English curriculum - Level B2

Listening

Comprehension of the following forms:

  • longer speeches and lectures on topics related to daily life as well as other topics familiar to the student;
  • radio and television news and other programmes on current topics;
  • most films, plays and performances using standard language

Reading

  • selected articles and ads from newspapers or periodicals in their original form;
  • reviews, reports, popular-science articles;
  • extracts from contemporary literature

Speaking

Oral statements such as:

  • active participation in discussions;
  • explaining the advantages and disadvantages of various solutions;
  • expressing one’s doubts;
  • giving advice;
  • negotiating;
  • giving presentations on general subjects or ones related to the student’s field of studies

Writing

Written expression within the following forms:

  • taking notes of longer speeches, lectures, discussions;
  • summary;
  • essay;
  • review;
  • formal letter

Grammar

  • the revision of tenses learned so far;
  • the introduction of: Future Continuous, Future Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous;
  • sentences with the infinitive as well as the gerund vs. infinitive: a broader scope (e.g. stop doing / stop to do;)
  • be / get used to doing;
  • used to do / would do;
  • conditionals - all types;
  • I wish / If only;
  • selected separable and inseparable phrasal verbs;
  • would rather / had better / it's high time / suppose;
  • verbs of perception: feel / smell / taste / hear / see with the adjective or with: like / as / if;
  • causative have - have sth done;
  • verbs with two objects;
  • reporting verbs, e.g. .: deny, admit, refuse, etc.;
  • the passive voice - complex constructions;
  • modal auxiliary + auxiliary + main verb (should have done, must have done ...);
  • selected idioms;
  • word formation.

TOPIC EXAMPLES:

  • the problems of modern society: globalization and consumerism, migration, crime;
  • the media;
  • cultural diversity, stereotypes about nations and subcultures;
  • selected elements of the language of the student’s area of studies