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Modern English III - OPBA2A111A
Title: Moderní angličtina III
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 0 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Pre-requisite : OPBA2A108A
Is pre-requisite for: OPBA2A115A
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D. (13.09.2019)
The aim of the course is to develop the four basic language skills further from the B2+ to C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is the third stage of a six-semester course. The teaching is based on systematic work with a course-book. There is special emphasis on accuracy, fluency, clarity and complexity of expression.
Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

Povinná literatura:

Bell, Jan; Gower, Roger. Advanced Expert Coursebook, 3rd edition. Pearson 2014.

Vince, Michael. Advanced Language Practice. Macmillan 2003. (or more recent editions)


Doporučená literatura

BELL, J; KENNY, N. Advanced Expert Student´s Resource Book, Pearson 2015.
McCARTHY; O'DELL, F. English Idioms in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
McCARTHY; O'DELL, F. English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
FOLEY, M.; HALL, D. Longman Advanced English Grammar. Longman, 2003.
HEWINGS, M. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Last update: Mgr. Barbora Pěničková (24.09.2020)

UNIT 7 - Values

part A: Home matters

part B: Seeing the world

Language input

·         easily confused words

·         home and family idiomatic expressions

·         cleft sentences / emphasis

·         punctuation

Language input

·         TRAVEL vocabulary

·         past tenses with hypothetical meaning

·         wish clauses

Vince self-study

·         G14: Emphasis

·         WP7: expressions with BY, DO, HAVE, idioms with body parts, verbs of seeing

Vince self-study

·         G9: Unreal time and subjunctives

·         V2: travel and movement

·         V4: places

UNIT 8 - A Rich Life

part A: Mixing business and pleasure

part B: A means to an end?

Language input

·         BUSINESS collocations + fixed phrases

·         compounds and prepositions

·         inversion

·         fronting

Language input

·         spending, investing and giving

·         comparatives and superlatives

·         other ways of comparison

Vince self-study

·         G13: Inversion

·         V7: work


UNIT 9 - The World of Science

part A: Personal challenges

part B: Brain power

Language input

·         SPACE collocations

·         ways of seeing

·         idioms with like

·         reported speech

Language input

·         the mind vocabulary

·         dependent prepositions

·         prepositions + gerund

Vince self-study

·         G16: reported speech

·         V16: Technology

Vince self-study

·         G21: verbs + prepositions

·         G22: prepositions


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Pěničková (08.09.2021)

Active participation, credit test, essay.


TEST: 70% minimum, 1 resit possible

ESSAY: 70% minimum, 1 rewrite possible; must be submitted by the deadline given in the first seminar (later submissions will not be accepted); more than 3 mistakes at B2 level or lower = 0% score



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