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C2 Proficiency: Christmas Speaking Practice
Want to do Christmas activities but your students have an exam coming up? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s some Christmassy proficiency speaking part 2 tasks. Students work in pairs on a timed collaborative task. Download the PowerPoint below: You could also give them this speaking phrase sheet:
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Dec 2021 16:04:51 +0000

117 C1 Phrasal Verbs: Study Sheet
This is a self-study resource for C1 students. Full credit to for the list of phrasal verbs: All I’ve done is put each one in context with a sentence or two, then made a quizlet set with the prepositions removed. Download the handout below: At the end of the handout I’ve added a […]
Publ.Date : Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:33:07 +0000

C1/C2: Animal Idioms
This is a vocabulary and conversation lesson for C1/C2 students. Students look at 18 animal idioms and put them into practice in conversation and an optional writing exercise. Download the handouts below: Students first recall the names of some animals, then have a chance to share animal idioms they already know. Then they must use […]
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2021 14:21:56 +0000

C2 Proficiency/CPE: 99 Key Word Transformation Expressions
I found this document with 99 expressions from CPE key word transformations lost in the depths of my onedrive account, I could have sworn I’d already posted it but couldn’t find it anywhere, so here goes. Download it below: CPE Key Word Transformation Expressions John needs to step up to the plate and start doing […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:52:58 +0000

C1 Advanced: Key Word Transformation Mega Test
This is a loooong worksheet for students preparing to take the C1 Advanced exam, it has 82 key word transformation questions. I’ve basically just taken this great quizlet set and copy pasted it into a Google Doc, but it took a while so hopefully it’ll save you some time. Download the handout and answer key […]
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Nov 2021 11:29:19 +0000

Review ? IELTS Reading Practice: Academic | Student Book, by Peter Clements and Paul Murphy
Knowing how much I love engaging and effective exam preparation materials, Peter Clements kindly asked me to review his latest book, which he co-authored with Paul Murphy, so here goes! Overview IELTS Reading Practice: Academic, published by Prosperity Education, is aimed at students preparing to take, you guessed it, the IELTS Academic exam. While it […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:54:26 +0000

C1/C2 Halloween Spooky Word Formation: The Family Legacy
This is a lesson plan for C1/C2 students who are preparing for an upcoming exam but still want to celebrate Halloween in some way. Students read a creepy story about an old family home, practice some word formation and then write their own continuation of the story. I wrote the story myself, let me know […]
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 Oct 2021 12:49:09 +0000

C2 Proficiency: Exam Technique ? Reading Part 7
This is a lesson plan for C2 students preparing to take the Cambridge Proficiency exam. Students will learn exam techniques to tackle part 7 of paper 1, the multiple matching exercise. The example task is taken from CUP test book 1. Download the PowerPoint and task below: Procedure Lead students through the steps in the […]
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:03:36 +0000

C1: Halloween Special ? Spoopy Season
This is a guest post by Soleil García Brito just in time for Halloween. This lesson plan is for C1 students. They will discover the spooky origins of the jack-o-lantern and then learn about the new phenomenon of “spoopy” by doing a gapped text reading exercise. Download the handout and teacher’s notes below: What are […]
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Oct 2021 22:15:55 +0000

B2: Halloween Special ? Spoopy Season
This is a guest post by Soleil García Brito just in time for Halloween! Students learn about the concert of spoopy vs spooky things and the history of the jack-o-lantern. Download the handouts below: Describe the images and discuss: What are the similarities and differences between these two images? Which of these images do you […]
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Oct 2021 22:08:52 +0000