ACJ_3z English Language III

Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
winter 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Daniel Raušer (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ala Vida Vachušková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Vlasáková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Monika Peka Kolafová (assistant)
Mgr. Petr Sádlo (assistant)
Mgr. Karim Sidibe (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Libuše Turinská
Centre of language services - Faculty of Corporate Strategy - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Supplier department: Centre of language services - Faculty of Corporate Strategy - Rector - Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
Timetable of Seminar Groups
ACJ_3z/T2: Sun 10. 10. 8:00–9:30 D516, 9:40–11:10 D516, 11:25–12:55 D516, Sun 31. 10. 14:50–16:20 D516, 16:30–18:00 D516, Sun 5. 12. 8:00–9:30 D516, 9:40–11:10 D516, 11:25–12:55 D516, A. Vachušková
ACJ_3z/S01: Tue 9:40–11:10 E5, Thu 16:30–18:00 E5, D. Raušer
ACJ_3z/S02: Mon 13:05–14:35 E5, Tue 11:25–12:55 E5, J. Vlasáková
meeting the requirements and recommended completion of the following subjects: ACJ_1z and ACJ_2z (B1 level)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives supported by learning outcomes
The course objective is to deepen B1 language skills and gradually achieve B1+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, enlarge vocabulary and improve listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. After successful completion of the course, the students are able to understand lectures, debates and participate in discussions on general topics/topics of their interest. Students understand TV and radio news, programmes and newspaper/online articles on topical issues. They are fluent and able to express their opinion on a wide range of topics.
Learning outcomes
Having successfully completed the subject, the students will be able to:
- communicate their enquiries more extensively and explain given problems;
- provide specific information required in an interview or a consultation;
- summarise or express (orally or in a written form) their opinion about a short story, article, discussion or documentary and answer further questions in detail;
- carry out a prepared interview, listen and check the information mentioned, though it may be occasionally necessary to ask for repetition if the other person’s response is rapid or extended;
- describe how to do various activities and give detailed instructions;
- exchange the content of accumulated factual information on familiar (routine) and non-routine matters within their field or area of interest.
  • 1. Food and meals, restaurants;
  • 2. Present simple and continuous
  • 3. Active and state verbs
  • 4. Family, families in the future
  • 5. Making predictions; each other
  • 6. Personality adjectives;
  • 7. Future tenses
  • 8. Money;
  • 9. Present perfect vs past simple
  • 10. Life changes;
  • 11. Present perfect continuous
  • 12. Base and strong adjectives
  • 13. Transport, means of transport
  • 14. Comparatives and superlatives (adjectives, adverbs)
  • 15. Stereotypes;
  • 16. Articles
  • 17. Success and failure
  • 18. BE ABLE TO, can, could
  • 20. Relative pronouns
  • 21. Modern manners, communication
  • 22. Modal verbs for obligation
  • 23. Modals in past
  • 24. Superstitions; past tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect)
  • 25. Přátelství, mezilidské vztahy
  • 26. Used a usually
    required literature
  • Náhradní obsah: Náhradní obsah: LATHAM-KOENIG, Christina. English file: Intermediate: Third edition. Student's book. Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN 978019451975
    recommended literature
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, x, 380 s. ISBN 978-0-521-18906-4.
Forms of Teaching
Teaching Methods
Frontal Teaching
Group Teaching - Cooperation
Project Teaching
Individual Work– Individual or Individualized Activity
Teaching Supported by Multimedia Technologies
Student Workload
ActivitiesNumber of Hours of Study Workload
Daily StudyCombined Study
Semestral test11
Preparation for Seminars, Exercises, Tutorial2850
Preparation for the Final Test2236
Final test11
Attendance on Seminars/Exercises/Tutorial/Excursion5216
Assessment Methods and Assesment Rate
Test – final 70 %
Semestral exam 30 %
Exam conditions

Final Test 70 % (0 – 70 points) and semester exam 30% (0-30). The final test requires the B1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Successful graduates of the course have to get totally at least 70 points (from both parts of tests).

Semester exam 30 % (i.e. 30 points)

Final test

Final test - 70 % (i.e. 70 points)

Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Attendance in lessons is defined in a separate internal standard of the ITB (Evidence of attendance of students at ITB). It is compulsory, except of the lectures, for full-time students to attend 70 % lesson of the subject in a semester. Active participation in seminars is required
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2017, winter 2018, summer 2019, winter 2019, winter 2020, summer 2021.
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