Course Details

English Upper-Intermediate 1

Academic Year 2022/23

VYA010 course is part of 4 study plans

BPC-VP Summer Semester 1st year

B_A+U Winter Semester 1st year

B_A+U Winter Semester 1st year

BPC-VP Winter Semester 1st year

Grammar: question formation, auxiliary verbs, comparative phrases, present perfect (simple and continuous), adjective order, narrative tenses.
Vocabulary: personal questions, health, illness and treatment, clothes and fashion, travelling, weather, feelings, adjectives, my university/faculty/campus, my study programme, e-mail communication with professors
Reading: civil engineering / architecture course at a university abroad
Writing: comparing your study in the Czech Republic and a study of architecture /civil engineering abroad

Course Guarantor

Mgr. Daniel Rodriguez

Institute

Institute of Social Sciences

Objective

Students will extend their language skills and vocabulary and grammar knowledge beyond the level of Cambridge PET exam or B1 level of the CEF (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe.
The target level according to the CEFR is B1+.

Knowledge

Students will be able to speak about the following topics: personality, illness and treatment, clothes and fashion, air travel. They will also be proficient in the following grammar: question formation, auxiliary verbs, comparative phrases, present perfect (simple and continuous), adjective order and narrative tenses.

Prerequisites

Intermediate knowledge of English, B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Credits

2 credits

Semester

summer

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

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/254703

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

Week 1: Introducing yourself; indirect questions for politeness
Week 2: My university and faculty, my study programme; talking about the semester, timetables and the exam period; getting around a campus
Week 3: Accidents and illnesses, first aid; present perfect simple for news, experience and achievements
Week 4: Clothes vocabulary and related idioms; present perfect simple and continuous
Week 5: Youth subcultures and clothes; adjective word order
Week 6: Air travel; adjectives as nouns in the context of stereotypes concerning nationalities and groups of people
Week 7: Narrative tenses, including past perfect simple and continuous
Week 8: Studying abroad; comparing study programmes and student life here and at a foreign university; my favourite course / the university where I would like to go on Erasmus
Week 9: The weather; predicting the future with the future continuous and future perfect
Week 10: Taking risks; feelings; real conditionals and time clauses
Week 11: The Erasmus+ application process; successful formal email communication with teachers
Week 12: Survival in dangerous situations; unreal, theoretical conditionals
Week 13: Revision and credit test