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  • 1. Macmillan Teacher Training 2011 Patrick Hafenstein
    Take a seat and let us show you… How to Get High arks in YLE
  • 2. MACMILLAN
    What do you thinkof exams for kids?
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 3. MACMILLAN
    About YLE
    Making Things Better for You!
    The objectives of the YLE test are:
    sample relevant and meaningful language use
    measure accurately and fairly
    present a positive first impression of international tests
    promote effective learning and teaching
    encourage future learning and teaching
  • 4. MACMILLAN
    Listening Intro
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 5. MACMILLAN
    Reading &Writing Intro
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 6. MACMILLAN
    Speaking Intro
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 7. MACMILLAN
    Assessment Criteria
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 8. How can I sound like a native speaker?
    MACMILLAN
    Speak clearly and reduce your accent.
    Use contractions
    Use weakened forms
    Use sound links
    Use the correct word and sentence stress
    Use rhythm and intonation
    Tip
    Speak confidently. Do not be shy for 11-14 minutes.
    industry
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 9. MACMILLAN
    Speaking Practice
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 10. How about grammar?
    MACMILLAN
    Use a wide range of both simple & complex structures & use them flexibly.
    Focus on accuracy without losing fluency.
    Tip
    Be communicative
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 11. MACMILLAN
    Speaking Practice
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 12. What vocabulary should I use?
    MACMILLAN
    Sophisticated vocabulary
    The view is good
    The view is breathtaking
    Specialised terminology
    The police got the bad guy for killing
    The authorities apprehended the criminal for murder
    Less common expressions
    She didn’t come
    She didn’t show up
    Idioms
    Easy
    piece of cake
    Difficult/Challenging
    tall order
    Correct word forms & collocations
    Tip
    If you don’t know how to say a word, then paraphrase.
    Tip
    Do not use mime or gesture to convey meaning
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 13. What is Fluency?
    MACMILLAN
    Speaking at a steady constant speed.
    Avoiding repetition, too much self-correcting & pauses/hesitations.
    Developing your opinions/giving extended answers.
    Organising & linking ideas logically.
    Tip
    Try to strike a balance between fluency & accuracy.
    Tip
    Saying something is better than nothing. It’s an English Test not an IQ test!
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 14. MACMILLAN
    Speaking Practice
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 15. Improving Speaking
    MACMILLAN
    Discussion Groups
    Record Yourself
    Repetition
    Read
    Listen
    Paraphrase
    Use it or Lose it.
    Get a Teacher…
    Making Things Better for You!
  • 16. MACMILLAN
    Any Questions?
    Making Things Better for You!
    Fully integrated print and digital course
    Email: patrickhafenstein@macmillan.com.tw Receive PowerPoint: www.macmillan.com.tw Catalogue: www.macmillanenglish.com Training Videos: www.youtube.com/user/macmillanELT Resources: www.onestopenglish.com E-learning: www.macmillanenglishcampus.com Social Networking: www.facebook.com – Macmillan Education Taiwan Free Dictionary: www.macmillandictionary.com

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