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26 November 2015

NEW - PET/B1 Hub

Bringing together new `posts and advice for Cambridge Preliminary (PET) you'll now find a PET/B1 Hub on the navigation menu.

25 November 2015

PET Listening

Practice link here:

Exam English

19 November 2015

First: Linking Expressions

Remind yourself about linking words.

18 November 2015

PET Speaking

Samples for the four different sections:

Part 1
Flo Jo
Part 2
Flo Jo
Part 3
Flo Jo
Part 4
Flo Jo

Proficiency Listening Practice

VIsit the updated Listening Page for two new activities to help you practice your skills and prepare for the exam tasks if you need to.

13 November 2015

FCE and CAE Planning

Planning Tips

Phrases to start informal letter paragraphs, including
It was ? to hear from you
I’m sorry to ?

7 pieces of advice for all your writing
- what? is king
- obey what?
- be the what? not "a student"
- write to whom?, not (usually) the teacher
- make it look right from where?
- Ex-?
- use what intelligently?


Advice for formal letters
What are some of the magic words for making your paragraphs flow?
"Answer me, then we can organise our trip." In an informal letter?
Abbreviations "BTW" and emoticons ";-)" Appropriate?
"Kisses" Nice or nasty?

Collocations for Advanced
Categ---- d----
Dee--- reg---
Sinc---- ho-----
Tot--- rej----
Bad News conversion
I can’t
---------------, I'm ----- I have to ----- you it ----- ----- we ---- not be able to...

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11 November 2015

PET Test Practice

Links to three tests:

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

09 November 2015

Advanced and Proficiency Writing Correction Activity

Click to view the .ppt

Can you see the pros and cons of the various extracts?

Feedback will be added here soon.

04 November 2015

PET Speaking

Thinking about PET Speaking?

Go here for some advice:

Introducting the test
Exam English