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CONVERSATION SKILLS AND DISCUSSING GENERAL TOPICS: PAIRED SPEAKING QUESTIONS

In the use of English we need to take into account an incredible number of variables to be able to converse successfully; and these variables are undoubtedly increased when speaking to those whose first language is not English. To be able to understand a language, you must consider culture, personal experience, subject knowledge and even… Continue reading CONVERSATION SKILLS AND DISCUSSING GENERAL TOPICS: PAIRED SPEAKING QUESTIONS

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TRINITY SPEAKING: CONVERSATION TASK

In part 3 of the trinity, whether it be the ISE II (B2) or the ISE III (C1), the candidate needs to carry out a conversation with the examiner about a topic chosen by the examiner. It is important to remember that the examiner is looking for a free-flowing, easy to maintain and informal conversation.… Continue reading TRINITY SPEAKING: CONVERSATION TASK

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THE VARIOUS WAYS OF EXPRESSING AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT

We use these different expressions to show agreement and disagreement. This is an essential part of trying to find a conclusion or negotiating an outcome in language use.   AGREE I (ADVERB) AGREE WITH WE AGREE ON I SEE YOUR POINT I GET WHAT YOU MEAN I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT I SEE WHAT YOU ARE… Continue reading THE VARIOUS WAYS OF EXPRESSING AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT

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How to Carry Out an Amazing Monologue

If you are thinking of doing an English exam with Trinity College London or the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, this post will be really useful for you. In both of these exams there is a speaking task in which you need to produce a monologue for the examiner and the later defend it by answering… Continue reading How to Carry Out an Amazing Monologue

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The Different Types of Essay Format

There are various types of essay format that students need to practice to cover all of the possibilities that could come up in the exam. To get a rounded view of what an essay is, I will start off by looking at generic essay structues and then define each different type of essay. To see… Continue reading The Different Types of Essay Format

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A pronunciation essential – Silent letters 

Spelling in English is hard to handle at the best of times, but later, when you read it can be almost impossible to know how to pronounce some words. Here is a list of words that contain silent letters: Silent B Examples: lamb, climbing, plumber, limb, crumb, dumb, comb, bomb, thumb, climb, tomb, debt, doubt, debtor, doubtful,… Continue reading A pronunciation essential – Silent letters 

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A KEY SKILL = USING CONNECTORS (COHESIVE DEVICES)

The use of connectors is essential in the organisation of our speech and writing. It is important to understand a couple of things before we take a closer look at individual differences between cohesive devises. the difference between connectives and conjunctions. Many cohesive devices can be used as both a connective or conjunction, depending on how… Continue reading A KEY SKILL = USING CONNECTORS (COHESIVE DEVICES)