LI3 (L)

Anno accademico: 2019–2020
Corso: Lingua inglese
Insegnamento: Lingua inglese livello 3 (LI3) L
CFU: 5
Docente: Geltrude Daniela Vescio (


The course is designed for students with a fairly high command of the English language. The general methodological principles adopted for this course are learner-centered and based on integrating all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Students will take part in grammar activities, vocabulary puzzles, pronunciation practice as well as sounds and spelling rules, Colloquial English activities, role plays and debates, etc… The activities selected are highly motivational, given that they are adapted to the students’ interests and needs. Articles, magazines and several online resources will be incorporated into the syllabus throughout the academic year.


Activities based on recordings of native speakers with different accents talking at normal speed and including some non-standard language usage. These will include casual conversations, discussions, talks, etc. selected from advanced level course books, broadcast audio material and films. Tasks will include FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL exercises.


Activities based on complex texts from online newspapers magazines and advanced level coursebooks. Tasks will include FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEFL exercises


Exercises to develop writing skills at a CAE level. Text types include summaries, narratives, letters and e-mails, opinion and discursive essays, reports, descriptions and reviews.


Debates, presentations, discussions.

Use of English

  • Grammar: Verb tenses, reported speech, modal verbs, passive forms, linking words, verbs followed by –ing or infinitive, conditionals, emphatic structures: Inversion.
  • Vocabulary: Besides topic related vocabulary, attention will be paid to other areas of vocabulary learning such as word formation, collocations and phrasal verbs.


According to the European Framework of reference at C1.1 level a student should be able to:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


The final mark for this course is calculated as follows:

-up to 70% assigned to the end of course exam. This 2-hour test will be administered at University and will include exercises on the Use of English, a Reading comprehension and a writing.

• up to 30% assigned to oral skills evaluation, which will be carried out in class.


Oxenden, Clive, e Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File Advanced (SB, WB, MultiRom). Oxford: Oxford University Press.