Programme for today: ? presentations ? final exam info ? review Units 5-8 ? Unit 9: - p.46: listening - p.48: grammar ? group discussion
Final exam info class 1
With so many different majors (专业) in my classes, finding a good date in week 19 is not easy. Therefore, the office for post-graduate students suggested that we do the exam a little earlier. For your class this would be on Saturday January 4. Time: 14:10 – 15:50. The class will be split in two groups: group 1: 14:10 – 14:55 (even student numbers) group 2: 15:10 – 15:50 (odd student numbers) Place: here (204)
Final exam info class 2
With so many different majors (专业) in my classes, finding a good date in week 19 is not easy. Therefore, the office for post-graduate students suggested that we do the exam a little earlier. For your class this would be on Saturday January 4. Time: 16:00 – 17:40. The class will be split in two groups: group 1: 16:00 – 16:45 (even student numbers) group 2: 16:55 – 17:40 (odd student numbers) Place: here (204)
The exam will consist of three parts. You’ll get an exam paper for questions and aswers. part 1: listening, like we did when reviewing. I’ll let you listen to three or four short clips, and play it again once. Then you have a few minutes to answer the question. (about 15 min. in total) part 2: explain words, make a sentence with these words (like during a review) part 3: short essay, in which you express your opinion about a topic I’ll give you then and there. Length: 200 – 300 words.
The planning for the coming weeks looks as follows: today (week 16): Unit 9 week 17: finish Unit 10 week 18: (January 1) probably no class, otherwise review Units 1-10
Review listening Unit 5,6
? What are the reasons for supermarkets to have ‘own’ brands? ? What is chai? ? Where do people drink it usually in India? ? Where can people get it in the USA? ? How did the buyer of Tesco react after she had sent them a sample? ? What is she going to do with these ‘jet packs’? ? How can a website help to promote a product?
Review Units 7, 8
? ? ? ? When is the exhibition? When do they have to pay the full amount? Who is this product for? “All they have to do is _____________ and it will _______________________.” ? “To wash it, ___________________, and the rest of the ___________________________”. ? Do you need to plug it into the mains? Why (not)? (mains= main electric power network)
Review new words
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. overhead premium recognition customer loyalty cupboard entrepreneurial skills up-market founding prohibitive
1. soared 2. takings 3. a niche product 4. take off (of sales) 5. to stock (goods) 6. outselling 7. new lines 8. projected turnover 9. blend 10.spice 11.wok 12.ingredients
1. grocery 2. deli 3. up-market tea bars 4. fruit tea 5. herbal tea 6. retail 7. to pitch 8. coverage 9. write-up 10. awareness 11. high-profile 12. hike 13. sac
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
gadget pop dishwasher plug into the mains put in a biggish order mark-up
Unit 9: Going it alone
p.46: getting started Ask your partner: ? What are the advantages and disadvantages of running your own business? ? Would you like to start your own business one day? Why (not)? ? If yes, what kind of business? Why? Where? How are you going to realize it?
make a go of ...= try to do sth. take the plunge = jump into the water – take a big step into sth. new and uncertain it struck me= it surprised me pasta = Italian style noodles outlet= spot from where to sell a product (shop, etc.) redundant (多余的)= sth./sb. that is not needed anymore (like the appendix (阑尾) in the human body) be made redundant= lose your job because of the business in general (save costs, etc.), not your performance
? traumatic (experience)(痛苦的经历)= an experience that is very hard to accept or understand ? franchise (经销权?)= (explained in the recording) ? logo= picture representing a brand or company (like the apple in the Apple-logo) ? fat-cat shareholder= rich shareholder
What struck Lisa? What did her friends tell her? Which two reasons made her decide to set up her own business? Why was Naiara made redundant? What was her initial reaction? Where did she get funding from for her business?
Listening p.46 - 2
What is a franchise? What is the advantage? What do you have to pay? What does Marcelle want to do? What does she not want to do?
p.48: Time clauses, rule A
main clause= description of an event time clause= part of a sentence with an indication of the time when the event takes place rule A: when talking about the present or the past in the main clause, use the same tense in both clauses I often listen to the radio while I am cooking dinner I took a walk yesterday before I called my brother I took a walk yesterday after I had eaten dinner Yesterday, I _______ before / after I _________
p.48: Time clauses, rule B
rule B: when talking about the future in the main clause, use a present tense in the time clause I will listen to the radio while I cook dinner (present simple) today. I will take a walk in the park after I have cooked dinner (present perfect) I will __________ after I __________ (graduate) I will __________ before I __________ (eat lunch)
p.48: Time clauses, rule C
rule C: with since, use the present perfect in the main clause and a past tense in the time clause I have often watched the news on TV since I came to China I have __________ since I __________ (eat breakfast) I have __________ since I __________ (come to this university)
Dog and cat meat eaters hit back at animal rights group adverts
South China Morning Post, Wednesday, 11 December, 2013
An organisation for the protection of animals tries to stop people in China from eating cats and dogs. Many disagree, esp. in the North-east (东北) who say they have the right to eat what they want. Question: which s
ide are you on? Try to agree.
Eat cat or dog meat?
Agree or disagree? Why? ? Some people say that eating cat or dog meat can be good for your health. Do you agree? If yes, what beneficial health effects does it have? ? Other people say that cats and dogs should be protected. There should be a law against the use of these animals for food. Do you agree? Why (not)? ? Have you eaten either? What about it?