lunes, 20 de mayo de 2019

martes, 30 de abril de 2019

5º and 6º: Some games/ activities to practice

Listening to phone numbers:





Revise irregular verbs:



Revise present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous and the future:



Revise saying the time:



Reading descriptions of animals and matching them to the animal (select fast):






5º: Passive ( present simple)

Hello!Here you have some links to practice the passive in the present simple:

https://www.ejerciciosinglesonline.com/exercises-and-theory/ex1-passive/


http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/3g22-passive-present-exercise.php


https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive/exercises?simple-present-2


https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/passive-exercise-1.html


https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/active_passive/sentences_simple_present.htm



jueves, 21 de marzo de 2019

More practice for KET

In these links you can find more practice for the different parts of KET:

Reading and writing:

https://www.examenglish.com/KET/KET_reading_and_writing.html

Listening:

https://www.examenglish.com/KET/KET_listening.html


More PET practice and some advice

In the following links you have a lot of information and `ractice for your PET exam:

Practice and advice for Reading and Writing:

https://www.examenglish.com/PET/PET_reading_and_writing.html

https://www.examenglish.com/PET/PET_for_schools_reading_and_writing.html

Listening:

https://www.examenglish.com/PET/PET_listening.html

https://www.examenglish.com/PET/PET_for_schools_listening.html

And finally, some advice for the Speaking part (also from www.examenglish.com) :

Tricks to help you feel confident

  1. While you're waiting to go in, speak English to the people waiting with you. That way you're not going in "cold" – suddenly having to switch from your own language to English. Think of it like doing warm up stretches before going for a run
  2. Forget about grammar and vocabulary today. Concentrate on answering the questions, listening to the instructions and your partner (for tasks where you have to interact with another student). If you've been studying for the exam for months beforehand, you know all the grammar and vocabulary you're going to know. So, there's no point worrying about that on the day of the exam!
  3. If you make a mistake, correct it and move on. Don't let it interfere with your fluency. You get marked down for hesitation and long pauses. But, correcting your mistakes, or even, asking the examiner or the other candidate to repeat or clarify something can gain you marks. It's called a 'repair strategy' and it's a sign of good communication skills.

Tricks for success in the exam

  1. Be interesting! Remember the examiner has been going through the same routine all day and he or she is bored. There are standard questions at the beginning of the exam about where you live, your free time and school subjects, for example. The examiner has probably heard the same answers all morning. If you're taking the exam in your own country, this is especially true as most candidates live in the same city. Before the exam, think of some interesting fact about the place you live, or a hobby you have that is a bit different, or give an opinion about your school subject. Just one or two sentences are enough to get the exam off to a good start.
  2. Interact with the other candidate. Not everyone can get top marks for grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation, but there's no reason not to get a 5 for 'interactive communication'. This mark is for initiating conversation, responding to what your partner has said, and trying to move the discussion towards an outcome. 
    Acknowledge something the other candidate has said and develop it – just like a conversation in the real world. Try to avoid just giving stock phrases like "I agree with you" and then moving onto a different topic. Say why you agree (or disagree) and discuss the point. For example 'That's what I think too because…'. You can ask the other candidate why they have that opinion too.
  3. Be yourself! It's OK to make jokes or use humour. Just because it's an exam doesn't mean everything you say has to be super serious. If your personality comes across, then it means the examiner is more likely to think of you as someone who expresses themselves well in English.
So, take a deep breath and remember – in under twenty minutes, it's all going to be over!

6º: Practice for PET

In this link you can practice your Listening for PET:

https://www.examenglish.com/B1/B1_listening.htm

You can prepare the other parts of PET in the following links:

https://www.examenglish.com/B1/B1_reading.htm

https://www.examenglish.com/grammar/b1_grammar.html

https://www.examenglish.com/vocabulary/B1_vocabulary_topics.htm

6º: Practice for KET

In this link, you can practice for the Listening in KET:

https://www.examenglish.com/A2/A2_listening.htm

Just choose one of the topics and do the exercises!

You can also practice the other parts of the exam:

https://www.examenglish.com/A2/A2_reading.htm

https://www.examenglish.com/A2/A2_vocabulary.htm

https://www.examenglish.com/grammar/a2_grammar.html