Course Details

English Intermediate 1

Academic Year 2023/24

VYA008 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

The B1 level practice:
-generally understand information about familiar topics and situations, such as those connected with work, school, free time etc. providing it is expressed in a clear and straightforward manner.
- use English to communicate successfully in most situations encountered when travelling abroad.
- create a simple coherent text in a simple context.
- describe experiences and events, ambitions, hopes and plans, and to briefly explain or justify their ideas and statements.
- successfully complete grammar exercises at intermediate level.

Course Guarantor



This B1 (intermediate) level course focuses on revision of most of the key grammar covered in BYA1 – BYA4. This grammar is tested in the BY51 exam, both directly and in the speaking and writing parts. Students also work on their listening and speaking skills, and build their vocabulary, all of which are important for BY51. However, practice of specific BY51 exam tasks is left until BYA6, and the lessons in BYA5 will be similar in form to those for courses BYA1 - BYA4. If you are satisfied with your level of grammar, and your main interest is in preparing for the BY51 exam, you should probably go to BYA6. BYA5 focuses on the revision of what you need to know at intermediate level, and on increasing accuracy.


The student shall during the course of study both in class and online (in moodle) revise and improve their knowledge of and ability to use the key grammar and vocabulary needed to communicate effectively at B1 (intermediate) level, as well as improve their listening and speaking skills. After completing the following course (BYA6) they should be ready to take the BY51 exam successfully.


Entry level A2+ or B1. Students should be able to use the past and present (including present perfect) tenses to talk about their lives, and some future forms for plans. They should be able to ask questions, give personal information, understand clear English related to familiar subjects. They should also be able to compare things using adjectives, make 1st conditional structures, use countable/uncountable nouns and some modal verbs. They should also be able to communicate in shops, restaurants and while travelling. They should be able to use: the present perfect to speak about their experience, as well as describe long - lasting or temporary situations in their life; modals to express permission and obligation in connection with rules and behaviour; the passive to describe processes, origins and materials; future forms to predict and plan events in the future; conditionals to speculate about possible future situations and general theoretical ones.

Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

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

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. 1A Present tenses 2. 1B Future tenses 3. 2A+B Present perfect + for, since + pr. perf. cont. 4. 3A Comparatives, superlatives 5. 3B Articles, un/countable nouns 6. 4A+B, 6B Modal verbs 7. 5A Past tenses 8. 6A Passives 9. 7A First conditional 10. 7B Second conditional 11. 8A Reported speech 12. 8B Gerunds, infinitives 13. Revision