Title:

New Headway Intermediate 1

Code:BAN3
Ac.Year:2010/2011
Term:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeBranchYearDuty
IT-BC-3BIT1stCompulsory-Elective - group A
IT-BC-3BIT2ndCompulsory-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:Walek Agata, Mgr., DFL
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Foreign Languages FEEC BUT
Prerequisites: 
Headway Pre-Intermediate 2 (BAN2), DFL
Follow-ups:
New Headway Intermediate 2 (BAN4), DFL
 
Learning objectives:
  Acquisition of new vocabulary. Developing grammar knowledge. Developing the language skills: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Introducing and revising common phrases of spoken English. Work with semi-technical texts.
Description:
  A standard course of English for intermediate students BAN4 orientated on both general and technical English. An integrated approach is applied during teaching this course. After a grammar section with many tasks highlighting the new grammar, there is at least one activity for speaking, listening, reading and writing in every unit. There is a strong lexical component in the course. Technical texts are subject specific but the teacher's objective is teaching language, not subject knowledge.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  To pass the BAN2 course or to acquire "31 - 40" points in the entrance test.
Learning outcomes and competences:
  To be able to speak about topics contained in the textbook accurately and fluently (with a certain error tolerance). To be able to use basic reading techniques (scanning, skimming, selecting what is relevant). To be able to follow English lessons, to follow instructions, desciptions and explanations, to take notes when listening. To be able to write a formal and informal letter, to send a fax, to fill in a form, to describe a person and a place. To be able to understand a complicated sentence construction and relations between sentences from a language point of view; to acquire new semi-technical vocabulary.
Syllabus of numerical exercises:
 
  1. Pres. Simple and Continuous, action and state verbs. Vocab: personal information, learning vocabulary.
  2. National branding. Functions: introductions and greetings, welcoming a visitor.
  3. Past Simple and Pres. Perfect Simple review, used to + infinitive, subject and object questions. Vocab: work file, dictionary skills.
  4. Reading: company and job profile. Functions: answering the phone, making and changing appointments. Pronunciation: "s", "z". Saying dates.
  5. Comparative and superlative adjectives, relative clauses. Vocab: adjectives, personal attitudes and qualities. Techn. text: From dumb pipes to smart sensors.
  6. Reading: Past, present and future languages. Functions: giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, participating in a meeting or discussion. Pronunciation: sounding polite.
  7. Present and past trends: Pres. Continuous and Past Simple, adjectives and adverbs. Vocab: food file, word groups.
  8. Reading: ethical consumerism. Functions: advice and suggestions. Pronunciation: "sh (š)", "ch (č)" Techn. text: Data with a human touch.
  9. Passives: Pres. Simple, Pres. Continuous, Past Simple, Pres. Perfect Simple, Will future. Vocab: leisure and fitness activities, word combinations.
  10. Reading: Fit to work. Functions: leaving recorded messages, using mobile phones. Pronunciation: stressing important information.
  11. Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect. Vocab: gerunds file, personal management.
  12. Reading: Gap year for adults. Functions: requests and offers, exchanging information. Pronunciation: contrastive stress. Techn. text: Electronic paper (mock exam).
  13. Semester test.
Fundamental literature:
 
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition. Student's Book. OUP 2002
  • Johnson, D.: General Engineering. English for Academic Purposes Series. Cassell Publishers Ltd, London, 1991.
  • Soars, L., Soars, J.: New Headway Intermediate (Student's Book, Teacher's Book, Workbook). Oxford University Press, 1996.
Study literature:
 
  • Taylor, L.: International Express Intermediate. New edition, Student's Book, OUP 2002.
  • Support for home-training: http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/et
Progress assessment:
  "Stop and Check" tests.
Exam prerequisites:
  A written test.