C1 · 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

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C1 · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · 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 · C1 · 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 · 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