Sylabus AJ1 / Syllabus for English, course code 104YCA1


Winter semester of the 2020/2021 academic year

Study materials: Professional English for Civil Engineering, H. Horká, S. Giormani, P. Martincová, R. Nivenová

Requirements for granting the credit:

  • Participation in (on-line) classes, minimally 1 oral presentation
  • Submitting written assignments (minimally 1 essay plus potential other assignments)
  • Passing a credit test – written contact test on paper or an on-line version


Course plan:

Week 1

Unit 1: Test your knowledge of vocabulary p. 7-9, Reading: Civil Engineering p. 10-12, Grammar: Revision of tenses I

Week 2

Unit 1: Listening: Civil Engineering fields p.13-14, Presentation skills – Introduction, Review p. 16, Grammar: Revision of tenses II

Week 3:

Unit 2: Lead-in, Reading comprehension: The Industrial Revolution – New Materials p. 22-24, Vocabulary development: Properties of building materials p. 24-25

Week 4:

Unit 2: Vocabulary development – continued p. 25-28, Listening: Presentations 2, 3, Review, Grammar: Word order

Week 5:

Unit 3: Lead-in, Reading comprehension: Types of Ready-mix Concrete p. 36-37, Vocabulary development p. 37-38, Grammar: Passive voice

Week 6:

Unit 3: Cement making p. 38-39, Numbers p. 40-42, Listening: Spheres in Architecture

Week 7:

Unit 3: Presentations 4, Review, Unit 4: Lead-in, Reading comprehension: Building Construction p. 50-52,

Week 8:

Unit 4: Vocabulary development exercises p. 53-57, Listening: Skyscrapers

Week 9:

Unit 4: Review, Grammar: Linkers, Unit 5: Lead-in, Reading comprehension: Social Housing p. 65-67

Week 10:

Unit 5: Vocabulary development p. 68-71, Quiz on Modern Architecture p.72

Week 11:

Unit 5: Vocabulary development p. 73-74, Listening: Garden Bridge, Review, Grammar: Clauses

Week 12: Review

Week 13: Credit test

Note: Student presentations on topical issues studied during the lessons are part of each lesson starting from Week 2.