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  • 1. Plano de Estudos Nível 5 Preparatórios para Exames*
  • 2. Cronograma - Tempo necessário à realização das tarefas TOEFL iBT 120 horas FCE 120 horas CAE 120 horas Leituras (06 livros com vídeo e áudio) 04 horas Total por semestre 124 horas Média por mês 20 horas Média por semana 05 horas * A carga horária acima (120 horas) refere-se a cada um dos materiais disponíveis. Caso o estudante opte por explorar os três materiais, serão necessárias 360 horas.
  • 3. Sugestão: 05 contatos semanais com aproximadamente 01 hora cada Caso opte para trabalhar com o material para TOEFL iBT: Caso opte para trabalhar com materiais para FCE ou CAE: 10 minutos para o Listening 10 minutos para o Listening 10 minutos para o Reading 10 minutos para o Reading 15 minutos para o Writing 10 minutos para o Writing 15 minutos para o Speaking 10 minutos para o Speaking 10 minutos para as Leituras extras - 10 minutos para o Use of English 10 minutos para as Leituras extras
  • 4. Nível 5 - TOEFL Preparatório para Exame* *Neste nível está disponível o material preparatório para o exame internacional TOEFL.
  • 5. Week 1: starting... If you’re taking this course, it means you’re preparing to take the TOEFL exam. As the exam is divided in four parts, the course will follow the same division. Besides studying for each of the papers (Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking), you’ll also read 6 books. The course also contains some pronunciation and fluency practices that are divided throughout the weeks. In this first week, let’s concentrate on Reading. First of all, take the diagnostic exam, called Pre-test. Your grade might not be as good as you’d like it to be, don’t worry. It’s a diagnostic exam. After studying the skill for a few weeks, you’ll take another exam and this time, your grade will be higher. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 1
  • 6. So, after this exam, take the 3 activities for Lesson 1.1, 4 activities for Lesson 1.2 and the activities for Lesson 2. Also study the pronunciation separated for this week – bank, cheese and dog. Finish the week reading the introduction for the book Para-life Rescue! We wish you a nice week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 1
  • 7. Week 2: starting... From now on, let’s divide our week in 6 days, and take one day off to relax. Besides the activities separated to be studied on the first day, take part of your time to review what was studied in the previous week. DAY 1 - Reading / Inference Questions / Lesson 3.1 / Activity 1 This activity will help you identify valid inferences based on sentences or short passages. There are 15 short passages in which you will have to choose the correct statement that shows a valid inference. Inference questions are the ones which ask you about information or an idea that is not explicitly mentioned in the text. The first step is to identify the key words in the question. Then, use these key words or paraphrases to locate the relevant section. Reading / Inference Questions / Lesson 3.2 / Activity 1 This activity follows the same principles from the previous activity. The difference is that this time, instead of having sentences, you’ll deal with a longer passage and 8 inference questions for this same passage. Another highlight is that you will be timed. But in case you don’t feel comfortable with this, you can just hide time. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 2
  • 8. Pronunciation / The / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letters TH. You can listen to the model speaker before recording your voice. Your pronunciation will be rated in one of these three levels: GOOD, CLOSE, NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. It’s worth practicing isolated sounds in words so that your pronunciation will improve when speaking words with these sounds in a context. For sure, you’ll sound more natural. Besides, you will find it easier to understand spoken English. DAY 2 - Reading / Inference Questions / Lesson 3.2 / Activities 2, 3 and 4. There are three texts – one in each activity. Each text comes with 8 inference questions. You are supposed to spend the maximum of 20 minutes to read the text and answer each of the 8 inference questions. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 2
  • 9. DAY 3 - Reading / Purpose, Method and Opinion Questions / Lesson 4.1 / Activity 1. In a really simple way, if you ask me a question using WHY you want to know the purpose of something. For example: A: I ended up calling him last night. / B: Why did you do this? Haven’t you been hurt enough? If the question is with HOW, then you want to know the method used to do something. For example: A: Grace has just been to Italy. / B: How did she travel? I heard she was broke! / A: Yes, but her parents gave her this present. Finally, if you want to know someone’s opinion, you ask a question with WHAT. For example: A: Last night I went to the movies and saw this new film. / B: Oh really? I want to go next weekend with my boyfriend. What did you think of it? DAY 4 - Reading / Purpose, Method and Opinion Questions / Lesson 4.1 / Activities 2, 3, 4 and 5. Each of these activities contains a passage and 5 true / false questions. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 2
  • 10. Pronunciation / Food / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter F in sentences. DAY 5 - Reading / Purpose, Method and Opinion Questions / Lesson 4.2 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. This time, each activity will have a text with 6 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 20 minutes. DAY 6 - Reading / Purpose, Method and Opinion Questions / Lesson 4.2 / Activity 4. This is the last activity in a series of four. Remember that you studied three activities yesterday and this one today. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 2
