Course detail

Preparatory Course for CFC

FEKT-CJA1Acad. year: 2019/2020

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 after passing the exam (to be able to sit for the exam students have to get their credits for both the winter and summer semesters).The other possibility is to pass the FCE exam at the British Council or to get credits for the state exam in English passed at the State Language School. Note: It is a two-semester course, it includes 4 lessons a week.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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.


The subject knowledge on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

J.and L. Soars: Headway Upper-Intermediate, , 0
Robert O´Neill: New Success at First Cambridge Certificate, Oxford University Press, 1997
Robert O Neill: Success at First Cambridge Certificate, , 0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include homework and active study of e-learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students are assessed according to their activities in seminars during semesters and according to the results of the final tests.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Revision of tenses, meaning from context
2. Making comparisons, word formation
3. "like, as", modifiers, intensifiers
4. Countable and uncountable nouns, multiple choice questions
5. Indirect speech, Reporting verbs
6. Certainty and possibility, Passives
7. Relative clauses, Conditionals, Technology
8. Gerunds and infinitives, Phrasal verbs
9. Present and past habit, participle clauses, word formation
10. Obligation, necessity, permission. Phrasal verbs
11. Ability and possibility. Expressions with "mind"
12. "So, such, too, enough", Multiple maching
13. Semestrální test


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.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's

    branch BC-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, general knowledge
    branch BC-MET , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, general knowledge
    branch BC-SEE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, general knowledge
    branch BC-TLI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit


Language exercise

52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer