B2 · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART-TIME JOBS

Did you have a part-time job as a teenager? What are the benefits of working a part-time job from a young age? Should university students be encouraged to work while they get their degree? What can having a part-time job teach you about the job market? At what age do people usually get their first… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART-TIME JOBS

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B2 · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: USING OUR TIME

Example: do you waste lots of your time? Does time wasting annoy you? Where do you usually go when you want to have some alone time? What do you normally do when you want to kill some time? Have you ever run out of time in an exam or when doing an assignment so that… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: USING OUR TIME

ACTIVITIES · B2 · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2): TRAVEL SPEAKING

Speak with your partner about your travel preferences (likes and dislikes), your past experiences and also your future plans and intentions: If you could give someone one travel tip, what would it be? What things can a backpacker do to save money? How can people get to know new cultures better while they are abroad?… Continue reading FCE (B2): TRAVEL SPEAKING

B2 · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

B2 LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS:DEVELOPING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Getting to grips with phrasal verbs can be a challenging task. Try to learn phrasal verbs in context and with frequency. For B2 level English, learners should know how to use and understand around 200 different phrasal verbs. You must know how to use phrasal verbs like: take advantage of = make the most of.… Continue reading B2 LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS:DEVELOPING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

ACTIVITIES · B2 · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT TEENAGERS

Would you say that stereotypes about teenagers are unfair? Why do teenagers need more sleep than people of other ages? What can your teenage years be such a difficult time? How do the media usually portray teenagers? How can teenagers find a balance between their studies and their social lives? Which typical mistakes do parents… Continue reading FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT TEENAGERS

ACTIVITIES · B2 · 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

ACTIVITIES · B2 · SPEAKING · STUDENT

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

B2 · C1 · PHRASAL VERBS · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS · 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)

ACTIVITIES · B2 · GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS · STUDENT

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

ACTIVITIES · B2 · GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS · STUDENT

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