EXAMS

CAMBRIDGE EXAM ENGLISH: LINGUASKILL

Linguaskill: The computer adaptive test Just like language learning, language testing is moving online. Cambridge Exam English has introduced the latest of their range of qualifications for learners of English. Part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Exam English helps millions of people to learn English, as well as proving their English skills through their… Continue reading CAMBRIDGE EXAM ENGLISH: LINGUASKILL

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ACTIVITIES · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART 1 PRACTICE

Speaking part 1 is simple; the candidate needs to answers simple questions about themselves and express their opinion based on personal experiences. If they have a lack of experience, they should use the hypothetical tenses: The questions in part one of the exam are usually very simple, but you should give an answer of about… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART 1 PRACTICE

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

EBOOKS: KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

  PRELIMINARY (B1) Rephrasing: In this part you need to complete the second sentence with 1-3 words so that it has the same meaning as the first. Focus on these grammar points: Passive, comparatives, reported speech, conditional 1st and 2nd, quantifiers   DOWNLOAD OUR EBOOK HERE   FIRST CERTICICATE (B2) Part 4: transformations (rephrasing) In this part… Continue reading EBOOKS: KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

ACTIVITIES

FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1) TRAVEL CONVERSATION QUESTIONS with KEY PHRASES IN PDF

Discuss these questions with a partner for about 2 minutes per question. Focus on giving your opinion and justifying why you think what you think based on personal experience or hypothetical situations. It is important to remember that within a well constructed viewpoint, speakers should form an argument that is balanced. Though there is no… Continue reading FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1) TRAVEL CONVERSATION QUESTIONS with KEY PHRASES IN PDF

ARTICLES · STUDENT · WRITING

FORMAL VERSUS INFORMAL WRITING

In the Cambridge Exam English and Trinity English exams, candidates are required to write in various genres. The main stumbling block for students is to know the organisation of these texts and also the intricate differences between formal and informal writing. This post looks to settle this debate once and for all. The first thing… Continue reading FORMAL VERSUS INFORMAL WRITING

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR CAE (C1) IN PDF

Part 4 of the CAE (C1) exam, or as it is probably better known SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS for most people can be the most challenging part of the Use of English section of the Cambridge exams, due to the testing of your lexical and grammar knowledge. This post seeks to help you focus your studies, according… Continue reading KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR CAE (C1) IN PDF

GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) IN PDF

Part 4 of the FCE (B2) exam is a rephrasing exercise, or as it is probably better known KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS or SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS, is probably the most dreaded and detested part of the Use of English section of the Cambridge exams. But what this post seeks to to explain is that it doesn´t need… Continue reading SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) IN PDF

ACTIVITIES · EXAMS

CAE (C1) PART 3: COLLABORATIVE TASK SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

CAE COLLABORATIVE TASKS The third part of the CAE exam is based on interaction with your partner. You need to focus on developing a simple, yet fluent conversation with your partner, in which, the examiner will assess your ability to “initiate and respond, develop a topic, negotiate an outcome”.   There are some simple things… Continue reading CAE (C1) PART 3: COLLABORATIVE TASK SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES · ENGLISH · SPEAKING

CONVERSATION SKILLS AND DISCUSSING GENERAL TOPICS: PAIRED SPEAKING QUESTIONS

In the use of English we need to take into account an incredible number of variables to be able to converse successfully; and these variables are undoubtedly increased when speaking to those whose first language is not English. To be able to understand a language, you must consider culture, personal experience, subject knowledge and even… Continue reading CONVERSATION SKILLS AND DISCUSSING GENERAL TOPICS: PAIRED SPEAKING QUESTIONS

ARTICLES · EXAMS · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS

EXAM PREPARATION AND FREE RESOURCES IN PDF

If you are preparing an exam for Cambridge Assessment English take a look at our services to achieve your goals: CONTACT me at marchuckle86@gmail.com for more information SPEAKING MOCK EXAM:  B1 MOCK SPEAKING EXAM I will send you practice material and you will have a session with me to learn all of the tricks to pass… Continue reading EXAM PREPARATION AND FREE RESOURCES IN PDF

ENGLISH

THE VARIOUS WAYS OF EXPRESSING AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT

We use these different expressions to show agreement and disagreement. This is an essential part of trying to find a conclusion or negotiating an outcome in language use.   AGREE I (ADVERB) AGREE WITH WE AGREE ON I SEE YOUR POINT I GET WHAT YOU MEAN I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT I SEE WHAT YOU ARE… Continue reading THE VARIOUS WAYS OF EXPRESSING AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT

ARTICLES · WRITING

The Different Types of Essay Format

There are various types of essay format that students need to practice to cover all of the possibilities that could come up in the exam. To get a rounded view of what an essay is, I will start off by looking at generic essay structues and then define each different type of essay. To see… Continue reading The Different Types of Essay Format

EXAMS · STUDENT

A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE C1 ADVANCED

This is a simple explanation of the tasks in the CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED EXAM, or CAE. The CAE is an exam from Cambridge Assessment English that is at level C1 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES NOW AVAILABLE CAE PREPARATION COURSE (HERE)   The CAE consists of 4 different parts: SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL POST FOR MORE DETAILS… Continue reading A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE C1 ADVANCED

EXAMS · STUDENT

A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE B2 FIRST

This is a simple explanation of the tasks in the First Certificate Exam, or FCE. The FCE is an exam from Cambridge Assessment English that is at level B2 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES   The FCE consists of 4 different parts: SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL POST FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH PART The use of… Continue reading A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE B2 FIRST

EXAMS · STUDENT

A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE B1 PRELIMINARY

This is a simple review of the tasks in the Cambridge Assessment English Preliminary English Test, also known as the PET, This exam is for level B1 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES   The exam contains 3 parts: SEE THE POSTS ABOUT EACH INDIVIDUAL SECTION The reading and writing (1:30 minutes). There are 5 readings… Continue reading A SIMPLE REVIEW OF THE B1 PRELIMINARY