Monthly Archives: April 2019

Extra listening: two interviews, and a story about a swan

Three extracts with multiple choice questions http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-1/ Part of an interview with a woman who works in retail management, a story about a swan, and part of an interview with Bruce Loader, a successful businessman who is talking about his … Continue reading

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I wish / If only

I wish and if only There are three distinct types of I wish / if only sentences:­ 1 Regrets with the PAST PERFECT (the third conditional) I wish I hadn’t got so angry. 2 Wanting change for the present or future with the PAST SIMPLE I wish I had enough money to go to Mozambique this 3 Complaints with WOULD +INFINITIVE I wish you wouldn’t arrive so late … Continue reading

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Listening: three extracts (multiple choice)

A multiple choice listening with three extracts: a conversation, a discussion between an anthropologist and a comedian and a radio discussion about holiday reading. Just 8 minutes!! http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-6/

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Listening: Guidebooks

Tim Cole talks about guidebooks for travelling. The exercise includes a multiple choice exercise. https://virtuaule.com/index.php/ru/cambridge-advanced-exam-cae-listening-tests/cae-listening-test-3.html

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Listening: home sweet home

Four speakers (multiple choice) home in on moving, their dream home, city centre living, and their home. https://virtuaule.com/index.php/cambridge-advanced-exam-cae-listening-tests/cae-listening-test-1.html

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Gerund or infinitive?

This is a great visual summary: Why don’t you practise with songs? Click here If you want a video explanation there’s a great one on youtube: For a complete explanation have a look at perfect English grammar. If you want … Continue reading

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People talking about recent experiences

Five people talk about their recent experiences and how they felt. A multiple matching exercise in just 9 minutes! http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-6/4/

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