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Can't see the language for the errors

Can't see the language for the errors | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Welcome to my latest exam time post The Idea It's exam time again in Verona. Well, to be honest, it is often exam time, but this is one of the big sessions. We had 2,200 enrolments for English on M...
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How much do errors influence us when we mark exams?

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Call My Bluff 3 Quiz - Definitions

Call My Bluff 3 Quiz - Definitions | Testing Times | Scoop.it
I again revisit the BBC quiz show Call My Bluff.Two teams take it in turns to describe an obscure word, which their opponents would have to correctly identify. Only one description was the true one.Here we go again.
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To help students prepare for part 4 of the CAE exam introduce them to this Call My Bluff quiz and then get them to do their own versions. Another example of a traditional activity revisited :-)

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Preparation and practice materials for Cambridge English exams

Preparation and practice materials for Cambridge English exams | Testing Times | Scoop.it
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) has a wide range of resources and support for teachers and candidates.
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Assessment tools for a flipped or blended class « Education, Technology & Business

Assessment tools for a flipped or blended class « Education, Technology & Business | Testing Times | Scoop.it
insights & innovations at the intersections from Scott Moore...
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ExamEnglish | Facebook

ExamEnglish | Facebook | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab
serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.
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EnglishClub.com ESL Exams for English learners

EnglishClub.com ESL Exams for English learners | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Information, resources and help about examinations and tests for EFL/ESL students and teachers, including Cambridge EFL Exams, TOEFL and TOEIC.
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English Vocabulary Profile

English Vocabulary Profile | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Welcome to English Profile -- setting industry standards for English language learners.
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First Certificate Exam Practice-FCE Preparation Online

First Certificate Exam Practice-FCE Preparation Online | Testing Times | Scoop.it
first certificate exam practice, fce examination, FCE exam preparation, First Certificate in English, practise, practice, online exam preparation, Cambridge exams preparation, fce papers, all about FCE, grammar, exercises, reading, use of english,...
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Chiew Pang's comment, February 4, 2012 8:19 AM
Didn't know this one. Thanks Sharon. Will re-scoop.it to mine.
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Flo-Joe for First Certificate, Certificate in Advanced English and Certificate of Proficiency in English

Flo-Joe for First Certificate, Certificate in Advanced English and Certificate of Proficiency in English | Testing Times | Scoop.it
flo-joe: an online service for teachers and students preparing for cambridge first certificate in english (fce), certificate in advanced english (cae) and certificate of proficiency in english (cpe).
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iTests.com - interactive exam practice for PET, FCE, CAE, TOEIC®, TOEFL® & IELTS

iTests.com - interactive exam practice for PET, FCE, CAE, TOEIC®, TOEFL® & IELTS | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Interactive exam practice for English language exams including First Certificate in English and Cambridge Advanced English exams. Instant marking, automatic writing feedback and progress charts help predict real exam performance.
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Monday Morning Blog Challenge: which model?

Monday Morning Blog Challenge: which model? | Testing Times | Scoop.it
June Blog Challenge Since it's the first Monday in June I thought I'd kick off the week with a Blog Challenge about models of English, which is something I've been thinking about quite a lot. Obvio...
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Share you ideas in this month's blog challenge :-)

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Home | Cambridge ESOL Teacher Support

Home | Cambridge ESOL Teacher Support | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Cambridge ESOL Teacher Support provides a wide range of teaching resources and information to support ESOL-qualified teachers. A free account gives access to ESOL-endorsed materials, user-submitted resources and our lively teacher community!
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If you teach courses preparing students for external exams this is a great sites. It has a section with free resources and you can upload your own lesson plans too, so that teachers can build a sort of global database :-)

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“How to Pass Exams” a distance learning course on Udemy

“How to Pass Exams” a distance learning course on Udemy | Testing Times | Scoop.it
I haven’t actually blogged for a while, unfortunately, which is largely because I’ve been busy developing a new distance learning course entitled “How to Pass Exams” on Udem...
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The Myth of Learning Styles

The Myth of Learning Styles | Testing Times | Scoop.it

The most popular current conception of learning styles equates style with the preferred bodily sense through which one receives information, whether it be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (for some reason, no one claims that there are tactile or olfactory learners). We use this sensory definition of learning styles in the examples below, but our conclusions apply equally to other definitions.


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Linda Alexander's comment, July 9, 2012 8:29 AM
While many valid points were certainly made, the article doesn't bust any myths. Foremost, too many folks are capitalizing on learning style books and programs that are not grounded in scientific evidence and may actually harm the way we "think about thinking" and classroom learning. We need to move beyond popular psychology, left and right brain divisions, and attempts to number specific learning styles; theories and programs not thoroughly vetted by evidenced-based research or the cognitive sciences. The brain is far more complex, holistic and malleable than generally believed today. The continual efforts to divide and conquer brain functionality limits the way we view human intelligence, creativity and sparking individual potential. Nonetheless, most of us readily admit we've generally advanced in our thinking with kudos to some of the early learning styles and multiple intelligence myth busters. Moreover, we continue to learn more about processing skills, learning and intelligence in ways that will open doors for children and serve positive purposes in classrooms....
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HI Mr. Dempsey.
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Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Certificate of Proficiency in English

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - free grammar and vocabulary practice...
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Funnyexam.com: Hilarious exam answers given by students

Funnyexam.com: Hilarious exam answers given by students | Testing Times | Scoop.it
A bit of light relief....Welcome to the wonderful world of Funnyexam.com - a website crammed with hilariously bad answers given by students in both the UK and US.
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Practise Your English Speaking Skills: Help with BEC, BULATS, CAE, CPE, IELTS and other English exams

Practise Your English Speaking Skills: Help with BEC, BULATS, CAE, CPE, IELTS and other English exams | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Splendid Speaking: for advanced learners of English who want to develop their top-level speaking skills and communication strategies.
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Teacher Dude's Grill and BBQ: Spiderman, Batman and the FCE interview

Teacher Dude's Grill and BBQ: Spiderman, Batman and the FCE interview | Testing Times | Scoop.it
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Teacher Dude's Grill and BBQ: Using video to improve student's interview performance

Teacher Dude's Grill and BBQ: Using video to improve student's interview performance | Testing Times | Scoop.it
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Oxford Online Placement Test | Exam Practice Tests for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL

Oxford Online Placement Test | Exam Practice Tests for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL | Testing Times | Scoop.it
Oxford University Press: online English placement test: online practice for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL iBT: automatic marking, feedback, dictionary, exam tips and more...
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