Here are some links that might be useful to prepare the skills you could not pass in June:
- 24 reading comprehension tests with multiple choice questions.
- Reading comprehensions levels B1 and B2 with their keys in pdf format. You can download them.
- Sample exam with two texts and different kind of exercises (pages 3-5). Find the answers on p. 11 of the document.
- Elllo Intermediate level
- ESL Lab . Choose medium to start with, then difficult.
- Listen to English. In Check Boxes to Change List (on the left-hand bar) click on B1, and when you feel more confident try B2.
- ompersonal. Go to Advanced and Talking Articles.
- ompersonal offers a really complete writing course, with emphasis on punctuation and spelling, as well as a wide range of sample writings.
- Tips on how to answer an essay question properly.
- Tips on planning and note-taking before the actual writing, as well as some proper writing exercises.
- Identify and correct some typical mistakes of Spanish speakers. It will help you to spot your own mistakes when you are proofreading your exam essay before you hand it in.
- Connector charts plus exercises on the use of connectors.
- A list of connectors with their translation into Spanish and classified in groups (reason, cause...).
- Authentic answers from students to writing tasks, with the marking and comments from the teacher. You can use them to spot the mistakes and also to see the good points you should include.
- A guided writing for Cambridge First Certificate where you have to write a text (140-190 words) by guessing what wold be appropriate word for word. Find more topics on the right-hand side bar.
- Habla mejor inglés. To improve your pronunciation. Look at the posts under the headings "Sonidos básicos" and "Pronunciación general".
- A document with a long list of expressions that you can use in real life situations when speaking.
- Conversation worksheets with lists of questions. You can use them as prompts to prepare the different topics. When you click on each topic you´ll find several worksheets.
- Topics for oral exams from different Schools of Languages in Spain with sample answers.
- Videos to prepare the different topics you may find in B1 and B2 exam, by Marek Connell, This links takes you to the topic of education, but on the right-hand side bar you will find a complete series of videos. REALLY USEFUL: they cover common questions highlighting typical mistakes of both grammar and pronunciation. If you are interested in receiving classes from Mr. Connell over Skype, you can contact him here.
- Videos with examples of the different parts of the Cambridge first Certificate oral exam. They are not exactly the same as yours, but they can help.
- MeetUp Language Exchange Cartagena. They meet to practise their English. Join them and find out if they plan to keep on meeting during the summer!
Apart from this, remember you have plenty of links on the right-hand side bar under the heading "English Learning Websites". If you had problems with grammar, make sure to revise the main points you had problems with and to do lots of remedial exercises (you can find an almost endless list of grammar exercises on those English- learning websites).