Course detail

Practical English 3

FEKT-BPC-PA3Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course Practical English 3 focuses on the development of reading, listening, speaking and writing skills with particular emphasis on the acquisition of complex grammar and vocabulary leading from B2+  level of the Common European Framefork of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course thoroughly prepares students for the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) exam, while also while helping them improve their overall command of English and communication skills at this level.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of the English language at the level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

75% attendance and active participation in classes, completing set assignments.

Course assessment in points:
A written test: Use of English (max. 40 points, min. 24 pts, the test may be repeated only once). 
An examination: Listening (max. 30 pts, min. 15 pts), Reading (max. 30 pts, min. 15pts).

The condition for admission to the exam is a written test, which must be completed with a minimum of 24 points out of a total 40 points. The test is written in the 13th week of the semester and has only one resit. 

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.


The course objectives and output requirements are formulated at B2+ level (Strong Vantage) of the Common European Framefork of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
A course graduate
- can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party;
- can participate actively in routine and non-routine formal discussion;
- can follow the discussion on matters related to his/her field, understand in detail the points given prominence by the speaker;
- can contribute, account for and sustain his/her opinion, evaluate alternative proposals and make and respond to hypotheses.

A course graduate:
- can express news and views effectively in writing, and relate to those of others;
- can write different kinds of formal letters, reports, reviews and articles.

A course graduate
- can understand the main ideas of propositionally and linguistically complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics delivered in a standard dialect, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation;
- can follow extended speech and complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar, and the direction of the talk is sign-posted by explicit markers.

A course graduate
- can read with a large degree of independence, adapting style and speed of reading to different texts and purposes, and using appropriate reference sources selectively;
- has a broad active reading vocabulary, but may experience some difficulty with low frequency idioms.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

O'DELL, Felicity a Annie BROADHEAD. Objective advanced. Student’s Book with Answers. Third Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-18182-2. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-APE Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Language exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Conditional clauses; collocations

2. Prepositional phrases, prepositions after nouns, adjectives and verbs; phrasal verbs; homonyms

3. Wish clauses and preferences; idioms

4. Modals and semi-modals; prefixes, suffixes; English for academic purposes: correspondence

5. Relative clauses; connotations

6. Purpose clauses, concessive and reason clauses and linking devices; English for academic purposes: report

7. Participle; word formation

8. Present time and present perfect; metaphors

9. Past time; English for academic purposes: review

10. Future time

11. Reported speech

12. Verb patterns; English for academic purposes: article


Topics for conversation:

1 Cultural Life

2 Society

3 Media

4 Education and the World of Work

5 Science and Technology