UCJANGBP10 Practical Language 3

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Petr Hájek (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Barbora Hamplová (seminar tutor)
Steven Morris, M.A. (seminar tutor)
M.Sc. Gary Rostock (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJANGBP10/A: Mon 9:45–10:30 H2, Thu 11:25–12:10 H1, P. Hájek, G. Rostock
UCJANGBP10/B: Mon 10:35–11:20 H2, Thu 12:15–13:00 H1, P. Hájek, G. Rostock
B2 level of English
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course Practical Exercises 3 is the third in a series of language courses with the intention of systematically developing all language competences, ie grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening and speaking. The level of the textbook discussed corresponds to level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. (English File Upper-intermediate 1-5)
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation
Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
  • 1. Course introduction 2. (Unit 1) question formation, meaning from context, intonation; 3. (Unit 1) auxiliary verbs, compound adjectives, sentence rhythm 4. (Unit 2) present perfect simple and continuous, illness and injuries, pronunciation 5. (Unit 2) using adjectives as nouns, clothes and fashion, vowel sounds 6. (Unit 3) narrative tenses, air travel, irregular past forms 7. (Unit 3) position of adverbs, adverbial phrases, word stress 8. (Unit 4) future perfect, the environment, vowel sounds 9. (Unit 4) zero and first conditionals, expressions with TAKE, linked phrases 10. (Unit 5) unreal conditionals, feelings, word stress in adjectives 11. (Unit 5) wish for present/future, expressing feelings, sentence rhythm 12. Credit test
    required literature
  • Latham-Koenig, Ch., C. Oxenden, K. Chomacki. English File Upper-intermediate, (4th edition, 2020)
    recommended literature
  • SWAN, Michael. Practical English usage. Fourth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-19-420243-5. info
  • GUDE, K., STEPHENS, M., EDWARDS, L., LUDLOW, K., WENDHOLT, H. and GUDE, K., STEPHENS, M., EDWARDS, L., LUDLOW, K., WENDHOLT, H. Cambridge English Advanced Result. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-451240-4. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use: a reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : without answers. 4th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-18908-8. info
  • HORNBY, A S. Oxford advanced learner's dictionary of current English. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-19-431585-2. info
  • Wells, J., Harlow C. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Longman, 2000. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written and oral exam.
Compulsory participation in seminars not less than 80%.
Language of instruction
Teacher's information
There might be a compulsory MIDTERM TEST assigned during the course
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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