C 2 · C1 · Holidays, travel & transportation · Open cloze

C1 Open Cloze What’s it like to be an immigrant in London-Anonymous

Having to deal with restricting laws and the red tape involved in the process of landing on foreign shores, becoming a part of a community, can be a pretty baffling experience. Here is a post by an anonymous person that I have adapted and used as an open cloze activity for advanced levels. Read the…… Continue reading C1 Open Cloze What’s it like to be an immigrant in London-Anonymous

C 2 · C1 · Listening · politics & society

C1/C2 Listening 5 Reasons that justify deportation

No issue is more hotly contested today than immigration, with restrictionists calling for the deportation of illegals and a 50 percent cut in legal immigration. How many of the reasons against immigration listed below are you familiar with? Serena’s blog In the activity below you will hear a podcast from Reason.com. Listen and fill the…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening 5 Reasons that justify deportation

C 2 · C1 · law & crime · Listening · speaking

C1/C2 Listening Knife Crime in London

What types of crimes are rising in your country? What are people currently worried about concerning crime? Look at the picture below. How would you classify this list ranging from 1 to 10 according to its frequency? Serena’s blog In the following listening activity, you will hear about the rise of knife crimes in London.…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening Knife Crime in London

C 2 · C1 · speaking

Interacting in conversation: Reply questions

Serena’s blog One of the things that examiners assess during speaking tests at the EOI is interaction; as the examinees take this test in pairs. Therefore, during this test it is fundamental to allow conversation to flow, because if this fails it could very possibly mean that whatever was said, had been learnt off by…… Continue reading Interacting in conversation: Reply questions

C 2 · C1 · Media, arts, literature & entertainment · Open cloze · speaking · Vocabulary

Funny or not so funny?

We all saw it on the news this morning. Just when we had high hopes of receiving an award for Spanish cinema, there goes Will Smith who gives Chris Rock a slap in the face and drops an F-bomb opening the debate on whether certain issues should be overlooked in the name of humour and…… Continue reading Funny or not so funny?

C 2 · C1 · law & crime · Listening · speaking

C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board

Photo by Isabella Mendes on Pexels.com Paul Worsley, former judge, discusses the dilemma a parole board faces when it comes to deciding whether a person convicted of murder can be released into the community. In this listening activity, you will listen to an interview from Talkradio Europe. Fill in the blanks with the word(s) you…… Continue reading C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board

C 2 · C1 · Education, study & language · mediation

C1-C2 Mediation Hi! I’m moving to Spain

Now what? Watch the video and take down some notes. Have in mind that you’re sending an audio to a friend, so you should sound as if you were doing just that, meaning that you shouldn’t sound stiff and pedantic. Be aware of the importance of doing exactly what you have been asked to do.…… Continue reading C1-C2 Mediation Hi! I’m moving to Spain