Course detail

English - Intermediate Level II

FA-BA4Acad. year: 2019/2020

Students will be taught to understand information about familiar topics and situations, such as those met at work, in school, in free time etc., use English to communicate successfully in most situations encountered when travelling abroad. create a simple coherent text, describe experiences and events, ambitions, hopes and plans, briefly explain or justify their ideas and statements and
successfully complete intermediate level grammar exercises.


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will improve their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary at intermediate level and acquire reading, writing, listening and speaking skills required for the BY51 English exam.


Students should be able to: use the past and present tenses; use future forms to discuss plans and to make appointments and predictions; use the present perfect; compare things using adjectives; use modals to express permission and obligation; use conditionals; use elementary passive forms; talk about relationships, family, housing, daily routines, food, education and work; ask questions and understand standard English related to familiar topics; manage functional transactions in shops, restaurants and while travelling abroad.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Oxenden, C., Latham-Koenig, C. New English File Intermediate. OUP, 2006. (EN)
aktuální literatura a texty související s tématem

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practical language lessons

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

In order to get their credits, students have to be present and participate actively in the lessons (or they have to pass a credit test).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. 4A first conditional and future time clausus + education
2. 4B second conditional + houses and furniture
3. 5C gerunds and infinitives + work
4. 5C gerunds and infinitives + work
5. 6A reported speech (statements and questions) + shopping
6. 6A reported speech (commands and orders)
7. 6a reported speech - revision
8. 6B passive + film and cinema
9. 6B passive + film and cinema
10. 6C relative clausus + what people do
11. BY51 exam preparation
12. BY51 exam preparation
13. BY51 exam preparation


The aim of this course is to help students prepare for the BY51 English exam which is an exam to assess if M.A. students have reached the B1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) established by the Council of Europe.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

It is a one-semester course which consists of 2 50-minute lessons a week.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer