Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Headway Pre-Intermediate 1/2

JH2 Acad. year 2004/2005 Winter semester 3 credits

The basic knowledge of grammar: tenses, time and conditional clauses, infinitive, reported statements, articles, etc. The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations is developed as well as writing of letters, CV and filling in forms. The students will work with technical texts to get acquainted with basic technical terminology.


Language of instruction

Czech, English



Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations will be developed. They will master the basic grammatical structures and new vocabulary, both general and technical.

Learning objectives

The course block for lower intermediate students is aimed at learning basic vocabulary and grammar and at developing the four language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. The students will learn basic technical terminology.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • People and animals, present continuous
  • Life in cities, multi-word verbs
  • Lifestyles, present simple
  • School, have got, numbers and prices
  • Facts and fiction, past tense, irregular verbs
  • Stories, interviews, time expressions
  • Shopping, articles, expressions of quantity
  • Clothes, food, form, polite requests
  • Plans and ambitions, verb patterns, future tense
  • Description of people, adjectives, comparatives and superlatives
  • Description of places, synonyms
  • Biography, present perfect, adverbs
  • Autumn semester test written
  • Professions, have to, should
  • Travelling, nouns, make and do
  • Environment, conditional and time clauses
  • 21 century, will
  • The past, used to
  • The role of women, question forms, question tags
  • Media, passive
  • Telephoning, word formation
  • Relationships, past perfect, indirect statements
  • Spring semester test written

Progress assessment

Progress tests.

Exam prerequisites

Semester test.
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