English Upper-Intermediate 4
Academic Year 2022/23
VYA005 course is part of 2 study plans
BPC-VP Summer Semester 1st year
BPC-VP Winter Semester 1st year
Grammar: prefixes, modal verbs (permission, obligation and necessity), verbs of the senses, stress on important words, similes, gerunds and infinitives (complex look), expressing future plans and arrangements (complex look), giving opinions with adverbs, ellipsis and substitution, nouns (compound and possessive forms), adding emphasis with cleft sentences. Vocabulary: general knowledge and learning motivation, colours and art, health, illness and alternative medicine, travel and tourism, animals and nature, food and cooking, words often confused, emigration. We will practice the oral part of the VYA013 B2 level exam.
The content of the VYA005 course is aimed at students who would benefit from studying and practicing B2 (higher Upper-Intermediate level) English with a native speaker, i.e. students who: wish to study abroad (e.g. with the Erasmus+ programme) or work abroad; want to prepare for the VYA013 B2 level language exam (useful for Erasmus+); already speak English at a good Intermediate level and would like to improve; already speak English at an Upper Intermediate or Advanced level and would like to practice their English so as not to forget what they learned in previous years.
The aim of the BYA21 course is to increase upper-intermediate level students’ capabilities in English in all areas: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and this to the B2 level of the CEF (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe.
For a brief summary of what is involved in the B2 level of English see the Anotace
The students will improve their knowledge of English at lower advanced level in all areas: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing, and this to the B2 level of the CEF (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe.
Higher intermediate knowledge of English (B1+ level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages).
Language of instruction
Forms and criteria of assessment
Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
Offered to foreign students
To offer to students of all faculties
Course on BUT site
13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory
Wk 1 7A: General knowledge and learning motivation; prefixes
Wk2 7A: Modal verbs (permission, obligation and necessity)
Wk 3 7B: Verbs of the senses; colours and art
Wk 4 7B: Stress on important words; the oral part of the B2 level exam
Wk 5 8A: Medical situations and alternative medicine; similes
Wk6 8A: Gerunds and infinitives (complex look)
Wk 7 8B: Travel and tourism; homophones
Wk8 8B: Expressing future plans and arrangements (complex look)
Wk 9 9A: Giving opinions with adverbs; animals and nature
Wk10 9A: Ellipsis and substitution
Wk 11 9B: Nouns (compound and possessive forms); food and cooking
Wk 12 10A: Adding emphasis (cleft sentences); words often confused; emigration
Week 13: Revision/catching up/test