Monday, 17 May 2010

Tips for the Oral Exam

The oral exam is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge, your speaking skills, as well as your ability to communicate.
Before the exam practice working with classmates or practice in front of a mirror, to evaluate yourself.
Maintain your self-confidence and composure.
If you find yourself anxious, take several slow, deep breaths to relax.
Don't talk about the test to other students just before entering the room: their anxiety can be contagious.
Correct yourself if you make any mistakes.
Keep eye contact.
And remind yourself that you are well-prepared and are going to do well.

I have generated a list of questions related to the topics we have studied this year if you want to work with a classmate or with yourself.


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Relative Clauses

We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes more fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words Read more

Reading Exercise (two tasks)

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Passive

Below you have the powerpoint presentation we saw in our last class (thanks Carmen)

Click here for extra practice on using the passive.

And here you have a great website with videos and exercises.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Writing formal letters

Click on the image for information and do the homework in our ning.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Practising for the exam

There are only two weeks left for our final exam. You have worked hard and I'm completely sure that most of you are going to pass. As I told you in class on Thursday I'd prepare some exercises for you to do, similar to the ones you are going to take (maybe a little bit more difficult). There are two reading comprehension, two listenings and one about the vocabulary and grammar we have been studying this year (though you neither have a grammar nor a vocabulary exercise in the exam, you know you should try to use both the grammar and vocabulary you have learnt in the composition and the oral)
Have fun
Listening comprehension 1
Listening comprehension 2
Reading comprehension 1 Reading comprehension 2
Grammar and Vocabulary 1
Grammar and Vocabulary 2