  • 11. Para-life Rescue! / pages 4-19. The book talks about a new way of saving, or rescuing people from drowning in the ocean. Read from page 4 to page 9 to discover how it works. The book also talks about the city of Rio de Janeiro. Do you live in Rio? Or, have you ever visited Rio? Take a look at these sentences taken from the TOEFL® website: “The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.” Have a nice week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 2
  • 12. Week 3: starting... Below you will see activities divided in your 6 days of study. Have a nice week: DAY 1 - Reading / Restatement Questions / Lesson 5.1 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to find out what Restatement Questions require from you. You’ll learn how to answer this kind of question, a sample sentence and a sample answer. After getting this knowledge, Activity 1 will ask you to recognize whether a paraphrase is accurate in 14 multiple-choice questions. Pronunciation / Ghost / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter G in sentences, in the beginning, middle and end of words. DAY 2 - Reading / Restatement Questions / Lesson 5.2 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. There are three long passages – one in each activity. Each passage comes with a question asking you to identify correct paraphrases of information. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 3
  • 13. DAY 3 - Reading / Restatement Questions / Lesson 5.2 / Activities 4 and 5. Follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Pronunciation / Hat / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter H in difficult words. DAY 4 - Reading / Restatement Questions / Lesson 5.2 / Activities 6, 7, and 8. These are the three last activities for Restatement Questions. Each long passage contains a question. DAY 5 - Reading / Reference Questions / Lesson 6.1 / Activity 1. Reference Questions are the ones which ask you to look at specific pronouns (she, it, this, those, …) or other reference words (some, there, ones, …) in the passage. You then need to decide which noun or noun phrase the reference word relates to. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about Reference Questions and do Activity 1. This activity contains 15 sentences or short passages with a multiple-choice reference question. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 3
  • 14. Para-life Rescue! / pages 22-23. You’ll read a 390-word text by Peter Stevenson who talks about his experience at a beach in San Diego, California. How long does it take you to read the entire text? Pronunciation / Jerk / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter J in sentences. DAY 6 - Reading / Reference Questions / Lesson 6.2 / Activities 1 and 2. This time you will deal with Reference Questions in longer passages. For each passage there are 8 multiple-choice questions. If you prefer, you can be timed. Have a nice week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 3
  • 15. Week 4: starting... It’s great to be here with you one more week. Keep up the good job. DAY 1 - Reading / Reference Questions / Lesson 6.2 / Activities 3, 4, and 5. These are the last activities for Reference Questions and each of the activities contains 8 multiple-choice questions related to a longer passage. You have 20 minutes for each activity and you can choose to be timed while taking them. DAY 2 - Reading / Sentence Addition Questions / Lesson 7.1 / Activities 1 and 2. Sentence Addition Questions test your ability of sequencing and organization, as well as coherence in a text. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about this kind of questions. Then, do activities 1 and 2. In both activities you will show that you understand paragraph organization and cohesion by inserting a sentence in a paragraph. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 4
  • 16. Para-life Rescue! / video + quiz. After reading this book about the exciting activity of rescuing people, watch the video (without subtitles, ok?) and do the quiz to check your understanding. DAY 3 - Reading / Sentence Addition Questions / Lesson 7.1 / Activities 3 and 4. Follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Pronunciation / Keep / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter K in short phrases. DAY 4 - Reading / Sentence Addition Questions / Lesson 7.1 / Activities 5 and 6. Follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 4
  • 17. Pronunciation / Leaf / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter L in sentences. DAY 5 - Reading / Sentence Addition Questions / Lesson 7.1 / Activities 7 and 8. Follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Pronunciation / Mood / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter M in sentences. DAY 6 - Reading / Sentence Addition Questions / Lesson 7.1 / Activities 9 and 10. Follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Have a nice week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 4
