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B2 (FCE) LEARNING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Example: Would you say that you were a good student as a teenager?   Why is getting a good education so important in this day and age? Do you tend to pick things up with ease? How can teaching-learning resources, such as computer games enhance the learning process? What subject or language do you need… Continue reading B2 (FCE) LEARNING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

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FCE (B2) PHRASAL VERB QUESTIONS – 15 PDFS IN THIS POST

Do you find it easy to come up with a plan of action when you are under pressure? Have you ever bumped into an old friend in an unlikely place? Would you be keen to take up learning another foreign language in the future? Are you looking forward to going away on holiday next summer?… Continue reading FCE (B2) PHRASAL VERB QUESTIONS – 15 PDFS IN THIS POST

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PET (B1) SPEAKING WITH WORD PATTERNS

Are you good at listening activities in English? Are you worried about getting good marks at school? Have you ever been surprised by a grade you got on an exam? Do you ever dream about going to university? Are you looking forward to passing all of your exams? Who do you talk to when you… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING WITH WORD PATTERNS

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PET (B1) PREFERENCES

At B1 level you are required to speak about your likes and dislikes HERE in various topics, such as free time, daily routine, work, travel and education. Make sure that you know how to express preferences in several ways. would prefer (+infinitive) would rather (+bare infinitive) like/enjoy/prefer (+gerund)   Would you rather watch TV or go… Continue reading PET (B1) PREFERENCES

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ROLE-PLAY: SHOPPING

Role-play is an essential part of language learning, as we learnt in a previous post (HERE). Students need to put themselves into simulated contexts to make sure that they know how to respond in typical situations, especially when at a basic or elementary level. It may seem obvious, but for a role-play you need a… Continue reading ROLE-PLAY: SHOPPING

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CAE: GREEN ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Ought we to recycle as much as possible to protect the planet from becoming overwhelmed by plastic waste? What might be the solution to the evident problem of providing enough food for swelling populations? How could the government encourage people to buy products with no packaging from supermarkets? Is traffic a major issue where you… Continue reading CAE: GREEN ISSUES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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FCE SPEAKING: HEALTH

What are the advantages of taking good care of yourself? Would you say that you need to lose or gain weight? Does your family have a big influence on your health habits? How does eating healthily help you to avoid getting ill? Do you read magazines or articles to help stay healthy? Is sleep important… Continue reading FCE SPEAKING: HEALTH

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CAE (C1) SPEAKING: SPORT AND FITNESS

As we know, there are always two sides to every story. Try to thinks of a couple of advantages and disadvantages related to each point of view before discussing these questions so that you can have a balanced conversation. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO NOT APPEAR NARROW MINDED!   Is it good for society that sport… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING: SPORT AND FITNESS

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TALKING ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES

In English we have various ways of talking about our preferences and expressing why we choose some things over others. As well as having various words for choose (pick, select, go for) to be able to talk about our choices. A great way to advance in your language skills is to use several synonyms.  … Continue reading TALKING ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES

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FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PERSONALITIES

AS WE KNOW, EVERYONE HAS THERE OWN PERSONALITY AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD SUCH AN INTERESTING PLACE. SOME PEOPLE ARE SHY WHEREAS OTHERS ARE OUTGOING. DISCUSS THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONALITY WITH A PARTNER:   Would you consider yourself to be introvert or extrovert? Do you usually get on with people with a similar… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PERSONALITIES