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Lesson Plan for Writing

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We have created some lesson plans that will help your learners to think about how they can improve writing by using a checklist to check their own writing as well as others’ work. The activities are relevant to learners preparing for exams at CEFR Level B1/B2, but can also be used for checking other writing they have done. If your learners are more independent they can use the checklist on their own.

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June 13, 2016 at 7:22 am

Classroom activity: Vocabulary activities – words related to education

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classroom activity

We have created some vocabulary activities around the theme of education and learning for levels B1/B2.

Content:

  • Mixed letters
  • Cards for games
  • Crossword
  • Mixed sentences
  • Word Search
  • Gap-fill sentences

Download the classroom activity for free!

Written by cambridgeenglishde

May 6, 2016 at 8:41 am

Classroom activity: Words related to weather

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classroom activity

The weather changes a lot in April. Maybe now is a good time to try these vocabulary activities using words related to weather with your CEFR Levels B1/B2 learners. You can use the activities over a week to recycle the new vocabulary.

Contents:

  1. Mixed letters
  2. Cards for games
  3. Crosswords
  4. Mixed sentences
  5. Word search
  6. Gap fill sentences

Download the classroom activity for free!

Written by cambridgeenglishde

April 4, 2016 at 7:37 am

Classroom activity: Keep learners motivated with sports-themed activities

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Classroom activity

To keep learners motivated it helps to vary the activities and materials you use in class as well as the pace of the activities. Keeping on the theme of sport, these activities are perfect for learners at CEFR Level B1/B2.

Some examples of activities included are:

  • Crossword – can be used individually or in pairs (each learner has half of the completed crossword and together they explain the answers to each other).
  • Wordsearch – useful practice for spelling, and for scanning. You can make it into a competition to add some excitement!
  • Gap-fill – useful controlled practice for learners.

Download the classroom activity for free!

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March 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

Classroom Activity: Vocabulary activities – Words related to studying and exams

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Classroom Activity
You can use the following classroom activities across a few days to help learners remember new language about studying and exams. After you have introduced the new language, you could ask learners to share their experiences about preparing for exams.

Activities:

  1. Mixed letters
  2. Cards for games
  3. Crossword
  4. Mixed sentences
  5. Wordsearch
  6. Gap-fill sentences

Download these activities for free!

Written by cambridgeenglishde

February 29, 2016 at 8:21 am

Checklist to improve writing at level C1

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Checklist Writing level C1

When writing any text it is useful to have a checklist to refer to. This checklist can be used for any piece of writing, as well as exam practice. This checklist is useful for English learners who have a C1 level of English and it relates to the Cambridge English C1 Assessment Scale, which our examiners use when they assess writing.

To assess a piece of writing, examiners consider these four things, called subscales:
  • Content: How well the task has been completed; for example, has all the important information been included in the piece of writing?
  • Communicative Achievement: How appropriate the writing is in terms of genre; for example, what sort of text do you have to produce –a letter, a report, a review, an essay? Does the text communicate the ideas appropriately and effectively to the target reader?
  • Organisation: The way the text is organised; for example, are the ideas presented coherently and are they connected through the text across sentences and paragraphs?
  • Language: Vocabulary and grammar; for example, is there a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures and how accurately are they used?

The detailed checklist can be found here.

 

Written by cambridgeenglishde

February 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

Classroom activities for Christmas

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Christmas classroom activity

Try our new classroom activities. These crossword, word-search and gap-fill activities are all on the topic of Christmas.

Content:

  • Mixed letters
  • Cards for games
  • Crossword
  • Word search – Christmas words
  • Gap fill sentences – Christmas words

Click here to access the classroom activities.

Enjoy this activity with your students!

classroom activity christmas

 

 

Written by cambridgeenglishde

December 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm

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