The book is intended for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of architecture and construction technology in technical colleges and universities who want to improve their knowledge of English.
The textbook consists of 15 units (units 1 - 7 have been written by Renata Jennołowicz, units 8 - 15 by Monika Śleszyńska) which contain the same sections: Reading, Vocabulary, Speaking, Focus on Grammar, Narnes to Remember and Facts to Consider. We have also included the index of names and the glossary of architectonic terms.
Each unit has at least one reading passage that has been adapted or rewritten mainly from Jurgen Tietz's The Story ofArchitecture of the 20'" Century or selected from magazines, brochures and the Internet. The passages are followed by comprehension exercises such as answering questions, deciding whether statements are true or false, fitting sentences into gapped texts or matching information or headings to a text. Typically, each Reading section begins with a vocabulary matching exercise that enriches the knowledge of technical terms.
Activities in Vocabulary sections range from multiple-choice vocabuilary exercises, gap filung or word formation to quizzes and puzzles. They are airned at building up technical but also general English vocabulary. Those who want to learn some collocations, prepositions or negative prefixes will be satisfied as the book caters for the needs of different learners.
Speaking sections provide opportunities for the development of speaking skills in the architectural context. Pair or group work is suggested as the medium of this section but students can get extra practice from whole class discussions and debates.
UNIT 1 ARCHITECTURE AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
UNIT2 THE FIRST MODERNS (1910-1920)
UNIT3 CUBISM VERSUS FUTURISM
UNIT 4 THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE (1920-1930)
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR- HYPOTHETICAL AND UNREAL SENTENCES
UNIT 5 AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE 1920-1930
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR - INDIRECT SPEECH
UNIT 6 THE NEW LANGUAGE OF THE SKYSCRAPERS
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR - PASSIVE VOICE
UNIT 7 TOWN PLANNING IN THE 20? CENTURY
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR - REVISION OF UN1TS 1 -6
UNIT 8 BRUTALISM
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR- RELATIVE CLAUSES
UNIT 9 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR - MODAL AUXILIARIES
UNIT 10 ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE 1960s
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR- ARTICLES
UNIT 11 HIGH-TECH ARCHITECTURE
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR- COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS. PLURALS
UNIT 12 POSTMODERNISM
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR - GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES
UNIT 13 DECONSTRUCTION
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR-ADJECTIYES
UNIT 14 MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE OF THE 1980s AND 1990s
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR - PREPOSITIONS
UNIT 15 ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
FOCUS ON GRAMMAR- REVISION OF UNITS 8-15