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Modern English I - OPBA4A013A
Title: Moderní angličtina I
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/3, MC [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 310 (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
Guarantor: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D.
Gamze Korbek, Ph.D.
Is pre-requisite for: OPBA4A023A, OPBA4A022A
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (04.09.2023)
The course consists of a total of three 45-minute lessons per week. Sign up for 1x 90 minute lesson + 1x 45 minute lesson! The aim of the subject is to develop students' language skills from B2 level to C1 level (CEFR). The course works with students on the development of practical skills regarding speaking, reading, listening and writing. The course is based on systematic work with the core textbook, however, there are also obligatory resources required by the teacher. Moodle:
Descriptors -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (04.09.2023)

Working with study materials: 10 hours per semester

Preparation for getting the credit: 5 hodin

Preparation for the exam and the exam: 18 hodin

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (10.09.2023)

Required literature:

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

Vince, Michael. Advanced Language Practice. Macmillan 2014.


Recommended literature: 

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 Collocations in Use Advanced. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

McCARTHY; O'DELL, F. English Phrasal Verbs in Use Advanced. Cambridge University Press, 2017

HEWINGS, M. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2015

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (09.09.2022)


part A: Finding a job (week 1+2)

  • Language input: collocations adj. + noun, phrasal verbs + TAKE expressions, mixed verb forms (present/past; simple/perfect/continuous)
  • Irregular verbs
  • Vince self-study:  G1: present time, G3: past time, G4: present perfect

part B: Learning experiences (week 3+4)

  • Language input:  vocabulary of feelings, the passive
  • Formal essay: register, academic English, cohesion, coherence
  • Vince self-study: G5: passive 1, G6: passive 2 


part A: Making a difference (week 5+6)

  • Language input: describing attitudes, describing characteristics, phrasal verbs, relative clauses
  • Vince self-study: G15: relative and non-finite clauses, G22: linking words and phrases, V9: people and relationships

part B: A second chance (week 7+8)

  • Language input: articles, singular/plural nouns, determiners and pronouns
  • Vince self-study: G14: articles


part A: The creative instinct (week 9+10)

  • Language input: synonyms + phrasal verbs, verbs to describe sounds, metaphors, future forms
  • Vince self-study: G2: future time, V1: leisure activities

part B: Stars in their eyes (week 11+12)

  • Language input: entertainment, exchanging ideas, modals and semi-modals (necessity, prohibition, advice, criticism, permission, ability, possibility, probability, deduction)
  • Vince self-study: G9: modals, present and future, G10: modals, past,  V11: entertainment
Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (04.09.2023)
  • Attendance min. 80%
  • Active participation
  • Working with study materials: 10 hours per semester
  • Credit test (70% for pass), students will get a mark
  • Number of attempts: 1 regular + 2 remedial

CAE certificate with an A or B mark and CPE certificate with an A, B or C mark can be recognized as equivalent to attendance and credit. The certificate cannot be older than two years.



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