Course: English 5

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Course title English 5
Course code UJP/A5
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Maurová Hana, PhDr.
  • Heinlová Svatava, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Irons Richard, B. A.
  • Bergman Natalie, M.A.
  • Watson Peter Joel
Course content
1. Course information. Cities. Languages. Auxiliary verbs. Opinions. Emphasising. Generalising. 2. Family histories. Illness and disease. Predicative adjectives. Present and future tenses. Writing a report. 3. Science and inventions. Personal goals. Future forms. Certainty. Correcting and restating. 4. Moral dilemmas. Honesty. (Dis)agreeing. Introducing a topic. Presenting an argument. Structuring an essay. 5. Land & sea, The natural world. Narrative tenses. Trade language. Interpreting data. 6. The ocean. News story. The present perfect vs. the past. Maps. 7. Informal email. Communication strategies. 8. Magic & mystery. Modals of speculation. Impersonal passive. Expressing doubt. 9. Discussing a quotation. The past perfect. Plot devices. Vague language. Writing a review. 10. Baby and child care. Relationships. Names. Will for present ha bits. Changing a topic. 11. My earliest memory. Used to, would and the past. Be used to & get used to. Writing an article. 12. Final revision. Final credit test. 13. Test and course evaluation. Credits given.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes, Individual study, Students' self-study
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students can: - understand the main points of conversation between native speakers - understand the main points of texts in newspapers, magazines or on the Internet - describe events, feelings and wishes, both in oral and written form - write a short formal and an informal e-mail or a letter - understand the main points in TV and radio programmes
learning outcomes
Students can: - understand what is said by native speakers provided the speech is delivered in a standard dialect - understand the main points of TV and radio programmes - identify the essential information in lengthy and rather complicated authentic texts - understand texts written in a generally familiar language on topics connected to student's academic speciality - take part in unexpected conversations on familiar topics or topics connected to everyday life - write coherent and comprehensible texts on familiar topics or subjects related to their field of interest
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • CLANDFIELD, L., BENNE, R. R. Global: Upper Intermediate coursebook. Oxford, 2011. ISBN 978-0-230-03318-4.
  • CLANDFIELD, L., BENNE, R. R. Global: Upper Intermediate workbook. OXFORD, 2011. ISBN 978-0-230-42938-3.
  • Murphy, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-53762-2.

Study plans that include the course
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