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Maritime English Course

Pre-intermediate

E. Gech • boek • paperback

  • Samenvatting
    Maritime English Course (MEC) is an ESP instruction designed to help everyone who is studying for a professional qualification related to seaborne trade, cargo work and cargo-handling technologies. It aims to build up learners’ vocabulary of words and phrases related to various maritime professions, to strengthen and enlarge their grammar knowledge and to further develop within maritime themes the basic language skills. MEC is intended for students at pre-intermediate (A2-B1) language proficiency level.

    MEC is divided into three sections: “Ships and Ports”, “Cargo-handling Equipment” and “Cargo”. There are eighteen texts grouped in nine units. Each unit comprises the following structural components: reading (A and B texts) with words and phrases notes; grammar notes; exercises on vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and speaking; dialogue(s) with words and phrases notes; situation(s) for dialogue composition. There are three revision tests at the end of each section, checking vocabulary, grammar and dialogue composition skills of the learners.

    Vocabulary appendix gives transcribed pronunciation of the alphabetically grouped per unit words and phrases.
    Answers to the exercises and revision tests, as well as suggestions for all dialogue compositions, can be found in Keys to the Exercises appendix.


    In short, MEC contains:

    18 reading texts
    38 grammar items
    45 dialogues and situations for dialogue composition
    168 exercises on vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and speaking
    1150 words, phrases and abbreviations relevant to maritime professions and contexts
  • Productinformatie
    Binding : Paperback
    Distributievorm : Boek (print, druk)
    Formaat : 200mm x 270mm
    Aantal pagina's : 176
    Uitgeverij : MEC
    ISBN : 9789463451369
    Datum publicatie : 07-2017
  • Inhoudsopgave
    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Preface
    List of Abbreviations

    SHIPS AND PORTS
    Unit 1
    A text: DESCRIPTION OF A SHIP
    Grammar:
    Passive voice
    Position and prepositions of place on board
    Gender of the noun “ship”
    B text: PORTS
    Grammar:
    Relative clauses ‐ I
    Word order: Inversion in a statement

    Unit 2
    A text: TYPES OF MERCHANT SHIP
    Grammar:
    Countable/uncountable nouns
    Classifications with “types of”, “one type of”
    Articles with geographic names
    B text: ORGANISATION OF SHIP’S CREW
    Grammar:
    Expressing function
    Articles with ranks on board

    Unit 3
    A text: PORT ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
    Grammar:
    To be + TO infinitive
    Word formation: suffix “‐age”
    B text: SETTING THE STANDARDS IN A SHIP AGENCY WORK
    Grammar:
    Emphatic use of auxiliaries
    Polysemy: provide, provided, provision

    REVISION TEST I

    CARGO‐HANDLING EQUIPMENT
    Unit 1
    A text: SHIP’S CARGO GEAR
    Grammar:
    Relative clauses ‐ II
    Use of “the former” and “the latter”
    B text: SHORE CARGO‐HANDLING EQUIPMENT
    Grammar:
    The “‐ing” forms ‐ I
    Use of “‐ing”/”‐ed” adjectives before nouns

    Unit 2
    A text: GRABS
    Grammar:
    Modal verbs
    Expressing certainty
    B text: USE OF OTHER LIFTING EQUIPMENT
    Grammar:
    Use of “shall” with 2nd and 3rd persons
    Correlatives: “as…as”

    Unit 3
    A text: APPLICATIONS OF SLINGS TO CARGO HANDLING
    Grammar:
    Use of “should”
    Negating noun phrases
    B text: SECURING AND LASHING
    Grammar:
    Subjunctive
    Use of “likely”/”unlikely”

    REVISION TEST II

    CARGO
    Unit 1
    A text: CARGO TYPES
    Grammar:
    Use of “‐ing” forms ‐II
    “So” and “such”
    B text: CONTAINERIZATION
    Grammar:
    More about abstract nouns
    Use of “can” and “be able to”

    Unit 2
    A text: SWEAT AND VENTILATION
    Grammar:
    The modal verb “need”
    “Subject to”/”subjected to”
    B text: REFRIGERATED CARGO
    Grammar:
    The infinitive ‐ I
    Use of “since”
    Unit 3
    A text: DISTRIBUTION OF CARGO
    Grammar:
    The infinitive ‐II
    The “‐en” verbs
    B text: DANGEROUS AND OBNOXIOUS GOODS
    Grammar:
    Present perfect continuous tense
    Use of “must” and “have to”

    REVISION TEST III

    VOCABULARY
    KEYS TO THE EXERCISES
    REFERENCES
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