AJL01002 Practical English II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Dominika Dovčíková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Simona Kalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Christopher Adam Rance, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vladimir Srebnitskiy (seminar tutor)
Mgr. David Špetla (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Šplíchalová (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Margarethe Clare Unger, B.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Iveta Žákovská (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, 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
AJL01001 Practical English I
AJ01001 Practical English I
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 13 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
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 to improve their command of spoken English
- listening exercises with tasks to enhance students' listening skills
- activities to practise functional language needed in different situations
- presenting and practice of advanced grammatical structures
- vocabulary development activities
- work on idioms and collocations
Students will be encouraged to improve their English in the self-access mode.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, a student will be able to:
- actively use vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and collocations of the set topics
- master understanding of complex grammar structures and apply them in spoken and written discourse
- apply acquired language systems and skills adequately in a given communicative context
- pass an English language exam at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning
  • 1 Conditionals - U 11
  • 2 Chance and nature - U 12 / Nature and environment
  • 3 Unreal time - U 13 / Shopping
  • 4 Quantity and money - U 14 / Sports
  • 5 Adjectives and adverbs - U 15 / Holidays and sightseeing
  • 6 PROGRESS TEST 3, weeks 1 – 5
  • 7 Materials and the built environment - U 16 / Town and village
  • 8 Clauses - U 17 / The human body
  • 9 Reactions and health - U 18 / Health and diseases
  • 10 Complex sentences - U 19 / Culture
  • 11 Power and social issues - U 20 / Modern Society
  • 12 Revision, weeks 1-11
  • 13 PROGRESS TEST 4, weeks 6-11
    required literature
  • Mann Malcolm, Taylore-Knowles Steve: Destinations C1&C2), Macmillan 2007, ISBN 978-0-230-03540-9
  • FICTUMOVÁ, Jarmila. Angličtina: Konverzace pro pokročilé.Topic-based Vocabulary for Advanced Learners (Topic-based Vocabulary for Advanced Learners). druhé upravené. Brno: Společnost pro odbornou literaturu - Barrister & Principal, 2008. 303 pp. ISBN 978-80-87029-40-4. učebnice info
    recommended literature
  • SPARLING, Don. English or Czenglish? : jak se vyhnout čechismům v angličtině. 2. vydání. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991. 274 stran. ISBN 8004259693. info
  • 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
  • VINCE, Michael. Advanced language practice. 1. ed. Oxford: Heinemann, 1994. viii, 295. ISBN 0-435-24124-9. info
  • GRAVER, B. D. Advanced English practice. Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. 320 stran. ISBN 0194321819. info
  • GUDE, Kathy. Advanced listening and speaking CAE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 152 s. ISBN 0194533476. info
  • ASPINALL, Patricia and Annette CAPEL. Advanced masterclass CAE : student's book. Edited by Kathy Gude. New ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 206 s. ISBN 0194534278. info
  • BROADHEAD, Annie. Advance your English : a short course for advanced learners : coursebook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 74 s. ISBN 052159779X. info
  • BROADHEAD, Annie. Advance your English : a short course for advanced learners. 1st publ. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 60 s. ISBN 0521597765. info
Teaching methods
seminars, e-learning, self-study
Assessment methods
- continuous computer-based written tests in vocabulary
- 2 computer-based progress tests, 1 mid-term test and 1 final test, with the required average score of 65%. Passing these tests is a prerequisite for the final examination.
- final examination consists of a written part (reading comprehension test, listening comprehension test, test of lexico-grammatical structures) and an oral part. It is necessary to reach at least 65% in each of the two parts of the exam (for details see Information from the Teacher below)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2021, recent)
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