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2018/2019

English language B2-exam

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BD6B04B2Z Z,ZK 0s
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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.

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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.

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Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-03-21
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4878106.html