Writing Essays

Writing Essays

 

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Are you ready for the B2 LRN Speaking Exam?

Are you ready for the B2 LRN Speaking Exam?

LRN B2 Speaking Syllabus January/June 2022

1. What are the disadvantages of owning a home in the countryside?

2. Why is it better to stay at a hotel in the city centre when you visit a foreign city?

3. What is more important to you, fashion or comfort?

4. Which historical monument is the most visited tourist attraction in your country?

5. What are the advantages of travelling by boat?

6. What are the advantages of shopping at a small local shop?

7. Which famous person would you like to meet in person? Why?

8. What are the advantages of eating out at a restaurant?

9. Do you like spending money? Why? / Why not?

10. Why do teenagers find it difficult to communicate with adults?

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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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Are you ready for the C2 LRN Speaking Exam?

Are you ready for the C2 LRN Speaking Exam?


Speaking syllabus Januaray / June 2022 

1. Why is it that material things can make us happy?
2. Why do some people choose to go to unusual holiday locations?
3. Why do some people choose to stay in a one-sided friendship?
4. What is one of the most important decisions we have to make in our life?
5. What can cause stress in the workplace?
6. How can cities promote tourism? 
7. Why is eco-tourism growing?
8. Is advertising a form of art? Why? Why not?
9. Why do people choose a career in medicine?
10. Why do most people prefer to rely on traditional medicine?
11. Why do a lot of people have trouble sleeping?
12. Why should people be encouraged to use public transportation?
13. What are the advantages of air travel?
14. How has technology changed the film industry?
15. What is good about being a sensitive person?

 

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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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How to write an email (FCE)

How to write an email (FCE)

It is extremely important to pay careful attention to the following:

  • The addressee: an English friend of yours
  • The context: is visiting your city next summer
  • The main ideas/paragraphs: tell him about the places he should visit / and the clothes / invite him to stay with you

If we take a quick look at the email above, we can see the following features:

  • The email layout is extremely clear. This is easily achieved by using opening and closing formulas and paragraphs, a signature, and allowing some space between all the semi-independent paragraphs.
  • Each paragraph has a clear purpose, which in this case is marked in red.
  • The opening and closing formulas are used to say “hi” and “goodbye” in a polite way.
  • The introductory paragraph is typically used to react to news (It’s great to hear from you… / I’m so excited about…) and to introduce the topic of our email.
  • The main body deals with each of the sub tasks, which in this case are: what to visit, what to wear and invite him.
  • In the closing paragraph we start saying goodbye and we can ask for a reply to our email.
  • The language is informal:
  • ContractionsIt’s great, I’m, you’ll have, etc.
  • Common phrasal verbsput you up, check out.
  • Colloquial languageHow are you doing?, you should totally, you can’t miss, drop me a line, etc.
  • Writing as we thinkOh, By the way, Anyway,
  • Flexible punctuation…viewpoint — you’ll have the best…

This is a good example of an informal email for FCE Writing.

Useful Expressions for an Informal Email for FCE Writing

Greetings:
Dear Sarah,
Hello Sara,
Hi Sara,


Introductory paragraph:
How’s it going?
How are you doing?
How are things?
How are things going?
It’s great to hear from you!
Long time, no see!
Sorry I haven’t written for ages, but
I’m really sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you.

Reacting to good news:
I’m glad to hear that
I’m so happy that
Great news about your
I’m very happy to hear about
It’s so great that


Reacting to bad news:
I’m so sorry to hear about
Sorry to read about
I can’t tell you how sad I am that
I’m extremely sorry to hear about
It’s just awful to hear that

Introducing paragraphs:
Oh, by the way,
Hey, did you hear about…?
One more thing,
As for
By the way, tell me about

Ending the email or letter:
Well, I gotta go now.
Anyway, I should get going.
I’ve got to leave you now.
I’d better get going.
Well, it’s time to go
Make sure you write soon
Don’t forget to drop me a line soon.
Look after yourself.
Take care of yourself.

Closing the email or letter:
All my love,
Love,
Lots of love,
All the best,
Take care,
Best wishes,
Best,
Regards,
Kind regards,

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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 

source : xesternos.com

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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

 

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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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