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Paper 4: Listening Time: approx. 40 minutes No. of questions: 30 No. of parts: 4 – Part 1: 8 multiple choice – Part 2: 10 sentence completion – Part 3: 5 multiple matching – Part 4: 7 multiple choice
Tips: -Read all the sentences through before you listen and think about the meaning of each one. Remember that you may not hear the exact words in the sentences in the recording, but you have to write the exact word or phrase you hear and nothing else. -Be aware that you may hear more than one piece of information that could fit the gap. For example, you may hear several numbers or months in the recording, but you must make sure you choose the correct one to fill the gap. Paper 4: Listening
REMEMBER: On the first listening, do not be nervous if you have not got all the answers. Only fill in the answers you are absolutely sure of, and use the second listening to confirm your ideas. Paper 4: Listening
Paper 5: Speaking Time: 14 minutes No. of parts: 4 (two candidates) – Part 1: general conversation (3 min.) – Part 2: photo description and expressing opinions (4 min.) – Part 3: two-way conversation (3 min.) – Part 4: justifying opinions (4 min.)
FIRST Speaking Practice Game Choose a card and a number The card represents the topic of discussion The number represents: 1 = compare 2 = opinion 3 = yourself 4 = your family 5 = your town 6 = your country Your partner will ask you a question about the topics represented by the card and number he or she chose. For example, “crime” and “your country” could be “What kind of crime is the biggest problem in your country?” or “environment” and “your family” could be “Does your family do a lot of recycling” Then you will ask your partner a question about the topics represented by the card and number you chose.
Paper 5: Speaking Part 2: photo description and expressing opinions (4 min.)
Paper 5: Speaking Part 2: photo description and expressing opinions (4 min.) Candidate A:
Paper 5: Speaking Part 2: photo description and expressing opinions (4 min.) Candidate B:
Paper 2: Writing Adjectives ending in –ed and –ing Form the appropriate adjective ending from these verbs to complete the sentences. (More than one answer is possible.) distress amuse excite bore terrify amaze embarass 1. I’m always …when I watch horror films. 2. When I saw the film, I was …by the special effects. 3. Films about wars are always…because lots of people die in them. 4. I always feel … if I start to cry at the cinema. 5. Some romantic comedies are…, but other are just… 6. I wonder why people find disaster movies so… I can’t stand them!
Paper 2: Writing Despite, in spite of, although Use despite, in spite of or although to write the beginnings of these 1.… feeling unwell 2.… I had no money 3.… the warm weather 4.… the long journey 5.… we had been waiting for over an hour 6.… the rain
Paper 2: Writing Writing a transactional letter It can include letters: -of complaint -making arrangements -giving or requesting information Let’s practice: A celebrity travel writer has agreed to be interviewed for your college magazine. Write a letter to them, giving further information about the interview. You should say when and where the interview will be held, as well as what will be discussed.
Paper 2: Writing Remember: Make sure you understand the situation Make sure you understand who you are writing to Decide whether your letter should be formal or informal Start and end your letter in an appropriate way Use paragraphs to separate key points Include all the information you are given Use indirect questions
Paper 2: Writing FormalInformal Avoid contractionsContractions accepted Avoid abbr. & text styleNo text style Paragraphing is expectedNot necessary paragraphing Use formal linking words (moreover, etc.) Use informal linking words (and, so, etc.) Use formal phrasal verbsPhrasal verbs accepted No colloquial expressionsColloquial language accepted Use the passive, impersonal style Use short sentences, omit pronouns, etc.
Paper 2: Writing Writing a formal transactional letter First line: greeting Dear Ms Lawson, First main paragraph: reason for writing letter Thank you for your letter agreeing to be interviewed for our college magazine. I am writing to give you further information and to arrange the time and date of the interview. Second main paragraph: giving information Firstly, I would like to suggest that we hold the interview at five o’clock on either the 11th or 12th, before you go home. Since you are staying at the Hotel Rex, it might be best if we meet there.
Third main paragraph: giving more information The interview should last half an hour and I am planning to ask you for a general description of your tour and any particular points of interest. Our readers will also be interested in why you came on the tour and whether you have met any interesting people or other travellers while you have been here. Fourth main paragraph: asking questions I wonder if you could bring any photographs you have of places you have visited, to appear in the magazine. We would also like to take photographs during the interview, so I hope you do not mind if I arrange that. Closing expression: final remarks I look forward to hearing from you soon. Signing off: express respect Yours sincerely, (Print out your name)