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Foreign language - English IV - OPMN0A193B
Title: Foreign language – English IV
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 80 (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: enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Veronika Gajdošíková
Pre-requisite : OPMN0A189B
Is pre-requisite for: OPMN0A197B, OPMN0A198B
Is interchangeable with: OKMN0A193B
Annotation -
In this course, the students systematically work with the texbook Insight published by Oxford University Press to develop their oral, listening, reading and writing skills as well as grammar and vocabulary. The overall aim is to help the students become more confident and fluent users of the English language. The course is offered in two language levels, pre-intermediate and intermediate.
Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (28.01.2024)
Aim of the course -
The aim of the course is to develop students´ communicative competence and improve their anticipated laguage level (from A1/A2 to A1+/A2+ for the lower level and to B1+ for the higher language level).
Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (28.01.2024)
Descriptors - Czech

přímá výuka (24 hodin), plnění průběžných úkolů (16 hodin), příprava na zkoušku (20 hodin)

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (28.01.2024)
Literature -

Obligatory literature (pre-int. level):

WILDMAN, J.; BEDDALL, J. Insight. Pre-Intermediate Student’s Book. Oxford: OUP, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-401107-5.

SAYER, M.; ROBERTS, R. Insight. Pre-Intermediate Workbook. Oxford: OUP, 2013.

 Obligatory literature (int. level):

WILDMAN, J.; MYERS, C.; THACKER, C. Insight. Intermediate Student’s Book. Oxford: OUP, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-401108-2.

HANCOCK, P. Insight. Intermediate Workbook. Oxford: OUP, 2013. ISBN 978-0-19-401113-6.

 Recommended literature (both levels):

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. 8th ed. Oxford: OUP ELT, 2010. ISBN 0194799123.

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English. Oxford: OUP, 2009. ISBN 978 0 19 4325387.

AYTO, J. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: OUP, 2010 (3rd ed.). ISBN 978-0-19-431287-5.

McCARTHY, M.; O’DELL, F. English Collocations in Use. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. ISBN-10 0-521-60378-1.

SWAN, M. Practical English Usage. Oxford: OUP, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0194420983.

Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English. Oxford: OUP, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-433350-4.

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (28.01.2024)
Requirements to the exam -

The course will cover each of the following 5 areas, and in the final exam, each one carries a mark of up to 20%.

These areas are:

  • Use of English (grammar and vocabulary covered in the course)
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing (100-150 words)
  • Speaking (topics specified in class)


A final mark of at least 65% is required for a PASS.

In the event of a fail, the students will be offered two more opportunities to take the exam.


Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (11.01.2024)
Syllabus -

Main topics (pre-intermediate):

Grammar and functions:

  • Past Perfect
  • used to
  • Reported speech
  • say and tell 
  • Question tags
  • expressing and justifying opinions
  • giving and reacting to news

Topics and vocabulary:

  • success and achievement
  • state and society
  • suffixes: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence
  • sport
  • the media
  • multitasking
  • films


Main topics (intermediate):

Grammar and functions:

  • Third conditional
  • I wish and If only
  • Speculating about the past
  • Defining relative clauses
  • Non-defining relative clauses

Topics and vocabulary:

  • decisions and regrets
  • describing jobs
  • idioms: work
  • conflict
  • gender-neutral job titles
  • technology and gadgets
  • online friendships
  • phrasal verbs: relationships
  • words often confused
  • words with more than one meaning 
Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (28.01.2024)
Course completion requirements -

80% attendance, active participation, writing 

Last update: Gajdošíková Veronika, Mgr. (11.01.2024)
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