Course Details

English Intermediate 2

Academic Year 2022/23

VYA009 course is part of 2 study plans

BPC-VP Summer Semester 1st year

BPC-VP Winter Semester 1st year

The course is intended to develop students language skills at the intermediate level. Having completed the course, students will be able to:
generally understand information about familiar topics and situations, such as those met at work, in school, in free time etc., providing they are expressed in a clear and straightforward manner.
use English to communicate successfully in most situations encountered when travelling abroad.
create a simple coherent text within a simple context.
describe experiences and events, ambitions, hopes and plans, and to briefly explain or justify their ideas and statements.
successfully complete intermediate level grammar exercises.

Course Guarantor

Mgr. Veronika Rodriguezová


Institute of Social Sciences


The aim of this course is to help students prepare for the BY51 English exam which is an exam to assess if M.A. students have reached the B1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) established by the Council of Europe. For a brief summary of what is required for the B1 level of English see the annotation below. The BYA6 course focuses on practising the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It also covers some more advanced grammar to help students progress beyond what they have studied in the BYA5 course, improve their communicative abilities, and extend their vocabulary.
The lessons in the first part of the semester will be similar in form to those for courses BYA1 – BYA5. The second part of the semester is devoted to exam preparation. The target level according to the CEFR is B1.


Students will improve their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary at intermediate level and acquire reading, writing, listening and speaking skills required for the BY51 English exam, which is an exam to assess the B1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) established by the Council of Europe.


Students should be able to: use the past and present tenses in everyday situations; use future forms to discuss plans and to make appointments and predictions; use the present perfect to talk about their experiences; compare things using adjectives; use modals to express permission and obligation; use conditionals to speculate about what could happen in the future; use elementary passive forms; talk about relationships, family, housing, daily routines, food, education and work; ask questions and understand standard English related to familiar topics; manage functional transactions in shops, restaurants and while travelling abroad (e.g. attending language schools, checking information, apologising, requesting and asking permission etc.).

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. Engineering jobs; gerunds, infinitives
2. Studying at BUT; first conditional
3. Numbers and economics; present perfect
4. Tools, cars and construction vehicles; passive
5. Everyday technology; phrasal verbs
6. Building materials; uncountable nouns
7. Structures and transport; comparatives, superlatives
8. Housing and building construction; second conditional
9. Architecture and urban planning; modals
10. Water engineering; reported speech
11. Geodesy; compound nouns, relative pronouns
12. Revision
13. Revision