XAKO_USVP English Conversation

Moravian Business College Olomouc
Summer 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Tetiana Arkhangelska, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jitka Lidaříková
Moravian Business College Olomouc
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
  • 1. Food and restaurants (Present simple and continuous; Action and non-action verbs; Talking about eating habits).
    2. Sports (Past tenses: simple/continuous/perfect; When you hear the final whistle (paragraph gap - fill); Talking about sports).
    3. Family and personality (Future forms: going to/will/shall; We are family (predictions); Useful language for describing people).
    4. Money (Present perfect and past simple; My life without money (predictions, WH questions, phrasal verbs); Money questionnaire).
    5. Holidays (Strong adjectives; Present perfect continuous).
    6. Transport (Comparatives and superlatives; Race to the sun; A journey from London to France (numbering activities)).
    7. Modern manners - mobile phones (Must, have to, should (obligations); Culture shock).
    8. Judging by appearances - describing people (Must, may, might, can't (deduction); Describing people: look or look like?).
    9. Success and failure (Can, could, be able to (ability and possibility); Never give up (pair work, chart completion)).
    10. Back to school, education (1st conditional and future time clauses + when, until; Talking about education).
    11. In an ideal world? (2nd conditional; Describing your dream house).
    12. Still friends? Friendship (Usually and used to; Do you need to 'edit your friends'? (summarizing paragraphs); Talking about friendship).
    13. Slow down (Noun formation; Quantifiers; Slow food and Slow city).
    14. Same planets, different worlds (Connectors; A/an, the, no article; A man thing or a woman thing?).
    15. Job swap (Gerunds and infinitives; The right job for you; Communication: test your memory).
    16. Love in the supermarket. Shopping (Reported speech: statements, questions, and commands; Making a complaint: is it worth it? Communication: I want to speak to the manager).
    17. See the film? get on a plane. Cinema (Passive (be + past participle); Famous films that moved us (literally!); The cinema questionnaire).
    18. I need a hero (Relative clauses: defining and non-defining clauses; Heroes and icons of our time).
    19. Can we make our own luck? (Third conditional; Making adjectives and adverbs; Bad luck? Good luck? Speaking: How lucky are you?).
    20. Murder mysteries (Question tags, indirect questions; Compound nouns; Jack the Ripper - case closed? Interview with the detective).
    21. Switch it off. Television (Phrasal verbs; Your TV habits; Revise and check).
    Revision - vocabulary, grammar, social English, reading and comprehension check.
    required literature
  • OXENDEN, Clive, LATHAM-KOENIG, Christina. New English file - Intermediate - Student's Book. Oxford University Press, 2011. info
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780521189088. info
  • OXENDEN, Clive, LATHAN-KOENIG, Christina. New English file - Pre-intermediate - Student's Book. Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780194598811. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Written form: final test.
Oral form: proving communication skills in specific professional area, based on interview with teacher.
The course is also listed under the following terms summer 2017.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2016, recent)
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