Title:

Headway Pre-Intermediate 1

Code:BAN1
Ac.Year:2010/2011
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT1stCompulsory-Elective - group A
Language:Czech
Credits:3
Completion:accreditation+exam (written&verbal)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:026000
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:8020000
Guarantee:Rujbrová Šárka, Mgr., DFL
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Follow-ups:
Headway Pre-Intermediate 2 (BAN2), DFL
 
Learning objectives:
  The course for lower intermediate students is aimed at learning basic vocabulary and grammar and at developing the four language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. The students will learn basic technical terminology.
Description:
  The course is focused on the basic knowledge of grammar: tenses, time and conditional clauses, infinitive, reported statements, articles, etc. The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations is developed as well as writing of letters, CV and filling in forms. The students will work with technical texts to get acquainted with basic technical terminology.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Successful passing of beginner English, e.g. on a secondary school or at the FEEC of the BUT or to acquire "10/11 - 20" points in minimum in the entrance test (instruction is in Czech only).
Learning outcomes and competences:
  The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations will be developed. They will master the basic grammatical structures and new vocabulary, both general and technical.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
 
  1. Unit 1: First meetings. Tenses, parts of speech, questions and social expressions.
  2. Unit 2: The world of work. Present tenses-simple and continuous. Verb groups. Making contact.
  3. Unit 2: Finishing-collocation, describing a company.
    Unit 3: Challenges. Past tense-explanation and exercises.
  4. Unit 3: Finishing-past simple and past continuous, nouns, verbs and adjectives, making negatives, making connections. Sports and leisure file.
  5. Unit 4: Plans and arrangements. Expressing future - exercises. Hotel file.
  6. Unit 4: Finishing-words and symbols. Emails faxes and letters. Staying at a hotel. Units 1-4 revision.
  7. Review Unit A: Units 1-4 revision. Mid-semester test.
  8. Unit 5: How healthy is your lifestyle? Mass and count nouns, expressing quantity. Food file.
  9. Unit 5: Word groups. Living in different environment-comparison of lifestyles. At a restaurant.
  10. Unit 6: Flying gets cheaper. Comparative and superlative adjectives, synonyms and antonyms. Travelling.
  11. Unit 6: Word groups, air travel file. Transformations.
  12. Unit 6: Finishing-making arrangements. General revision.
  13. Semester test.
Fundamental literature:
 
  • Soars, J., Soars, L.: Headway pre-Intermediate Student's Book, Oxford University Press
  • Soars, J., Soars, L.: Headway pre-Intermediate Work Book, Oxford University Press
  • Murphy, R.: Essential grammar in Use. With answers. Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Pre-Intermediate. New edition, Student's Book, Units 1 - 6.
Study literature:
 
  • Murphy, R.: Essential grammar in Use. With answers. Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Peprník, Zárubová, Nangonová: Angličtina pro jazykové školy I. SPN Praha, CZ, 1986.
  • Juránková, V., Sládková, E.: 222 cvičení z anglické mluvnice. S klíčem. MC nakladatelství Brno, CZ, 1993.
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Pre-Intermediate. New edition, Student's Book, Units 1 - 6.
  • Support for home-training: http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/et
Exam prerequisites:
  Mid-semester and semester tests.