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Modern English III - OPBA4A033A
Title: Moderní angličtina III
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/3, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 101 (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
Teacher(s): Bernadette Higgins, M.A.
Mgr. Kateřina Novotná, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBA4A023A
Is pre-requisite for: OPBA4A061A, OPBA4A041B, OPBA4A051B, OPBA4A056A, OPBA4A053B, OPBA4A054B, OPBA4A055B, OPBA4A052B
Annotation -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Petr Chalupský, Ph.D. (12.09.2022)
The course consists of three 45-minute lessons per week in total. Sign up for one 90-minute and one 45-minute lesson. The aim of the course is to develop students' language skills towards C1 level (CEFR) with a focus on practical skills regarding speaking, reading, and listening. The course is based on systematic work with the core textbook. Homework will be assigned from Advanced Language Practice by Michael Vince.
Descriptors - Czech
Last update: doc. PhDr. Petr Chalupský, Ph.D. (12.09.2022)
  • práce se studijními materiály: 18 hodin
  • plnění průběžných úkolů: 10 hodin
  • příprava na zápočet: 10 hodin
  • příprava na zkoušku: 20 hodin
Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Tomáš Nechanský (11.09.2022)

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: Mgr. Tomáš Nechanský (12.10.2022)

UNIT 7: Values

part A: Home matters

  • Language input: easily confused words, idioms related to home and family, cleft sentences

part B: Seeing the world

  • Language input:  travelling, past tenses for hypothetical meanings

(M. Vince HW: G8, V2)


UNIT 8: A rich life

part A: Mixing business and pleasure

  • Language input: vocabulary related to business, negative introductory expressions, fronting

part B: A means to an end?

  • Language input: vocabulary related to spending and investing, comparatives and superlatives

(M. Vince HW: G11, G12, V7, V8, V17)


UNIT 9: The world of science

part A: Personal challenges

  • Language input: vocabulary related to space, vocabulary related to seeing, idioms with like, reported speech

part B: Brain power

  • Language input: vocabulary related to the mind, nouns/adjectives/verbs + prepositions, prepositions + ing forms

(M. Vince HW: G13, G17, G18, V16, V18)


UNIT 10: A positive outlook

part A: Teamwork

  • Language input: vocabulary related to health, sport, and fitness, participle and infinitive clauses

part B: Feeling good

  • Language input: modal verbs (revision), modal verbs alternatives

(M. Vince HW: V13)

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Tomáš Nechanský (10.10.2022)
  • active participation
  • min. 80-% attendance
  • passing the credit test and the oral exam (70 %)

Provided you have passed the CAE certificate with Grade A or B; or CPE certificate with Grade A, B, or C (the results are not older than 2 years), you will not be required to attend the seminars.

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