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Grammar revision with a music video: 4 ideas

Grammar-revision-with-a-music-video-4-ideasThe aim if this class is for your students to revise a number of grammar points: using narrative tenses, modal verbs, third conditional, and wish/if only to express wishes about the present and the past. The lesson is based on the music video to the song Shot at the Night by The Killers. It is suitable for levels upper-intermediate, advanced and students preparing for Cambridge exams.

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5 word formation games for FCE and CAE students

In this post, I am presenting 5 games that help students recognize and form different parts of speech. They are especially useful for students preparing for Cambridge exams (First and Advanced). I have been using these activities to revise and practice vocabulary and to offer some alternatives to typical Use of English exercises.

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Effective FCE Use of English: key word transformation

EFFECTIVE-FCEUSE-OF-ENGLISH-KEY-WORD-TRANSFORMATION1The aim of this activity is to take a little break from the routine of Cambridge English: First (formerly known as FCE) exam preparation. It focuses on Part 4 of Reading and Use of English exam paper where students are supposed to paraphrase sentences using the word given.

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How to make FCE speaking practice fun: Part 4

HOW-TO-MAKE-FCE-SPEAKING-PRACTICE-FUN-PART-4How to make FCE speaking practice fun presents an alternative way to go about preparing your students for their FCE speaking exam. The objective here is to introduce different activities that make FCE speaking practice fun and at the same time help students perfect skills and strategies which the exam requires. This is the last in the series of four posts and it focuses on Speaking Part 4.

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How to make FCE speaking practice fun: Part 2

HOW-TO-MAKE-FCE-SPEAKING-PRACTICE-FUN-PART-2How to make FCE speaking practice fun presents an alternative way to go about preparing your students for their FCE speaking exam. The objective here is to introduce different activities that make FCE speaking practice fun and at the same time help students perfect skills and strategies which the exam requires. This is the second in the series of four posts and it focuses on Speaking Part 2.

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How to make FCE speaking practice fun: Part 1

HOW-TO-MAKE-FCE-SPEAKING-PRACTICE-FUN-PART-1How to make FCE speaking practice fun presents an alternative way to go about preparing your students for their FCE speaking exam. It is the first in the series of four posts, each focusing on a different part of the speaking exam. The objective here is to introduce different activities that make FCE speaking practice fun and at the same time help students perfect skills and strategies which the exam requires. Continue Reading …

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FCE word formation card game

WORD-FORMATION-CARD-GAMEThis FCE word formation card game helps to revise and consolidate forming verbs, adjectives and adverbs from nouns; the skill that comes in handy when dealing with FCEUse of English, Part 3. Competition, time limit, and peer correction all make it a fast-paced and engaging activity for both adult and teenage students.

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