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2019/2020

English language B2 - exam

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B0B04B2Z Z,ZK 0
Corequisite:
English language B1 - classified assessment (B0B04B1K)
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

B2 Common European Framework:

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can 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.

Grammar and Vocabulary:

word families, verb-noun collocations, complex noun phrases, countable and uncountable nouns, prefixes, it-clauses, reporting verbs, questions, modal verbs, conjunctions and sentence connectors, articles, prepositions, wh-noun clauses, relative clauses, if-clauses, passive voice, past perfect, -ing nouns

Listening:

picking up information, transferring information

Reading:

A technical text is presented. Students are required to show understanding the concept and vocabularies.

Writing:

Emphasis is put on the expression of ideas in the independent writing of paragraphs and short essays. Students should be able to present a short basic argument in written English.

Oral Skills:

Students are supposed to use the language independently and effectively in all situations giving their own opinions and defending their ideas and beliefs. A mixture of research and development, career oriented and general topics is presented.

Examination:

The examination consists of two parts:

a) Written test ? based on grammar and lexicology, NOT TAKEN by the students whose success rate in both the summer semester tests (Midterm and Final) is above 80%. The written test is followed by the oral part.

b) Oral part ? reading a technical text with understanding (study reading techniques ? skimming and scanning, comprehension and discussion questions based on the text, translation), oral interaction, comprehending the content of the spoken message.

Requirements:

A0B04B2Z, B0B04B2Z, B6B04B2Z - Requirements for the Examination in English - Advanced Level (B2)

B2 Common European Framework:

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can 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.

Grammar and Vocabulary:

word families, verb-noun collocations, complex noun phrases, countable and uncountable nouns, prefixes, it-clauses, reporting verbs, questions, modal verbs, conjunctions and sentence connectors, articles, prepositions, wh-noun clauses, relative clauses, if-clauses, passive voice, past perfect, -ing nouns

Listening:

picking up information, transferring information

Reading:

A technical text is presented. Students are required to show understanding the concept and vocabularies.

Writing:

Emphasis is put on the expression of ideas in the independent writing of paragraphs and short essays. Students should be able to present a short basic argument in written English.

The written exam is made up of materials directly from, and based on, the grammar, vocabulary, themes / topics, etc. found in the course book as well as any technical texts and other materials listed for the course on the department's website: http://feld.jazyky.cvut.cz

The exam has a similar format to that of the Cambridge FCE exam, and students will be assessed on their abilities in the following skills:

.Listening (types of tasks: gapfil - multiple choice - True / False - comprehension questions) .Reading (types of tasks: gapfil - multiple choice - True / False - comprehension questions) .Grammar & Vocabulary (types of tasks: gapfil - multiple choice - True / False - comprehension questions) .Writing (types of tasks: sentence revision / free writing [essay, formal letter, etc.])

Oral Skills:

Students are supposed to use the language independently and effectively in all situations giving their own opinions and defending their ideas and beliefs. A mixture of research and development, career oriented and general topics is presented.

Literature:

Hewings, M. (2012). Cambridge Academic English: An Integrated skills course for EAP. Student's Book. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press.

Other materials: http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz

Recommended Grammar Books: Murphy, R.: English Grammar in Use, CUP

Collins Cobuild English Grammar

Examination:

The examination consists of two parts:

a) Written test - based on grammar and lexicology, NOT TAKEN by the students whose success rate in both the summer semester tests (Midterm and Final) is above 80% in the same term when the exam is taken by the student. The written test is followed by the oral part.

b) Oral part - reading a technical text with understanding (study reading techniques - skimming and scanning, comprehension and discussion questions based on the text, translation), oral interaction, comprehending the content of the spoken message.

Syllabus of lectures:

none

Syllabus of tutorials:

none

Study Objective:

to pass a compulsory subject

Study materials:

Literature:

Hewings, M. (2012). Cambridge Academic English: An Integrated skills course for EAP. Student?s Book. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press.

Other materials: http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz

Recommended Grammar Books: Murphy, R.: English Grammar in Use, CUP

Collins Cobuild English Grammar

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/A0B04B2Z, https://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/index.php?m=v&lg=cz&o=zk_bcprez
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Data valid to 2019-09-23
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