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2021/2022

English language B2 - exam

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Code Completion Credits Range
B0B04B2Z Z,ZK 0 0C
Corequisite:
English language B1 - classified assessment (B0B04B1K)
Lecturer:
Petra Jennings, Dana Saláková (guarantor), Jonathan Michael Daly, Markéta Havlíčková, Pavla Péterová, Erik Peter Stadnik, Michael Ynsua
Tutor:
Petra Jennings, Dana Saláková (guarantor), Jonathan Michael Daly, Markéta Havlíčková, Pavla Péterová, Erik Peter Stadnik, Michael Ynsua
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

I) The B2 English Exam is a compulsory subject for all Faculty of Electrical Engineering students at the Czech Technical University. According to the Study and Examination Rules and Regulations for Students at CTU (Part III, Article 4), a compulsory subject is one “whose completion is a necessary condition in order to successfully complete the study programme.” In addition, this requires the “passing of an examination evaluated on the scale A, B, C, D, or E…” (SERR Part III, Article 6).

II) According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an international standard for describing language ability, the definition of an English language learner who has achieved the B2 (Upper-Intermediate) level is one who “…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.”

III) Students who have successfully passed an approved international exam within the past five years may present their certificate to the Department of Languages, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.Upon approval, students are then exempt from both the Written Test and the Oral Part. For a list of approved international exams go the department website: http://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/

Requirements:

All students MUST fulfil their B0B04B1K B1 klasifikovaný zápočet BEFORE they can register for the B0B04B2Z WRITTEN EXAM (a student might be able to register for the subject without this – HOWEVER – it will NOT be possible to select a day/time for the actual exam until this requirement has been fulfilled).

Information regarding this requirement can be found at: https://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/index.php?o=kz_bckom&

Syllabus of lectures:

In the Written Exam students will be assessed on their abilities in the following skills:

A) LISTENING (1 Parts – 5 Points Total):

1) PART 1 (5 Points) Short Lecture with Comprehension Questions (multiple choice)

B) READING (2 Parts – 15 Points Total):

1) PART 1 (5 Points) Short Text with Comprehension Questions (multiple choice)

2) PART 2 (10 Points) Text with Comprehension Questions (multiple choice)

C) GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY (7 Parts – 60 Points Total):

1) PART 1 (10 points) Prepositions (Gapfill – fill in the correct missing word)

2) PART 2 (8 points) Gerund or Infinitive (Gapfill – fill in the correct missing word)

3) PART 3 (5 points) Countable / Uncountable (multiple choice)

4) PART 4 (5 points) Modal Verbs (multiple choice)

5) PART 5 (5 points) Relative Pronouns (multiple choice)

6) PART 6 (12 points) Academic Vocabulary (Gapfill – fill in the correct form of the word)

7) PART 7 (15 points) Key Word Sentence Transformations: A complete sentence followed by a KEY WORD and a second sentence which has a gap in it (2 – 5 words). Students have to use the KEY WORD to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.

D) WRITING (3 Parts – 20 Points Total):

1) PART 1 (5 points) Recognizing the Parts of a Paragraph: Sentences for an academic paragraph that must be put into the proper order – 2 of the sentences do not belong and are to be ignored.

2) PART 2 (5 points) Formal Letter Writing Knowledge (multiple choice)

3) PART 3 (10 points) Academic Writing CHOOSE ONE (a or b)

a) = A descriptive academic-style text / short essay (MAPS or a PROCESS)

b)= An academic-style summary of the READING PART 2 text

Syllabus of tutorials:

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Study Objective:

I) The B2 Exam is a „compulsory subject,“ as discussed above.

II) In addition, students who achieve a final grade / mark of 70% or more on the B0B04B2Z Anglický jazyk B2-zkouška – B2 English Exam [starting from Winter 2021/2022] may request a Confirmation of Language Level certificate.

III) The CEFR level indication on individual certificates is determined at the discretion of the Language Department.

IV) Send requests to BcA. Michael Ynsua at: ynsuamic@fel.cvut.cz This certificate will be accepted by the International Office at the Rectorate, CTU in Prague, as proof of appropriate language level and may be included in the application file submitted by students.

Study materials:

The B2 English Written Exam is made up of materials directly from, and based on, the grammar, vocabulary, themes / topics, etc. found in the course materials as well as any technical texts and other materials listed for the course on the department website: http://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/B0B04B2Z
Time-table for winter semester 2021/2022:
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Time-table for summer semester 2021/2022:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2022-08-13
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4687806.html