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English Language b/I for FAST (pre-intermediate)

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Course Unit Code712-2121/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
FOR40PhDr. Ivona Formánková
LAN20Mark Landry
SLA14Mgr. Karolina Slamová, Ph.D.
CHU01Mgr. Gabriela Chudašová
WLO74Mgr. Andrea Wlochová, Ph.D.
JUR21Mgr. Radka Juříčková, Ph.D.
VYH19Mgr. Martina Rochlová
PEL12Mgr. Barbara Kratochvílová
VAS0004Mgr. Ivana Vašková, MBA
ZUB0006Mgr. Pavla Zubková
SMU0007Mgr. Kateřina Smutná
TRA0015Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
PRE0053Ing. Radim Pretsch
STI0049Mgr. Barbora Štivarová
KIT0021Mgr. Gabriela Kitová
SPU0044Mgr. Kateřina Spurná
ZAR0050Vladimír Žárik, MBA
SWI0018Mgr. Eva Swiechová
MAT0433Mgr. Gabriela Matyášková
Summary
The instruction focuses on managing vocabulary, grammar phrases within the set range. A student talks about ways in which technology affects our lives, he/she is able to describe branches of technology, discuss inventions and their contribution to the society, characterizes basic building materials, talks about famous designers of the 20th century.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Technology 1:

The aim is to create a grounding of ESP language with respect to communication skills, i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening with the output level A2 – B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Course Contents
Technology 1: Units 1 - 4

1. Ways in which technology affects how we live, Grammar Introduction
2. Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs, Murphy: 86 - 88
3. Branches of Civil Engineering, Murphy: 89 - 90
4. Technological innovations, Murphy: 1 - 4
5. Studying technology – various courses, Murphy: 5 - 7
6. Present Simple v Present Continuous, Murphy: 8 - 9
7. Design, Murphy: 10
8. Question types, Murphy: 44, 45, 47
9. Customer care – using non-specialist language, Murphy: 11 - 12
10. Famous designers, Murphy: 15
11. Building materials
12. Used to, used for, made of, made from
13. Customer care – Making recommendations
14. Credit test
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
GLENDING, H. Technology 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007. ISBN 978 0 19 4569507.
MURPHY, R. Essential Grammar in Use with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007. ISBN 978 0521 67580 2.
GLENDING, H. Technology 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007. ISBN 978 0 19 4569507.

MURPHY, R. Essential Grammar in Use with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007. ISBN 978 0521 67580 2.
Recommended Reading:
MCCARTHY, M., O'DELL, F. English Vocabulary in Use Elementary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010. ISBN 9780521136174.MCCARTHY, M., O'DELL, F. English Vocabulary in Use Elementary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010. ISBN 9780521136174.
IBBOTSON, M. Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009. ISBN 9780521715188.
IBBOTSON, M. Professional English in Use Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009.
MCCARTHY, M., O'DELL, F. English Vocabulary in Use Elementary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010. ISBN 9780521136174.
IBBOTSON, M. Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009. ISBN 9780521715188.
IBBOTSON, M. Professional English in Use Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
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Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluationCredit10 5