UCJANGBP13 Practical Language 4

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Veronika Woznicová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Gregory Jason Bell, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. René Kron, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
B1+ 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 4 is the fourth 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 6-10)
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 6) used to, gerunds and infinitives; S and Z pronunciation; 3. (Unit 6) understanding reasons, using contextual clues 4. (Unit 7) past modals, verbs of the senses; weak form of HAVE 5. (Unit 7) role-playing an argument, identifying solutions 6. (Unit 8) the passive; the letter U 7. (Unit 8) reporting verbs; understanding formal advice 8. (Unit 9) clues of contrast and purpose; changing stress 9. (Unit 9) uncountable and plural nouns; prefixes and suffixes 10. (Unit 10) quantifiers; stress in word families 11. (Unit 10) articles; pausing and sentence stress 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
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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