Cambridge PET Writing Exam Guide

Summer exam dates are coming up and students should be getting prepared for whatever might be thrown at them. Following on from my recent post on how to prepare for the reading exam (see below for link). I have also put together this guide for the writing exam! Cambridge PET Reading Exam Guide The writing examContinue reading “Cambridge PET Writing Exam Guide”

Cambridge PET Writing Part 1 Practice

Below is a list of examples of the Writing part 1 task separated according to category of grammar, followed by the solutions. Comparatives Rosie plays the guitar better than the rest of her class. Nobody else in her class plays the guitar as ________ as Rosie does. The chocolate cake is more delicious than the strawberryContinue reading “Cambridge PET Writing Part 1 Practice”

Cambridge PET Reading Exam Guide

With the summer exam season coming up, your students need to be working hard to achieve what they have been studying all year for. This is a guide to the PET (B1 level) reading exam and some ideas you can use to get the most marks from each exercise. The reading is taken at theContinue reading “Cambridge PET Reading Exam Guide”

How To Teach Modal Verbs With Permission

You’ve probably had a long day! So here’s my super quick guide to permission modal verbs. There are only 3! Most of the time, modal verbs do not have an exact or sometimes not even close translation in a student’s mother tongue. They can therefore be difficult to teach. Have a look at this guideContinue reading “How To Teach Modal Verbs With Permission”

How To Teach Modal Verbs With Obligation

Most of the time, modal verbs do not have an exact or sometimes not even close translation in a student’s mother tongue. They can therefore be difficult to teach. Have a look at this guide when you need to teach meanings, form and use so that you always have the answers to those pesky questions!Continue reading “How To Teach Modal Verbs With Obligation”

How To Teach Probability With Modal Verbs

Most of the time, modal verbs do not have an exact or sometimes not even close translation in a student’s mother tongue. They can therefore be difficult to teach. Have a look at this guide when you need to teach meanings, form and use so that you always have the answers to those pesky questions!Continue reading “How To Teach Probability With Modal Verbs”

Essay Writing For The Cambridge CAE

In my opinion, the writing test (in whichever level it happens to be) is on of the sections that should help boost others in which the students don’t do so well. Given that Use of English and Listening can be a little more unpredictable, the writing offers a chance to gain back some ground where pointsContinue reading “Essay Writing For The Cambridge CAE”

CAE Example Essay With Examiner Comments

Below is the same essay question I used in my guide to the CAE essay, here is an example answer and some of the comments that should be expected from examiners. You have read a newspaper article which suggests that shopping online is more convenient than going to a shopping centre. Write an essay consideringContinue reading “CAE Example Essay With Examiner Comments”