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Describing a photo

Describing a photo
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Preliminary English Test (PET) Speaking Part 2 Practice Test Speaking Part 2 Part 2 of the PET Speaking exam lasts about 2-3 minutes. The examiner will describe a situation to you and your partner and give you both some visuals. More PET Speaking Practice Tests We'll be adding more PET Speaking Part 2 practice tests soon. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 1 In Part 1 of the Speaking test the examiner will ask you a few easy questions to find out more about you. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 2 In Part 2 of the Speaking test you are given a task and talk with your partner to try to make a decision. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 3 In Part 3 of the Speaking test you talk about a picture on your own for about 1 minute. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 4 In Part 4 you have a discussion with your partner about the topic you were given in Part 3.

Cambridge English exams - Information and practice tests for IELTS, First (FCE), Advanced (CAE), Preliminary (PET) and other Cambridge exams Cambridge English (also known as ESOL) is a department of Cambridge University. Their English exams Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE), Preliminary (PET) and Key (KET) are recognised around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English. Cambridge developed the IELTS exam in conjunction with the British Council and IELTS Australia. Cambridge ESOL have a range of business English examinations including BULATS and BEC. Cambridge ESOL also helped to develop the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) — an internationally recognised level of language ability. Please click on the name of the exam to find out more about it, and access the free practice tests. Cambridge English exams IELTS - International English Language Testing System First (FCE) - First Certificate in English (B2) Advanced (CAE) - Certificate of Advanced English (C1) Proficiency (CPE) - Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2)

Some Useful Guidelines and Techniques for Picture Description The first picture shows a group of people sitting on chairs, in the middle of San Marcus square in Venice. The square is full of water, so they are wearing swimsuits. They look pretty funny and carefree, despite being in the water. The second picture shows a child with his back to us. It looks as if he is staring at the dry landscape in front of him. Maybe, he is worried, thinking about his future and the horrible scenery,although it is difficult to say, because I can’t see his face. Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News | Current Events Picture Description Once again I thank my students for kindly contributing to this blog. These two examples of Picture Description have been sent by Noelia and Carmen from the Intermediate Level. Thank you girls! Well done! FOOD by Carmen Gayol These pictures are clearly both connected with the topic of food. The picture on the left shows two women who are cooking in a kitchen. In the picture on the right, we can see a young couple eating. We all need to eat to live, but It‘s clear that the food, in our society, is something more than nutrition. Sometimes we prefer eating at home, like in the photo on the left, but other times, we eat out. However, the main problem isn’t where, but what we eat. If I had to choose one of the photos, I’m sure I’d choose the first, because it makes me remember old times with my mother , and in addition, I believe that it’s a good way to enjoy eating and cooking. INTERNET AND THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES by Noelia Espinosa Nowadays, both pictures are very common in daily life, although in

PET Speaking Practice - Example PET Speaking - Part 3 of the Speaking Test Example Let's begin by imagining that Mariam and Fatima, two Diploma Year 3 students at Dubai Women's College are giving the PET Speaking Test. They have just finished the first and the second part of the test. Read below what the instructor says in the third part of the test. Instructor speaks to both students: "I'd like each of you to talk on your own about something. Click here if you wish to listen to the above instructions. Mariam speaks for about a minute. What did Mariam say? Mariam's Picture - Picture A When Mariam finishes speaking, the instructor speaks to Fatima: "Now, Fatima, here is your photograph. Click here if you wish to listen to the above instructions. Fatima describes her picture for about a minute and then the instructor takes it back from her. What did Fatima say? Fatima's Picture - Picture B Note If you do not understand what has been said above, please e-mail your instructor or talk to him in class.

Las presentaciones de Rosa Fernández en SlideShare Тексты на английском для Сашки In 1078, William the Conqueror built the first part of the Tower, the White Tower, as a (Festung) fortress. (über die Jahrhunderte) Over the centuries, other kings and queens (erweiterten) extended the Tower and used it as a palace or prison. Prisoners usually arrived by boat and entered the Tower through (Verrätertor) Traitor's Gate, which (hier: zeigt zum) faces the river. The Tower of London, seen from the river, with a view of the water gate called “Traitors Gate”. (sehenswert) Worth seeing in the Tower are old (Rüstungen und Waffen) armours and weapons, the crown jewels and the famous (Raben) ravens. Raven inside of the Tower Near the Tower, there are the ruins of an old (römische Stadtmauer) Roman city wall. Emperor Trajan in front of Roman City Wall Tower Bridge ►

English news and easy articles for students of English 40 FCE Speaking Part 4 Questions (with model answers) — FCE Exam Tips TV and FILMs Is watching TV the best way for people to spend their free time? People know what they want and if they want to watch TV that's okay with me. I think there are better things to do, but sometimes you need some easy, relaxing time and that's where TV is great. What kind of TV programmes do you like best? I really like BBC documentaries about animals. Some people have more than one television in their home. I don't like telling people what to do. Do you think children generally watch too much television in your country? It's hard to say how much is good and how much is bad. Is television the best way of following the news in the world? Definitely not! Do you think watching TV is a good way to learn a language? It's better than nothing but the problem is people think they can turn the TV on and start learning. What sort of films do you never watch? I never watch horror movies and I don't understand why other people like them! Are there any films that you’d like to see again?

Clive's Wonderful English Pages: PET Speaking Exam Practice PART 1 : PERSONAL INFORMATION (2-3 minutes) In PART 1 you have to: *Give personal information. In PART 2 you have to: *Talk about a situation which is illustrated on a sheet of paper. ∙ Listen carefully to the examiner’s instructions and focus on the picture in the middle, which gives the key to the situation ∙ Use the pictures round the outside as ideas for your discussion. ∙ Think about the type of situation – is it directly about you or a third person? ∙ Start the discussion immediately, DON’T waste time by giving the background to the situation ∙ Give reasons for your opinions/ideas ∙ Make sure you give your partner an opportunity to participate equally in the discussion. PART 3 : DESCRIBING A PHOTO ( 1 – 1 ½ minutes per candidate) In PART 3 you have to: *Talk about a colour photo. DESCRIBE PEOPLE’S ACTIONS e.g. ∙ Talk in sentences – don’t produce lists of items you can see ∙ Organise your description – don’t describe the same thing more than once ∙ Give some personal reaction to the picture

COLLOCATIONS | My English Blog Incredible sites to improve your fluency using these common expressions. Do and Make Collocations Expressions with make: Basic Difference between DO and MAKE Use DO for actions, obligations, and repetitive tasks.Use MAKE for creating or producing something, and for actions you choose to do.DO generally refers to the action itself, and MAKE usually refers to the result. Common English Collocations with DO do the housework After I got home from the office, I was too tired to do the housework.do the laundry I really need to do the laundry – I don’t have any clean clothes left! EXCEPTION: make the bed = putting blankets, sheets, and pillows in the correct place so that the bed looks nice and not messy. do anything / something / everything / nothing Are you doing anything special for your birthday? Common English Collocations with MAKE EXCEPTION: Don’t say “make a question.”

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