AJL51100 Oral Practical English Exam

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Nicola Catherine Fořtová, B.A., M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D. (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
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This examination is at CPE / C2 (European Framework) level. It is an oral Proficiency Examination - CAE level FORMAT: Part 1 (3 minutes) Interview Part 2 (5 minutes) Picture description - individual turns Part 3 (5 minutes) Collaborative task based on visual materials
Learning outcomes
Learners will be able to: 1. Speak on their own for an extended period of time showing good control of sophisticated grammatical structures and lexis. 2. Describe pictures in as much detail as possible using vocabulary particularly relevant to the photographs. 3. Manage their discourse effectively in terms of contribution relevance, coherence and cohesion. 4. Demonstrate turn taking skills during the collaborative task, express opinions on the topic posed, and react appropriately to their partner's contributions. 5. Speak in such a way that is intelligible and places little strain on the listener.
  • Part 1: Interview At the beginning of the speaking test the candidates will be given the opportunity to offer personal information. Part 2: Picture description - individual turns In this part of the test each candidate should talk on their own for about two minutes. Each candidate will be given a photograph to describe. They should try as much as possible to use the vocabulary particularly relevant to the photograph. Part 3: Collaborative task based on visual materials The candidates will be asked to talk together for about three minutes for the task related to the visual material provided. Then they will answer questions related to the task.
    recommended literature
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency 1 : with answers : authentic examination papers from Cambridge ESOL. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 163 s. ISBN 9781107637467. info
  • Cambridge English proficiency. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 2 zvukové. ISBN 9780194705233. info
  • Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English : with answers : examination papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations : English for speakers of other languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 192 s. ISBN 9780521672757. info
  • MOORE, Julie. Common mistakes at proficiency : --and how to avoid them. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 64 s. ISBN 9780521606837. info
  • HARRISON, Mark. CPE practice tests : four tests for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 231 s. ISBN 9780194329088. info
  • WELLMAN, Guy, Felicity O'DELL and Roy KINGSBURY. Longman practice exams for the Cambridge certificate in advanced English. Harlow: Longman, 1991. 100 s. ISBN 0582018099. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA: 1. Grammatical resource (range and flexibility, accuracy) 2. Lexical resource (range, appropriacy) 3. Discourse management (relevance, coherence, extent) 4. Pronunciation (stress and rhythm, intonation, individual sounds) 5. Interactive communication (initiating and responding, hesitation, turn-taking)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
General note: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".

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