Monthly Archives: November 2019

Different people talk about education (listening)

Different people talk about EDUCATION. This is a similar task to the one you will come across in the certificate exam. It lasts 7:35 minutes. Don’t you have eight minutes at the end of the day?       KEY: … Continue reading

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How to write a report and a proposal

Both are similar kind of writing. Here are some tips and useful language. http://www.rubenvalero.com offers some key expressions and samples worth reading: http://www.rubenvalero.com/english/content/cae-proposal http://www.caeexamtips.com offers also an interesting video: https://www.caeexamtips.com/blog/how-to-write-a-cae-proposal   Useful language for a proposal Stating the purpose of the proposal … Continue reading

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Letters of request

How  to write a request letter Sample request letters

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MEDIATION: describing trends

In the new mediation skill you might be asked to explain a diagram or a line graph. Knowing how to do it and using specific vocabulary, will be essential for you to be successful. Watch this video to help you: … Continue reading

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Listening: training courses + a cloze

Let’s spend 30 minutes improving our listening and reading skills, and, as a byproduct, practising for the test! As we are involved in the topic of education and training, you can listen to some people talking about training courses (multiple … Continue reading

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PASSIVE VOICE

Originally posted on eoic1:
As you probably know the passive is commonly used in English when we don’t know or don’t want to say who did something: In Spanish we often resort to the structure ‘se’, which makes us (or…

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How can I talk about migration?

Here are some quick tips: https://www.opportunityagenda.org/explore/resources-publications/quick-tips-talking-immigration-issues, summarised in a video:   Before discussing a topic it is advisable to obtain some factual support. You can find some in this interesting article from Newscientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23030680-700-the-truth-about-migration-how-it-will-reshape-our-world/

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