  • 18. Week 5: starting... It’s great to be here with you one more week. Keep up the good job. DAY 1 - Reading / Completing Summaries/Chart Questions / Lesson 8.1 / Activities 1 and 2. You will learn how to answer questions that require you some skills, such as: comprehend most or all of the passage, distinguish major from minor details, link key information to other ideas in the passage, and synthesize the information by summarizing or classifying it in a chart. These questions are called Completing Summaries/Chart Questions. Take the first 2 activities which show you a passage and ask you to recognize the most important topic or ideas of the paragraphs. DAY 2 - Reading / Completing Summaries/Chart Questions / Lesson 8.1 / Activities 3 and 4. Take activities 3 and 4 and follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 5
  • 19. Pronunciation / New / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter N in sentences. DAY 3 - Reading / Completing Summaries/Chart Questions / Lesson 8.1 / Activity 5. Follow the same procedure. Reading / Completing Summaries/Chart Questions / Lesson 8.2 / Activity 1. In this activity you will complete charts about passages. DAY 4 - Reading / Completing Summaries/Chart Questions / Lesson 8.2 / Activities 2 and 3. Follow the same procedure as in the activity above. Pronunciation / Sing / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter NG at the end of words contrasted with N. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 5
  • 20. DAY 5 - Reading / Completing Summaries/Chart Questions / Lesson 8.2 / Activities 4 and 5. Follow the same procedure as in the activities above. Tornado Chase / pages 2-3. Living in Brazil means that you do not need to worry a lot about the weather conditions. The same is not true for people living in other countries. Read pages 2-3 of the book TORNADO CHASE and prepare your vocabulary for this exciting story. DAY 6 - Reading / Post-test. You will have 20 minutes to answer 13 questions about a reading passage checking all the abilities you have studied so far. Good luck! Pronunciation / Pull / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter P in sentences. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 5
  • 21. Week 6: starting... Let’s get down to some work again. DAY 1 - Listening / Pre-test. The listening test will check your ability to understand spoken English in a number of classroom and other campus settings. Take the pre-test to check how much you already know and how much you still need to lean in order to be successful on your official exam. Tornado Chase / pages 4-27. Read up to page 27 of the book TORNADO CHASE. If you find it’s too much for a day, split these pages during the week. But remember, you must finish page 27 by the end of the week. DAY 2 - Listening / Main Topic and Purpose Questions / Lesson 9.1 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. These activities will help you learn how to understand the main idea of the entire listening passage. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about this part of the test. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 6
  • 22. Then, take the first three activities. You will listen to a conversation and answer a multiple-choice question in each of the activities. DAY 3 - Listening / Main Topic and Purpose Questions / Lesson 9.1 / Activity 4. Follow the same procedure as in the activity above. Listening / Main Topic and Purpose Questions / Lesson 9.2 / Activity 1. The activity follows the same idea as the previous one, except that instead of listening to conversations, you will listen to academic lectures. Pronunciation / Run/ Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter R in sentences. DAY 4 - Listening / Main Topic and Purpose Questions / Lesson 9.2 / Activities 2, 3 and 4. Follow the same procedure as in the activity above. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 6
  • 23. DAY 5 - Listening / Factual, Negative Factual and Inference Questions / Lesson 10.1 / Activities 1 and 2. These questions will test your ability to understand – by drawing logical conclusions – specific details from conversations. Pronunciation / Ship / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letters SH at beginning of words. DAY 6 - Listening / Factual, Negative Factual and Inference Questions / Lesson 10.1 / Activities 3 and 4. Follow the same procedure as in the activity above. Listening / Factual, Negative Factual and Inference Questions / Lesson 10.2 / Activity 1. The procedure is the same although you will listen to an academic lecture this time. See you next week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 6
  • 24. Week 7: starting... Welcome to the seventh week. DAY 1 - Listening / Factual, Negative Factual and Inference Questions / Lesson 10.2 / Activities 2, 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took last week. So, start the week reinforcing what you have been studying. Tornado Chase / pages 30-31. These expansion pages talk about people who take images of tornados. How many minutes will it take you to read the 349 pages? DAY 2 - Listening / Purpose, Method and Attitude Questions / Lesson 11.1 / Activities 1 and 2. These questions will test your ability to determine why a speaker says something, establish how a speaker says something and understand a speaker’s opinion about something. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about this part of the test. Then, take the first two activities. You will listen to a conversation between two students and answer four multiple-choice questions in each of the activities. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 7
