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FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

Fixed phrases: Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the… Continue reading FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

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ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1): ANIMAL RIGHTS AND CONSERVATION

This is somewhat of a controversial topic and people do not tend to agree in many cases. Discuss these questions with an open mind and try to AGREE AND DISAGREE in various ways. For instance: Is it becessary to eat meat nowadays? Many people will argue that yes, yet many studies suggest that we originated… Continue reading CAE (C1): ANIMAL RIGHTS AND CONSERVATION

ACTIVITIES · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT SPARE TIME

What is the most creative way that you spend your free time? When you have a free moment in the week, do you take advantage of it to do something fun? Do you find it relaxing to read or listen to music? What would be your ideal way to unwind? Are you interested in experiencing… Continue reading FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT SPARE TIME

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CAE (C1): CULTURAL INFLUENCES

Do you agree that life would be boring if we were all the same? How far does our culture influence our opinions? To what extent, do you agree that variety is the spice of life? Why types of challenges might an economic migrant face when moving to your country? What are the benefits of learning… Continue reading CAE (C1): CULTURAL INFLUENCES

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FCE (B2) SPEAKING: …ING AND …ED ADJECTIVES

Ask and answer the questions with a partner:   Remember: …ing adjectives make you feel …ed For instance: I think the film was boring. I felt bored when I watched the film. Because it was such a boring film, I was bored the whole time. Check out our grammar point on adjectives ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS  … Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: …ING AND …ED ADJECTIVES

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the First Certificate… Continue reading 110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

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PET (B1) SPEAKING: ENVIRONMENT

The environment can be a tricky topic for B1 level students, download the vocabulary topic in PDF HERE Which things should we recycle on a daily basis? Do you think that cars should be banned from cities to reduce pollution? What environmental issues are there in your country? Do you get many droughts in your country?… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: ENVIRONMENT

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CAE (C1) WORK: JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

A key area that advanced students may wish to work on is their interview technique as in many cases, they are looking to enhance their empoyability by learning English to an advanced level. Here are some questions for you to practise.   INTERVIEWER TO INTERVIEWEE: Questions that the candidate might be asked at a job… Continue reading CAE (C1) WORK: JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

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FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 20

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 20

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FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 19

Fill in the gaps in the second sentence with 2-5 words. You must use the word given in exactly the same form. Each question is worth 2 points, one based on vocabulary and the other on grammar.   E.g.         We must take as much advantage as possible of any opportunity to speak English. MOST   … Continue reading FCE (B2): KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS 19