The course includes exercises in the four language skills: reading and listening comprehension, writing and speaking. Authentic texts with various contents are discussed. A special focus is put on vocabulary – word formation, collocation, idioms, synonyms and antonyms and their use. Grammatical structures are studied taking account of their use and functions. Students become familiar with the use of suitable styles on various occasions ranging from official to colloquial language use. Students write texts for different purposes: letters, proposals, articles, reviews, argumentative essays, as well as summaries of texts from various sources.