Monday, 12 February 2018

IMPORTANT! ORAL EXAM PREPARATION

Here you can find the timetable of our assistant, Victoria Jones, who will be at the school this week to help you prepare your oral exams.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

EXAM REVISION- WRITING: ADVICE AND EXAMPLES

Here are some links that will help you improve your writing:

General advice on your writing test.
- A complete writing course. It´s an excellent site to practise punctuation, spelling, style and different kinds of writing such as formal and informal letters, emails, complaints, all kinds of business letters, etc. 
- How to write a for and against essay.
Exercises on proofreading to see how well you can identify common mistakes made at your level.

EXTRA MATERIAL SPEAKING - INTERACTION



This document contains a long list of useful expressions that you can use in different real life situations (giving an opinion, agreeing or disagreeing, asking for and giving advice...). It can be useful for your exams. You could also print it and bring it to class so you can have it in front of you when we do interaction practice.

EXAM REVISION: ORAL EXAM INDIVIDUAL TOPIC

Here is a fantastic video by Marek Connell on the topic of travelling that you can use as an example to prepare your oral exam. In the subtitles there´s a lot of information about pronunciation and even grammar:


And here are some sample questions on technology with answers from students and a glossary with computer vocabulary.

EXAM REVISION - LISTENING COMPREHENSION


- Shopping in London. Shopping. Watch the video and answer the multiple choice test.
-Ikea. Transport / Houses. Click on Task 1 to see the multiple choice questions.
-The ideal woman. Personality. Multiple choice test.
-My worst quality. Personality. Click on "instructions" and answer the questions after listening to each speaker.
-My best quality. Personality. Click on "instructions" and answer the questions after listening to each speaker.
-The home fort. Houses. True/False test.
-Holidays plan. Holidays. True/False test.

UNIT 3B- EXTRA LISTENING TECHNOLOGY

Listening 1: Monica (Australian) and Todd (American) discuss how the internet is changing the way people read. If the transcript is open, make sure you close it before you start the exercise. The vocabulary and comprehension questions are on the right bar.
Listening 2: Tom and Jess (British) talk about e-mail, social networking sites and time on the computer. Same as above.
Listening 3: Tom and Jess both talk about things they could not live without, mainly an iPod and the Internet. Same as above.

UNIT 3B - SPEAKING TECHNOLOGY

Photo: http://www.irishtimes.com/
Click here to download the question bank about technology which can help you prepare your oral exam. There´s also a role-play about the use of smartphones and children.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

TOPICS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM


Remember the topics you have to prepare for your exams are the following:
  1. Personality
  2. Houses
  3. Holidays 
  4. Travel and transport
  5. Shopping and services
  6. Stages of life
  7. Your biography
  8. Technology: photography and computers
  9. Rubbish and recycling


UNIT 3B - VOCABULARY EXERCISES COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY