Practical English 1
FEKT-HPA1Acad. year: 2020/2021
The course focuses on the development of all competences leading from B1 towards B2 CEFR level. It is based on the materials and requirements of international English language exams.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student uses the English language as an independent user at B1-B2 CEFR level.
Discusses the roles of individual in the society
lists and describes a number of free time activities
characterizes different jobs and professions and is able to apply for a job
knows and uses the language means for the description of people and places
communicates in the situations connected with travelling
identifies the features of formal and informal styles and uses them correctly in the written communication
uses the grammatical structures according to the requirements of the given level and the course syllabus
Secondary school knowledge of the English language (B1 CEFR) is required.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Murphy, R. (2004) English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hewing, M. (2005) Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Haines, S. and Stewart, B. (2015) Cambridge English First Masterclass, Student´s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Exercises developing communication skills in both oral and written forms.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments including tests during the semester.
A semester test (max. 40 points, min. 24 pts, the test may be repeated only once).
An examination: listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).
In case of a distance study it is obligatory to follow teacher´s instructions and to fulfil assignments within deadlines as an alternative to required attendance at lectures. Only in exceptional situations is it possible to sit semester tests and exams online, otherwise present attendance at tests and exams is preferred and recommended.
Lessons will be held in present attendance form in groups of 10 students with fewer frequency, just once a week instead of twice a week. In Moodle students absent from lessons will find self-study materials and assignments to fulfil.
Exam will be held online.
Language of instruction
Haines, S. and Stewart, B. (2015) Cambridge English First Masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Modal verbs, present tenses, adverbs
Appearance and identity
Parts of the body
Comparatives, superlatives, phrasal verbs
Talents, learning new things, jobs
Habits and typical behaviour
Past time, adjectives
Travel and culture
Gerunds and infinitives, collocations
The Mind, Psychology
The course is focused on the development of all language competences necessary for fluent and independent use of the general English language at B1-B2 level in professional and social situations as a basis for further studies of English for electrical engineering, IT and other branches of science and technology.
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.