2017 Fall: 四技英文一

2017 Fall: 四技英文1 – Song Project

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. Vocabualry/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
2. 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 your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, please upload your finalized file in 3 days after your presentation.
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).

2017 Fall: 四技英文一 English 1

A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (1) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 大一英文 C 班 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste https://www.shulilai.idv.tw

  • Miller, J. L., & Cohen, R. F. (2014). Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (3), published by Pearson Education. NT$ 485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027#407)
  • New TOEIC Test 多益一站600字彙 NT $276 (原價 350) 洽眾文出版社 (王小姐 02-8369-1198 ext: 24 )
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 is on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, this class also encourages 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 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
Midterm: 20% Quizzes and Assignments: 50% Project: 25%
Course Requirements

  1. Participation is crucial to the success of your learning. You’re expected to ask questions, answer questions, and share information in different ways.
  2. The tests will be taken on scheduled dates; no make-up tests.
  3. You’re responsible for getting class notes and handouts, if late or absent from class. Absence from class will not be an acceptable excuse for missing assignments or tests.
  4. Quizzes: 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.
  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.

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Song Project

Date Major textbook Vocabulary book or Activities Assignments
9/20 Orientation
9/27 Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
  • VB1 (2-11)
  • Preview Chapter 1.1 The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs
  • Post your assignment on Blackboard (Oct. 6 due)
10/4 Holiday
  • VB 2 (12-21)
10/11 1. Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
2. Dictionary look-up and vocabulary learning skills
3. Quiz 1
  • VB3  (22-31)
  • Finish the exercises on page 8 (2) & page 9 (2).
  • Group work: Read Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story and post the difficult sentences/words on Blackboard (10/16 due)
10/18 1. Discuss Quiz 1
2. More discussion on Chapter 1.1.
3. Steve Jobs’ Talk (videoscript)
  • VB4 (32-41)
  • Someone like you, by Adel (youtube)
  • Self-Introduction: 3 adjectives with supporting sentences (10/23 due)
  •  Review Chapter 1.1
  • Listen to Steve Jobs’ talk and read the talk script. (videoscript)
10/25 1. Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
2. Animated short films (Luxo Jr.video1)
3. Piper (link)
4. Quiz 2
  • VB5 (42-51)
  • When you say nothing at all, by Ronan Keating (youtube)
  •  Self-Study: Chapter 1.3 The Map of Innovation: Creating Something Out of Nothing
  • Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia and post your assignment on Blackboard (10/30 due)
11/1 Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia?
1. – History of Halloween (link)
2. – How to make a jack o lantern (link)
3. Crumpkin’s Pumpkins’ Pumpkin Song (link)
VB6 (52-61)
  •  Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.2 Case Studies and post your assignment on Blackboard (11/6 due)
11/8 Chapter 2.2 Case Studies  Review
  •  Self-Study: Chapter 3.3 Treatments for Phobias
11/15 Midterm
11/22 Discussion on Midterm test
Guidelines for the Group Project
 VB7 (62-71)
  •  Group Work: Preview Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan and post your assignment on Blackboard (11/27 due).
11/29 DCEC Test VB8 (72-81)
12/6 – Presentation Skills (1)
– Quiz 3
VB9 (82-91)
12/13 – Presentation Skills (2) VB10 (92-101) Group 1 & Group 2: Please email me your ppt before next Wednesday. I won’t take any late assignments. (超級重要)
12/20 Group 1 Heavy, by Jasper, Emily, Kimi, Paul, Amanda
Group 2 What I’ve done, by Linda, Jocelyn, Toto, Eleen, Chong
VB11 (102-111) Don’t for get to submit your finalized files to Blackboard (assignment section) in 3 days after your presentation.
1. ppt
2. Talk-script (please combine the files of all your members’ talk script into ONE file)
3. Handout
12/27 Group 3 My heart will go on, by Gina, Tracy, Tim, Harry, Eddie, Thin
History of Titanic
Group 4 Faded, by Nancy, Kimi, Steven, Cindy, Eric
Christmas concert: Italian children choir
VB12 (112-121)
  • Self-Study
    Human treatment for the animals we eat
1/3 Group 5 Tears in heaven, by Lilian, Vivian, Sabina, Cindy, Michelle, Candy
Group 6 Flashlight, by Henry, Annie, Maggie, Yvonne, Tim
New Year Song
1/10 Quiz 4
– TOEIC (82-121)
– Handout (Presentation Skill)
1/17 Wrap-Up
1. TOEIC Vocabulary (p.122 to p. 174)
2. Studio Classroom (February)
3.  台大演講網
Happy Winter Vacation!