Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Testing Times

Dear All,

Classes are now coming up for mid-course or end-course tests. However, there's no need to panic. Here are a few tips on how to prepare:

1. Look back through the course text book for grammar and vocabulary items you found difficult. Imagine you're in a Level 3B class. You think you have have a problem with the first conditional and future time clauses. In the class book, "New English File Intermediate", these are treated in unit 4, page 54.
But you can do some further practice by using Internet. In this Blog there's a link to the web site associated with this book. If you visit here, you'll find the Grammar section. Click on Grammar and choose File 4 or go directly to it by clicking here. Type the answers into the boxes and see your score - also see the correct answers.

2. Check out some other web sites. How about the British Council's 'Learn English' site? On the main page, follow the links to 'Central/Practice/Grammar'. Then click on the Grammar Archives. Here you'll find a link to brief explanations of grammar points. Click on 'Conditionals' then 'First Conditional' for a short explanation.
You might also look at Learn English Professionals, another British Council site. Click on Grammar Movies and look for First Conditional. Play the movie for a short explanation.

3. Check out the other web sites listed on this Blog under "Practising and Learning English" in the right-hand column of this blog.

That's all for now - another message will be appearing soon.
- Mike

1 comment:

Betty Baker said...

Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples.

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