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Spotlight on misspelling - Cambridge Conversations

Spotlight on misspelling - Cambridge Conversations | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
In her second post for Cambridge Conversations, Anne Robinson looks at how we can help young learners with their spelling. Look at these misspelt words: telefone, straigth, wich Why are the words telephone, straight and which often misspelt?
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The Witches of Pendle – after reading

The Witches of Pendle – after reading | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Pendle Hill is well known, even now, as a “powerful” place. Write about a similar kind of place in your country.
I think Kanazawa city in Ishikawa prefecture is the most powerful place in Japan...
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#CEFR #B1 #PET level writing task after reading a really cool graded reader (about Pendle Hill & its witches legacy in Lancashire). Comments & contributions very welcome on the blog!

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Better at English podcasts

Better at English podcasts | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Better at English is collection of around 40 podcasts for intermediate to advanced students by Swedish Lori Linstruth.
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Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT

Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point.
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Five very good sites with back catalogues that should keep any learner (or teacher) very busy for a few years I'd say!

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10 Useful English Idioms for Valentine’s Day

10 Useful English Idioms for Valentine’s Day | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Written by Miranda González
It’s February, which means that stores in the U.S. are stocked extra full with roses, chocolates, and greeting cards.
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Better late than never - or in time for "White Day" in Japan!

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Mending bridges - after reading "In Sarah's Dreams"

Mending bridges - after reading "In Sarah's Dreams" | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
When I was a high school student, I belonged to a brass band club. I played bassoon and Akiko played clarinet. My best friend Yuka played clarinet, too. Yuka and I used to talked and practiced...
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Mio tackles a KET + level writing task successfully :)

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Passing Cambridge P.E.T. Our success story with JP - YouTube

If you want to pass Cambridge Preliminary (PET) you could do a lot worse than listen to the advice these... http://t.co/cMWbosh26p
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My own Business English classmates explain some of the tools & strategies they used to prepare themselves for their P.E.T. exam (which they passed at the first attempt). Think they do a good job!

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Cambridge Proficiency - The Ultimate in ESL Exams

Cambridge Proficiency - The Ultimate in ESL Exams | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Cambridge Proficiency or Certificate of Proficiency in English is the hardest exam for ESL students. Discover why and see if you can pass the ultimate test
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Pass Proficiency - world at your feet...I'd hire you with a CELTA.

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Sweet Home, Nagoya

Sweet Home, Nagoya | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Nagoya Castle Originally built around 1525, destroyed during World War II. Reconstructed in 1959 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Nagoya is about 400km west of the capital,Tokyo. Nagoya is in a region...
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#KET level writing task - more contributions welcome

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My photo essay subject would be...dolphins

My photo essay subject would be...dolphins | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
If I enter a photo competition, I would choose sea creatures, especially dolphin as my subject. 
I have seen on TV that when a dolphin breathed out in the sea, bubbles from its lip looked like...
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After reading "The Key" - a walk in a secret garden

After reading "The Key" - a walk in a secret garden | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Imagine you could open a door to a secret garden, just for you. Describe a walk though it, with a ll the sights, sounds and smells...
I used to have a puzzle.It had a company’s name on it, so I...
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After reading exercise to stimulate KET/PET creative writing. Feedback very welcome!

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) | Cambridge English

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) | Cambridge English | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
See why 4,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) as proof of achievement
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Don't be caught out by the changes

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Send me a musical postcard, Shimei!

Send me a musical postcard, Shimei! | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
veListen to various snippets of music, and draw pictures of what comes into your mind. (Today we listened to bits of Holst, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Yoshida Brothers, Yen...
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trigger creative writing in teens any which way you can!

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email from Captain Bligh

email from Captain Bligh | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Dear Christian,
You may be surprised to receive this email from me.  It's Bligh, the captain of HMS Bounty.  
I am now in Timor, seven thousands away from where you put me on launch...
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Creative writing for #PET

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Use of English - Cambridge English: First (B2) & Advanced (C1)

Use of English - Cambridge English: First (B2) & Advanced (C1) | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
The Use of English section, in Cambridge English: First & Advanced, is part of the first paper, Reading & Use of English. It comprises the first 4 parts of this paper. So here's a brief des...
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Learn English With Photos 15 - An Englishman's Home

Learn English With Photos 15 - An Englishman's Home | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
This lesson is all about houses and housing in Britain. You can download a PDF with a transcript and glossary here, and see all the previous episodes on the Learn English With Photos YouTube channel.  Related articles 20 Ways to Improve Your English...
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We all live in castles, of course!

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Pass FCE

Pass FCE | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Are you studying for the #Cambridge #FCE exam? Here's an overview of the writing paper. http://t.co/uphM3qGnCq
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Useful insights & tips for the revised "First" for 2015

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My first journey - after reading "Gone"

My first journey - after reading "Gone" | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
My first journey I ever made was to go to meet my uncle's family who live in Nagoya.
I was 6 years old at that time. It takes about 3 hours from my home to his house by train. It was my first time...
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#KET + level creative writing - after reading graded reader

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About Vikings - My homework project

About  Vikings - My homework project | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Luna International's students and staff sharing their ideas, inspirations,
and credit card details - kind of because they have to...they get bullied
a lot to write cool contributions. Why not...
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Read a good book, interact with it and personalise the outcome!

Yes, I teach the lad :) Finally, Vikings in Japan....(now that would have been a scrap!)

 

Love this project outcome! 

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How to prepare for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) | Cambridge English

How to prepare for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) | Cambridge English | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Get help and useful advice for preparing for your Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam. There are coursebooks and past papers to buy and lots of free resources too.
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After Reading - The Key

After Reading - The Key | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
My grandfather was the stamp collector.  After he died, the collection was handed over to my father and he decided to collect stamps as his father did.  My father buys every new stamps...
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PET level writing exercise, after reading Richmond ELT graded reader. I love this original piece of writing. What do you think?

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Sweet watermelon home, Hata

Sweet watermelon home, Hata | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Water melon slice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Hata is about 250㎞ north west of the capital,Tokyo. Hata is in a region called the Shinetsu and Japanese Alps. It is one of the most beautiful regions...
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#KET level success - similar contributions welcome on Luna's blog!

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About my school - an informative poster

About my school - an informative poster | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Remi has been covering the topic of school and education, learning a lot about different education systems in place all around the world. I asked Remi what she enjoys about the high school she...
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An excellent multi-layered, #CALL project for after-reading

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Nobel prize winners

Nobel prize winners | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

itiI should write about three scientists who won Nobel Prize this year. They are three Japanese, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura. They invented blue LED which is brighter and more...

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PET-level creative writing task, after reading CEFR B1 level graded reader

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Revised Cambridge Advanced (2015) Grammar Transformations - Advanced Comparisons - YouTube

One of a series of videos included in the upcoming Advanced ToolBox app.
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