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Tips and strategies for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary

Tips and strategies for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary

More and more teenagers now start their Cambridge exam journey early. They don’t opt for FCE to be their first language exam ever, instead they move step by step. A2 Key might seem too easy, B1 Preliminary – not that necessary, but, in fact, they do not just check the language knowledge of your students....

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Writing for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary – how?

Writing for A2 Key and B1 Preliminary – how?

When it comes to Cambridge exams, the writing part usually seems to be the most complicated and unclear. This is where language knowledge combined with the format, word limit, and Cambridge assessment scales can cause problems for even the most prepared students – and their teachers. In today’s article, we’ll try to figure out what...

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Christmas gifts (lesson plan)

Christmas gifts (lesson plan)

By the end of the lesson, students will have revised the lexical items related to the topic of Christmas gifts and will have practised the ways to react to gifts and role-play a gift-giving situation. They will have practised their skills of listening for gist and for detail. Also, they will have practised their writing...

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Fostering creativity in teens

Fostering creativity in teens

We have all heard about 21st-century skills – the skills that are required for success in 21st-century society.  Creativity and creative thinking are mentioned among them as being vital. Creative thinking enables students to see things in a different light, which leads to innovation and discoveries. Children and teenagers need to develop this skill as...

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4 ways to spice up testing teens

4 ways to spice up testing teens

Testing is an integral part of teaching. Tests show what has been achieved during the course or some specific period of time, reveal students’ strengths and weaknesses and might help teachers to finetune the course according to learners’ needs. However, how often have you seen your teens groaning and cringing at the mere sound of...

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Tips on teaching lower-level teens

Tips on teaching lower-level teens

Teaching low-level teenagers can be a real struggle. On the one hand, you already can’t base your lessons on techniques and activities for young learners. On the other, teenagers don’t seem ready for “real work” as some of them have a very limited command of English, or probably none. In today’s article, you will find...

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Penny Ur: workshop summary

Penny Ur: workshop summary

In October I happened to visit a workshop by Penny Ur kindly organised by Language Link Rostov. Professor Ur is a famous English teacher, ELT conferences speaker and book writer. Her books include 100 Teaching Tips, Discussions and More, Five-Minute Activities (co-authored with Andrew Wright), A Course in English Language Teaching, and more. She probably...

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B1 Preliminary: изменения в формате экзамена PET

B1 Preliminary: изменения в формате экзамена PET

В прошлой статье мы подробно разобрали изменения в формате экзамена KET. Сегодня поговорим о том, что нас ждёт при подготовке к изменённому PET или, как он теперь называется, B1 Preliminary.  В двух словах: изменятся не только задания, но и количество частей, а также формат оценивания. Теперь  B1 Preliminary и B1 Preliminary for Schools будут состоять...

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A2 Key: изменения в формате экзамена KET

A2 Key: изменения в формате экзамена KET

В 2020 году всех работающих с Кембриджскими экзаменами ждёт сюрприз: изменение формата экзаменов KET и PET, а также родственных им KET for Schools и PET for Schools. Чем это грозит преподавателям и кандидатам, разберёмся в сегодняшней статье. Начнём с KET – или с A2 Key. В двух словах: изменятся не только задания, но и продолжительность...

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Crossover learning

Crossover learning

In 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report listed ten most prominent educational innovations. Among them was a concept of crossover learning. Crossover learning is an attempt to combine curriculum with learning in an informal setting – in after-school clubs and museums, at online learning platforms, or outdoors.  Why is it good to implement? The benefits are obvious. ...

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