The candidate must demonstrate the ability to understand spoken and written form of language at a high level of language proficiency (near native-speaker competence). It includes the use of complex topics and linguistic procedures, as well. The candidate is free to move over the text in personal and professional field. Moreover, he may demonstrate the ability to handle challenging situations.

Oral communication:

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to express him/herself with clarity and precision concerning a personal and professional field. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to extract information and implications from discussion that may include familiar and unfamiliar topics.


As A, B plus:

  1. exchange of information and assessment
  2. persuasion, negotiating, entering tasks
  3. communication and interaction between people
  4. understanding other; discussion and attitude towards them
  5. evaluation of the other opinions and responding to them
  6. discussion about the duty and necessity to do something
  7. expressing and accepting feelings

Rozpis tém na ústnu komunikáciu:

1. The individual

  • ambition/career building
  • the individual and the society
  • problems of social integration

2. Partnership

  • forms of partnership
  • nationalities/minoritie

3. Family

  • the social status of families / the system of family allowances
  • family/career

4. Place of living

  • housing situation / difficulties of building a house
  • homelessness / its causes/ problems
  • housing and mobility

5. Travelling/transport

  • problems of city traffic / public transport versus using cars
  • transport and environmental protection
  • tourism as a source of income
  • development in transport / its aspects

6. Shopping/shops

  • consumers’ society
  • buying on credit/with credit cards/on the Internet
  • shopping tourism

7. Communication/keeping in contact

  • the Internet in business communication
  • Fax, e-mail versus traditional letter writing
  • less widely used languages versus English

8. Services

  • quality / guarantee of services
  • role, significance of services
  • electronic services / online ordering

9. Culture/entertainment

  • role of arts in the past and present
  • public collections and their maintenance / art / historic relics / monuments
  • mentorship / sponsorship / advertising

10. Time/weather

  • natural catastrophes and their consequences
  • hole in the ozone layer / dangers of global warming

11. Health/illnesses

  • science / research serving medical care / genetics
  • alternative methods of healing
  • health tourism

12. Sport

  • first-class sports – mass sports / doping
  • professionalism in sports / amateur sports / extreme sports
  • sport and women (chess, boxing, weightlifting, football)
  • sport and commercials

13. Media

  • objectivity / impartiality of providing information
  • stars / celebrities

14. Hobby

  • promoting traditions
  • exclusive hobbies (golf, horse riding, scuba diving, etc.)
  • hobby and/or professionalism?

15. Studying/work

  • (over)qualification / chances on the work market
  • lifelong education
  • finding work / mobility
  • chances of the underprivileged

16. European Union

  • the role of the EU in world politics
  • common / national currency

17. Culture and civilisation The home country and the target language country

  • fame / recognition in the world / their relationship to each other
  • their image
  • differences in traditions / customs / ideology

18. Public life

  • the purity of public life / corruption
  • political parties / elections / referendum

19. Environmental protection

  • prevention in environmental protection
  • environmental catastrophes and their consequences

20. Current topics/events

  • public life / politics / NGOs
  • economy / arts / sports

21. Globalisation

  • uniformity (dressing, eating, culture, consumer products, etc.)
  • globalization / maintaining national characteristics

22. Current questions of ethics

  • animal experiments
  • nuclear experiments

23. Current questions on economy/society-

  • smuggling: goods / people
  • smoking / dangers of drug addiction


  1. Indirect speech
  2. Compound complex sentences
  3. All clauses
  4. Paraphrase of syntactic constructions
  5. Text structure
  6. Coherence and cohesion of spoken and written speech.


  1. Function of the conjunctions and prepositions
  2. The Particle
  3. Word formation. Suffixation, prefixation. Composition

Lexis: A wide range of vocabulary resulting from the active vocabulary usage of the communication in different spheres. The vocabulary needed to handle communication tasks (see III.).

It is assessed:

  • language proficiency, pronunciation at normal speed
  • texts that native speakers come into contact with
  • a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms
  • a regional language and idiomatic expressions
  • oral communication.

Exam description:

Duration: 20 minutes, points allocated: 25

Form: direct conversation between two candidates

  • Introductory interview
  • the first part of the conversation – guided conversation based on given topics; second part of the conversation – a specific discussion in which the candidate has to give his/her opinion about own profession
  • to give candidates´ views on the issue based on visual stimuli. The candidates must interpret and analyse pictures/graphical display.