Tips for speaking tests (EEOOII Aragón) (B2-C1)

If you’re going to take the speaking test at any of the Official Schools of Languages in Aragón, you can watch this video with tips for the exam. Good luck!

Mediation paper practice- EEOOII Aragón: Female icons (C1)

If you are going to take the C1 standardised test in any of the Official Schools of Languages in Aragón this year, you may be looking for extra practice on the mediation paper. The following tasks have been designed following the structure of the sample paper made available by schools on their websites. The file also contains the key to tasks 1 and 2, as well as some suggested answers for tasks 3 and 4.

Click on the image to view the file

Source: BBC-20th century icons

Last-minute resources and tips for B2-C1 English tests

Are you only days away from taking a B2/C1 English test? These links, tips and resources might help you make the most of your last-minute revision time:

General tips:

Speaking:

Writing:

Mediation:

Listening:

MFL teachers in the UK complaining about GCSE exams

Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teachers in the UK have recently complained to the exams regulator in England, Ofqual, about the excessive difficulty of language GCSE and A-level exams. You can listen to the news report to know more about this:

 

Listening comprehension- environment: match extracts to headings

Listen to some short extracts about news related to the environment. Match each extract (1 – 6) with the best heading (A – H). ONE of the headings does not correspond to any of the extracts. The first extract is an example (D- More strict regulations). You can listen to the information twice.

Check your answers by submitting them through the Google Form below (click here to open in a new tab):

You can also read the annotated transcript, to help you clarify those answers you were not very sure about.

passive voice: news headlines- revision exercise

Turn these active sentences into likely headlines, by using a passive voice transformation. Only include the agent (by…) when you feel it’s relevant.

Open the self-grading google form in a new tab here.

More about passive voice and news headlines here.

Game of Thrones blooper spotted- Starbucks cup

Apparently, fans were shocked to find a Starbucks disposable coffee cup on the set of the latest Game of Thrones episode. Listen to this news report to know more about this blooper:

Annotated transcript (pay attention to the highlighted expressions)

  • Do you remember other bloopers you might have seen on film or TV?
  • What’s your take on the last part of the report? Would you say this blooper (or others) are intentional, or simply careless mistakes?