Subject description - B0B04B2Z

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B0B04B2Z English language B2 - exam Extent of teaching:0C
Guarantors:Saláková D. Roles:P Language of
teaching:
Teachers:Jennings P., Péterová P., Saláková D., Ynsua M. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13104 Credits:0 Semester:Z,L

Anotation:

B2 Common European Framework: Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Grammar and Vocabulary: word families, verb-noun collocations, complex noun phrases, countable and uncountable nouns, prefixes, it-clauses, reporting verbs, questions, modal verbs, conjunctions and sentence connectors, articles, prepositions, wh-noun clauses, relative clauses, if-clauses, passive voice, past perfect, -ing nouns Listening: picking up information, transferring information Reading: A technical text is presented. Students are required to show understanding the concept and vocabularies. Writing: Emphasis is put on the expression of ideas in the independent writing of paragraphs and short essays. Students should be able to present a short basic argument in written English. Oral Skills: Students are supposed to use the language independently and effectively in all situations giving their own opinions and defending their ideas and beliefs. A mixture of research and development, career oriented and general topics is presented. Examination: The examination consists of two parts:
a) Written test ? based on grammar and lexicology, NOT TAKEN by the students whose success rate in both the summer semester tests (Midterm and Final) is above 80%. The written test is followed by the oral part.
b) Oral part ? reading a technical text with understanding (study reading techniques ? skimming and scanning, comprehension and discussion questions based on the text, translation), oral interaction, comprehending the content of the spoken message.

Study targets:

to pass a compulsory subject

Content:

The B2 English Exam is a compulsory subject for all Faculty of Electrical Engineering students at the Czech Technical University. According to the Study and Examination Rules and Regulations for Students at CTU (Part III, Article 4), a compulsory subject is one "whose completion is a necessary condition in order to successfully complete the study programme." In addition, this requires the "passing of an examination evaluated on the scale A, B, C, D, or E." (SERR Part III, Article 6). According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an international standard for describing language ability, the definition of an English language learner who has achieved the B2 (Upper-Intermediate) level is one who. ".can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options."

Course outlines:

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Exercises outline:

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Literature:

Literature: Hewings, M. (2012). Cambridge Academic English: An Integrated skills course for EAP. Student?s Book. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press. Other materials: http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz Recommended Grammar Books: Murphy, R.: English Grammar in Use, CUP Collins Cobuild English Grammar

Requirements:

A0B04B2Z, B0B04B2Z, B6B04B2Z - Requirements for the Examination in English - Advanced Level (B2) B2 Common European Framework: Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Grammar and Vocabulary: word families, verb-noun collocations, complex noun phrases, countable and uncountable nouns, prefixes, it-clauses, reporting verbs, questions, modal verbs, conjunctions and sentence connectors, articles, prepositions, wh-noun clauses, relative clauses, if-clauses, passive voice, past perfect, -ing nouns Listening: picking up information, transferring information Reading: A technical text is presented. Students are required to show understanding the concept and vocabularies. Writing: Emphasis is put on the expression of ideas in the independent writing of paragraphs and short essays. Students should be able to present a short basic argument in written English. The written exam is made up of materials directly from, and based on, the grammar, vocabulary, themes / topics, etc. found in the course book as well as any technical texts and other materials listed for the course on the department's website: http://feld.jazyky.cvut.cz The exam has a similar format to that of the Cambridge FCE exam, and students will be assessed on their abilities in the following skills: .Listening (types of tasks: gapfil - multiple choice - True / False - comprehension questions) .Reading (types of tasks: gapfil - multiple choice - True / False - comprehension questions) .Grammar & Vocabulary (types of tasks: gapfil - multiple choice - True / False - comprehension questions) .Writing (types of tasks: sentence revision / free writing [essay, formal letter, etc.]) Oral Skills: Students are supposed to use the language independently and effectively in all situations giving their own opinions and defending their ideas and beliefs. A mixture of research and development, career oriented and general topics is presented. Literature: Hewings, M. (2012). Cambridge Academic English: An Integrated skills course for EAP. Student's Book. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press. Other materials: http://jazyky.feld.cvut.cz Recommended Grammar Books: Murphy, R.: English Grammar in Use, CUP Collins Cobuild English Grammar Examination: The examination consists of two parts:
a) Written test - based on grammar and lexicology, NOT TAKEN by the students whose success rate in both the summer semester tests (Midterm and Final) is above 80% in the same term when the exam is taken by the s tudent. The written test is followed by the oral part.
b) Oral part - reading a technical text with understanding (study reading techniques - skimming and scanning, comprehension and discussion questions based on the text, translation), oral interaction, comprehending the content of the spoken message.

Webpage:

https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/A0B04B2Z, https://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/index.php?m=v&lg=cz&o=zk_bcprez

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPEEM1_2016 Applied Electrical Engineering P
BPEEM1_2018 Applied Electrical Engineering P
BPEEM_BO_2018 Common courses P
BPEK_2018 Common courses P
BPOI4_2018 Computer Games and Graphics P
BPOI3_2018 Software P
BPOI2_2018 Internet things P
BPOI1_2018 Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science P
BPOI_BO_2018 Common courses P
BPEEM2_2018 Electrical Engineering and Management P
BPBIO_2018 Common courses P
BKEEK_2016 Common courses P
BPOI_BO_2016 Common courses P
BPEEM_BO_2016 Common courses P
BPOI4_2016 Computer Games and Graphics P
BPOI3_2016 Software P
BPOI2_2016 Internet things P
BPOI1_2016 Computer and Information Science P
BPKYR_2016 Common courses P
BPEK_2016 Common courses P
BPEEM2_2016 Electrical Engineering and Management P
BPSIT Common courses P 3
BKSIT Common courses P 3


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