Course Details

English Upper-Intermediate 2

Academic Year 2023/24

VYA011 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

Grammar: Gerunds and infinitives, past modals, verbs of the senses, passive voice, reporting verbs, clause of contrast and purpose, articles, uncountable and plural nouns, quantifiers.
Vocabulary: music and emotions, body parts, media, towns and cities, accommodation, my future house, science, studying abroad.

Course Guarantor



Students will extend their language skills and vocabulary and grammar knowledge beyond the level of the Cambridge PET exam or B1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework) established by the Council of Europe. This course follows the BYA7 course.


Students will extend their language skills and vocabulary and grammar knowledge. The target level is B1+ according to CEFR.


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

Language of instruction

Czech, English


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

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Music and emotions 1; gerunds and infinitives 1 2. Music and emotions 2; gerunds and infinitives 2 3. Arguments; past modal verbs 4. Crime and punishment 1; the passive 1 5. Crime and punishment 2; the passive 2 6. Cultural differences and relations with fellow students; Erasmus mobility plan and learning agreement 7. The media; reporting verbs 8. Advertising and business; clauses of contrast and purpose 9. City vocabulary; uncountable and plural nouns 10. Student accommodation; my future house; the urban context of the place where I live 11. Science; quantifiers 12. Articles; collocations 13. Revision, credit test