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FCE - formal letter or email | LEARNING ENGLISH. 50 FCE Speaking Questions for Part 1: The Interview ← Online TEFL Training. If any of you are teaching FCE (First Certificate), you will need to give your learners lots of exam training practice. Part 1 of the exam (the interview) is a good place to start because the learners have to talk about everyday topics, such as their home town, what they do in their free time and work and study.

Here is a list of about 50 questions (most of which have been used in FCE exams in the last 10 years). Feel free to share them with your learners: Click here for a pdf copy: FCEpart1questionspdf (1) FCE Speaking Exam Part 1 – Interview Questions In the first part of the exam, the interviewer will ask you and your partner several questions about everyday topics. Area where you live or used to live Is there anything you would like to learn about your country? Sports Are you interested in sport? Leisure How much TV do you watch in a week? Work and study Do you find it easy to study where you live? Family and friends Travel and holidays Have you ever used your English on holiday? Entertainment. 26 Weird English Words from A to Z - Voxy Blog. Have you ever worn winklepickers or salopettes?

Is the saying about French women and their oxters true? Do your friends complain that you bibble too much? Have you ever experienced zoanthropy and been convinced you were an elephant? If you’re confused as to how to answer any – or all – of these questions, never fear! We’ve created this confusion, and we’re here to clear it up with this alphabetical list of 26 weird English words and their meanings. Do you have a favorite weird word in English or any other language? Agastopia n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body bibble v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily cabotage n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders NOT: v. – to sabotage with cabbage and/or Vermont Cabot Cheese doodle sack n. – old English word for bagpipe erinaceous adj. – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog firman gabelle n. – a tax on salt halfpace impignorate v. – to pawn or mortgage something.

FCE Essay – Proff's English World. I have made a poster summarising how to approach writing the compulsory essay. Please note: it needs to be printed out in A3 size – if not the writing in the bubbles is too small. Or you can download the different parts of the poster, print them out on A4 paper and stick them onto a large piece of cardboard to make a larger (cheaper) poster. Also included, is a handout that explains the writing process in detail. Components of the poster FCE Essay Writing is a three-part process – planning, writing and reviewing.It is important that you do all three stages and are not tempted to skip the first and last stage to save timeIf you have planned your essay, you’ll find it easier to concentrate on producing it, and you’ll make far fewer mistakes.In class, every time you have an essay to write, go through the same stages.

Plan Underline the key words in the instructions and the essay title, and any question that sometimes comes after the essay title. Don’t forget: POINT + REASON + EXAMPLE Write. Transition Words. Too or Enough. So / Such. The following is a mini-tutorial on the use of "so" and "such. " After you have studied the tutorial, complete the associated exercises. If you already know how to use "so" and "such," you can skip the explanation and go directly to the exercises.

So + Adjective "So" can be combined with adjectives to show extremes. This form is often used in exclamations. Examples: The music is so loud! USE with "That" The above form can be combined with "that" to show extremes which lead to certain results. The music is so loud that I can't sleep. So + Adverb "So" can be combined with adverbs to show extreme actions. She spoke so quickly! The above form can be combined with "that" to show extreme actions which lead to certain results. She spoke so quickly that I couldn't understand her.

So + Many / Few + Plural Noun "So" can be combined with "many" or "few" plus a plural noun to show extremes in amount. I never knew you had so many brothers! So + Much / Little + Non-countable Noun Jake earns so much money! How To Write A Report For New FCE Exam | English Exam Help. How to write a report for the New FCE exam? Here’s a sample topic that has been divided into paragraphs and each of the sections explained. Part 2 You must answer this question. Your college has been asked to accept a group of 50 students from another country for two weeks. You have been asked by your principal to find out what the advantages and disadvantages would be of accepting this group.

Is it a good idea? Write your report to the principal in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet. Sample answer: Report on Proposed Visit by 50 Overseas Students Introduction The purpose of this report is to consider the advantages and disadvantages of accepting a large group of students from overseas for two weeks. You start with Paragraph 1- IntroductionIn the introduction you : - use headings – this makes it easier to find the main info - state the aim of the report and where you got/ collected the information - don’t begin with Dear Sir/ Madam – it’s not a letter Advantages. FCE Speaking Test Part 3 Useful Phrases (with examples) — FCE Exam Tips. This example was taken from Ready for First, which you can read about on our FCE Books and Apps page. If the image is too small, it says: What problems might arise in these relationships?

Brothers and sistersBoyfriends and girlfriendsFlatmatesParents and teenagersWork colleagues Let's listen to students Anna (A) and Barbara (B). A- Which one shall we start with? B- I'll talk about brothers and sisters first. Um... one of the problems I had with my sister is that she spends hours in the bathroom.A- Oh, I know that one! Do you have anything to add to this list? If you want to go back to the tips for Speaking Test Part 3, click the image: A creative writing activity: A dark and stormy night. “She Smiled And Walked Away” – Cambridge English: First For Schools Story Writing – Get into English. For the Cambridge: First For Schools [formerly FCE] writing exam, you might be asked to write a story in 140-190 words.

Here’s an example below with some tips on what to consider when writing your cool story. 2015 Update Cambridge have changed the format for the First Writing Exam. Cambridge First For Schools includes story writing, but Cambridge First (ie the general adult version) includes writing an essay, email/letter, a report or a review.