  • 25. DAY 3 - Listening / Purpose, Method and Attitude Questions / Lesson 11.2 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. This time you will listen to two lectures: one from an American History class, another from an Art History class. In the last activity you will listen to a discussion in a psychology class. Pronunciation / Ship/ Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letters SH at beginning of words contrasted to the sound of the letter K. DAY 4 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.1 / Activities 1 and 2. You already know that in this part of the test you will listen to a portion of a conversation or academic lecture/discussion. Replay questions will test your ability to understand the real meaning of these recorded portions. In activities 1 and 2 you will listen to conversations or lecture excerpts and answer true/false questions. DAY 5 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.1 / Activity 3. Follow the same procedure as in the activity above. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 7
  • 26. Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.2 / Activity 1. Now you will listen to short conversations and lecture excerpts followed by replay questions. Pronunciation / Team / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter T at end of words contrasted with the sound of letter D. DAY 6 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.2 / Activity 2. Follow the same procedure as in the activity above. Pronunciation / Thick / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letters TH in sentences. See you next week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 7
  • 27. Week 8: starting... DAY 1 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.2 / Activities 3, 4 and 5. Here you will answer questions after listening to short conversations. There are 3 activities to be studied today. DAY 2 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.3 / Activities 1 and 2. These activities are also about replay questions, but this time you are going to listen to discussions and lectures before answering the questions. Pronunciation / Vent/ Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter V at beginning of words contrasted to the sound of the letter W. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 8
  • 28. DAY 3 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.3 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities follow the same procedure taken in the activities studied yesterday. Tornado Chase / video + quiz. Now that you have finished reading the book Tornado Chase, you can watch its video and take the quiz. DAY 4 - Listening / Replay Questions / Lesson 12.3 / Activities 5 and 6. These are the last activities for lesson 12.3. As there are only these two activities today, it would be a good idea to use your time appropriately to review what has been studied so far. DAY 5 - Listening / Completing Charts Questions / Lesson 14.1 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. This kind of question checks if you can understand and process what was discussed in a lecture. You will learn how to deal with process grids and characteristics grids. Read the document ABOUT to get more information on how to answer this kind of question and do the four activities that follow. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 8
  • 29. DAY 6 - Listening / Post-test. In the post-test you will deal with questions about conversations and lectures that you will listen to. Check how much you have learned and improved since you took the pre-test. Good luck! Pronunciation / Zap / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter Z in sentences. Great to have had you around this week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 8
  • 30. Week 9: starting... And then, are you prepared for a new week? Great! DAY 1 - Listening / Practice Test 1. Today, concentrate your efforts on taking the listening of the first Practice Test. Have a nice test! DAY 2 - Speaking / Pre-test. This week we are moving to the speaking section. Take the pre-test to have a diagnostic of how much you already know and how much you still need to learn. Pronunciation / Vision / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter S in the middle of words. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 9
  • 31. The Gauchos of Argentina / pages 2-3. In Argentina, there is a group of men who live a unique life: the life of a gaucho. This special type of cowboy has been continuing the old traditions for centuries. What type of lifestyle do these men have and what does it mean to be a gaucho? Start studying the vocabulary on pages 2 and 3. DAY 3 - Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.1 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. In this task you will have to answer one question in which you give your opinion. Remember that you have to justify your answer. Read the document ABOUT to get more information on how to be successful in answering this kind of question. Then, take activities 1, 2 and 3. Pronunciation / Way / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter W in sentences. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 9
  • 32. DAY 4 - Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.1 / Activity 4. This is one more activity similar to the one taken yesterday. Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.2 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. This kind of activity asks you to understand personal preference prompts and write simple outlines for personal preference responses. Follow the instructions given and do the first three activities. DAY 5 - Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.3 / Activities 1 and 2. The activities in this lesson complement the activities in Lesson 15.2. You will use the outlines you created to record a 30-second response. Prepare you answer in 15 seconds before recording it. DAY 6 - Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.3 / Activity 3. This activity is similar to the one taken yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 9
