domingo, 25 de octubre de 2009

Blogs in Plain English

Hi there!

Anyone feel like setting up their own blog? Take a look at this video which tells the hows and whys of doing so. Maybe you'll be inspired, if so, let me know by putting your Blog address in the comments box. : )
(Las Canteras, New Year 09)

Please go to Dancing in the Moonlight - a song by King Harvest.

If you would like, you can complete the work-card activities. Enjoy!
(Over That Rainbow...another photo of mine, April 09)

Please go to the Breaking News page and choose a news event from this month.

If you want you can comment on your personal reaction to this news in the comments box.

viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009

Cambridge Advanced Speaking Exam Part 1

Hi everyone,

Have a look at this speaking video of part 1 of the CAE speaking exam.
How would you have answered these questions? Make a note of the questions
and think of the different ways you would express yourself in order
to answer these same questions.
We will have some time in class next week to practice them.

Have a good weekend! : )

domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009

Handing in Your Exam Paper: Have a Look at This!

I'd like you to watch this video which is basically a clip about the exam day and things that can happen as you hand in your paper. You will find it fun, I guarantee you! : ) Please leave a short comment in the comments box to let me know what your reaction was!

Sit Back, Watch a Film Clip and Enjoy!

(Photo by me, Sept. 09 Dublin, titled: Why Not Be a Devil and Have Yourself a Yummy Snack!)

Hi everyone,

How about a relaxing listening exercise? This FEEl GOOD LISTENING site has some up to date movie clips, choose one and answer the questions and then check your answers. Why not tell us which one you watched and what you thought of it in the comments box.

Till later in class then.

P.S. Oh and don't forget to indulge in that snack deserve it. : )

Write a Story (First Certificate)

(Taken by me in Dublin, September 09 : ))

Hi everyone,

Using the criteria for writing a story that we looked at in the Student's book, can you select a First Certificate story question from Exam 1 Part 2 in the Exam book
and write it into this Newspaper Story Generator. Save the story and e-mail it to 3 other people from your group.
Leave a comment below about the experience.

sábado, 17 de octubre de 2009

FCE Speaking Exam Parts 3 and 4

Have a look at parts 3 and 4 of the FCE Speaking Exam - answer the questions the examiner is asking using the Speaking Functions Reference in the students' book as a guidance. Leave a comment about how you got on and if you and a partner managed to finish the task in the required time.

FCE Speaking Test Part 1

This video shows the 1st and 2nd part of the FCE Speaking Exam. I'd like you to watch it and for the 1st part make a note of the questions and then either record yourself or practice with a partner on asking such questions. Can you think of different ways to give your opinion apart from saying 'I think...'?

Watch part two. Check the language in the Language Functions section of your students book - do these students use language of comparing, contrasting, speculating and giving preferences? Using the language functions listed in your students book, practice this part of the test by either recording yourself do it or by practising with a friend.

Leave a comment below about how you got on.

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