Course details

Russian Pre-Intermediate 1/2

JR2 Acad. year 2010/2011 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The course builds on the course JR1, or as the case may be, it can be attended by lower-intermediate students. It revises the material of the previous course in close connection with introducing and practising new language phenomena together with development of listening, reading, communicative and writing skills: everything accompanied by all-round increasing of the knowledge level. Basics of working with specialized texts.


Language of instruction




Time span

26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Increased level of scope, self-confidence, contextuality and fluency of speaking and writing abilities. Ability to express personal opinion and attitude in a discussion and during problem-solving situations. Free translation skills and abilities of elementary interpreting. Specialized texts reading comprehension followed by a presentation.

Learning objectives

Developing communicative abilities based on continuous training of listening skills and reading comprehension skills. Increasing the level of expressing ideas in speaking and writing in a self-confident way. The basics of specialized language.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Knowledge of a good beginner.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Unit 1: reunion after some time; dialogues; revision
  2. Enquiring and responding, activities during the holidays; reading comprehension; noun declension
  3. General topic conversations; verb conjugation
  4. Unit 2: appearance and description; verb put on; reading comprehension, dialogues
  5. Filling a form; adjective declension; fiction reading comprehension
  6. Clothing, job interview; expressing the date. Technical text
  7. Unit 3: personal characteristics; adjectives, pronouns what and which
  8. Expressing the cause, personal opinion; verb patterns different from Czech
  9. Reciprocity, necessity, possibility; apologizing; reading and listening comprehension
  10. Unit 4: travelling; date and telling the time; listening comprehension, dialogues
  11. Weather in various seasons of the year; adjectives; reading and listening comprehension. Technical text
  12. Customs connected with seasons, reading and listening comprehension; revision
  13. Autumn semester test written
  14. Unit 5: travelling by train, geographical and time expressions; the superlative
  15. The environment; the verb give; reading comprehension. Technical text
  16. Environment protection; numbers 100 - 1000 - 1000000, adjective declension
  17. Unit 6: accommodation, hotel; expressing necessity, reading and listening comprehension, dialogues
  18. Travelling by plane; conditionals, verb conjugation and verb patterns; reading comprehension. Technical text
  19. Welcoming a guest, telegram writing; fiction reading comprehension, listening, dialogues
  20. Unit 7: food and drinks; imperative; listening comprehension
  21. Shopping for food, eating habits; expressing of purpose; reading and listening comprehension
  22. Going to a restaurant; reading and listening comprehension, dialogues. Technical text
  23. Unit 8: lifestyle; verb patterns different from Czech, indefinite pronouns and adverbs
  24. Health care; the comparative of adjectives and some adverbs; reading and listening comprehension, dialogues
  25. Demonstrative pronouns; reading comprehension, technical text; General revision
  26. Spring semester test written

Progress assessment

  • Active participation in seminars
  • Self-study and fulfilling the set tasks
  • 75% attendance
  • Progress tests

Exam prerequisites

  • Mastering the material of the semester
  • Success at written semester test (min. 50%)

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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