Course details

English: Headway Upper-Intermediate 1/2

JH4 Acad. year 2007/2008 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

This is the standard course in upper-intermediate English which builds on what was learnt in previous English courses. Writing, pronunciation and presentation is improved upon too.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Credit

Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

Department

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Grammar is treated in greater depth, as are pronunciation, reading comprehension, vocabulary and vocabulary usage. The use of everyday social expressions and idioms, and the context in which they are use, are also an integral part of the course.

Learning objectives

Learners at this level no longer examine language items in isolation. Reading, listening, pronunciation, grammar and writing are treated as a whole and in greater depth. Also, technical text themes are a required part of this course. This course, in combination with the First Certificate of English, prepares students for advanced interntational exams in the language. Moreover, it prepares students in understanding and presenting technical text material in English. Note: The course takes two semesters.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

A knowledge of the intermediate English level.

Study literature

  • Department of Languages, FEEC: Technical Texts, UJAZ
  • J. and L. Soars: New Headway Upper-Intermediate, Oxford University Press, 1998

Fundamental literature

J. and L. Soars: New Headway Upper-Intermediate, Oxford University Press, 1998

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Unit 1, pp. 6-7
  2. Unit 1, pp. 8-15
  3. Unit 2, pp. 16-18
  4. Unit 2, pp. 19-26
  5. Unit 3, pp. 27-29, technical text "Tight Fit"
  6. Unit 3, pp. 30-37, technical text "Look, No Hands"
  7. Unit 4, pp. 38-40, technical text "Reeling in Satellites"
  8. Unit 4, pp. 41-46
  9. Unit 5, pp. 47-49
  10. Unit 5, pp. 50-57
  11. Unit 6, pp. 58-59
  12. Unit 6, pp. 60-61
  13. Autumn semester test written
  14. Unit 7, pp. 68-71
  15. Unit 7, pp. 72-76
  16. Unit 8, pp. 77-79
  17. Unit 8, pp. 80-87
  18. Unit 9, pp. 88-91
  19. Unit 9, pp. 92-97, technical text "The Big Picture"
  20. Unit 10, pp. 98-99, technical text "The End of the Chip"
  21. Unit 10, pp. 100-107, technical text "The Internet"
  22. Unit 11, pp. 108-111
  23. Unit 11, pp. 112-117
  24. Unit 12, pp. 118-120
  25. Unit 12, pp. 121-127
  26. Spring semester test written

Progress assessment

  • Two progress tests
  • Stop and check

Exam prerequisites

Each student must receive a minimum mark of 50% in both semester tests.
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