EXAMS · GRAMMAR

OPEN CLOZE (PART 2) USE OF ENGLISH FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

The First Certicate and Advanced exams from Cambridge Exam English are both similar with regards to their format. For part 2 of the exam you need to fill in the gaps in a text with just one word, Click HERE for an example. The gaps are all based on grammar structures, so you must therefore look at… Continue reading OPEN CLOZE (PART 2) USE OF ENGLISH FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

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STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG

TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL

  How many did you get correct? 1-5 A2 ELEMENTARY LEVEL 6-10 B1 PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 11-19 B2 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 20 C1 ADVANCED LEVEL   LEVEL TEST

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

FCE FOR SCHOOLS SPEAKING QUESTIONS IN PDF

Questions that could be included in the FCE for schools exam: To see a full review of what is included in the speaking test in the First Certiciate Exam from Cambridge Exam English, click the following link HERE The FCE for schools varied from the adult version in the types of questions that they will ask.… Continue reading FCE FOR SCHOOLS SPEAKING QUESTIONS IN PDF

LISTENING · TEACHING BLOG

INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE LISTENING: KEY PHRASES FOR LISTENING IN PDF

This post is focussed on settling doubts about listening skills. There are, of course, various ways of practising listening that need to be done during the preparation of exams or in the learning of English. But there are also some very simple things that listeners can look out for in the process of listening to… Continue reading INTENSIVE AND EXTENSIVE LISTENING: KEY PHRASES FOR LISTENING IN PDF

STUDENT · TEACHING BLOG · 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

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · GRAMMAR · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS · STUDENT

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

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

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

EXAMS · LISTENING · TEACHING BLOG

KEY SKILLS FOR LISTENING EXAMS

Listening is possibly the most difficult part of language learning to improve. Students always complain that people speak too fast, but in reality it is not that, it just seems that way because the learner cannot follow the text fast enough; in other words “they listen too slowly”. This post is going to look at… Continue reading KEY SKILLS FOR LISTENING EXAMS

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · B2 ENGLISH · C1 ENGLISH · EXAMS · STUDENT

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

TEACHING BLOG · WRITING

5 Simple Ways to Improve your Written English

As one of the four key skills needed for language learning, writing is one of the areas in which most language enthusiasts seek to develop and grow. Writing can be seen as a difficult area to improve, especially for people who are not used to writing on a daily basis, or for those who feel… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Improve your Written English

TEACHING BLOG · 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

CAE SPEAKING EXAM – FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

The speaking part of the Advanced Cambridge Assessment English exam consists of 4 parts and lasts for about 15 minutes. There are 2 (or sometimes 3) candidates in the exam, in which the candidates must speak individually and also interact to complete the tasks.   NOW AVAILABLE CAE PREPARATION COURSE (HERE)   The evaluation for… Continue reading CAE SPEAKING EXAM – FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

EXAMS · STUDENT · WRITING

How to write a report for the FCE (B2) Cambridge Assessment English exam – FREE PRACTICE QUESTION INCLUDED

The writing part of the exam lasts for 1 hour 20 minutes (80 minutes). In this time the candidates need to write two texts of 160-190 words. This post is aimed at teaching students to write a report at B2 level that will pass the Cambridge FCE exam. OTHER POSTS ON WRITING INCLUDE How to… Continue reading How to write a report for the FCE (B2) Cambridge Assessment English exam – FREE PRACTICE QUESTION INCLUDED

EXAMS · STUDENT · WRITING

How to write a great letter OR email for the FCE Cambridge exam – INCLUDES FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

The writing part of the exam lasts for 1 hour 20 minutes (80 minutes). In this time the candidates need to write two texts of 160-190 words. This post is going to explain how to write a great letter for the FCE writing exam. Other writing posts on WWW.INTERCAMBIOIDIOMASONLINE.COM include: How to write a great… Continue reading How to write a great letter OR email for the FCE Cambridge exam – INCLUDES FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · EXAMS

PET (B1) SPEAKING (PART 1): STARTER QUESTIONS

TOPIC Time and daily routine Leisure time and hobbies Working and earning Travel and tourism Science, nature and our world Education and learning People and relationships Health and lifestyle Buying and selling Eating and drinking   For further speaking topics for B1 level exams, click HERE   Daily routine What time do you normally get up… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING (PART 1): STARTER QUESTIONS