Category Archives: Speaking & Pronunciation

Money makes the world go round!: vocabulary and debates

Now let’s talk MONEY!

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How to prepare for the oral exam

The oral exam has two parts: a monologue and a dialogue. You will be able to prepare your parts for about 10 minutes in a preparation room. You can jot down some thoughts as well but remember you won’t be … Continue reading

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Oral exam feedback

Here is some advice on how to improve your performance during role plays 1.-Read the rubric well and get into the character you are playing. Take a pen and make a note of keywords.If it says you and your partner … Continue reading

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Crime: vocabulary and debates

Have your ever been the victim of a crime? Have you ever witnessed a crime? Have you ever committed a crime? As you can check in the ppt below, crime is a tricky area as there are a number of … Continue reading

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The Joy of Whining

We’ve just seen how to complain to make yourself heard in a formal situation but there are times you can’t be bothered to make the effort and you prefer whining to your friends. Everyone needs a good complaining session every … Continue reading

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Global Trends 2030

We have been predicting the future in class and I have come across this report commissioned by the United States government’s National Intelligence Council (NIC). Published last December, the U.S. intelligence community attempted to foretell what the future holds for the … Continue reading

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Money Matters: vocabulary+debates

As this is a wide topic, you can find a very good range of real listenings regarding money. Find some here: Money Matters, ABCs of Money Matters , Adsense: Making Money , First Mountain Bank , Refinancing Mortgage Loans, Telemarketing , The … Continue reading

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