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RSVSpring2013

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Reading/Speaking/Vocabulary Elective

Pool 3 - Spring 2013

Center for English Language & Orientation Programs

Boston University

 

Joseph Pettigrew

CELOP 207

617-353-7838

jpettigr@bu.edu

 

 

 

 

 


 

Time:  1:30 - 3:50 pm

Days & Location:  Tuesday IEC B11 / Thursday EOP 264

Class information & syllabus (given out in class): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Date
Assignment
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Buy textbook at the BU Bookstore; bring it to class
Thursday, Jan. 31
Text p, 15-17 Drink, Blink, and Rest 
Tuesday, Feb. 4

Text p. 18-20 Azeri Hills Hold Secret ...

Choose an article for everyone to read; bring it to class

Thursday, Feb. 6

Text p. 22-24 The Memory Man

Send me your article (See the instructions below.)

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Text p. 25-27 Born to Paint ...
Thursday, Feb. 14 Read and answer the questions for the St Valentine's Day Reading. Right click and save to your computer.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 Text p. 28-30 Hyper-Polyglots
Thursday, Feb. 21 Read The Midnight Visitor - class handout / This story is also online. You can read it here.
Tuesday, Feb. 26

Vocabulary Test on Units 2 & 3

Reading Test

Student reading:  A Human Word - given out in class, or you can download it here.

Thursday, Feb. 28 Text p. 32-34 Executives Go Under the Knife
Tuesday, March 5 Text p. 35-37 What Makes a Man Attractive?
Thursday, March 7 Read The Chaser (given out in class) and answer the questions. This story is also available online here.
March 8 - 17 Boston University Spring Break
Tuesday, March 19 Read Understanding Happiness (given out in class) and answer the questions. If you didn't get a copy, you can read it online here
Thursday, March 21 Text p. 72-74 What Do Our Possessions Say about Us?
Tuesday, March 26 Text p. 75-77 Temperament and Personality
Thursday, March 28

Text p. 78-80 Mind Your P's and Q's

Look at Unit 5 (Technology) and Unit 12 (Humor) and decide which one you want to do. We will vote on Thursday. 

Tuesday, April 2 Text p. 42-44 Affectionate Androids
Thursday, April 4 Text p. 45-47 Identification, Please!
Tuesday, April 9 Text p. 48-50 Researchers Worry as Cyber-teens Grow Up
Thursday, April 11

Read "Child Marriage" - given out in class; you can download a Word version here.

Finish the Restatements & Inferences handout.

Tuesday, April 16 Final Reading Exam; Vocabulary Test
Thursday, April 18 Final Class; Evaluations given out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary

Unit 2

Diets of the World
Drink, Blink, and Rest
Azeri Hills Hold Secrets ...
befitting
consist of
fraction
lead to
leading
promote
savor
track
fatigue
lubricated
moist
protected
regarded
shielded
susceptible
vulnerable
amid
exiled
grave
life span
slope
substance
toddler
toil

Unit 3

The Memory Man Born to Paint:  A. Nechita
Hyper-Polyglots
amaze
brilliance
carry out
compensate
obscure
overcoming
retain
widely
dedication
determination
exceptional
introverted
perseverance
precocious
prolific
reminiscent
capacity
cite
exaggerated
examined
extraordinary
impaired
preposterous
reputed 

Unit 8

What Do Our Possessions ...? Temperament & Personality Minding Your P's & Q's
adorn
assess
decorate
deduce
display
find out
flaunt
morale
assumption
attribute to
expressive
generous
inherent
inhibited
joyous
match
outgoing
particulars
piece together
random
restless
sullen
withdrawn
decipher
tied to
needy
bogged down
grasp
revealing
pronounced
drift

Unit 5

Affectionate Androids Identification, Please!
Cyber-teens Grow Up
android
attachments
close
giggle
mighty
put it
tempting
tickle
tie the knot
unethical
adopt
accessible
implement
plummet
potential
prevalent
stored
unique

 
adept
exclusive
fuss
isolated
medium
odd
put off
shorthand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

Click on the link below the picture. It will open a new page. On the new page, right click on DOWNLOADS

at the top left to save the file to your computer. 

 

 
   
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students' Readings Assignment

 
  1. Select a reading that you think the rest of the class would be interested in.
  2. Show it to me.
  3. Write a few questions about the article. Most of them should be basic comprehension questions. You can also write a couple of opinion or interpretation questions for the class to discuss.
  4. Choose a few vocabulary words that you think the students might not know but are important for understanding the article. Write their definitions or synonyms.
  5. Put the vocabulary and questions in a Word document and e-mail it to me. 
  6. I’ll print it out and give it to the students along with copies of your article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Boston

Info & Advice from BU Today

     

 

Next Stop, Boston

Riding the "T" (the Boston subway)

Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Interesting neighborhoods in and around Boston, including Harvard Square & Coolidge Corner

Shop 'till You Drop 

Where to buy what you need for your dorm or apartment


 
 

 
 
 

A Club for Every Taste and Cause

Student organizations at BU 
 
 
 

 

More on Boston ... 

   

Places to Go in the Boston Area

Suggestions from CELOP students

 Jill Brand's Red Sox Page A CELOP teacher's page about Boston's baseball team

The Hubway  - Rent a bike by the hour (if you feel brave enough to ride on Boston's streets). See also BU Today's Review.

 
       
Audio & Video with Transcripts (read & listen)

 

A daily 10-minute news program for American high school students - with a  transcript on the CNN page.  Links:

CNN Student News page

Videojug

 A site that is a lot like YouTube, but with instructional videos on every topic you can think of, most with transcripts. A mix of British and American accents.

Quick & Dirty Tips

Audio podcasts on a wide variety of subjects, including legal issues, managing money, public speaking, exercise, health, modern manners, and more. Each episode has a transcript that you can read while you listen to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reading, Vocabulary, & Study Skills

  

 

The Academic Word List

 

The Academic Word List contains 570 word families which appear frequently in a broad range of academic texts. These are not the 570 most common words in English; they are the ones you will encounter most often while reading in university - as well as in newspapers, magazines, and on the internet. If you want to improve your vocabulary, this is a very good place to start.

 

 

      

 

Reading Suggestions for ESL students

 

Suggestions from various sources of good books (mostly fiction and biographies) for ESL students - in downloadable pdf format. 

  


   

 

 

 

Newcomer's Almanac

 

A newsletter with information on news, sports, politics, culture, holidays, language, and more. In pdf format.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

How (Not) to Study

                                        

An article in the New York Times says, "Psychologists have discovered that some of the most hallowed advice on study habits is flat wrong."

 

 

And as long as you're going to the New York Times web site, take a look at:

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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