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EXAM PRACTICE April 30, 2018

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Choose ONE of the following options (A or B).
A As the great Internet lover you are, you have a blog where you record your everyday
experiences and your opinions on a regular basis. Last weekend, you watched a film which
you loved and you would like to share it with your followers. Write an ENTRY (120-150
words) for your blog including the following information:
What film it was (title)
What it was about (brief summary of the plot)
Why you liked it (actors? the setting?) and why you would recommend it
-OR –
B The magazine ‘Keep fit’ has organized a writing competition to commemorate their 10th
anniversary. To participate, you need to write a STORY (120-150 words) related to the topic
of SPORT with the following title ‘AN EMPTY GYM.’ Include the following information:
When and where it happened
Who was in the story
What happened in the end
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Model B sentences:key and explanations April 28, 2018

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MISTAKES KEY AND EXPLANATION
I work in this country all my life.  

I have worked in this country all my life. For a period past-present: use present perfect.

 

The life is more easy for Official Language School students.

 

Life is easy for Official Language School students. No “the” for generalisations; no “-er/more” without comparisons.

 

I have an advice: defend your rights politics.

 

This is my advice: defend your political rights.Advice without “an”. Adjectives before nouns and without “s”.

 

Anybody is better that my baby.

 

Nobody is better than my baby.“Any-” is only negative after “not”;comparatives with “than”

 

He wants to know others countries and cultures.

 

He wants to discover other countries and cultures.“Others” instead of noun, not before a noun; “know” is knowledge, not learning.

 

I´ve met my best friend for six years.

 

I´ve known my best friend for six years. You meet me when you see me but you know me when you remember me well.

 

Austerity is a big lie, the debt is illegitimate, evictions must stop.

 

Austerity is a big lie! The debt is          illegitimate! Evictions must stop! A  comma separates parts of sentences, not whole sentences.
I like much Ken Loach´s films .

 

I like Ken Loach´s films very much.Use “much” with  “very/ no/too/?/so/pretty” and not between verb and direct object.

 

 

Is interesting read about women´s lives to understand the glass ceiling.

 

It is interesting to read about women´s lives to understand the glass ceiling. All sentences need a subject except with “there is/was…”. It is+adj+infinitive(/ing).

 

The people is always using the word “politicians” instead of “government”.

 

People always use the word “politicians” instead of “government”. One person (singular) but two or more people (plural).

 

The cook who speak Spanish arrived to her flat in New York.

 

The cook who speaks Spanish got to her flat in New York. If “who” means only one person, remember the “s”. arrive+at/in a place. Use “get to” instead.

 

Your cousin´s party liked him too much.

 

He liked your cousin´s party very much. A person likes a thing, not the opposite. Too much is an excess, not a lot.

 

The news is fun: Putin has fallen in love with a British spy.

 

The news is fun: Putin has fallen in love with a British spy.“News” is singular. “Fun” is can be used after “be”/before nouns.

 

“Can I talk to Putin?””It´s me. Is that Nina?”

 

“Can I talk to Putin?””It´s me. Is that Nina?”Telephone language:”It’s/This is+name”and”Is that+name?”, not “I am/Are you?”.

 

 

 

Dear Daddy

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Write and listen April 25, 2018

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Write and listen

 

How to remove Trump from the US presidency (subtitles, bottom left) April 24, 2018

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Past B1 certificate monologues

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Examples of past B1 monologues

 

1B1 students, page 111, ex 6A April 19, 2018

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Suggestions:

Saving the farmland from big roads like V21

Closing down the nearest nuclear power station

Stopping the skyscrapers in the central park

Abolishing the 5% barrier for minority parties

Banning fracking

Closing down the detention centre for foreigners

Changing the sun tax to promote solar power