Despite C2 being perhaps the most difficult level to teach, I have often found a lack of resources to help educators plan valuable lesson content. That’s why I have made a few plans of my own and I would like to share them with you. First up, Reported Speech.
In September of this year, I subjected myself to the Cambridge CELTA course at a centre in Northern Spain. This is an overview of my experience.
Use these tips to get your students ready for the dreaded writing section!
Get your students exam ready with my quick and easy guide!
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”
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”
Reported speech is one of my least favourite grammar points, because it’s a bit messy! But it’s staple knowledge for students and it comes around 6 or 7 times a year. So unavoidable! Here’s my guide to making it less messy to teach, and how to make sure that your students understand the ins and outs!Continue reading “How To Teach Reported Speech”
Adverbs can be tricky, where to put them, the different types there are, and even how to make them for your lower level students. Here is my comprehensive guide to adverbs, how to use them and when. Key knowledge for any English teacher starting out, or as an old hat in need of a refresher!Continue reading “How To Teach Adverbs – Placement And Meaning”
In contrast to my last post on reported speech, Cleft Sentences are one of my favourites! It’s beautiful language that serves to emphasize and give particular attention to something important or something out of the ordinary. Form There are three ways to form a cleft sentences. A clause beginning with ‘what’ linked to the rest […]
For my students, essay writing is really tough. Having never had to write anything similar in their time at school or university, they find it difficult to adapt to the way that Cambridge wants an essay written. Given that there is a set structure they have to use, the essay should be one of the easiest partsContinue reading “Essay Writing For The Cambridge FCE”