Title:

English: Preparatory Course for CFC 1/2

Code:JA1
Ac.Year:ukončen 2004/2005 (Not opened)
Sem:Winter
Curriculums:
ProgrammeField/
Specialization
YearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT-Compulsory-Elective - group A
Language of Instruction:Czech
Credits:5
Completion:credit
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSeminar
Exercises
Laboratory
Exercises
Computer
Exercises
Other
Hours:052000
 ExamsTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:00000
Guarantor:Matoušková Jana, Mgr. (DFL)
Instructor:Matoušková Jana, Mgr. (DFL)
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Prerequisites: 
Headway Upper-Intermediate (JH4), DFL
 
Learning objectives:
  This course helps the students to pass the First Cambridge Certificate in English in all four areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students also gain knowledge on life in Britain and other English-speaking countries. Note: The FCE exam is done at the British Council in Brno.
Description:
  This is a course for more advanced students which prepares them for the FCE exam and the state exam in English. The course focuses on life in Britain and the USA using original audio and video material, practising conversation, understanding correspondence and writing short compositions, etc. Students will receive 8 credits in English only after passing the FCE exam. Note: It is a two-semester course, it includes 4 lessons a week.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Students will learn how to converse more fluently, write short compositions, CVs and letters, and be able to read texts and understand special inferences from them. Finally, students learn to appreciate inferences from recordings too.
Syllabus of lectures:
 
  • Unit 1: say, tell, talk or speak?; questions with who; stop doing vs. stop to do; composition (argument 1); word building (verb to noun)
  • Unit 2: travel, journey, voyage or trip?; may, should, must and will; verb and noun combinations:give and take; informal letter 1
  • Unit 3: phrasal verbs; word bulding (noun to adjective/adverb); requests and intentions; formal letter
  • Units 1/2/3: revision
  • Unit 4: small words with big meanings: few, little etc.; phrasal verbs with take, look and run; review of verb forms
  • Unit 5: ways of asking for permission; phrasal verbs; structure and language for a report
  • Unit 6: I wish and If only; describing films; word combinations (compond nouns); complaining
  • Units 4/5/6: revision
  • Unit 7: conditionals; fault, mistake, error, defect, blame; still, yet or already?; expressing an opinion
  • Unit 8: three types of past action; so or such?; ache or pain?; used to do or be used to doing?; adjective order
  • Unit 9: although and despite; phrasal verbs; let or make?; adjectives describing character; writing article 1
  • Units 7/8/9: revision
  • Unit 10: comparisons; describing feelings; phrasal verbs; informal letter 2
  • Unit 11: question structures; gerund or infinitive; infinitive with or without to; use of tenses to tell a story
  • Unit 12: have something done; lie or lay?; verb and noun combinations: make and do; planning a letter of application
  • Units 10/11/12: revision
  • Unit 13: leaving out relative pronouns; words with different meanings; phrasal verbs; the passive; forming opposites with prefixes
  • Unit 14: should have, must have or might have?; writing transactional letter; asking for information
  • Unit 15: suggest doing or suggest that ... should do; cost, value, expense, price or worth; presenting the results of a survey/writing report; further forms of the future; four types of infinitive
  • Units 13/14/15: revision
  • Unit 16: talking about impressions and facts; words with similar meanings; positive and negative advice
  • Unit 17: could or managed to?; two meanings of must; discussing different points of view; modals
  • Unit 18: in case and if; phrasal verbs with make; if or whether?; had better/had better not; organizing information
  • Unit 19: between or among?; prefixes; use of link words and time expressions for a sequence of events/writing story
  • Unit 20: review of phrasal verbs; describing a city or town
  • Units 16/17/18/19/20: general revision
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
 
  • Unit 1: say, tell, talk or speak?; questions with who; stop doing vs. stop to do; composition (argument 1); word building (verb to noun)
  • Unit 2: travel, journey, voyage or trip?; may, should, must and will; verb and noun combinations:give and take; informal letter 1
  • Unit 3: phrasal verbs; word bulding (noun to adjective/adverb); requests and intentions; formal letter
  • Units 1/2/3: revision
  • Unit 4: small words with big meanings: few, little etc.; phrasal verbs with take, look and run; review of verb forms
  • Unit 5: ways of asking for permission; phrasal verbs; structure and language for a report
  • Unit 6: I wish and If only; describing films; word combinations (compond nouns); complaining
  • Units 4/5/6: revision
  • Unit 7: conditionals; fault, mistake, error, defect, blame; still, yet or already?; expressing an opinion
  • Unit 8: three types of past action; so or such?; ache or pain?; used to do or be used to doing?; adjective order
  • Unit 9: although and despite; phrasal verbs; let or make?; adjectives describing character; writing article 1
  • Units 7/8/9: revision
  • Unit 10: comparisons; describing feelings; phrasal verbs; informal letter 2
  • Unit 11: question structures; gerund or infinitive; infinitive with or without to; use of tenses to tell a story
  • Unit 12: have something done; lie or lay?; verb and noun combinations: make and do; planning a letter of application
  • Units 10/11/12: revision
  • Unit 13: leaving out relative pronouns; words with different meanings; phrasal verbs; the passive; forming opposites with prefixes
  • Unit 14: should have, must have or might have?; writing transactional letter; asking for information
  • Unit 15: suggest doing or suggest that ... should do; cost, value, expense, price or worth; presenting the results of a survey/writing report; further forms of the future; four types of infinitive
  • Units 13/14/15: revision
  • Unit 16: talking about impressions and facts; words with similar meanings; positive and negative advice
  • Unit 17: could or managed to?; two meanings of must; discussing different points of view; modals
  • Unit 18: in case and if; phrasal verbs with make; if or whether?; had better/had better not; organizing information
  • Unit 19: between or among?; prefixes; use of link words and time expressions for a sequence of events/writing story
  • Unit 20: review of phrasal verbs; describing a city or town
  • Units 16/17/18/19/20: general revision
Progress assessment:
  Short compositions, formal and informal letters
Exam prerequisites:
  Students ought to attend classes regularly in order to increase the possibility of passing the FCE exam and thereby receiving their 10 credits.
 

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