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2023/2024

Text Analysis and Comprehension 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04ABO2 Z 2 0+2 Czech
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Department of Humanities and Languages
Synopsis:

The course is a sequel to course 04APO1 and focuses on guided writing (e.g., note-taking, précis, abstract). It is intended as preparation for writing the bachelor´s project by developing text grammar practice and acquainting with basics of English punctuation.

Requirements:

A pass in the 04APO1 course.

Syllabus of lectures:

Formal ESP vocabulary, reading mathematical expressions and operations, graph descriptions, description of objects and their functions, description of processes. Specific features of academic language - noun compounds, agreement, parallelism, hedging, paragraphing.

Reading and analysing academic texts - identification and explanation of language features specific to various types of discourse.

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus mentioned above.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Specific morphological, syntactic, and lexical means used in technical texts and writing: formal and subtechnical English, nominalisation, structures used in various types of formal discourse.

Skills:

To use acquired language competence in various types of communication and thus to obtain a complex picture of English in professional practice. To make use of various forms of reading for retrieving information.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] materials prepared by the Department of Languages

[2] M. McCarthy, F. O´Dell, Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2008

Recommended references:

[1] M. Hewings, Cambridge Academic English (upper intermediate), Cambridge University Press,

2012

[2]

K. Paterson, Oxford Grammar for EAP, 2017

[3] dictionaries

Teaching aids:

language classroom, audiovisuals, PC lab

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