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Trinity Certification – “Building English 3” Grades 7- 8 (B2.1-B2.2 CEFR) Total time: 15 minutes The examination consists of three assessed phases which.

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1 Trinity Certification – “Building English 3” Grades 7- 8 (B2.1-B2.2 CEFR) Total time: 15 minutes The examination consists of three assessed phases which are: Candidate-led discussion of a topic prepared by the candidate ( up to 5 minutes) Interactive task (up to 4 minutes) Conversation on two subject areas selected by the examiner (up to 5 minutes)

2 Grade 7 – Language production - Grammar Second conditional Simple passive Used to Relative clauses Modals to give advice and make suggestions (e.g. should/ought to, could, you’d better) Discourse connectors (e.g. because of, due to)

3 Grade 7 – Communicative skills - Functions Giving advice and highlighting advantages and disadvantages Make suggestions Describing past habits Expressing possibility and uncertainty Eliciting further information and expansion of ideas and opinions Expressing agreement and disagreement

4 Grade 7 – Subject Areas for Conversation Phase Education National customs Village and city life National and local produce and products Early memories Pollution and recycling

5 Grade 8 – Language production - Grammar Third conditional Present perfect continuous tense Past perfect tense Reported speech Linking expressions (e.g. even though, in spite of, unless, although, etc.) Cohesive devises (e.g. in other words, for example, to continue, etc.)

6 Grade 8 – Communicative skills - Functions Expressing feelings and emotions Expressing impossibility Reporting the conversation of others Speculating Persuading and discouraging

7 Grade 8 – Subject Areas for Conversation Phase Society and living standards Personal values and ideals The world of work Unexplained phenomena and events National environmental concerns Public figures past and present

8 Interactive Task – Grades 7 & 8

9 Interactive Task – Grade 7 Though I’d really like to feel healthier, I don’t know the best way to start. (Possible functions: eliciting further information and expansion of ideas and opinions, giving advice and highlighting advantages and disadvantages, making suggestions, expressing agreement and disagreement)

10 eliciting further information (e.g. What do you generally do to keep healthy?) expansion of ideas and opinions (e.g. I think you should try eating more fruit and vegetables.) giving advice (e.g. If I were you, I would join a gym.) Interactive Task – Grade 7

11 highlighting advantages and disadvantages (e.g. Did you know that smoking causes heart disease?) making suggestions (e.g. You ought to stop smoking.) expressing agreement and disagreement (e.g. I disagree with the fact that joggers smoke.) Interactive Task – Grade 7


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