B2 DEUTSCH · SPRECHEN · STUDENT

B2 SPRECHEN: DAS ERSCHEINUNGSBILD

Geben Sie sich viel Mühe, Ihr Erscheinungsbild zu verbessern? Trainieren Sie, um besser auszusehen oder gesund zu bleiben? Hatten Sie schon mal oder wollten Sie ein Make-Over? Würden Sie jemals ein Tattoo in Betracht ziehen? Beeinflusst Ihre körperliche Erscheinung Ihr Selbstbewusstsein? Ist es wichtig, in dieser Zeit attraktiv zu sein? Behandeln Sie Menschen anders, wenn… Continue reading B2 SPRECHEN: DAS ERSCHEINUNGSBILD

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DEUTSCH · GRAMMATIK · STUDENT

GRAMMATIK: DAS ADVERB

Viele von unseren Einträgen beinhalten Wörter wie diese: schon, normalerweise, meistens, hier, jetzt, genug, gestern, gleich, wahrscheinlich usw. Diese Wörter heißen Adverbien. Adverbien findet man in fast jedem Satz. Es ist gut und wichtig, sie verwenden zu können und zu wissen, was sie sind. Sie sind anders als Adjektive, aber sie haben miteinander sehr viel… Continue reading GRAMMATIK: DAS ADVERB

DEUTSCH · GRAMMATIK · STUDENT

DIE REIHENFOLGE DER ADVERBIEN

Die deutschen Sätze sind manchmal richtig komplex und lang und scheinen sehr schwierig zu sein. Es ist wichtig zu wissen, in welcher Reihenfolge die Elemente im Mittelfeld des Hauptsatzes stehen. Die Reihenfolge der Adverbien im Deutschen Satz ist ziemlich einfach, wenn man sich nach dieser kleinen Merkhilfe richtet: TE-KA-MO-LO TE – tempus = Zeit KA –… Continue reading DIE REIHENFOLGE DER ADVERBIEN

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PET (B1) SPEAKING: TIME

What time do you have your meals? How do you like to spend your free time? Who do you spend most of your time with? What do you do when you want to relax? What takes you a long time to do in the morning? Do you spend more time working or having fun? Is… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: TIME

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

ACTIVITIES · STUDENT

ACTIVITY: WORD PATTERNS GAPS FILL

To improve your understanding of word patterns and prepositions, try our vocabulary activities HERE and learn how to use prepositions HERE   ACTIVITY: FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE PREPOSITION (MORE THAN ONE ANSWER MIGHT BE POSSIBLE): ON, AT, IN, AGAINST, FOR, OF, ABOUT, WITH ETC.   E.G. LOOK AT, TALK TO/WITH, BE KEEN ON   CONCENTRATE FOCUS… Continue reading ACTIVITY: WORD PATTERNS GAPS FILL

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 · B2 ENGLISH · 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

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PRELIMINARY (B1): SPEAKING PART 3

Speaking part 3 of the Preliminary B1 speaking exam consists of a long turn, in which candidates must speak for about 1 minute about a topic, using an image. The examiners are evaluating the candidates ability to organise their speech and develop a topic without repetition. They are also focusing on the candidates ability to… Continue reading PRELIMINARY (B1): SPEAKING PART 3

ACTIVITIES · READING · STUDENT

EMAIL (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

Fill in the gaps with one word: (more than one option may be possible) Dear Neil, Thank you very much for your letter, it was great to hear from you after so many months and I have so much to tell you. My hometown, _____ (1) you know, is a university city in the centre… Continue reading EMAIL (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

ACTIVITIES · READING · STUDENT

LETTER (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

Fill in the gaps with one word: (there may be multiple answers)   Dear Peter. I’m glad to hear from you. It has been way too long and I haven’t heard anything _____ (1) you in ages. What kind of things have you been up to? Let me tell you about what´s going on in… Continue reading LETTER (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

GRAMMAR · STUDENT

GRAMMAR: USED TO, BE USED TO, GET USED TO

Within English grammar there can be some confusing points with relation to similar expressions (used to, be used to and get used to) for example. The best way to improve your understanding of these points is to put them into practical examples and also to review them in a consistent manner. See our grammar exercised HERE… Continue reading GRAMMAR: USED TO, BE USED TO, GET USED TO

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · 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 · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

Fixed phrases: 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… Continue reading FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

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