UHVHMBP046 English Language 4

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Supplier department: Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Prerequisites (in Czech)
TYP_STUDIA ( B )
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 English 4 follows the course English 3 and its aim is to develop knowledge of the grammatical and lexical system of the English language. Emphasis is placed on the grammatical-lexical side of the language and the harmonious development of all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) so that students communicate clearly and grammatically correct in common situations, both orally and in writing. Students will be acquainted with the system of language in its common use with the application of interesting texts for listening and reading, as well as with ways of creating and enriching vocabulary, all with the aim of conscious and purposeful use of language in communication both in terms of fluency and accuracy. The topics discussed reflect the areas of the lessons 7 and 8 of compulsory literature and will be further expanded with additional materials reflecting the specific needs of students in order to deepen the knowledge of the field studied.
Learning outcomes
The students acquire the ability of communicative competence in the English language at the level of B.1.2; - the ability to communicate in level B 2.1 in everyday situations about familiar topics and activities of social character, e.g. studies, travelling; - the ability to argue in the informal and formal discourse on well-known and new simple topics using appropriate vocabulary; - ability to communicate in written communication and informal correspondence on a number of types of personal letters or electronic messages, but also in certain formal written communication when writing a CV, invitation or reservation, - the ability to use grammatical phenomena at a certain level, - the ability to follow a presentation on various topics, participate in a discussion, give a presentation on a familiar topic in the field of studies.
Syllabus
  • 1. Giving it away (money vocabulary and cash machines, phrasal verbs with away and back) 2. Types of phrasal verbs (with no object, with an object – separable/inseparable) 3. When luck comes to town (pronunciation and linking of phrasal verbs) 4. Going out and staying in (live entertainment vocabulary: a concert/a play/a sporting event ) 5. Verb patterns (infinitive with or without to, gerunds) 6. Writing a review (“A sports event review” – good and bad points, giving details, value for money, summary) 7. Practical English (social English phrases for talking about house rules, British vs. American English) 8. Looking after yourself (keeping fit, beauty treatments, at the hairdresser’s or barber’s) 9. Wellbeing centres (have something done, sentence stress and rhythm) 10. The rest is history (history vocabulary, historical films and TV series) 11. A guided tour (the passive, impersonal you) 12. Revision (grammar and vocabulary of Unit 7 and 8, “The Globe Theatre” – watching a short film) 13. Credit test
Literature
    required literature
  • LATHAM-KOENIG, Ch, C OXENDEN a M BOYLE. English File Intermediate Plus Student’s Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-455831-0
    recommended literature
  • REDMAN, S. English Vocabulary in Use, pre-intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-55737-2
  • MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge, 2006. ISBN 0521537622
Teaching methods
Language/communication skills training (oral and written) Group and cooperative teaching/learning.
Assessment methods
Written test. Oral exam. Attendance at seminars (75%), activity during the lessons.
Language of instruction
Czech
Teacher's information
- 75% attendance in seminars, active participation
- presentation in front of the group - topic assigned by the lecturer
- written test in the extent of the given literature and the content of seminars - success rate 70 %
- complex exam in the extent of the courses English 1 - 4, the extent of the given literature and the content of seminars

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