Modern English II - OPBA4A023A
Title: Moderní angličtina II
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 136 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
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): Bernadette Higgins, M.A.
PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBA4A013A
Is pre-requisite for: OPBA4A033A, OPBA4A043A, OPBA4A046A, OPBA4A042B, OPBA4A052A
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Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (28.01.2024)
The aim of the subject is to develop students' language skills from B2/B2+ level to C1 level (CEFR). The course is based on systematic work with the core coursebook, however, there are also obligatory sources required by the teacher. The course works with students on the development of practical skills regarding speaking, reading, listening and writing. LINK FOR THE MOODLE COURSE:
Descriptors -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (28.01.2024)

study materials (15 hours), assignments (8 hours), preparation for the credit test (5 hours), preparation for the exam (18 hours)

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (28.01.2024)

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

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (27.01.2023)

Credit test - 70% for pass

Written exam (language skills + Use of English test - based on Modules 1-6 of the course book Advanced Expert, Pearson 2014, and selected chapters from the Language Practice for Advanced - see Modern English I and Modern English II syllabus)

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (28.01.2024)


part A: A small world?

  • Language input: sleep, similar words/idioms/word pairs, word formation: prefixes/suffixes
  • Vince self-study: V19: word formation

part B: Making a difference

  • Language input: issues and opinions, language to express probability and certainty, noun clauses
  • Vince self-study: G19, G20, G21 Phrasal verbs, V10 social problems

Module 5. CONTROVERSY (WEEK 5-8)

part A: Global Issues

  • Language input: global issues, word formation, modifying (un)gradable adjectives, adv-adj collocations
  • Vince self-study: V14 world issues

part B: An open society?

  • Language input: security, intensifying expressions, conditionals
  • Vince self-study: G7 conditionals 

module 6. COMMUNICATION (WEEK 9-12)

part A: Getting your message across 

  • Language input: phrasal verbs, TALK/SPEAK/SAY expressions, informal expressions of speaking and understanding, spelling, easily confused words
  • Vince self-study: G23 punctuation, spelling

part B: A sixth sense 

  • Language input: emotional reactions, gerunds and infinitives
  • Vince self-study: G16: verbs + infinitive or –ing
Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Petra Kacafírková, Ph.D. (28.01.2024)

active participation

attendance min. 80% (=2 absences allowed)

credit test and exam (70% for pass)

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.