 1. Review the article we discussed today.
2. Continue to work on your vocabulary book.
3. Finish the vocabulary handout.
10/8 Chapter 1.2 Farms of the Future  Part 3 (p.26 to p.40)
10/15 Chapter 1.2 Farms of the Future  Part 4 (p. 41 to p.50)
10/22 Chapter 2.1 Living by the Rules  Part 5 (p. 52 to 61) 1. Review the article: Living by the Rules (p.19)
2. Review the two vocabulary exercises on p.18.
3. As a group, finish the note on page 20. Please draw your group map on a piece of paper (A4).
10/29 Chapter 2.2 Ants: master collaborators  Part 6 (p.62 to p.73)
10/5 Grammar & Review
11/12 Midterm
11/19 Presentation Skills Part 3 (p.74 to p. 84)
11/26 Song and English Learning
Perhaps Love (Youtube1/Youtube2/Lyrics)
Somewhere over the rainbow (youtube)
Somewhere out there (youtube)
Tears in Heaven (Youtube) (withi lyric)
Part 3 (p.85 to p.93)
12/3 Presentation Skills Part 4 (p.94 to p.104)
12/10 Presentation Skills (Watch more examples) Part 5 (p.105 to 110)
12/17 Group 1, 2, 3
12/24 Group 4, 5, 6
12/31 No Class
1/7 Reflection
1/14 Wrap-Up
Happy Winter Vacation!