lunes, 25 de junio de 2012

More practice for listening

Here you have a page for listening. It has some exercises which can be useful as you have vocabulary, true and false exercises and filling the gaps, although I haven't checked how it works and the level properly. Have a look and you'll tell me if you like it or not.
http://www.carolinebrownlisteninglessons.com/
I'll give you more material for summer holidays.

martes, 5 de junio de 2012

Some tips for preparing the oral exam

Remember you are going to take the exam in groups of 2 or 3 people and there are two taks:

  • TASK 1 : an interaction with the examiner so you should anwer his/her questions, but remember to explain everything you say. Be active and don't use just monosyllabel answers
  • TASK 2: you should get an agreement about a topic. Don't be too pushy and let the other people speak. Address to the others to ask for information, explanations, opinions, etc. When you say something try to explain your point of view in different ways, giving examples, talking about your experience and so on.
Take into account not only grammar but entonation and fluency; don't rush but don't be silent, either. Try to use a variety of structures, tenses and vocabulary to enrich your speaking part.

Correcting mistakes

Here I've got some links to correct typical mistakes made by Spanish speakers. Be careful to correct them and write them correctly several times to fix the right structure. These are the ones for elementary level:
If you feel really confident you could go to the intermediate level; click here: http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/ommistake/contenidotematico.htm

To finish with, here you have a link to a blog for a Spanish secondary school where you have the most typical mistakes related by the teacher Miguel Sánchez:

I hope this will help you

Some exercises that may help

Here you have some exercises to practise with very simple conversations but they could help you to get confident:

I've also found this link joining grammar and functions, that is, what point of grammar you use in each situation. This could help you to understand grammar and how it works:

viernes, 1 de junio de 2012

Practising listening comprehension

Here you have some examples of PET exams; I've chosen the parts which are more similar to the ones you have in your own exams. I hope this helps you:
Here you have some more practise: