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Course, academic year 2020/2021
  
English – Intermediate Plus II - V834043
Title: Angličtina – středně pokročilí plus II
Guaranteed by: Department of Languages (834)
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:1
E-Credits: summer s.:1
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Holanová Petra Mgr.
Valentová Dana Mgr.
Annotation -
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The subject focuses on improving and expanding language and communication skills in general English, interpretation of texts and listening materials, presentation of students' opinions and their ability to reason. Topics include music, sleep, argument, crime and punishment, advertising, science. The final level of proficiency is B2/B2+ according to CERF (Common European Reference Framework).
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

  • understand and interpret authentic texts (newspaper articles, extracts from literature) and listening materials
  • make arguments in a discussion using all acquired language skills, explain opinions and attitudes
  • use suitable and precise vocabulary
  • write an essay
  • write a report

Literature -
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R: Latham-Koenig Ch., Oxenden C., Chomacki K., English File Upper-intermediate MultiPack B, Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2020, 9780194039550

A: Murphy R., English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 9781108457651

A: Vince M., Language Practice Intermediate, Third Edition, Macmillan, 2010, 9780230727014

A: Prodromou L., Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge First, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 2012, 9781408290590

Learning resources -
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Materials prepared and/or recommended by the lecturer.

Teaching methods -
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Seminars.

Syllabus -
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1. Night night; "Used to, be used to, get used to"; Sleep.

2. Music to my ears; Gerunds and infinitives; Music.

3. Let's not argue; Past modals, "would rather"; Verbs often confused.

4. Arguing "for and against".

5. It's all an act; Verbs of the senses; The body; Writing a description.

6. Cutting crime; Passive voice, "have sth. done, it's said that..., he is thought to"; Crime and punishment.

7. Expressing your opinion; Writing an essay.

8. Fake news; Reporting verbs; The media. Word stress.

9. Good business? Clauses of contrast and purpose; Advertising, business.

10. Super cities; Uncountable and plural nouns; Word building: prefixes and suffixes.

11. Discussion, giving reasons; Writing a report.

12. Science fact, science fiction; Quantifiers: "all, every, both, etc."; Science.

13. Free speech; Articles; Collocation: word pairs. Pausing and sentence stress.

14. General revision - grammar, vocabulary.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Valentová Dana Mgr. (02.07.2020)

Knowledge at B1+/B2 level according to CERF (Common European Reference Framework).

 
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