English Intermediate 1

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702SAB11 Z 1 2T Czech winter and summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to communication in practical situations.

Ability to describe one's experiences, events, goals and formulate opinions.

Study vocabulary.

Mode of study

Reading and text analysis, listening, presentation and practice of grammar and lexical structures. moderated discussions, preparation and analysis of one's written work, discussions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Requirement for registration is a knowledge level at the lower course level (A21,A22).

Course contents

Practice of grammar and vocabulary in communication situations and expanding study vocablary.

Students understand the main idea clearly and comprehensible information regarding common topics encountered at work, school and free time, etc. They are able to manage most situations which may occur in area where the language is spoken. They are able to write simply and coherently on topics known well or are personally interesting. They are able to describe their experiences and events and briefly explain and justify their opinions and plans.

The grammar and conversation topics below are merely for orientation and may change according to the needs of the group and current topic. Grammar: past perfect, past modal verbs, verb phrases, passive structures, tense and conditional sentences, indirect speech, relative clauses, prepositional phrases, phrasal verbs, articles.

Writing of formal and personal letters.

Topics: school, work, free time, residence, travel.

Recommended or required reading

The folowing list in not exhaustive. Only selections are made from some publications. The instructor will give more precise information.

ALEXANDER, L.G. : Longman English Grammar Practice for Intermediate Students, Longman, 1991, ISBN: 0-582-04588-6

ALEXANDER, L.G: Longman English Grammar: Longman, 1991, ISBN: 0-582-55892-1

EASTWOOD, John : Oxford Practice Grammar, OUP, 1993,ISBN: 0 19 431352 2

KERR, Philip + JONES, Ceri: Straightforward - Intermediate, MAcMillan, 2006, ISBN: 978-0230-02078-8

MURPHY, R : English Grammar in Use,CUP; ISBN-0-521-53289-2

REDMAN, S : English Vocabulary In USe - Pre-intermediate and Intermeiate, CUP, 1997, ISBN: 0-521-55737-2

REDSTON, Ch. + CUNNINGHAM G: Face2Face, Intermediate, CUP 2006; ISBN-0-521-60336-6

SHARMAN, E: Across Cultures, Longman, 2004, ISBN: 0582-81797-8

SOARS, J. and L : New Headway English Course, Intermediate, OUP; ISBN 0-19-470223-5

SWAN, M.: Practical English Usage, OUP, 1989, ISBN: 0-19-431185-6

VINCE, M. : Language Practice-English Grammar And Vocabulary, Macmillan, 2003, ISBN: 1-405-00766-4

Current events from magazines, newspapers and the internet.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded for:


If the student is not able to attend classes (due to internship, competition, serious health problems), they are obligated to contact the instructor and obtain the necessary materials and arrange a consultation appointment, otherwise they will not receive credit.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 0231
Room 231

(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:15–15:45 Halka VOLKMANOVÁ Room 231
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans