Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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Headway Pre-Intermediate 1/2

JH2 Acad. year 2006/2007 Winter semester 3 credits

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The course is focused on 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.

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Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Credit

Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

Department

Instructor

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 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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Successful passing of beginner English, e.g. on a secondary school.

Study literature

  • John and Liz Soars: Headway pre-Intermediate Student's Book, Oxford University Press
  • John and Liz Soars: Headway pre-Intermediate Work Book, Oxford University Press
  • ÚJAZ: Technické pracovní listy

Fundamental literature

  • John and Liz Soars: Headway pre-Intermediate Student's Book, Oxford University Press
  • John and Liz Soars: Headway pre-Intermediate Work Book, Oxford University Press
  • ULAN: Technické pracovní listy (in Czech)

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. People and animals, present continuous
  2. Life in cities, multi-word verbs
  3. Lifestyles, present simple
  4. School, have got, numbers and prices
  5. Facts and fiction, past tense, irregular verbs
  6. Stories, interviews, time expressions
  7. Shopping, articles, expressions of quantity
  8. Clothes, food, form, polite requests
  9. Plans and ambitions, verb patterns, future tense
  10. Description of people, adjectives, comparatives and superlatives
  11. Description of places, synonyms
  12. Biography, present perfect, adverbs
  13. Autumn semester test written
  14. Professions, have to, should
  15. Travelling, nouns, make and do
  16. Environment, conditional and time clauses
  17. 21 century, will
  18. The past, used to
  19. The role of women, question forms, question tags
  20. Media, passive
  21. Telephoning, word formation
  22. Relationships, past perfect, indirect statements
  23. Spring semester test written

Progress assessment

Progress tests.

Exam prerequisites

Semester test.
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