Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. Cards can be bundled into a single, small collection (8 card maximum) so that students have a way of sort and grouping similar topics in one file. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top
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. 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? The other day I watched Frozen and cried like a little baby. Would you prefer to be in a film or behind the camera?
Word formation I always loved the word formation part of the FCE test. This was the part of the test where I always scored really high. However, some of my students don’t. In this post I am going to give you a chance to do the same. Word formation – infographic Study the following infographic and try to remember all the forms. Do not spend too much time just learning the forms. Word formation – online quizzes The first online quiz is in HTML5 so it will play on all devices. The second game is called En Garde and it will only play on your desktop as it is made in flash. Word formation quiz – full screen ADVERT: You can find more interesting exercises at the British Council site.
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
EZSchool - The Premier Education Portal! Free materials for K-12 FCE SPEAKING PRACTICE – ESL prezi Speaking practice for the CAMBRIDGE FIRST (FCE) EXAM. (CEFR B1) 1.4 21st CENTURY CHANGES Verb Tenses Worksheets "What a comprehensive site! I espcially like your verb tenses worksheets. They allow my students to really practice all the many variations. Thanks very much for your help." -- Lilliana V., Distrito Federal, Mexico, 10/28/11 Like these materials? Show your support by liking us on Facebook... Aren't verb tenses wonderful? COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The below publications contain copyrighted work to be used by teachers in school or at home. Unit 1: Using "To Be" The worksheet below gives a broad overview of all aspects of all possible tenses. Verb Tenses Diagram - A diagram of verb tenses and examples This unit contains worksheets outlining common usages of the verb "to be." Unit 2: Present Tense This unit contains printable present tense worksheets. Finding these materials helpful? Sorry to interrupt...Now back to browsing more quality reading comprehension materials! Sorry to interrupt...Now back to browsing more quality verb tenses exercises! Unit 3: Past Tense Unit 4: Future Tense
A Full FCE speaking test with Tatiana and Nacho – PassFCE-9 In this episode of PASS FCE….A full oral exam with FCE students Tatiana and Nacho. Welcome to PASS FCE, a Mansion Ingles podcast specifically created to help you pass the Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam. I’m Craig, I’m a teacher at the British Council in Valencia, Spain, a Cambridge Oral examiner with over 20 years of teaching experience. Learn English free at mansioningles.com and take your English to the next level with our audio podcasts at inglespodcast.com. Before you send me an email and say, ‘But Craig, last episode you said you were going to speak about the writing paper”. The other student who you’re going to hear is Nacho, who agreed to be Tatiana’s partner for the test. So, let’s begin with Part 1 of the test. In part 1 the examiner asks you general questions about things like your family, home, job/studies, hobbies, holidays, future plans etc. Here’s Nacho and Tatiana.PART 1 (2 Minutes) Good afternoon. And your names are….Can I have your mark sheets, please? 1. 2.
Describe a picture – although it might not be real In this activity, students describe a picture using useful vocabulary such as, there is, there are and the present continuous tense. It’s good for practising asking questions and stretching your students’ creativity To save you searching for suitable pictures and cutting up bits of paper, this web-app allows you to play the game with a smartphone, tablet or PC. Your students will need to be confident pre-intermediates and above to tackle this activity. Gather together some reasonably large pictures of people engaged in various interesting activities. In this pile, you should also include some envelopes containing ‘fake’ pictures. Students take it in turns to sit at the front desk. Spend some time after each round expanding on the students’ descriptions and suggesting further vocabulary they could use. After two or three minutes ask whether the students believe the picture to be real, or if the describer was creating an imaginary picture. Related Picture Taboo - to practise describing objects
Exam Information Listen to an examiner and answer his questions. When you have answered a question, click on the next icon to hear the next question. If you don’t understand, say one of the following and click the icon again or use the ‘back’ function on your media player. (Speak for 1 minute) (Your partner speaks for 30 seconds) (Your partner speaks for 1 minute) (You speak for 30 seconds) Examiner's transcription (Speak with a person who has a similar level of English) (Answer the following questions) ¿Quieres recibir en tu e-mail gratis y periódicamente ejercicios, programas gratuitos, explicaciones y otros recursos para mantener tu inglés sin esfuerzo? © Copyright La Mansión del Inglés C.B. - Todos los derechos reservados.