Wednesday, December 13, 2006

FCE Blog in Argentina

To FCE students: see the comment on December 1's posting by Claudia Ceraso. She is an English teacher in Buenos Aires and has created a special blog for FCE students.

Click to see her page on
Phrasal Verbs. Read her advice. It's quite a long posting and is full of useful advice, with plenty of links.

Here's a good example: the Phrasal Verb Demon. It tells you almost everything you need to know about this large subject.

As always, please leave a comment on the Blog after visiting a site.

More soon.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Level 5 Site of the Week: Flo-Joe

Calling Level Five students. Here is a very brief look at a few web sites for you:

Point your browsers to Flo-Joe for FCE students.

Click on The Word Bank. Then choose Phrasal Verb and do the exercise: choose the best collocation for "meet".
Then try Word Formation and do the exercise. This week you are tested on the various forms of the word "protect".

The Word Bank changes every week. So keep visiting regularly for practice and build up your knowledge of vocabulary.

Other things in Flo-Joe: Look at the list of links in the left-hand column, in dark green. Click on 'About FCE' and find out more about the exam.

Then click on 'Spotlight Paper 3' and try some of the exercises. I suggest 'Key Word Transformation' which students often find difficult.

Another thing: remember last lesson we looked at Learn English Professionals? Try out some of the FCE listening exercises on the site.

As always, report back by leaving a comment. Those Commenters so far include:

Adolfo, Filiberto, José, Elisabetta, Federica, David, Giacomo, Riccardo (three times!), Alessandro, Adriana (twice), Laura and Jacopo. and Veronica.

This is great, but we need more of you!

About joining Mark Appleby's 'British Council Hub': I will be sending you individual instructions.

Next posting is for level Three. Watch this space!