I am currently updating the examination page of this blog. I will be posting general information about how the examinations are organised with links to useful tips and practice material. I will keep you posted.
What types of books do you like to read? Do you like romantic stories?
Task 1 Read the text
Task 2 Vocabulary Matching Exercise
Task 3 Comprehension
Task 4 Complete the Summary with Linking Words
Task 5 Listen and read
There are also good discussion ideas, giving you the opportunity to respond and practise your writing skills.
A collection of films on amazing women from around the world. Plenty to read, listen to and watch with an opportunity to write if you know of a heroine who has done amazing work in your community. Simply, click on the blog title and go to Explore.com.
Honour these women’s sacrifices and celebrate their achievements.
The lesson gives B2 Intermediate students the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and describe paintings. Inclusive in the resource are some really good examples of vocabulary and phrases that allow students to develop language skills in the field of Art Appreciation and History.
A Short Story about a Wedding
- The resource will help you develop new vocabulary, an awareness of when the modal verbs ‘could’ and ‘would’ are used and an understanding of how the past tense is used in narratives or stories.
- This fantastic resource pack gives you plenty of practise with reading and listening skills and there are fantastic recipes to work with after. You could even try them out yourselves.
I love working with narrative resources. Often good social issues arise from them; mainly from the setting in which they are placed (the issues maybe historical, cultural or geographically based).
This resource is no exception; the main issue in the story is the question around ‘arranged marriages’.
Follow Up Work
- What type of marriages are there in your culture? Do you have ‘arranged marriages’? How do you feel about them?
- What advice would you give to a confused person having to make the choice between a ‘love marriage’ or an ‘arranged marriage’?
- Do you have any special recipes or food that you serve at weddings? Write out the recipe yourself of describe the food that is served in your own words.
A great article in the Mirror yesterday from a journalist known as the ‘Fleet Street Fox’.
This is suitable for an upper intermediate/advanced EFL student. It is a ‘what would happen if’ type scenario and encourages students to develop an imaginative and critical approach. The writer confesses to be ‘sarcastic’ and ‘sometimes right’. I think it is a bit scary how near he is to the ‘truth’ here.
Click on the title link and follow the story.