Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Test 3 for Listening Part 1

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Test 3 for Listening Part 1

Practice your English listening skills in preparation for the Examination for the Certificate of Competency (ECCE) with this sample test for ECCE Listening Part 1. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1003

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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) speaking section ?

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) speaking section ?

 

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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Tests for Listening Part 1

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Tests for Listening Part 1

This is a sample of the official Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1002. You will need a separate piece of paper and a pen to mark your answers. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1002
Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1001
 

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How to build critical thinking in the classroom

How to build critical thinking in the classroom

‘Whenever your students discover or talk about new information, encourage them to use these questions for sparking debate and the sharing of opinions and insights among each other. Together they can work at building critical thinking skills  in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere’. [globaldigitalcitizen.org]

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheat sheet includes categories for Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. Each section has eight questions that begin with their corresponding word. The questions are meant to be versatile and broad, and applicable to a range of topics.

In these questions, you’ll find great potential conversation starters and fillers. That said, this is obviously not a definitive list! Let them inspire your students to come up with their own questions for critical thinking skill building. [ globaldigitalcitizen.org ]

The New ECPE Writing Section – Webinar

The New ECPE Writing Section – Webinar

In this webinar recording, you will learn all about the new ECPE Writing Section. We will provide a breakdown of each possible task format, the new source information provided to test takers, as well as the new rating scale. You’ll also be able to see how the new rating criteria are applied to actual test taker responses.

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Changes to the ECCE and ECPE Exams 2021 – Webinar

Changes to the ECCE and ECPE Exams 2021 – Webinar

In this webinar recording, you will learn about the upcoming revisions to the ECCE and the ECPE. Assessment Manager Rachele Stucker will explain the format of the tests and the new item types that will be included when the revised exams are live in May 2021. View sample tests of the revised exams here. https://michiganassessment.org/sample…

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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) oral exam ?

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) oral exam ?

Functional Language for all sections of  the ECCE (B2) Oral exam :

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Stage 2 – Commenting :

  • I see
  • That’s a common problem
  • I can imagine how he/she feels
  • It’s a difficult decision to make
  • It’s not easy to decide…
  • Both options sound interesting

Summarizing the  problem :

As you said your…. has a problem with…. and there are two solutions/options

On the one hand he could……. as  you said he will…….

On the other hand………  as you mentioned this will……

 

Giving advice / Making a decision 

  • Both options could work but I would choose…..
  • If I were in that position I…..
  • …….ing sounds interesting / a bit boring
  • ….. seems like a better choice than…. because
  • I think you should….
  • It’s a tricky situation but…
  • If I were ….. I’d…..
  • In this way he/she could….
  • Even though you said….. (the disadvantage) I think it will not be a problem because he could……(make it positive)
  • This will allow him / her to…..
  • I didn’t choose…. because…
  • I don’t think ….. is a good idea because as you said….. (disadvantage) so this would……

Referring to a personal experience

  • I was once in a similar situation and I ….
  • I have a friend who also ……..
  • I remember once I had/was…….

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Sample VIDEO of a complete ECCE speaking test with prompt   HERE

 

The revised ECCE exam – as of May 2021

The revised ECCE exam – as of May 2021

The revised ECCE and ECPE sample tests are full-length samples that include a test booklet with the listening and reading sections of each test, separate files with writing and speaking prompts for each test, audio files for the listening sections, and a sample answer sheet. Additionally, there are sample responses with commentary for the speaking and writing sections of both tests.

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How to improve your reading skills

How to improve your reading skills

READING SKILLS

Skimming
Skimming is a reading technique that allows you to get a quick overview of a text (or
website) without reading it word-for-word. Skimming is done at a speed three to four
times faster than normal reading.

Scanning
Scanning is a technique you often use when you are searching for specific information,
like a name in a telephone book or the time that a train departs. It is a skill that requires
that you read quickly while looking for a specific purpose.

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English Proficiency Essays (ECPE – LRN CPE) – useful phrases

English Proficiency Essays (ECPE – LRN CPE) – useful phrases

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USEFUL PHRASES FOR WRITING PROFICIENCY ESSAYS

Introducing the phenomenon to be discussed

More and more families are choosing to have only one child.
The trend nowadays is towards having smaller families.
Over the past ten years or so the media have frequently carried reports of ……………
Recent research indicates that the number of teenagers who smoke is increasing.
Hardly a week goes by without another report of …………….. appearing in the media.
This raises the issue of whether ……………..
Although most people would generally agree that …………… few would deny that …………….

Stating your opinion
As I see it,
It seems to me that ………… I would also say that ….
I am convinced that ……………
I am inclined to believe that ………………
There is no doubt in my mind that ………………
One of the drawbacks of ……. is ……….
However, one of the benefits is that …………

Changing topic
As regards the causes for this, …………..
Concerning the causes for this, ………
As for the causes, ………..

Presenting arguments
One justification often given for ……….. is that……………..
Advocates/Proponents would claim that ………………
Those who object to …………….. often argue that ……………….
Another objection is that ……
However, it should not be forgotten that …………..
……….. are opposed to ……………. on the grounds that ……………..
From the point of view of ……………..
According to ………………..

Describing causes
One factor which has led to ………… is …………..
One of the factors which has brought this about is ………
The problem often stems from ………………..
The situation has been exacerbated by …………….
………….. has only made the situation worse.
One consequence of ……………. is …………….

Proposing steps and measures
As regards the most appropriate response to this situation, one suggestion would be to ………
The first step to be taken would be to ……..
To alleviate the situation people should ………..
In addition they ought to ……………
To begin to tackle this situation society/individuals/the government need/s to ……….
………….. would certainly ameliorate the situation.
This can only be dealt with if …………
To overcome this problem, …………..
Were the government to ……………, the situation would doubtless improve.
Individuals can do a great deal to …………
The burden of responsiblity lies in the hands of ……..
It is vitally important that ………
Legislation should be introduced to control ……………..
It would be a grave error if we ……………..

Concluding
All in all it seems to me that ………..
The obvious conclusion to be drawn is that …………………..
All things considered, ………….
On balance, I tend to believe that …………
The world would surely be a better place to live in if …………..
If people stopped ….ing, we would have/ we could look forward to a ……………
The prospects for the future will be bleak/grim unless ……………….

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