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B1 CERTIFICATE EXAM LISTENING PRACTICE-Matching (2), Multiple choice and True/False May 16, 2018

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1A)MATCHING

1B)MULTIPLE CHOICE

1C)TRUE/FALSE

 

2A)MATCHING

Minute 9.26

2B) AND C) cHOOSE PARTS 2 AND 4

 

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Ways of dealing with approaching exam panic (activate subtitles in English) May 14, 2018

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1B1 WRITING TEST. MODEL B May 10, 2018

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QUESTION 1 (120 words)

Option A

What is your ideal legal system? Would you give a graffiti artist community service? What about a rapist? Would you give corrupt politicians longer sentences than republican singers? Do you think rehabilitation is better than punishment?

Option B

The website <wikispaces/lifeisgood.com>  would like you to write an entry about a change in your life that has affected your health, your relationships and/or your happiness. What did you use to do? And now? Should other people do the same as you?Why?

Option B

QUESTION 2 (80 words)

Write to your best friend Chris answering her question.

Dear Toni,

I’ve just read an amazing book that everybody should read: The Shock Doctrine. It predicted the “crisis” in Europe ten years before it happened. It explains who rules the world and how the media lie about it. What about you? Tell me about a great book I would love.

Love,

Tina

 

1B1 WRITING TEST. MODEL A (8 am)

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QUESTION 1 (120 words)

Option A 

Write about your ecological footprint. How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you? How can you make it better? Consider shopping and energy. What can other people do? What about the government and big companies?

Option B

Write an entry about your education for <wikispaces/learnme.com> Did they teach you good manners and values? How much physical exercise did you do? Was it fun? Did they wake up the artist in you? Should schools teach religion or philosophy? Foreign or local languages?

QUESTION 2 (80 words)

Write an email to your best friend answering his/her questions:

Dear Sam,

Right now I’m really busy with my final exams and I have no idea what films people are watching, but I’d love to find something good to enjoy when I finish. I don’t mind if it is a tv series, a film at the cinema or whatever. Please tell me about something great you’ve seen lately. What genre is it? Is it a good story? Tell me about it but don’t spoil the end for me, please!

Love,

Jo

 

Pronunciation videos recommended by your classmates May 3, 2018

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2B1 MAY EXAM.WRITING.MODEL B May 2, 2018

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Task 1 (60 points)

Choose ONE  of the following options (A or B) and write 120-150 words.

A  What would you do if you had to start a new community? Where would it be?Would it be large or small? What laws would there be? What type of government would the community have? What special customs would there be? Write a project of an ideal community for a film producer who needs ideas for a new series/reality show/documentary.

B  You are 60 years old and you decide to write a letter or email to your grandchild who is 18. Explain the things you used to do and also the things you should not have done. Tell him or her what would have happened if things had been different. Give your grandchild advice based on your experience.

 

Task 2 (40 points)

Your friend Sue wants to know what you do to reduce your ecological footprint. Read her letter and answer her questions using 80-100 words:

Hi Mel,

How are things?  Right now I’m on the Rainbow Warrior making videos of whale hunters. I was out of prison a few months ago thanks to the thousands of letters people sent to Putin from all over the world saying “Free the activists. Save the North Pole”. What about you? Are you shopping less? driving less? Is there a market with local organic products in your new town? Are you signing the petitions I send you?;)

Love,

Sue

 

2B1 MAY EXAM. WRITING.MODEL A.

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Task 1 (60 points)

Choose ONE  of the following options (A or B) and write 120-150 words.

A  The local newspaper has asked its readers to send in articles about their city’s ecological footprint. You’ve decided to take part. Include the following:

-transport and energy

-food and water

-shopping and recycling

 

B  Think of an important invention or historical event. What would have happened if it hadn’t taken place? Consider the causes and consequences as well as people’s ideas at that time. Write a wiki entry for http://www.wikispaces/historymatters.com

 

Task 2 (40 points)

Your friend Sue wants to know what you use the internet for. Read her letter and answer her questions using 80-100 words:

Hi Mel,

How are things? I’m fine but as you know, I’m a bit of a technophobe. I feel I’m missing a lot of what’s going on so I’ve decided to change. I’d like you to help me.  What do you use the internet for? What do you do for fun? What is practical? Are there interesting websites to learn things from?

Thanks buddy,

Sue