The course 'Grammar B' is designed for the 1st year students as an introductory course summarising and developing their knowledge of English grammar. The course is a continuation of course Grammar A taught in the previous term.
The main objective of the course is to present grammar as a system and study it as a complex whole with focus on functions and meanings. The course builds on the students' knowledge of basic linguistic terminology, which they acquired in the previous course. At the end of the course students should be able to:
compare sentences in terms of grammar and meaning; correct mistakes in sentences; provide explanations and examples of their own; analyze stretches of language and justify choices of structures, and identify the speaker's attitudes and intentions.
The course is based on 'A Student's Grammar of the English Language' by Sidney Greenbaum and Randolph Quirk . Topics discussed include: Nouns and determiners, Pronouns, Adjectives and adverbs, Prepositions and prepositional phrases, i.e. chapters 5,6,7,9.
QUIRK, Randolph and Sidney GREENBAUM. A Student s Grammar of the English Language. 1. vyd. London: Longman, 1990. 490 s. ISBN 0-582-07569-6. info
CHALKER, Sylvia. A student's English grammar :workbook. Harlow: Longman, 1992. 186 s. ISBN 0-582-08819-4. info
ALEXANDER, L. G. Longman English grammar. Edited by R. A. Close. 23rd impression. Essex: Longman Group, 2006. x, 374 s. ISBN 0-582-55892-1. info
MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. x, 350 s. ISBN 0-521-43680-X. info
POVOLNÁ, Renata. Grammar. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2000. 125 s. ISBN 80-210-2311-2. info
Advanced grammar in use :a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English. Edited by Martin Hewings. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. ix, 340 s. ISBN 0-521-49868-6. info
PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for first certificate. Harlow: Longman, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 0-582-40018-X. info
SIDE, Richard and Guy WELLMAN. Grammar and vocabulary for Cambridge advanced and proficiency :fully updated for the revised CPE. 6th impression. Harlow: Longman, 2006. 288 s. ISBN 0-582-51821-0. info
SWAN, Michael. Practical English usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Nestr. ISBN 0-19-427403-9. info
group work, pair work, group and class discussion, self-tests, on-line activities, homework, self-study
Requirements: active participation, all required homework, 2 progress tests, Moodle online self-tests, 2 contributions to the online Forum. Students are required to work regularly with the Moodlinka course and other study materials, i.e. SGEL by Greenbaum and Quirk, Workbook by S. Chalker and Grammar I (see Literature). For details of continuous assessment, see the Moodle course (Requirements and Continuous Assessment).
Methods: lectures, class and group discussions, pair work, homework
Language in which the course is taught
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin.
All necessary information including the details of continuous assessment is provided in the moodle course. Read all the info carefully, please, and make sure you do everything by the deadlines specified = this is extremely important this term.