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Worldwide exams of English language skills. Tips, updates, practice & more - curated by a speaking examiner trainer...
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What's St. Patrick's Day?

What's St. Patrick's Day? | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
A blog by EFL learners & teachers at a language sch & Cambridge exam Centre in Japan.
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After you've read a book, get into the background a bit & explore the geography!
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Goldfish - A police Report

Goldfish - A police Report | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
A blog by EFL learners & teachers at a language sch & Cambridge exam Centre in Japan.
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Think about your students & how they are going to interact with your reader - and craft after reading tasks to suit. And add the X-Factor >> share your students' work on a blog.
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Rob Roy

Rob Roy | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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An after reading task - write to one of the characters in the story. Personalizes, activates, motivates!
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Listening test: A description of Anuta

Listening test: A description of Anuta | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Listen to some extracts from BBC's From Our Own Correspondent about the remote Pacific island of Anuta and choose the heading A-I whic
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Intermediate English Listening - The Tour De France

Intermediate English Listening - The Tour De France | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it

A vocabulary and listening lesson for English language learners and IELTS students about the Tour De France, the world's most famous cycling tournament. Watch a short video clip about the Tour De France, and complete a follow-on online quiz. Suitable for classroom use or independent study.


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Current affairs: nice lesson plan
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Why Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya High School recognises Cambridge English Exams

Cambridge English Language Assessment provides exams and qualifications for learners and teachers of English. See the full range of what we offer.
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Was delighted to have been involved with the exam sessions at Hibiya HS, having trained all the Speaking Examiners for both PET & FCE sessions, and ensuring quality control was at maximum. Can Do in big shiny letters - well done all the candidates for proving it, and to the school for recognising the writing on the wall!
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So what does Jim do at the weekends when he isn't teaching?

So what does Jim do at the weekends when he isn't teaching? | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
A blog by EFL learners & teachers at a language sch & Cambridge exam Centre in Japan.
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Contact me directly if you want to pursue speaker examiner training in Japan.
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Club: March 2017 - from Bake Off to Heathrow Flashcards | Quizlet

Start studying Club: March 2017 - from Bake Off to Heathrow. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
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Excellent FCE/CEFR B1 level resource from Mary Glasgow - Club magazine is topical, lively, accessible and supported by great audio, video & online material. Reluctant teens? Look no further! Glossaries for each topic, each edition, on Quizlet.
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CEFR and Language Assessment | British Council

CEFR and Language Assessment | British Council | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
What do you know about the CEFR? In this video we look at the CEFR levels and show how they play an important role in all aspects of language assessment.
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Get your B1s sorted from your A2s
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Whitechapel - review of Episode One

Whitechapel - review of Episode One | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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Successfully achieved FCE-level writing task
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Revised Cambridge English: Young Learners tests – an overview

Chapter 1: Overview 0:00 Chapter 2: Why we've made the changes 2:17 Chapter 3: What are the changes 6:40 Chapter 4: Changes to scales and results reportin
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Coming into effect in 2018, small but noticeable changes. 
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Jim George's curator insight, February 23, 1:44 AM
Cambridge #YLE gets a make-over from 2018. Significant (positive) changes which teachers, parents, schools etc need to get in front of promptly.
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Making the Impossible Possible – Q&A session

Making the Impossible Possible – Q&A session | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Last month, we hosted Gareth Davies' webinar, 'Making the Impossible Possible: How to get your students writing'. During the webinar and on his previous blog post, we called for questions for Gareth that we could ask him post-webinar, to delve deeper into creative writing in the EFL classroom. Here's the full transcript of this interview: What…
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Time get into training for your writing papers...good advice; variety is key
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Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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Task transfer - write about a similar genre to a book you've read and apply some new vocabulary - we use @Quizlet
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Martin Luther King - A newspaper article

Martin Luther King - A newspaper article | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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Make your after reading follow up personal, meaningful, and connected.
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The Brontë Story - A book review

The Brontë Story - A book review | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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PET level book review - first class book to start on!
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C1/Advanced Use of English Part 2 Advice

C1/Advanced Use of English Part 2 Advice | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Follow the link for excellent advice on Part 1 and 2 of Advanced Use of English. We especially recommend the three sections on Part 2
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Cambridge exams for ALL, with JP004

Cambridge exams for ALL, with JP004 | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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Bragging rights acknowledged as I own the Centre...nothing wrong with doing things properly!
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Bragging rights acknowledged as I own the Centre...nothing wrong with doing things properly!
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An invigilator share: Keys to writing examination failure

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Based on my observations invigilating a lot of main suite examinations - and with added IELTS input!
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Smart phones - in my opinion

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Current: April-May 2017 - cover to cover glossary Flashcards | Quizlet

Start studying Current: April-May 2017 - cover to cover glossary. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
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Just created with my copy of the latest edition of Scholastic's Mary Glasgow "Current" magazine, for CEFR B2/C1 (FCE/CAE) level learners. Bob Dylan, Princess Leia, Clubbing, extinctions & so much more 
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Speaking verbs: how we say things (U5) Flashcards | Quizlet

Start studying Speaking verbs: how we say things (U5). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
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Reported speech is a tricky creature at the best of times; imparting meaning with an appropriate verb is a good start. This is a very good place to add to your vocabulary range & effectiveness.
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From Can’t to Can: changing thinking about exams #iatefl2017

From Can’t to Can: changing thinking about exams #iatefl2017 | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
Recently I was lucky enough to run a workshop at IATEFL Glasgow on helping students in language exam classes feel more confident in their abilities. As promised in the session, here are the slides from the session, which I re-titled as the slightly more pithy "Exam Whisperer".  Apologies for any confusion that may have caused!…
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Can Do
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Understanding listening assessment: what every teacher should know

Chapter 1: Overview 0:00 Chapter 2: What does a listener need to do? Getting from a sound wave to meaning 4:58 Chapter 3: Which cognitive and contextua
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Kimi no na wa (Your Name) - a film review

Kimi no na wa (Your Name) - a film review | Cambridge English Language Assessment exams | Scoop.it
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A solid example of an FCE creative writing task - where planning & critical editing added a good 5% to the outcome
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