Are you ready for the LRN B2 Listening Exam?

Are you ready for the LRN B2 Listening Exam?

Practice your English listening skills in preparation for the LRN B2 Exam with this sample test. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

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Are you ready for the LRN B2 Exam?

Are you ready for the LRN B2 Exam?

Practice your English listening skills in preparation for the LRN B2 Exam with this sample test. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

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Are you interested in taking the LRN exam?

Are you interested in taking the LRN exam?

LRN is recognized for its portfolio of international English qualifications for those who want to provide evidence of their English Language skills for their professional or personal development. These qualifications are internationally recognized as providing proof of the skills and abilities required by educational institutes, professional bodies and governments.

LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2)

LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2) is a single unit qualification. Candidates are assessed in all four English language skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Candidates taking LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2) will need to demonstrate that they can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

LRN Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C2)

LRN Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C2) is a single unit qualification. Candidates are assessed in all four English language skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Candidates taking LRN Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF C2) will need to demonstrate that they can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

Who accepts LRN ESOL International?

Some examples are below:

  • Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR)
  • ASEP, Greece
  • Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)
  • Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (CRUE)
  • Toyota
  • DHL

 

The LRN ESOL International exams DOWNLOAD HERE  (Greek version)

Download the LRN B2 Specification

Download the LRN C2 Specification

 

Visit our LRN ESOLNET section HERE

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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Are you ready for the LRN Exam?

Are you ready for the LRN Exam?

LRN Sample papers  – Free Download HERE

 

Types of Essays  – Free Download HERE

There are different kinds of essays. The following are some of the most common ones you will be asked to write :
· Descriptive
· Cause and Effect
· Compare and Contrast
· Argumentative
· Problem-Solution

Make sure your essay has the proper structure.

Introduction

Background information
Thesis statement

1st Main Body Paragraph
First supporting idea
Linking Phrase, Topic Sentence: the main theme of the paragraph
Supportive ideas or examples

2nd Main Body Paragraph
Second supportive idea
Linking Phrase, Topic Sentence: the main theme of the paragraph
Supportive ideas or examples

Conclusion

Linking Phrase, a Summary of the key points and/or an expression of Opinion

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ESSAY EXPRESSIONS – Free Download HERE

Introduction phrases
· It is a well-known fact that
· It is an undeniable fact that
· It is a common belief that
· It is common knowledge that
· There has been a great deal of heated debate about
· However,
· As I see it,
· It could be argued that
· While it might be true that
· Although this argument may be sound,
· It is generally agreed that

Giving personal opinions
· In my opinion,
· I believe that
· I think that
· Personally,
· The way I see it,
· From my point of view,
· My belief is that
· Although I am in two minds

Giving the pros and the cons
· To begin/start with,
· There are both advantages and disadvantages to
· Although there are serious drawbacks/disadvantages,
· On the one hand, /On the other hand,
· By contrast, /On the contrary,
· However, /Nevertheless
· The other side of the coin, however, is that
· Another way of looking at this question is to
· Some may be in favour of
· Others, however, would argue that
· Opinions are sharply divided over this issue.
· There is no doubt that
· In spite of
· Despite the fact that
· Unfortunately,

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Are you ready for the LRN Oral Exam?

Are you ready for the LRN Oral Exam?

Click on links below for Sample Questions and Answers for the B1-B2  Oral LRN Exams :

LRN Speaking – Questions for Stage 1

LRN Speaking Stage 2 Sample Answers – Prepared Topic B1-B2

LRN Speaking Stage 3 Sample Answers – Respond to a Question B1-B2

 

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Click on links below for topics and sample answers for the C1-C2  Oral LRN Exams :

LRN Common topics for both January and June 2020 Oral exam – HERE

LRN January  2020 Past paper for oral exam  –  HERE

LRN JUNE 2020 oral Exam Topics –  HERE

LRN Speaking – Questions for Stage 1

LRN Speaking – Stage 2 – Sample Answers – Prepared Topic

LRN Speaking – Stage 3 – Sample Answers – Respond to a Question

 

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Are you ready for the LRN B1-B2 Exam

Are you ready for the LRN B1-B2 Exam

How to write a friendly letter – download  HERE

You can open your letter by using one of the following ‘Opening Phrases’ :

How are you?  I hope you are fine.
Sorry I haven’t written for so long but I have been very busy.
How are you and your family?
It has taken me ages to write back to you but I have been very busy.
What have you been up to?
It’s been so long since we last wrote to each other.

How is everything going?
Hi, I’ve been really busy recently. I haven’t heard from you for so long.
It was such a nice surprise to hear from you.
I was really happy to get a letter from you

READ MORE HERE

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Download a B1 Sample paper HERE

Download a B2 sample paper HERE

Are you ready for the LRN Oral / Speaking exam – download HERE

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

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

First watch the videos on Essay Writing Tips HERE

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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Useful Argumentative Essay Words and Phrases

Useful Argumentative Essay Words and Phrases

 

Download   Examples_of_Argumentative_Language HERE 

 

Using signpost words and phrases HERE 

More Signposting tips HERE

 

Signposting sentences

What are signposting sentences?

Signposting sentences explain the logic of your argument. They tell the reader what you are going to do at key points in your assignment. They are most useful when used in the following places :

 In the introduction
 At the beginning of a paragraph which develops a new idea
 At the beginning of a paragraph which expands on a previous idea
 At the beginning of a paragraph which offers a contrasting viewpoint
 At the end of a paragraph to sum up an idea
 In the conclusion

Signposting stems for an introduction

To understand the role of … (your topic*) this essay aims to provide a discussion of … (the ideas you will develop)
This essay seeks to investigate/evaluate/illustrate/discuss the impact of … (your topic) in relation to … (the ideas you will develop)
Firstly, this assignment examines … (your topic) and its links with … (your first idea) Next, it closely examines… in relation to … (your next idea) Finally, it focuses on … and how this affects …(your next idea)

Signposting stems for a paragraph which introduces or develops a new idea

One aspect which illustrates … (your topic) can be identified as … (the idea you want to develop)
The current debate about … (your topic) identifies an interesting viewpoint on …(the idea you want to develop)
This first/next/ final section provides a general discussion of …(the idea you want to develop)

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Are you ready for the LRN Oral Exam?

Are you ready for the LRN Oral Exam?

Click on links below for Sample Questions and Answers for the B1-B2  Oral LRN Exams :

LRN Speaking – Questions for Stage 1

LRN Speaking Stage 2 Sample Answers – Prepared Topic B1-B2

LRN Speaking Stage 3 Sample Answers – Respond to a Question B1-B2

 

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Click on links below for topics and sample answers for the C1-C2  Oral LRN Exams :

LRN Common topics for both January and June 2020 Oral exam – HERE

LRN January  2020 Past paper for oral exam  –  HERE

LRN JUNE 2020 oral Exam Topics –  HERE

LRN Speaking – Questions for Stage 1

LRN Speaking – Stage 2 – Sample Answers – Prepared Topic

LRN Speaking – Stage 3 – Sample Answers – Respond to a Question

 

Source : esolnethellas.gr