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

 

Source : esolnethellas.gr
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 ……………….

Source :  Fullspate
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
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

*********************************************

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,

Source : esolnethellas.gr
Do you know how to structure an essay?

Do you know how to structure an essay?

Some useful videos with study notes and activity sheets  to help students with essay writing :

Writing Task Response

Essay topics are of general interest and relate to current issues in society. You can expect to be asked about:
The Media
Education
Environment
Health
Communication
Technology
Society  READ MORE

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How to organise your ideas in a paragraph

In this episode we will learn about Coherence – the logical organisation of ideas through paragraphing and sequencing; and Cohesion – the organisation of language, or how sentences are connected and related. These are criteria used to assess Writing Tasks. READ MORE

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Question Tasks and Topics in Writing

In this episode we will learn about question topics, which can be any topic of general interest and question tasks, which determine the style of essay you need to write.

What are the questions likely to be about?
Media, censorship, privacy or the influence of advertising.
Education, testing, computers or public and private education.
Environment, eco-tourism, global warming or pollution.
Health, obesity, alternative medicine, exercise or diet.
Communication, the internet or mobile phones.
Society, youth issues, juvenile delinquency or ageing populations.  READ MORE

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Essay writing TIPS

Essay writing TIPS

Edith Cowan University