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Practical English Towards C1+ Level - OPBA4A051B
Title: Praktický jazyk k úrovni C1+
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 25 (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: Mgr. Jana Richterová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Martin Mikuláš, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OPBA4A033A
Annotation -
The aim of the course is to develop students' language skills at the C1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course focuses on linguistic accuracy, fluency and complexity of one´s language expression, systematically expanding vocabulary, including collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs and abstract concepts. Students are encouraged to understand vocabulary as a system, and their knowledge in this area is expanded to include less frequent phenomena occurring in the texts under discussion. Modality Adverb and Adjective Collocations Dependent Prepositions and Phrasal Nouns Tense, Aspect and Voice Gerunds and Infinitives Collocations and Word Knowledge
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (22.09.2023)
Descriptors -

Work with study materials: 20 hours

Completion of continuous assignments: 20 hours

Seminar papers: 15 hours

Preparation to obtain the credit: 15 hours

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (22.09.2023)
Literature -


GUDE, K.; DUCKWORTH, M.; ROGERS, L. Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass. Oxford: OUP, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-470524-0.

Side R.: Grammar & Vocabulary CAE & CPE Workbook With Key New Edition.  PEARSON Education Limited, 2002. ISBN: 0582518210

Other materials:

FLOCKHART, J.; PELTERET, C. Phrasal Verbs: B1-C2. Glasgow: Collins, 2012. ISBN 978-0007464661.

GUDE, K.; DUCKWORTH, M.; ROGERS, L. Cambridge English Proficiency Masterclass. Oxford: OUP, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-470524-0.

HEWINGS, M.; HAINES, S. Grammar and Vocabulary for Advanced. Cambridge: CUP, 2015. ISBN 978-1107481114.

McCARTHY, M.; O´DELL, F. English Vocabulary in Use Advanced with CD-ROM: Vocabulary Reference and Practice. Cambridge: CUP, 2013 (2nd edition). ISBN 978-1107637764

VINCE, M. Language Practice for Advanced: Macmillan: 2014.  ISBN 1 405 00762 1.

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (22.09.2023)
Syllabus -


Week 1: Law and order (lexis, idioms)

Week 2: Word transformations

Week 3: Gerunds and infinitives

Week 4: Revision

Week 5: Psychology and employment (lexis, idioms)

Week 6: The passive voice, causative verbs

Week 7: Revision

Week 8: Money matters (lexis)

Week 11: Reported speech

Week 12: Revision



Coursebook Proficiency Masterclass:

selected units: U8, U9, U11 (+ in accordance with students´ preferences)

Workbook Grammar and Vocabulary for CAE and CPE:

U11: S5

U15: S1, S2, S3

U2: S1, S2, S3, S4, S5

U5: S6

U10: S6

U13: S1, S2

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (22.09.2023)
Registration requirements -

To be permitted to enroll on the course you need to pass the course P OPBA3A046A.

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (22.09.2023)
Course completion requirements -

The credit 

1. active participation in seminars (80%)

2. continuous performance of the tasks assigned during the semester

3. credit test (two parts: grammar and vocabulary - a minimum of 70%; language skills (reading and listening) - a minimum of 70%; each part needs to be passed)

The two parts are assigned at the same time (date), however, each is evaluated independently. The student must pass each part with a minimum of 70% pass rate.

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (22.09.2023)
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