GRAMMAR

AUXILIARY VERBS GRAMMAR

Auxiliary verbs are an essential part of English grammar and are needed to form both negative and interrogative sentences. Auxiliary verbs are in effect, the most basic part of the English language and should be practiced right from the start when language learners and picking up the basics:   The most basic auxiliaries are:  … Continue reading AUXILIARY VERBS GRAMMAR

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ACTIVITIES · WRITING

CAE ESSAY WRITING 2

You have had a class discussion about the different ways we communicate nowadays and have come up with several opinions. To what extents are people are lacking the necessary social skills to be able to form long-lasting, meaningful relationships? Technology Time spent at work Changing social habits Choose two of the options and write an… Continue reading CAE ESSAY WRITING 2

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2) PEOPLE AND THEIR OPINIONS

How important is it to make a good first impression? Do you think it is important to have similar interests to someone if you want to get along with them? Does it concern you if you do not get on with someone, at work for example? Who do you most look up to in the… Continue reading FCE (B2) PEOPLE AND THEIR OPINIONS

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PET (B1) PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

When we speak about personal experiences, we usually use the present perfect or present perfect continuous:   Subject + have + past participle     e.g. I have eaten lunch today We use the present perfect simple to talk about actions that happened in the past but no time is mentioned or if we are still… Continue reading PET (B1) PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PET (B1) TALKING ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY AND APPEARANCE

Talking about yourself can be simple, for example, you can ask and ask questions like: Are you tall or short? Are you good-looking or ugly? Do you have blue or brown eyes? Have you got long or short hair? But they can also be more complex.   What are you like? (Personality) What do you… Continue reading PET (B1) TALKING ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY AND APPEARANCE

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PET (B1) INTRODUCTIONS

What´s your name? What is your surname? How do you spell your surname/family name? Do you have a middle name? Where do you come from? Where do you live? What do you like about living there? How long have you lived there? Where were you born? What do you look like? What do you like… Continue reading PET (B1) INTRODUCTIONS

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

CAE (C1) KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

How to do the rephrasing: In this part of the exam the candidate must read a sentence and then complete a second sentence with 3-6 words so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence. It is a text of grammar and vocabulary. Sometimes the sentence can be completed with only 2 words… Continue reading CAE (C1) KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2) WORK AND EMPLOYMENT

FCE (B2) WORK AND EMPLOYMENT What type of job would you like to have in the future? Are you currently in a job that you are not satisfied with? Have you ever had a dead-end job? What is probably your main goal in life with regards to work? Would you consider yourself to be a… Continue reading FCE (B2) WORK AND EMPLOYMENT

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1): PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

Due to concerns related to human influence on climate change, what might be done to prevent us causing further damage? Will humans still pursue the acquisition of learning large amounts of content during their school years or will they focus more on practical aspects of learning? Is there likely to be another world war in… Continue reading CAE (C1): PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

B2 (FCE) LEARNING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Example: Would you say that you were a good student as a teenager?   Why is getting a good education so important in this day and age? Do you tend to pick things up with ease? How can teaching-learning resources, such as computer games enhance the learning process? What subject or language do you need… Continue reading B2 (FCE) LEARNING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

GRAMMAR

QUESTION TAGS: HOW TO USE THEM

Question tags are a useful tool that can be used for several functions: To ask informal questions. DO NOT USE THE FORM …, no? IT DOES NOT EXIST IN ENGLISH To ask for confirmation or agreement   The key is to focus on auxiliary verbs (be, do, have, will, would, should etc.). You need to… Continue reading QUESTION TAGS: HOW TO USE THEM

ACTIVITIES · READING

MINORITY LANGUAGES (READING) MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE

Fill in the gaps with the correct option, A-D:   Minority Languages __C__ (0) are 6,500 spoken languages on planet earth and that is just taking _____ (1) account the spoken languages in this day and age. If we look back across time, we _____ (2) encounter an endless list of languages and dialects. Having… Continue reading MINORITY LANGUAGES (READING) MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE

ACTIVITIES · READING · STUDENT

HOW TO REDUCE CRIME (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

Fill in the gaps with one word:   IN WHICH WAYS COULD CRIME BE REDUCED IN YOUR CITY?   Nowadays, people seem to be very concerned about how crime rates have been increasing in our city over _____ (1) past few years. Through this topic, this essay is going to discuss _____ (2) these crimes… Continue reading HOW TO REDUCE CRIME (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

GRAMMAR

MODAL VERBS

We use modal verbs for: Permission Ability Obligation Prohibition Advice Possibility/probability Conditionals   Modal Meaning Example can to express ability I can speak a little English. can to request permission Can I have a drink of water, please? may to express possibility I may miss the train. May to request permission May I wash my hands, please? May To express probability… Continue reading MODAL VERBS

ACTIVITIES · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

FCE (B2) PHRASAL VERB QUESTIONS – 15 PDFS IN THIS POST

Do you find it easy to come up with a plan of action when you are under pressure? Have you ever bumped into an old friend in an unlikely place? Would you be keen to take up learning another foreign language in the future? Are you looking forward to going away on holiday next summer?… Continue reading FCE (B2) PHRASAL VERB QUESTIONS – 15 PDFS IN THIS POST