"Together, We Can Build Kuwait"

Kuwait University

ELU/Science College - English for Science,(EfS)

(161/11& 5), Spring 2002



  • English for Science, Fran Zimmerman.

  • Writing Workbook.

    (Course books are available in Shuwaikh Bookstore.)










Course Description:

This is an English for Specific Purpose, (ESP) course. It contains topics from the general science curriculum. The main Objectives of this course are learning new scientific terms, taking notes efficiently, and writing scientific reports; such as, classifying, comparison, and describing, encouraging the use of the standard form of academic paragraph outlining, the tree diagram, and tables.It also enforces the major reading skills of skimming, scanning, and reading between the lines, aiming at developing the ability of distinguishing fact from fiction, drawing logical conclusions, and making appropriate inferences. The course integrates the four basic English language skills, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


Grade Computation:

  • Attendance - Homework- Quizzes

  • Final Internet-Project

  • Midterm Exam

  • Final Exam







  • 3hours= first warning
  • 6 hours= second warning
  • 9 hours= failure

"If you're absent due to medical reasons, please bring the original copy of the medical note or report from your doctor".

  • To midterm examination 1,2,5,
  • To final examination 8,10,11,&9












Chapters Covered:






On-Line Dictionaries:































  • For instant access to Marriam Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus! Enter a wrod in the appropriate search box and click the "Search" button.


  • Learn more about the subject and the verb agreement with verb to be.
  • for science students of 161, Click each item in the box below to learn more and practice.
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Computer-Lab Classes:

Welcome to the Cyberspace of 161

Add your picture here linked to your "Web Portfolio"


Computer-Lab Syllabus and Schedule:

  • Course Projects:
  1. Final - project: " Web Portfolio"
  2. Exchange Writing with Science students in Germany.


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Week 3 to 5:Defining Chapter 1

Reading: Nuclear Fusion

Listen to Einstein explaining the equation E= mc 2

Activity 1: (Defining presentation)

  1. Read about the largest desserts on earth. Take notes while reading using a table or a standard academic paragraph outlining.
  2. Search about.com for definitions of the following terms:
      • Energy.
      • Vertebrates.
      • Distillation
      • Socrates.
      • Smog.

Activity 2:

      1. Listen to science reports on esl-lab.
      2. Science quizzes on manythings.org. ( based on texts of VOA)

Activity 3:

  • Moslem Scientists!
    1. Read about Arab Moslem scientists.
    2. Take notes while reading using a tree diagram.
    3. Write a classification essay.

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Activity 7:

Reading is an ability which needs to be learned and practiced.To improve your reading comprehension you need to learn some skills and know how to use them right. click the link below to learn more about reading skills.

  • Click here to Read about the three items listed below, then write a short report about one of them, using the reporting writing style.
    • Einestien.
    • Dinosaurs.
    • The Internet
  • Use a search engine and find information about the following theories:
    • Evolution
    • Relativity
    • Buoyancy
  • Use your note taking skill while reading and then outline and write a short reprting article.

Activity 8:

  • Click NEWS on the menu bar above and choose your favorite local or international paper. Then read an article and tell us about it.
  • Click Weather on the menu bar above and choose your favorite country. Then describe the weather in that country.


Activity 9:

  1. Visit Maptown and describe your favorite place in the world.
  2. Write a brief description on two of the following sites.

Activity 10:

Useful Links: