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:
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
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,