Not a story. Check with your teacher or exam centre if you’re not sure which exam you’ll be taking. The question for a Cambridge First FCE story can be worded in a few different ways. Here is an example. Cambridge First Writing: part 2 – example Although I wasn’t feeling well, somehow I managed to get onto the tram to work. “She’ll be right.” So I kept on eating. As I was getting off, a girl came up to me. “Do you remember me?” I thought it was Pavla, a student of mine, joking about her absence the week before. “Sorry, not feeling well. Word Bank. What's the Difference between On, Over, and Above?

Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) games/ worksheets. FCE Reading Part 1 - FCE Pass. Paper 2: Writing | Objective: First Certificate (FCE) Homework & Readings (FCE Set book 2009) Unit 21: page 136, act. 2 & page 137, act. 6.Unit 20: page 131, act. 4 (further practice on gerunds vs infinitives). Concerning the set book. In Question 5 of Paper 2 (Writing), there is a choice of 2 tasks, at least one of which will be an essay. The other task might be an article, report, letter o review. Please avoid lengthy descriptions about the plot, that’s seen as irrelevant, stick to the question instead. Read it carefully, decide exactly what is required and then make your choice: the essay vs the other option. From December 2008, when the updated FCE exam is introduced, there will be two set texts with one text specific question on each.

December 2008 — December 2009 READINGS: Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera. My0.2 cts: You can buy the books or get them online for free (you know I always opt for *legal* web-based options). Charles Dickens, Great Expectations: Gaston Lerous, The Phantom of the Opera: Ejercicios para Examen First Certificate. Comparing and Contrasting photos. FCE Speaking Part 2 - FCE Pass.

Have a look at our free FCE Speaking part 2 useful phrases and tips below and compare the photos using the structures below. What is it? In the second part of the speaking exam the examiner will ask you to compare two photos and will expect you to use comparatives, superlatives and other grammatical structures to give your opinion on what you see. Below we have included some photos to practice! How long is it? This part lasts 4 minutes and you are expected to take turns speaking. Strategy: The second part of the speaking test lasts for a total of 4 minutes and will test your ability to compare two images and answer the question that is given to you.

It is important you follow a very specific structure when doing this section of the exam. Description of the first image (with a speculation) In the first picture I can seeIn this picture there are/isLooking at the first picture I can seeWhich might indicate/showThey may be having/playing/working… Highlighting difference Answer the question Alright?

FCE Speaking Part 2 - FCE Pass. FCE Listening. FCE Listening Archives - How to Pass the FCE Exam. We are continuing with our tips and advice series and will look at the Cambridge FCE Listening Paper 1 again. In this article, we are starting with a NEW FREE FCE Practice Test which you … Tips and advice on how to do the FCE Listening Paper, Part 3. We have also included a Practice Test for the FCE Listening. Tips and advice on how to do the FCE Listening Paper, Part 1. Good listening skills are an essential learning tool. Good listening skills are an essential learning tool. FCE Practice tests for the EFL Exams. FCE Listening Practice. PART 1 (EXAM 1) - LISTENING - FCE CAMBIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE. Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) games/ worksheets. 10 Conditional Activities - Teaching Resources for ESL/EFL Classes.

Refers to an imaginary or hypothetical past and consequence. Changing the Past Look at a news article about Lady Diana’s death. Ask students 'what if' questions, for example, what if the driver had not been drunk; what if they had not been chased by the paparazzi…etc. You can use many hypothetical situations such the shooting of John Lennon, Whitney Houston’s drug overdose, the involvement of the Allies in WW2, The Arab Spring... etc.

Example - If the car had not gone through the tunnel, they wouldn’t have crashed. What would you have done? Ask a student to leave the room and get the other students to invent something that could have happened in the classroom while the other student was gone, for example, the water pipes under the room bursting .The student returns and asks everyone “What would you have done if this had happened?” Example - If this had happened, I would have called the authorities. Conditionals & wish lessons for ESL teachers:esflow webguide. ESL Conversation Questions - What if..? Conditionals. What will happen...? ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes Students practice making first (real) conditional sentences through this inventive board game.

When each student lands on a square, they read the words in the square they have landed on and make a sentence beginning with if clause. They can complete the sentence any way they like, but it must be appropriate, grammatically correct, and make sense. What will happen...?. PDF What would you do? ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes This supplementary worksheet can be used to teach the second (unreal) conditional to your students. What would you do?. Christmas Conditionals ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes This memorable teaching activity combines the topic of Christmas with the first (real) conditional.

Christmas Conditionals.PDF Conditional Chain Game ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes Conditional Chain Game.PDF Conditional Thoughts Conditional Thoughts.PDF. What Would You Rather? 6 ESL Activities for Reviewing the Conditional. Conditionals. 12 German Proverbs Translated Literally Into English.

Reported Speech Exercises. Ws1_Asking for and giving directions_Inglês para viagem. TEFL Ideas - Unsolved Mysteries. First (FCE) Teaching Together - Cambridge English: Online exericses; Cambridge English:Advanced; Cambridge English: Proficiency. The YUNiversity of Grammar. 27 Shocking And Unexpected Facts You Learn In Your Twenties. My That's English!: What do good candidates do in speaking tests? Adam Conner. FCE: teaching tips. Languages International Blog: FCE Tips: How to Write an Article.

THE FCE BLOG by Claudia Ceraso: Paper 2 ARTICLES. PRACTISE ENGLISH: USEFUL LANGUAGE FOR FCE/CAE/CPE WRITING.