We all have those students, who are perhaps a little too optimistic about their chances of passing the exam before you think that they’re ready. Sometimes, this positive outlook is a good thing, it means confidence in one’s own abilities, but it can also hinder their progress and put you in a sticky situation.
I have put together a little list of activities that I find useful for spicing up my lessons and getting some good speaking exam practice in there! Watch this space and look around my other posts for more activities related to exam practice. 🙂
Given that we find it harder to make ends meet, often having to work the weekends in order to balance the books, how can we earn extra money to have some fun with at the end of the month?
Reading is, along with listening, a receptive skill that it heavily weighted when it comes to exam time. Most recognised language qualifications require candidates to read long pieces of text and interpret their meaning.
For me, the slang that they pick up isn’t a bad thing. only a way to make your classes, and their education, more interesting. So stay with me, I’ve got a few activities to share with you!
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