Foreign language - English IV - OKMN0A193B
Title: Foreign language – English IV
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/0, Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 8 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: combined
Teaching methods: combined
Additional information: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=5851
Guarantor: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Veronika Gajdošíková
Pre-requisite : OKMN0A189B
Interchangeability : OPMN0A193B
Is pre-requisite for: OKMN0A197B
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Annotation -
The course aims at developing students´ communicative competence from the initial B1+ towards B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is the fourth part of a five-semester course. Four essential language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing - are developed throughout the course with the special focus on fluency and appropriateness of one´s speech. The students are motivated to clearly formulate their opinions about the topics from the coursebook. Their wordstock is systematically enriched, especially with collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs and abstract expressions. Students are led to understand grammar as a system and their knowledge is extended by grammatical features occurring in the used texts. Supplementary materials such as authentic newspaper texts and BBC recordings are employed.
Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)
Aim of the course -

The course aims at developing students´ communicative competence from the initial B1+ towards B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)
Descriptors - Czech

60 hodin studijní zátěže celkem

  • přímá výuka - 8 hodin
  • plnění průběžných úkolů - 21 hodin
  • vypracování požadavků ke zkoušce - 5 hodin
  • příprava na zkoušku - 13 hodin
  • samostudium - 13 hodin
Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)
Literature -

Obligatory literature (intermediate):

WILDMAN, J.; MYERS, C.; THACKER, C. Insight. Intermediate Student’s Book. Oxford: OUP, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-401108-2.

HANCOCK, P. Insight. Intermediate Workbook. Oxford: OUP, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-401113-6.

Obligatory literature (pre-intermediate):

WILDMAN, J.; BEDDALL, F. Insight. Pre-Intermediate Student’s Book. Oxford: OUP, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-401107-5.

SAYER, M.; ROBERTS, R. Insight. Pre-Intermediate Workbook. Oxford: OUP, 2013.

Recommended literature (for both levels):

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. 8th ed. Oxford: OUP ELT, 2010. ISBN 0194799123.

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English. Oxford: OUP, 2009. ISBN 978 0 19 4325387.

AYTO, J. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: OUP, 2010 (3rd ed.). ISBN 978-0-19-431287-5.

McCARTHY, M.; O’DELL, F. English Collocations in Use. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. ISBN-10 0-521-60378-1.

SWAN, M. Practical English Usage. Oxford: OUP, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0194420983.

Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English. Oxford: OUP, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-433350-4.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

https://www.helpforenglish.cz/

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)
Requirements to the exam -

The course will cover each of the following 5 areas, and in the final exam, each one carries a mark of up to 20%.

These areas are:

  • Use of English (grammar and vocabulary covered in the course)
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing (100-150 words)
  • Speaking (1-2 minutes, topics specified in class)

A final mark of at least 65% is required for a PASS.

In the event of a fail, the students will be offered two more opportunities to take the exam.

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)
Syllabus -

Pre-intermediate:

GRAMMAR: past perfect; used to; question tags; noun suffixes; verbs+prepositions; reported speech

VOCABULARY: success and achievements; state and society; films; the news and the press

Intermediate:

GRAMMAR: the third conditional; wish clauses; relative clauses; modals + the perfect infinitive

VOCABULARY: work; making decisions; conflict; gadgets; regrets; relationships

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)
Course completion requirements -
80% attendance (one absence allowed), active participation, a piece of writing (to be specified)
Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (29.01.2024)