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The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

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The rights of Users

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Information about this privacy policy

The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy, prepared starting from the modules provided by Iubenda and hosted on Iubenda's servers.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.


The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refer.

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Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

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This Application

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Small piece of data stored in the User's device.

Legal information

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Cambridge English First



Good morning, afternoon, evening,


this is a page for those students who have to prepare the First, the level B2 examination developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. 

To spend on targeted purposes the time between classes, we selected a page from the teachers' handbook to practice writing. 

The assessment scales consist of four subscales, namely

Content, how well the candidate has fulfilled the task;

Communicative Achievement, how appropriate the writing is for the task and whether the candidate has used the appropriate register;

Organization, the way the candidate puts together the piece of writing, that is to say if it is logical and ordered;

and Language, vocabulary and grammar. 

Write your essay and answers here as a comment to let us read them before our next meeting.

When in class, we'll compare your written productions with the ones in the handbook, reading the examiners' comments.

There is also an article from Speak Up, the magazine for students of English we hope can meet your interest.

This is written comprehension, reading, before listening to the English speaker in class reading it. We'll talk about the main points.

See you in class then,

Anna - Coordinator

Source: Cambridge English Language Assessment, First, Handbook for Teachers

Speak up, November 2015


Eleonora wrote what she was asked for a pre-intermediate test:

Test A.

1. When specifying something you need the definite article

2. Write short sentences with subject, verb, complement, then start a new sentence.

3. When connecting sentences with linking words, e.g. but, keep in your mind the coherence of your text.

I met, past simple, but I didn't know her yet?

4. Giving simple information: she was in ih the third year at university

5. Our friendship


Test B.

1. On plus date. Why choosing last?

2. The professors Definite article here, those ones not in general.

3. In which .... go plus to, believe plus object.

See you in class,




0 #4 essay writing 2017-06-28 10:02
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0 #3 Eleonora 2016-01-11 00:12
This is a very interesting article.I think that the idioms are a nice way to learn languages and they are also important to understand a culture. It's true also that we need a very good knowledge of a language to use and understand some expressions of urban slang. We need to live a lot of time in an english-speaker context, and above all don't be afraid to make mistakes and speak.
I also would like to do the exercises adout the text but I can't read the image attached.
0 #2 Eleonora 2015-12-09 15:51
EX: 10: A good friend
One of my best friends is Rosella.
I meet her in 2009, she was studying at Faculty of Agriculture in Florence but I didn't know her yet because she was at 3th year while I was at 5th year. We spent together 40 days in Libia doing our internships. We became like sisters and the friendship is still strong today. I like her because she's brilliant and honest, we have many things in common and there is a kind of telepathy between us.
0 #1 Eleonora 2015-12-09 15:50
EX. 9 : A good day in my life
A good day in my life was last 24th of January 2011 when I passed my state exam. In particular that day I had the latest oral exam, and fortunately professors of the commission were tired and pretty quiet. The state exam consisted of three written tests and finally the oral one. The most difficult for me was the third test about digital design. We did it in eight hours, while out it was snowing! Fortunately professors helped us during the most difficult phases of the test.
The day that I went at University for having the exam results, I hadn't the courage to read and I called my friends to did it for me: I couldn't believe. I had it done!

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