C1 ENGLISH · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ADVANCED (C1): FILMS SPEAKING

Can you name some of the most successful films of all time? Which film do you rate as the best film ever? Which factors influence a film´s success most? (the sound-track, cast, plot etc.) Are there any famous films that do not deserve their success? What makes a film be considered as being successful? Is… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1): FILMS SPEAKING

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C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

ADVANCED (C1): TRAVEL AND GETTING AROUND

Describe the most interesting experience that you have ever had on public transport Have you ever had to deal with difficulties while travelling abroad? How do you tend to spend your time when you are away on holiday? How many countries have you visited and which would you say was your favourite? Whose travel advice… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1): TRAVEL AND GETTING AROUND

C1 ENGLISH · VOCABULARY

21 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

These are the key phrases necessary for the advanced (C1) exam when you wish to speak about language learning. The best way to learn them is to put them into practical examples that you can use in various contexts. For example: GET ACROSS – communicate information. What I want to get across is… I sometimes find… Continue reading 21 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

C1 ENGLISH · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

ADVANCED (C1) SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS IN PDF

In this part of the exam you have six sentences to complete. You need to read the first sentence in each question. From this you need to look at the second sentence and think about what information is missing. You must then complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1) SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS IN PDF

C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

CAE (C1) SPEAKING: LANGUAGES ARE UNIQUE

The fact that each language is unique is what makes each and every one of them so interesting. Do you agree with this statement? If all languages were completely translatable, would picking them up be more straightforward? What is the most frustrating part about trying to master a foreign language? Is it important to try… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING: LANGUAGES ARE UNIQUE

C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ADVANCED (C1) SPEAKING: FRIENDSHIP AND GETTING ON WITH OTHERS

Which factors come into play when choosing friends? What aspects of a person´s personality make a difference when we form a friendship? Are you the kind of person who is aware of your friends needs and willing to do them a favour? Are you the kind of person that beats around the bush when you… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1) SPEAKING: FRIENDSHIP AND GETTING ON WITH OTHERS

C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

ADVANCED (C1) SPEAKING: BUSINESS

What does a business need to succeed in today´s extremely hostile economic environment? Why has the business world seen a recent rise in sustainable business models? How important is business acumen to become successful? Which business pioneer has had the most influence on recent times? Do you think that the majority of mega rich companies… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1) SPEAKING: BUSINESS

C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

CAE (C1): PRIORITIES IN LIFE

Do you think people have the right priorities in life nowadays? Are you under the impression that people´s priorities have changed over the last century? Would you say that the younger generation are more selfish or even entitled when compared to the last generation? Do you think young people have it easier than in our… Continue reading CAE (C1): PRIORITIES IN LIFE

C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1): BUYING AND SELLING

If you happen to have some spare cash, what do you usually do with it? In the aftermath of the financial recession, is it a good idea to watch your money in this day and age? What are the drawbacks of renting a house or flat? When was the last time that you splashed out… Continue reading CAE (C1): BUYING AND SELLING

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · 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 · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

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

B2 ENGLISH · C1 ENGLISH · 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 · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

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

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1) SPEAKING: ADVERTISING

Which types of advertisements do you think are the most convincing? Have you ever bought anything that you saw on a TV commercial? Do celebrity endorsements ensure an increase in sales? What is the most memorable ad that you can remember? Do you need to have a lot of talent to come up with a… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING: ADVERTISING

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1) SPEAKING: HEALTH

What bad habits do you have? (smoking, drinking alcohol etc) Do humans need to eat meat to be healthy and have enough protein? Why do most people eat junk-food even though they know it is bad for them? Do we educate people well enough about the dangers of smoking or drinking too much alcohol? When… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING: HEALTH