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Advanced 5 – unit 11: speaking

Compare/Contrast Vocabulary

http://efllecturer.blogspot.pe/2011/09/describing-photos-comparing-contrasting.html

http://eldstrategies.com/functions1.html

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g2-the-the-comparatives.php

Language of comparison and contrast

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.18.htm

Comparisons with Nouns

https://www.seattlecentral.edu/faculty/dloos/Grammar/comparisons/comparisons_with_nouns_introduction.htm

 

CAE tips

https://www.caeexamtips.com/speaking/#speaking1

 

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BASIC 8 – COULD AND SHOULD

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We should hurry or we could be late. Our flight departs in 30 minutes!

 

Match the statements to the advice:

https://elt.oup.com/student/project3rdedition/level3/unit6/grammar/exercise1?cc=us&selLanguage=en

Affirmative, negative and questions:

http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/Should1B.html

Complete the sentences with should or shouldn’t:

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g18-should-shouldnt-exercise.php

 

Use the words  can  can’t  could  couldn’t to complete the sentences:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=7710

http://www.grammarbank.com/can-vs-could-exercise.html

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/1g101-elementary-can-could-gap-fill-exercise.php

 

SHOULD vs. COULD

Click on Next Question to begin the exercise and to move from question to question.

http://english-zone.com/members/verbs/should-could.html


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Basic 7 – irregular verbs

video and exercises

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/past-simple-irregular-verbs

It’s also important to check the pronunciation of irregular verbs in simple past.

tips and pronunciation

http://www.espressoenglish.net/tips-for-learning-irregular-verbs-in-english/

 

more exercises

https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/elementary/grammar/grammar_07_012e?cc=pe&selLanguage=en

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2550

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/irpast.htm

games

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/irregular_verbs/crossword_simple_past.htm

http://www.mes-games.com/past1.php

http://www.englishmedialab.com/GrammarGames/New_Snakes_%20Ladders/Past_simple_tense.html

story

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-5183.php


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Advanced 5 – Participle clauses

 

 

Type the type of participle clause you are asked:

https://english.lingolia.com/en/grammar/sentences/participle-clauses/exercises

Reduced Relative Clauses

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/participle-clauses-exercise-1.html

 

Multiple choice

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-89900.php

http://www.kubbu.com/student/?i=1&a=7222_participle_clauses (If you choose the wrong answer an explanation will be provided)

Type using the correct forms

https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/int/grammar/grammar_10_012e?cc=pe&selLanguage=en

http://www.grammarbank.com/participle-clauses-exercise.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/participles/exercises?11

 


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Intermediate 5, Unit 2, Lesson 2: Noun clauses

The lesson about noun clauses contained a lot of information that might be condusing at first. You can try with the exercises first until you feel more confident. After that, I suggest you read more examples and explanation if you still have doubts.

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Advanced 2, Unit 9, Lesson 1 – Passive voice

 

Present, past and future: 

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-85627.php

Future : predictions about the future

Will/ be going to + be + past participle

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G5%20Future%20Passive.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive/exercises?future-1

Future perfect: Actions that will be completed before some point in the future

will + have + been + Past Participle

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive/exercises?future-2

Future as seen from the past: 

Would+ be+ past participle

http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/summitcdrom/summit2/Grammar_Self-Checks/UNIT09_P100_Pass_Futur.pdf 

answers below

 

Passive Review:

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers to Grammar Self-checks

FIGURE IT OUT…
1. a
2. b
3. a
FIGURE IT OUT…
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Test your English level!

If you are not sure about your English level, why not take a free placement test online? Perhaps taking one will help you ascertain your knowledge or it will make you realize you need some more practice. Whichever your reasons are, it can serve as a review or as a reminder that we need to keep learning.

You will find the following descritptions for different levels in the tests:
Basic Speaker
A1  beginner
A2  elementary

Independent Speaker
B1  intermediate
B2 upper intermediate

Proficient Speaker
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
C2 Mastery or proficiency

 

I. 15 questions to check how well you understand English that you read. You obtain a percentage at then end and you can check your level:

https://www.englishclub.com/esl-exams/levels-test-wc.htm

II.Oxford University Press –  Diagnostic Test: A diagnostic test is a test that helps the teacher and learners identify problems that they have with the language.

Questions by level: https://elt.oup.com/student/practicegrammar/test?cc=pe&selLanguage=en

III. 25 multiple-choice questions. Without time limit:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/

IV. Check your level with these two level tests: Grammar & vocabulary level test and Listening level test. Questions get easier or harder according to how well you do. If your English is very good you will answer more difficult questions than someone whose English is not as good.

http://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/

V. The number of questions displayed on the following test depends on your level:

http://www.learn4good.com/languages/english_level.htm

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Basic 10 – Unit 6, Lesson 1: use to

An action that took place in the past but doesn’t continue in the present:

I didn’t use to do much exercise. Now I train almost everyday.

I used to eat animal products, but now I don’t because I turned vegan.

For actions that you have adapted to or that you are accustomed to:

I am used to speaking in English. I don’t feel uncomfortable.

I am not used to speaking in Japanese.I think my pronunciation might be wrong.

For action that you will get habituated to by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure:

He doesn’t like his new apartment, but he’ll get used to it.

She won’t get used to her new cellphone if she doesn’t use it!

I got used to the new class. I usually adapt well to new people.

Links to practice:


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Basic 2 Present simple – Information Questions

Wh- questions:

multiple choice exercise

Fill in the blanks with do, does, is, or are.

Read the sentences and make questions

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises?05

Many exercises at http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/zeitformen.htm#simple_present

listening actvity: listen and type the answer

http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoimiere/myweb/1/peterslife.html


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Demonstratives – Basic 2

image by niekverlaan retrieved from www.pixabay.com

image by niekverlaan retrieved from www.pixabay.com

 

video – explanation and exercise:

this or that:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1941

Choose this/these and wear/wears:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1030

This/That/These/Those:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=4617

http://www.1-language.com/englishcourse/unit12_grammar_exs.htm

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=4102