Showing posts from November, 2014

First Sentence Transformations

12 minutes of video to help you practice.

Proficiency Speaking


Advanced Exam Practice

Link here. This materials for the 2013 exam, but still useful for the 2015 version.

Report Writing

A link to an article on report writing.

Note thatwe don't recommend very short (numbered) sentences in the writing exams - they limit your range of language


An article on persuasive language. Recommended for

PROPOSALS at Advanced
PART 1 at Proficiency

Link is here.


Use of English practice is here.

Proficiency Practice Material

Materal from the previous version of the exam, but much of it is still good practice. Note that Reading Part 1 is much like Use of English Part 2 in the current exam.


Paragraph Writing

An interesting article with advice on paragraph writing is here.

Linking Words Quiz

Below are 15 questions about linking words. Print this page out and spend 15 minutes working on it. Be ambitious and try it without using your books..

For with which word is the same as for example?Which four word expression do you use to give emphasis to two things? Clue: "NOBA"What's a difference between Besides and Furthermore?Do you know a synonym for Furthermore starting with M?There are four expressions starting with In that you can use to summarise. How many do you know?What's the opposite of the former?What's the difference between because of and because?How many synonyms for because do you know?Can you think of two alternatives to So?How many alternatives to But do you know?What's the difference between In spite of and despite?What's the difference between although and despite?What changes do you have to make if you use however in place of but?Can you use nevertheless?Can you use unlike? Go here to check your answers (which are in the …