Just Reading and Writing in English | 生活英语读写 (edX)

Just Reading and Writing in English | 生活英语读写 (edX)
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Just Reading and Writing in English | 生活英语读写 (edX)
Learn how to read and write in English in the context of lectures and academic texts. 以读促写,以写辅读!掌握正确的阅读技巧和写作技巧,让你实现一次英语读写的飞跃!Reading enriches our life and writing enables us to express our thoughts. Being skillful in reading and writing allows you to better acquire and communicate information.

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This course focuses on 8 themes:

- learning

- university

- culture

- city

- education

- behavior theory

- communication

- meaning of life

For each theme, there are two texts, key words analysis, reading skills, guest interviews, composition tutorials, writing workshops, and literature tutors.

Join us and understand the beauty of language.

This course is part of the English Communication Skills Professional Certificate.


What you'll learn

● English reading and writing skills

● The ability to acquire and communicate information

● Culture of different English-speaking countries


Course Syllabus


Week 1 - Learning

Introduction to the problems in English learning, and some special skills in learning English efficiently.


Week 2 - University

Introduction to the learning skills of vocabulary, sentences and writing skills, and the campus life in Cambridge University and Oxford University.


Week 3 - Cultural Differences

Introduction to the gestures used in communication, and the different meanings of the gestures in different countries.


Week 4 - Cities

Introduction to London with its famous tourist sites such as Westminster Abbey, the Thames, Big ben and the streets of the city.


Week 5 - Education

Introduction to the education cost in the USA, and how students pay for their tuition fees. Moreover, teachers will talk about learning through books, and the meaning of reading books.


Week 6 - Manners

Introduction to how American parents cultivate their children’s manners. The table manners in the USA are talked about and compared with Chinese table manners.


Week 7 - Personal Communication

Introduction to the holidays, especially the individualism and the understanding of family. An article named Why I want a wife is shared to elaborate the inner thoughts of a man in perspective of a woman.


Week 8 - Purpose of Living

Introduction to dreams, and the profound influence of a passage named Youth to the business leaders of Japan.


Week 9 - Review

Exercises in preparation of the final exam.


Week 10 - Final Exam



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