Course details

Practical English 2

BPC-PA2 FEKT BPC-PA2 Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 5 credits

Current academic year

The course focuses on the development of all competences at B2 CEFR level. It is based on the materials and requirements of international English language exams. The course continues the course Praktická angličtina 1 (Practical English 1-BPC-PA1/HPA)1.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 52 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The student uses the English language as an independent user at B2 CEFR level.
He/she is able to list sport disciplines and discuss them in different social contexts
discusses the problems of tourism and its influence on the particular region
expresses his/her opinions on media, especially the Internet and other electronic media and their roles in the society
gives an account of different environmental problems and explains them in different contexts
describes essential features of the scientific and technological development and its influence on lifestyle
assesses the relationships between social problems and crime
applies the knowledge of formal style in written communication
uses the grammatical structures according to the requirements of the given level and the course syllabus

Learning objectives

The course is focused on the development of all language competences necessary for fluent and independent use of the general English language at B2 level in professional and social situations as a basis for further studies of English for electrical engineering, IT and other branches of science and technology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of the English language at level B1 - B2 CEFR level.
A student has successfully passed the course Praktická angličtina 1 (Practical English 1) - HPA1.

Fundamental literature

  • HAINES, Simon, Barbara STEWART a Anna COWPER. Cambridge English: first : masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-19-450283-2.

Syllabus of seminars

Haines, S. and Stewart, B. (2015) Cambridge English First Masterclass. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Units 7-12
Word building, passive
Sports, free time
Reporting statements and questions, compounds
Relative clauses
Inventions, progress in technology
Conditional clauses
Probability and possibility

Progress assessment

75% attendance and active participation at classes, fulfilment of given assignments including tests during the semester.

An examination: 

a semester test (max. 40 points, min. 20 pts).

listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

Teaching methods and criteria

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Exercises developing communication skills in both oral and written forms.

Controlled instruction

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme BIT (in English), 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group A
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