712-2242/02 – English Language b/II for USP (pre-intermediate) (Ab/II-USP)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of Foreign LanguagesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Gabriela ChudašováSubject version guarantorMgr. Gabriela Chudašová
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, FS, USP, FEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
TRA0015 Mgr. Zuzana Trawinská
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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.

Teaching methods



The instruction focuses on managing vocabulary, grammar and phrases within the set range. Students able to explain how a mechanism works, explain the difference between products, he/she understands and uses numbers and quantities accurately. He/she knows key terms for security equipment and describes its function. He/she differentiates between common manufacturing processes and treatments and learns to describe a manufacturing process. The student specifies different means of transport and is able to talk about skyscraper construction.

Compulsory literature:

HARDING, Keith a Alastair LANE. International express. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-441825-6. MURPHY, R. Essential Grammar in Use with Answers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007. ISBN 978 0521 67580 2.

Recommended literature:

GLENDING, H. Technology 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007. ISBN 978 0 19 4569507. 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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Credit test E-learning


Compulsory e-learning course available at: lms.vsb.cz

Other requirements

The completion of assigned written and oral tasks, chosen chapters from Technology 1, active participation during tutorials.80% attendance, min. test result: 65%


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Technology 1: Units 5 - 8 1. Inventions, Murphy: 10 - 11 2. Mechanism of the clockwork radio, Murphy: 12 3. Time clauses, Murphy: 98 4. Numbers and quantities 5. Customer care – Explaining the difference between products 6. The function of equipment 7. Writing – short report and linking words 8. Manufacturing processes and treatments, alloys, raw materials 9. Present Passive, Murphy: 21 10. The injection moulding machine, Water jet abrasive cutting, Murphy: 23 - 24 11. The car of the future, Murphy: 25 - 26 12. Prediction: will, may, might, Murphy: 27, 28 13. Customer care – Making and acknowledging apologies, Murphy: 103 14. Credit test

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 10  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Active class participation and 80% attendance are compulsory.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0588A170002) Applied Sciences and Technologies P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0588A170002) Applied Sciences and Technologies P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0588A170002) Applied Sciences and Technologies P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2018/2019 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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