AJ01001 Practical English I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Simona Kalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Sarah Dobiášová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Eichler (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dominika Kováčová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Lukl (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Oplatková Plocková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Ivana Plevíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vladimir Srebnitskiy (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Maria Šimková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Šmilauerová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. David Špetla (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Varga (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Stefan Veleski, B.A. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ01001/01: Wed 18:00–19:40 G02, S. Veleski
AJ01001/02: Wed 18:00–19:40 G12, V. Srebnitskiy
AJ01001/03: Mon 10:00–11:40 G21, S. Kalová
AJ01001/04: Mon 10:00–11:40 B2.23, M. Šimková
AJ01001/05: Mon 18:00–19:40 G31, D. Špetla
AJ01001/06: Mon 18:00–19:40 G12
AJ01001/07: Mon 16:00–17:40 L42, S. Dobiášová
AJ01001/08: Mon 16:00–17:40 G22, T. Šmilauerová
AJ01001/09: Thu 18:00–19:40 G21, T. Šmilauerová
AJ01001/10: Thu 18:00–19:40 G32, S. Kalová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Destination C1&C2, units 1 - 10
Topic-based Vocabulary - 10 topics
The main aim of the course is to revise and consolidate what students have already learnt, and to develop and extend their knowledge further. This concerns both the language systems and the skills. The course will contain:
- discussions and communication activities that will help students improve their command of spoken English.
- listening exercises with tasks to improve students' listening skills
- activities to practise the functional language needed in different situations
- grammar revision
- work on pronunciation
- vocabulary development activities
- work on idioms and collocations
Students will be encouraged to improve their English in the self-access mode.
  • Destination Vocabulary Topics
  • 1 Introduction to the course
  • 2 Present time Family
  • 3 Thinking and learning Education
  • 4 Past time Home
  • 5 Change and technology Communication
  • 6 Revision and further practice weeks 1-5
  • 7 Future time Home
  • 8 Time and work Work and Leisure Progress test 1 (weeks 1-6)
  • 9 Passives and causatives Food
  • 9 Movement and transport Travel
  • 10 Modals and semi-modals Clothes
  • 11 Communication and the Media Media
  • 13 Revision and further practice weeks 8-12
    required literature
  • Man, Malcolm - Taylore-Konwles. Destinations C1&C2:. Macmillan 2007. ISBN 978-0-230-03540-9
  • FICTUMOVÁ, Jarmila, John CECCARELLI and Tony LONG. Advanced conversation practice : Success at the state exam. Vyd. 1. Brno: Jazyková škola Brno, Kotlářská 9, 2002. 211 pp. dotisk prvního vydání. info
    recommended literature
  • HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced grammar in use with answers : a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. ix, 340. ISBN 0521498694. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students : with answers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. x, 350. ISBN 052143680X. info
  • FICTUMOVÁ, Jarmila. Advanced Conversation Practice - Vocabulary Lists. první. Brno: Jazyková škola Brno, Kotlářská 9, 2002. 139 pp. Konverzace pro pokročilé - slovníček. info
  • BROADHEAD, Annie. Advance your English : a short course for advanced learners : coursebook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 74 s. ISBN 052159779X. info
  • CAPEL, Annette and Patricia ASPINALL. Advanced masterclass CAE : student's book. Edited by Kathy Gude. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 206 s. ISBN 0194533433. info
    not specified
  • VINCE, Michael. Advanced language practice. 1. ed. Oxford: Heinemann, 1994. viii, 295. ISBN 0-435-24124-9. info
Teaching methods
seminars, e-learning
Assessment methods
Assessment: continuous, pencil and paper and computer-based written tests. Self-study and compulsory attendance (2 absences maximum).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: 9 seminárních skupin
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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