Thursday, December 16, 2010

English for Engineering - discuss about feats of engineering

COMPETENCIES

A LISTENING: Listening to quiz programmes

B SPEAKING: Discussing construction

C READING: Comprehending a passage on civil engineering
Understanding blue-prints/plans for construction

D WRITING: Writing a technical manual/flow-chart

E VOCABULARY: Using words related to Engineering in
relevant spoken/written contexts

F EXTENSIVE READING: Reading poems related to
Engineering for appreciation

A. Listening

What are the major feats of engineering that you know of?
(e.g.Walls – Tunnels – Bridges – Roads - Railways, etc.) Discuss
with your partner. Then share your information with your class.

Task: Listen to a Quiz Master asking questions about some of
the ‘holes’ that man has made in the ground. These are
counted among his greatest feats of engineering. As you
listen, fill in the information in the spaces provided. (This
is only part of a quiz.)

Feats of Engineering

1 The world’s deepest open mine is …………………………..
2 The deepest water well is …………………. It is in the USA.
3 The deepest mine in the world is called ………………. and it
is in ……………………………………..
4 Almost all the deeper mines are …………………….. mines.
5 Poland has the ………………………………… in the world.
It is the Warsaw ………………………. ……………………
6 When we say that the Kolar Mines has run dry, it means that
………………………………………………………
7 The deepest drilling to a depth of ……………. feet was done
in the …………………………….

After you check your answers with your teacher, share any other
similar statistical information you have with your class.

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