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#IATEFL – Improving pronunciation: helping students get ‘more value’ from their English

#IATEFL – Improving pronunciation: helping students get ‘more value’ from their English | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Jenny Dance, who runs a language school in Bristol, tells us why pronunciation training is so important for her students and what led her to find a system that would allow them to practice more effectively. This blog post previews her talk at IATEFL this year, 'Getting more value from your students' English by improving…
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International language standards | Cambridge English

International language standards | Cambridge English | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and international language standards explained by the experts at Cambridge English.
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From the horse's mouth
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Luna students' room: Merlin emails King Arthur at Camelot

Luna students' room: Merlin emails King Arthur at Camelot | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
l Merlin does email in his cave
to: King Arthur at Camelot.


Hi Arthur,
Maybe you do not believe my story when you read this letter.. Because I'm writing this letter in the...
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Really enjoy this modern-day take on a medieval buddy relationship! 
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Site of the Day: Quill, a digital tool for teaching writing

Site of the Day: Quill, a digital tool for teaching writing | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Quill provides 150 writing and grammar activities built from 42 Common Core language standards. Students learn these concepts by proofreading passages and writing sentences, and they receive instant feedback on their work.
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Only way to practice writing is...writing.
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Luna students' room: Apollo 13 - After reading

Luna students' room: Apollo 13 - After reading | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Taken by Apollo 8 crewmember
Bill Anders on December 24, 1968Should we try to return the moon?When a trip to the Moon will become more stable someday (after 100 years, 200 years), we should return...

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Pass it 365 App - Cambridge Speaking Exams made easy

Check out the free app Pass it 365. Great for improving your Cambrige speaking score.

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Communication is key, says Cambridge

Communication is key, says Cambridge | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Discover the latest news and corporate information from the Cambridge Assessment Group.

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Of course communication is key. Meanwhile, in Japan...unable to do this > massive uptake crap 'alternatives'. Just saying

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My That's English!: How safe is the air you breathe on planes

My That's English!: How safe is the air you breathe on planes | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Several former and serving cabin crew are planning legal action against British airlines, claiming they have been poisoned by contaminated air. Reports submitted to the air safety watchdog here in the U.

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Luna students' room: After reading - Amelia Earhart

Luna students' room: After reading - Amelia Earhart | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Inspiring womanI write about Malala Yousafzai as a woman who is the one I was inspired. She was ranked second as woman who was respected in the world following Angelina Jolie.
She was born in...

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Luna students' room: Multicultural London - a personal report

Luna students' room: Multicultural London - a personal report | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

raoI used the bus to go to the museumI lived in London for four years about 5 years ago. There I felt that London is a very generous city. It accepts the immigrants from other counties.
The school I...

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Cross-cultural contribution from a Luna teen, on his experiences being 'different' in London

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BBC Learning English Upper Intermediate Course

BBC Learning English Upper Intermediate Course | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Good news for more advanced English learners - today BBC Learning English is launching its brand new Upper Intermediate Course! COMMENT This new Upper Intermediate course follows the same format as the earlier Lower Intermediate and Intermediate course. That is...
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Should be well worth the money!

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Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency | Freebook

Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency | Freebook | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Free Ebooks Download
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Aspects of Writing

Two of our researchers talk about their long-term study looking at how students' writing has changed over time..
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Assess this

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Assessing Young Learners speaking skills on a global scale

Assessing Young Learners speaking skills on a global scale | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Assessing Young Learners speaking skills on a global scale. Speaker: Jim George, Team Leader for Cambridge English Language Assessment and owner of JP004. Saturday, August 27th, 2016 in Yamashita City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Professional development day-long session to train experienced and qualified teachers of young learners, to be become Speaking Examiners (SEs).
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No other YL exams do the business effectively/fairly/unstressfully. Speaking tests can be very daunting - which is why JP004 is only recruiting the best young learner teachers we can find, who can manage a smile on the job!
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Help Students Develop Vital Interviewing Skills in Your Classroom | Edudemic

Help Students Develop Vital Interviewing Skills in Your Classroom | Edudemic | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Interviewing subjects isn’t just that thing HR Managers do. In fact, interviewing can be a great form of experiential learning.
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Very good ideas - put students on the other side of the table!
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Luna students' room: Take-Away Japan

Luna students' room: Take-Away Japan | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
In Japan, many people think their own health is very important. So, quite healthy take-away restaurants like Hokka-ben and Hokka-motto are looked upon well.
However, many Japanese people do like...
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My student, our favourite EFL mags
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Writing Prompts |

Writing Prompts | | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
If you like creative writing activities and promote creativity in your English classes, here is a cool blog that you can use in class.
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Getting those writing juices going - like any muscle, needs regular, strenuous exercise
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Luna students' room: How to walk safely in the mountains - a student's report

Luna students' room: How to walk safely in the mountains - a student's report | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Japanese North Alps seen from the top of Mount Tsurugi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)You may think walking in the mountains is safe and fun. That's what I thought until I went hiking in the Japanese...

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#FCE #writing #report from capable teen
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The Virtual Exam Room: C1/Advanced Writing - Formal Letters

The Virtual Exam Room: C1/Advanced Writing - Formal Letters | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

A video review of formal letters in four parts.Part 1Part 2Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!

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Luna students' room: After reading - the true villain

Luna students' room: After reading - the true villain | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

I think the true villain of story was the Duke of Holdernesse. He had deep darkness.The Duke talked to Sherlock Homes to own story.
"When I was a young man. I was in love . I wanted her to be my wife...

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Of course students must read extensively to learn - but they're going to have to write well as well to be successful.

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Luna students' room: After reading - Did Edward do the right thing?

Luna students' room: After reading - Did Edward do the right thing? | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Yes, he did. I thought Wallis was a very attractive woman. So even she already married Edward loved her. I thought they were wonderful lovers. If they met in London of course Edward would be a King...

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The extended essay: Essential skills for English language learners

The extended essay: Essential skills for English language learners | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Lindsay Warwick discusses the challenges that students face when writing essays, and how the process writing approach can help to prepare for extended writing assignments. Lindsay Warwick is a teacher, trainer and materials writer.

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Read the question, identify all the points you need to cover and the format/voice required. Who is your reader?

 

Biggest mistake ever? Start writing on the fly without taking your time to plan, populate your paragraphs and pull it all together properly.

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Luna students' room: Overcoming challenges - Hirotada Ototake

Luna students' room: Overcoming challenges - Hirotada Ototake | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

Write about someone you know who looks 'different', and the challenges they had to overcome.When I read the above sentence, I recalled Mr. Hirotada Ototake. He is a writer and a commentator. He is...

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After reading - Amelia Earhart

After reading - Amelia Earhart | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Inspiring womanI write about Malala Yousafzai as a woman who is the one I was inspired.  She was ranked second as woman who was respected in the world following Angelina Jolie.
She was born in...
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#PET #CEFR_B1 level writing in response to graded reader's after reading task

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Exploring English: Magna Carta - British Council

Exploring English: Magna Carta - British Council | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Improve your English language skills while exploring the Magna Carta - the 800-year-old "great charter" that shaped the world.
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