Double standards:listen and/or read July 20, 2019
The infamous 11 September coup in Chile, which deposed newly elected President Allende, has often been cited as the birth of the neoliberal era. In those days a lot of people did care about human rights but…
How hot will it be in thirty years’ time? July 13, 2019
The New York Times on “Madrid Central” July 5, 2019
The right to free health care under threat June 6, 2019
Listen and read at the same time:
1B2 FINAL WRITING TEST(2 TASKS) May 9, 2019
TASK 1.Choose one of the following options and write 180-200 words.
Option A: Is tech rewiring our brains?
Examine the ways new technologies are affecting our minds. Consider
-memory and attention -big data and social media
-multitasking and sleep -new problems and new skills
Option B: Valencia as a megacity.
A larger motorway in the north, the port expansion in the south and skyscrapers in Central Park, Benimaclet or La Marina will soon turn Valencia into a megacity for rich tourists. Do you like the idea? Consider
-Expensive flats and gentrification -climate change
-pollution and health -reduced farmland
Option C. A listicle for a happy life.
What are your golden rules for a good life? Write a listicle with your 3-6 best tips.
TASK 2 (120 words)
Write a review of a book or film that has particulary helped you to learn English. Do you think it may help other students too? In what ways?
2B2 FINAL WRITING TEST(2 TASKS) May 8, 2019
CHOOSE ONE of the following options, A or B, and write about 200 words:
A)Write an opinion essay answering the following questions:
Do the mainstream media inform us about what is important? Consider the following:
-Do they interview both sides in international conflicts?
-Do they balance the contents of the different parts of the country and society?
-Do they give climate change the attention it deserves?
-What do they fail to mention?
B)Write a report about the differences between men and women in a real or imaginary place.
-Write a short history of the situation
-Describe the positive aspects
-Analyse the negative points
-Draw conclusions and speculate about the future
Write about a film or a book everyone should watch/read (about 130 words)
Mention genre, characters, story, structure and artistic features.