Monthly Archives: May 2014

EXAM RESULTS BÁSICO 2

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ANTE EL ALUVIÓN DE EMAILS EN MI CORREO POR LA CONFUSIÓN CREADA EN LA PUBLICACIÓN DE NOTAS DE LA EOI Y YA QUE YO NO TENGO ACCESO A LA INFORMACIÓN PERSONAL DE LA PÁGINA WEB, HE DE DECIR QUE LA NOTA VÁLIDA PARA PASAR DE CURSO ES LA DE LA CERTIFICACIÓN.

LAS NOTAS DE 2º DE INGLÉS DE NIVEL BÁSICO SON LAS NOTAS QUE  HABÉIS OBTENIDO POR EVALUACIÓN CONTÍNUA CONMIGO A LO LARGO DEL CURSO Y POR DESTREZA. SON DE CARÁCTER INFORMATIVO Y NO TIENEN NINGUNA CONSECUENCIA (TAL Y COMO OS HE COMENTADO A LO LARGO DEL CURSO). AHORA BIEN, TAMPOCO DEBERIAN SUPONER NINGUNA SORPRESA YA QUE OS HE ENSEÑADO TODAS Y CADA UNA DE LAS PRUEBAS (3 POR DESTREZA).

ESPERANDO HABER SOLUCIONADO DUDAS

UN SALUDO

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HEY, EVERYBODY?

DO YOU REMEMBER ME? I´M CARMEN, YOUR “EX-TEACHER”……AS YOUR FINAL EXAM RESULTS ARE GOING TO BE PUBLISHED, I´D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU IN ORDER TO KNOW HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE WAS, WHETHER YOU PASSED OR FAILED AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT. PLEASE DO!!! I´M REALLY INTERESTED.

ANYWAY, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK AND HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

WRITING TIPS FOR BÁSICO 2 (A2)

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APART FROM THE TIPS IN THE  PICTURE  ABOVE:

  • READ CAREFULLY THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE EXAM CARD (TIME, TASKS, NUMBER OF WORDS…)
  • DEAL WITH ALL THE POINTS
  • DRAFT YOUR WRITING  (MAIN IDEAS)
  • ALLOW YOU SOME TIME TO READ AGAIN WHAT YOU´VE WRITTEN BEFORE HANDING IN.
  • CHECK YOUR SPELLING, VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR

a-good-idea1IT´S A GOOD IDEA TO WRITE AFTER MODELS AT THIS LEVEL AND TRY TO USE THE TYPICAL KIND OF LANGUAGE AND PHRASES NATIVE SPEAKERS USE IN THESE SITUATIONS. SO, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS HANDOUT. IT MIGHT BE USEFUL!!.

USEFUL PHRASES for EMAILS and INFORMAL LETTERS

 

a-good-idea1IT MIGHT ALSO BE A GOOD IDEA TO WORK ON THE WRITING TASKS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. YOU HAVE SOME EXAMPLES BELOW

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hniein6fshnhwm0/IN_NB_EE_MA_11.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e54w7yimbhynuhv/IN_NB_MA_%20EE%20_2010.pdf

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddygamwpdpf1cyy/IN_NB%20EE%20_MA_09.pdf

 

NOW YOU ONLY HAVE TO RELAX AND DO YOUR BEST!!

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HOW TO MAKE THE BEST OF MY ORAL EXAMS (B2)

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IF YOU ARE PREPARING YOUR ORAL EXAM, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A LOOK AT THIS EXCELLENT HANDOUT WHERE MY COLLEAGUE, JAVIER SANTOS ASENSI, GIVES PLENTY OF USEFUL ADVICE  FOR BOTH THE MONOLOGUE & THE DIALOGUE AS WELL AS USEFUL LANGUAGE TO BE USED IN BOTH PARTS OF THE EXAM. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT!!

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FOR THOSE TAKING THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE THIS YEAR….

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FOR THOSE OF MY ADVANCED 1 STUDENTS TAKING THE “PRUEBAS DE CERTIFICACIÓN”  THIS YEAR , JUST LET YOU KNOW THAT I INCLUDED THE MODELS OF PREVIOUS YEARS   FOR YOU TO HAVE SOME PRACTICE.

BY CLICKING ON MY DROPBOX, PRUEBAS DE CERTIFICACIÓN. NIVEL AVANZADO 2009, 2010, & 2011.

I HOPE THIS INFORMATION IS USEFU AND I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK.

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CAN´T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU (LOW B2)

 

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SOME VERBS LIKE “REMEMBER” AND “FORGET” CAN BE FOLLOWED BY A GERUND OR INFINITIVE WITH A CHANGE IN MEANING

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REMEMBER

I remembered locking the storage.
(I had a memory in my mind of locking the storage.)

I remembered to lock the storage.
(I locked the storage as I should have.)

FORGET

He forgot opening the window.
(Meaning: He opened the window, but he forgot doing so.)

He forgot to open the window
(Meaning: He was supposed to open the window, but he forgot.)
REGRET

She regrets quitting her job.
(She quit her job, and now she regrets it.)

She regrets to quit her job.
(She is sorry to quit her job.)
STOP

He stopped chatting.
(He was chatting, and then he stopped.)

He stopped to chat.
(He was doing something else, and then he stop in order to chat.)

TRY

They tried moving to Australia.
(They moved to Australia for some time to see if it works out for them.)

They tried to move to Australia.
(They made an attempt to move to Australia, but it wasn’t successful. They didn’t move to Australia after all.)

TRY THIS EXERCISE

IF YOU NEED TO REVIEW INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR ON THE USE OF THE INFINITIVE & GERUND YOU CAN VISIT OLD POSTS LIKE: https://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/gerund-or-infinitive-b1/

HOW DO YOU FEEL? (A2)

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HOW MANY WORDS DO YOU KNOW FOR ILLNESSES & PAINS?

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS LINK

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WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THESE PEOPLE? USE  SHOULD OR SHOULDN´T.

TRY THIS LINK

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LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation