Science and Mathematics: Riascolta il testo – Ricavare informazioni specifiche

In questa attività potrai ascoltare un testo orale di natura scientifica e provare a ricavare informazioni specifiche.

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Science and Mathematics: Mettiti alla prova – La sequenza dei blocchi informativi

Con questo test potrai esercitarti sulla comprensione della sequenza dei blocchi informativi.

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Stylistic features of academic texts – Science & Technology

On the whole, scientific and technological texts are formal and objective. However, they tend to display a lower level of syntactical complexity than Arts & Humanities texts´╗┐.

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Quiz: Meaning of suffixes

In the following quiz, You will see a number of very common suffixes. Can you insert them in the corresponding slots?

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Quiz: Dealing with unknown words

Before you dash to the dictionary, you should try and infer the meaning of the word from the context, from your knowledge of similar words or from the way the word is constructed. In particular, you may recognise parts of the word that you already know the meaning of, and from them infer the meaning of the new term.

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Structure of scientific papers

What information can you gather from a quick look at a research paper.

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Practice: reading research papers

What information can you gather from a quick look at a research paper.

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Reading technical ‘stuff’

Having watched the short video with some personal approaches to reading scientific or technical texts, would you say you follow similar steps? What else could you suggest (from your own experience or in your opinion)?

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Reading scientific or technical texts

Watch this short video on reading scientific or technical texts and reflect on your own approach and experience.

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Practice: listening for specific information

Bear some questions in mind while watching/reading a video section of a public talk. Then proceed to the quiz that follows.

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Practising predicting strategies

In this activity you will be working on a a TEDxDublin video by Andrew Wheeler to practise and reflect on your listening skills.

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