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This calendar, for the month of March 2013, in Serbian, was produced by LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Look out for another language next month! This is the third of a 12-month series lasting until Dec 2013. A printed 'Why study language?' calendar for 2013 is available from www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/calendar.
The text provides some examples of the Dative case in Serbian while the speaking exercises enable the students to put into practise different ways of using the Dative case in Serbian. 60 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor project.
Students are given jumbled sentences and they need to put them in the correct order to make a coherent text. Then, they focus on the comparative forms in the text and compare them with a grammar section which provides them with an overview of comparatives and superlatives. As a final exercise, students talk to each other, trying to use some comparatives forms. 75 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor project
Two reading texts with sets of questions to develop vocabulary and grammar and stimulate conversation in Serbian. Grammar exercise to focus on cases in Serbian and speaking activities to put these into practice. Aimed at B2 level students
Students have an opportunity to practise the accusative case by trying to arrange a day out. 45 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor Project
This is an exercise to help students with possessive adejectives. It personalises the learning process as it enables students to talk about their own family. 60 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor Project.
This exercise enables the students to put into practice the Instrumental case. They work in groups of three and share information about their homes in order to find out who lives closest to their work. 60 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor project.
Activities to help students develop reading and speaking skills. Students work in two different groups and read different texts. Once they have read their text, they regroup and tell someone from the other group what their text was about. They, then, discuss the problem/issue by using the target language, i.e. giving advice. This exercise is aimed at intermediate students. 60 minutes of class time. Part of Favor project.
A reading text about the Exit Festival in Novi Sad which focuses on vocabulary related to music. A set of questions enables the students to talk about music and music festivals in Serbia or Europe and to personalise the topic and engage in a conversation about music and music festivals. Aimed at B1 level students.
Activities to practise the past tense in Serbian. Students are given twelve questions and have to talk to as many classmates as possible and find out about their past experiences. 45 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor project.
A short text with comprehension questions, followed by a grammar overview of personal pronouns in the accusative case. A controlled practice exercise is provided, followed by a free(er) speaking practice. 60 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor Project
A reading text with true/false questions, followed by a grammar overview of reflexive verbs. There is also a gap fill exercise, followed by a speaking task. 75 minutes of class time. Part of the Favor Project
A reading text about Nikola Tesla which provides vocabulary related to biographies of famous people which can be used to talk about people in general. A vocabulary exercise provides character adjectives and provides controlled written practise. Aimed at B1 level students.
A reading text with a set of questions which focuses on vocabulary related to cinema. Questions are personalised by students in order to talk about Serbian and European cinema. Grammar exercises focus on common collocation and enable the students to practise forming questions and use these in conversation. Aimed at B1 level students.
A text about a famous Serbian sportsman provides vocabulary related to sports and leisure. Students write questions to interview someone famous and then role play the interview. Aimed at B1 level students.
The listening exercise focuses the students on the locative form. The gap fill serves as a controlled-practise activity which re-inforces the rules of the locative case while the role play provides a personalised speaking opportunity. 60 minutes of class time. Part of Favor Project.