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?

Click on the links below for Sample Answers :

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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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

Visit our LRN section for more tips : HERE

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,

Source : esolnethellas.gr
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
Oral Exam Tips for B2 and C2 Students

Oral Exam Tips for B2 and C2 Students

LRN Tip 1

Tip 4

LRN Tip 7

Asking the examiner to repeat a question

LRN Tip 2

Asking the examiner to rephrase a question

LRN Tip 3

What can a city do to attract more tourists

LRN Tip 5

Do you like learning new things?

LRN Tip 6

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Functional Language – Debating – Materials For Learning English

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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

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

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