In this post, I’m sharing 7 ideas about making Cambridge exams speaking practice more fun and engaging for the students. These ideas work best with learners preparing for Cambridge First and Advanced exams.
In this activity, students fill in the blanks in the text with the appropriate type of word. Each blank notes what kind of word should go there: noun, verb, adjective, or adverb. This activity is based on a popular party game, Mad Libs, and is suitable for FCE students who need more practice differentiating between various parts of speech.
This 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 FCE, Use 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.
The checklist helps students realise what to pay special attention to when dealing with FCE Use of English Part 2 and allows them to revise their knowledge of grammar. It contains 8 types of words that usually fit the gaps in these exercises: prepositions, pronouns, relative pronouns, articles, quantifiers, auxiliary verbs, modal verbs, and conjunctions.