IELTS Listening & Speaking
Skills 6.0 – Level 1
Fall 2012 Meet twice a week (106FB meet W,F.
108AC meet Th,M.)
Instructor: Austin Casey
E-mail: austinkc@hotmail.com
Office Hours: Room 319 ICB building
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What are we doing today?
Introduce Syllabus
Talk about the class and whats expected (your homework ect)
Get to know you
Please write down your information on the sheet
I will try to take a short conversation with each student
If we have time:
I will introduce the IELTS
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Course Description
Please follow along with your syllabus
What will you learn?
You will learn IELTS speaking and listening.
Listening Focus:
> listen for the main idea
(what am I talking about?)
> listen for relevant information
(what do you need to remember?)
> understand the speaker's opinion
(what is my feeling about something?)
> understand the speaker's intention (what do I mean? What3 do I want?)
Speaking Focus:
> try to speak fluently
> try to use advanced vocabulary
> try to use advanced grammar
> try to use good pronunciation
understand you?)
(speak well. Can I understand you?)
(are you using new words when you speak?)
(are you using new grammar when you speak?)
(are you pronouncing words correctly? Can I
Speaking and Listening will be focused on IELTS stages 1, 2 and 3
Stage 1: very easy, a general question
Ex: Do you live in a big or a small family?
Stage 2: a little difficult, a description question
Ex: Please describe one of your family members
Stage 3: very difficult, a discussion
Ex: What has changed in Chinese families recently?
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What will you do in this class?
You will participate!
We will do a lot of listening and discussion in this class – Don't miss a class
You will do listening homework.
You will do speaking homework.
You will do a listening test (like a mid-term exam)
You will do a speaking test (like a mid-term exam)
You will do a final listening test (like a final exam)
You will do a final speaking test (like a final exam)
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What will you do in this class?
You will participate!
You will do listening homework.
You will do speaking homework.
You will do a listening test (like a mid-term exam)
You will do a speaking test (like a mid-term exam)
You will do a final listening test (like a final exam)
You will do a final speaking test (like a final exam)
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Goals:
> Improve your IELTS listening and speaking scores.
> Get a 6.0 IELTS test score!
> If you come to class, do your homework, and study hard for tests, you will be
ready to take the IELTS test.
> If you get an A in this class you should be able to get a 6.0 score for IELTS!
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IELTS Listening & Speaking Skills 6.0
Textbook
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IELTS Listening
Supplemental Text
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Assignments:
You will have 1 listening and 1 speaking homework every week.
1. Listening homework
You will listen to the CD at home and report on it the next class. You will talk
about what you listened to and I will ask you questions.
2. Speaking in class work 1
You will prepare a short 3 minute speech about a topic that I give you every week.
You will talk about it in class and I will ask you questions
3. Speaking homework 2
You must give a talk in front of the whole class every 2 weeks.
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Grading:
The grading scale is about:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69%=D
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Points:
Class attendance – 10%
student can miss only 1 class. 2 lates = 1 absence
Coursework – 50% :
participation – 10%
speaking homework – 10%
listening homework – 10%
speaking test – 10% (week 5)
listening test – 10% (week 5)
Session End Exam – 40% =
Listening – 20%
Speaking – 20%
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How do I get a good grade?
To get an A, you will need to:
> Come to class
> Be on time
> Do your homework
> Practice your speaking homework before class
> Do your homework on time
> Participate in class
> Read your textbooks
> Study your textbooks
> Study for tests
> Practice speaking for tests
> Ask me if you have any questions
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Deadlines (due dates)
Hand in your assignments at the beginning of class. If it is handed in later it will be
counted as late.
Format:
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For listening homework, write notes in your book and highlight new words
For speaking homework, write it down on a card and highlight new words or
grammar
Practice your speaking homework before class
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I will let you know the other due dates later
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Course Schedule:
Week 1
Lesson A
Lesson B
Introduction (class syllabus)
Student introductions, IELTS intro
Week 2 Speaking:
Listening: listen to CD
New Words:
Do page
Week 3 Speaking:
Listening: listen to CD
Sentence examples:
Do p.
Week 4
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Course Policies:
This course follows the UK program. Check the website for more details.
Attendance Policy:
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You may have 1 unexcused absences. After this, your grade will go down. For
example an A- becomes a B+
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Being late to class 2 times (more than five minutes late) is the same as one
absence.
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Late Work:
If your work is turned in late it will go down by one-half grade for each class
period missed. For example a B becomes a C+ if your assignment is turned in
one course late.
Plagiarism:
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Do your original work
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Don't copy from your classmates
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What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is stealing another person's ideas.
Examples of Plagiarism:
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Word for word (exact) copying of another person's ideas or words
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Paraphrase copying (rewriting, but the idea is still another person's)
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Submission of another person's work as your own (adding your name to another
person's essay)
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Exception: common knowledge
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Code of Conduct:
Be nice. Treat other students with respect. Make everyone feel comfortable. No
talking while the professor is talking.
Please Note:
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No cell phones (mobile phones)
No MP3 Players
No Laptops – you won't need them.
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Bring in your notebook.
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Short Activity:
I want to get to know your names. (this is your class participation.) I also
want to hear about your IELTS score. I will speak to you one by one.
Hints:
Where are you from? What did you do for the summer break? Who did you
meet? What is famous in your hometown? What is your IELTS score?
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New Words:
Speaking Book (Green Book) p. 105-106
Words about people. Repeat after me:
metropolis
country
industrial city
small town
ancient city
historical city
medium-sized city
tourism city
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Short Activity 2:
Tell me about your hometown. Use the new words:
metropolis
country
industrial city
small town
ancient city
historical city
medium-sized city
tourism city
Where is your hometown like? What do you do there? Is it a big city or a
small town? What is the local famous food or craft? Is there some
interesting history?
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IELTS Video 1:
Watch the video. Her topic is hometown.
Hints:
Try to answer each question for at least 1 minute. Speak clearly. You know
your topic, so you can practice.
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IELTS Listening & Speaking Skills 6.0 – Level 1