JA002 Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Bc. Anna Bízková Doleželová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Dudová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Anjuli Pandavar, PhD (seminar tutor)
Luis Carlos Rodriguez, M.Phil. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
The knowledge of English - B2 level CEFR - English for specific purposes
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The exam assesses student´s ability to
understand specialized texts/discourse
identify key ideas
formulate key ideas
transfer information from the text
classify, describe cause and effect, compare, define
summarize an advanced text related to their field of study
present a specialized text related to the field of study using advanced presentation techniques
discuss common topics and those related to their field of study
talk about one´s field of study using topic-based vocabulary
use argumentation
Learning outcomes
The exam verifies that the student has:
Ability to understand the main idea of a spoken utterance at a more advanced level(e.g.: part of a lecture, an interview) regarding both specific and more abstract topics within an academic context.
Knowledge of specific and academic vocabulary, and grammar structures at B2 level according to CEFR (direct/indirect questions, transition phrases, word formation, sentence transformations).
Ability to understand main ideas of simple specialized texts, to find there synonyms, to follow logical connections and coherence within such type of texts, and to find the author’s stance.
Ability to use functional language in a specialized written text (classify, describe cause and effect, compare, define).
Ability to present a specialized topic related to the field of study using advanced presentation techniques
discuss common topics and those related to their field of study
talk about one´s field of study using topic-based vocabulary
use argumentation
  • 1.Synthesis essay
  • 2. Presentation abstract
  • 3. Oral part:
  • Presentation of a specialist text related to the field of study - own choice, or presentation related to own project - 10 minutes with using visual aids and all presentation techniques + discussion (structure: introduction, main body with signalling devices, ending including summary). For more, see the interactive syllabus.
  • Jeremy Comfort. Effective Presentations.OUP 2000.
  • Douglas Bell: Passport to Academic Presentations.Garnet 2008.
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • Keith Kelly: Science.Macmillan 2008
  • MASCULL, Bill. Key words in science & technology : helping learners with real English. 1st pub. London: Harper Collins Publishers, 1997. xii, 210. ISBN 0003750981. info
  • Academic writing course :study skills in English. Edited by R.R Jordan. 1st ed. Essex: Longman, 1999. 160 s. ISBN 0-582-40019-8. info
  • English for science. Edited by Fran Zimmerman. New Jersey : Regents/Prentice Hall, 1989
  • DONOVAN, Peter. Basic English for Science. 10. vyd. Oxford: University Press, 1994. 153 s. ISBN 0-19-457180-7. info
  • Nucleus ; English for science and technology. Edited by Martin Bates - Tony Dudley-Evans. info
  • Physics:Reader.Ivana Tulajová, Masarykova univerzita Přírodovědecká fakulta 2000
  • PLUMMER, Charles C. and David MCGEARY. Physical geology :student study art notebook. 7th ed. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Communications, 1996. 161 s. ISBN 0-697-28732-7. info
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Arthur Newell STRAHLER. Introducing physical geography. 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley, 2006. xxv, 728. ISBN 047167950X. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • CUNNINGHAM, Sarah and Bill BOWLER. Headway : intermediate : pronunciation. 1. vyd. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. xi, 112 s. ISBN 1-943396-88-4. info
  • +Any materials aimed at preparation for B2 level examinations(e.g. FCE, TOEFL)
Teaching methods
written and oral exam
Assessment methods
written assignments, oral exam - 60% passing grade
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, autumn 2017, spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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