Course detail

Headway Pre-Intermediate 1

FIT-BAN1Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on the basic knowledge of grammar: tenses, time and conditional clauses, infinitive, reported statements, articles, etc. The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations is developed as well as writing of letters, CV and filling in forms. The students will work with technical texts to get acquainted with basic technical terminology.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students' ability to communicate in everyday situations will be developed. They will master the basic grammatical structures and new vocabulary, both general and technical.


Successful passing of beginner English, e.g. on a secondary school or at the FEEC of the BUT or to acquire "10/11 - 20" points in the entrance test (instruction is in Czech only).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Murphy, R.: Essential grammar in Use. With answers. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Murphy, R.: Essential Grammar in Use. With answers. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Juránková, V., Sládková, E.: 222 cvičení z anglické mluvnice. S klíčem. MC nakladatelství Brno, CZ, 1993.
Support for home-training:
Taylor, L.: International Express Pre-Intermediate. Student's Book, Units 1 - 6. New edition, OUP 2012.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include language seminars and homework. Students have to actively participate in classes.

Compulsory seminar are held every week and students are obliged to fulfill achievements as part of their homestudy.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit test: 24 - 40 points.

  • listening comprehension: 15 - 30 points,
  • reading comprehension: 15 - 30 points.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course for lower intermediate students is aimed at learning basic vocabulary and grammar and at developing the four language skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. The students will learn basic technical terminology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

75% attendance, fulfilling the tasks.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Unit 1: First meetings. Tenses, parts of speech, questions and social expressions.
  2. Unit 2: The world of work. Present tenses-simple and continuous. Verb groups. Making contact.
  3. Unit 2: Finishing-collocation, describing a company.
    Unit 3: Challenges. Past tense-explanation and exercises.
  4. Unit 3: Finishing-past simple and past continuous, nouns, verbs and adjectives, making negatives, making connections. Sports and leisure file.
  5. Unit 4: Plans and arrangements. Expressing future - exercises. Hotel file.
  6. Unit 4: Finishing-words and symbols. Emails faxes and letters. Staying at a hotel. Units 1-4 revision.
  7. Review Unit A: Units 1-4 revision. Mid-semester test.
  8. Unit 5: How healthy is your lifestyle? Mass and count nouns, expressing quantity. Food file.
  9. Unit 5: Word groups. Living in different environment-comparison of lifestyles. At a restaurant.
  10. Unit 6: Flying gets cheaper. Comparative and superlative adjectives, synonyms and antonyms. Travelling.
  11. Unit 6: Word groups, air travel file. Transformations.
  12. Unit 6: Finishing-making arrangements. General revision.
  13. Semester test.