English language B2-exam
- Department of Languages
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
picking up information, transferring information
A technical text is presented. Students are required to show understanding the concept and vocabularies.
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.
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.
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.
- Syllabus of lectures:
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
- Study materials:
wings, M. (2012). Cambridge Academic English: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP. Student's Book. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press.
Other materials: http://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz (language department website)
Recommended grammar books:
Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use, CUP.
Collins Cobuild English Grammar.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: