Tuesday 30 June 2020

New Words (Dictionary Cambridge Blog)

New Words Should they be added to the dictionary?

Friday 26 June 2020

Thursday 25 June 2020

Isn't it a nice figure?

This palindromic number refers to your visits to this blog:
Thank you so much!!!

Newspaper idioms

Beds of roses and sore thumbs

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Monday 22 June 2020

Vocabulary Collocation

Collocation is the tendency for words to go together. We can say "quick sleep" but not a "fast sleep" even though quick and fast mean the same thing. Here are some exercises to practice and advanced level of noun and verb collocations.

Thursday 18 June 2020

Las escuelas oficiales de idiomas de la Región abren hoy el plazo de admisión para el próximo curso

Las escuelas oficiales de idiomas de la Región abren hoy el plazo de admisión para el próximo curso

Reading Comprehension WB Distant Shores KEY

A He describes an experience he had as a child with his dad.

B 1C 2D 3A 4H 5F 6B 7E

A 1 track  2 whim  3 buzz  4 tip  5 drain  6 eye

B 1 invasion  2 place  3 spelt  4 bitter  5 phenomenon  6 difference  7 indulge  8 drive

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Friday 12 June 2020

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Speaking Test (Sample 2)

Even though the procedure of the test is not exactly the same as ours, it is perfectly valid for our purposes. Speaking Test Sample 2

  • Use a highlighter to underline the expressions, phrases, syntactical devices and vocabulary used in the sample to express opinions and facts. 
  • Read the text aloud, paying very special attention to stress and intonation (mainly stressed vs unstressed syllables in words; stressed vs unstressed words in phrases; and ups and downs (rise / falls) in your tone of voice. Always remember (while doing the activity) that you are NOT reading, but speaking.

Monday 8 June 2020

Distant Shores KEY

Check your answers here.

Thursday 4 June 2020

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Monday 1 June 2020

Final Exam Date

Day D (Written Part) will be on Monday 29th at 9 am (though you must be at the School a bit before) -->

The oral part will be done on line during the week 15th to 18th

Before attending the School you must read:

Revision: Distant Shores

Have a look at this Unit from Close-Up (a C2 Textbook). Do the reading Comprehension Activity and then all the others.

To do the Listening Activity -->  Download 'C2_SB_Track_7.1.mp3' (1.46 MB) 
KEY next week