  • 33. Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.4 / Activity 1. This lesson gives you more practice preparing and giving Personal Preference responses. Pronunciation / Yield / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound of the letter Y in sentences. Congratulations  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 9
  • 34. Week 10: starting... Keeping up the good job, here’s one more week! DAY 1 - Speaking / Personal Preference Task / Lesson 15.4 / Activities 2 and 3. These activities follow the same procedure as the one taken last week. DAY 2 - Speaking / Time Reduction / Lesson 15.4 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about time reduction when taking the speaking exam. Then, activity 1 gives you 30 second to prepare a response for a question on a certain topic. After taking these seconds to prepare your response you will have two minutes to record it. Then, you will record the same response in one minute and a half and, finally, the same response will be recorded again in only one minute. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 10
  • 35. The Gauchos of Argentina / pages 4-27. Read the book THE GAUCHOS OF ARGENTINA from page 4 up to page 27. There’s a scanning activity on page 7, an infer meaning activity on page 15 and an identify cause and effect activity on page 23. Enjoy your reading. DAY 3 - Speaking / Paired Choice Task / Lesson 16.1 / Activities 1 and 2. In Paired Choice tasks you will hear two different points of view about an issue or two different ways of doing something. You have to choose one of them and explain why it is your choice. In activities 1 and 2 you will record a spoken response for each of the sentences given. Pronunciation / Father / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {ah} in the middle of words. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 10
  • 36. DAY 4 - Speaking / Paired Choice Task / Lesson 16.1 / Activities 3, 4 and 5. The activities separated to be studied today are exactly the same as the ones studied yesterday. DAY 5 - Speaking / Paired Choice Task / Lesson 16.1 / Activities 6 and 7. More two activities following the same procedure as the ones studied yesterday and the day before yesterday. Pronunciation / Add / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the difference in sound contrasting the minimal pairs {EH} and {EA} such as in man and men. DAY 6 - Speaking / Paired Choice Task / Lesson 16.2 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. These activities will check if you understand Paired Choice prompts and also if you can write simple outlines for Paired Choice responses. Wishing you a great week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 10
  • 37. Week 11: starting... So, let’s get down to some work! DAY 1 - Speaking / Paired Choice Task / Lesson 16.3 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. In this activity, you will use the outlines you created for Lesson 16.2. This time, you will have 30 seconds to provide a spoken response for each of the following prompts from that exercise. DAY 2 - Speaking / Paired Choice Task / Lesson 16.4 / Activities 1, 2 and 3. This lesson gives you more practice preparing and giving paired choice responses. You will read a prompt and get 15 seconds of preparation time to plan your response. Then, you will have 30 seconds to record your response. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 11
  • 38. DAY 3 - Speaking / Time Reduction / Lesson 16.4 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about time reduction when taking the speaking exam. Then, activity 1 gives you 30 second to prepare a response for a question on a certain topic. After taking these seconds to prepare your response you will have two minutes to record it. Then, you will record the same response in one minute and a half and, finally, the same response will be recorded again in only one minute. The Gauchos of Argentina / extra reading. How long does it take you to read the 365-word postcard? Do you generally write postcards? And how often do you receive them? DAY 4 - Speaking / Announce Discuss Task / Lesson 17.1 / Activities 1 and 2. In this section there will be questions which test how well you can use several different language skills at the same time to form a spoken response. The activity will ask you to take notes on readings and conversations and use the language of announcement and discussion. Take 45 seconds to reach your goal. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 11
  • 39. Pronunciation / But / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {uh} in long words. DAY 5 - Speaking / Announce Discuss Task / Lesson 17.1 / Activities 3 and 4. More two activities following the same procedure as the ones studied yesterday. Pronunciation / Caught / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {AW} at the end of words. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 11
  • 40. DAY 6 - Speaking / Announce Discuss Task / Lesson 17.2 / Activities 1 and 2. You will read an announcement and listen to a conversation related to this announcement. Your duty consists of taking notes based on what you hear and listen. Remember to keep these notes because they will be necessary for next week’s activity. Pronunciation / Out / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {OW} at the end of words. See you  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 11
  • 41. Week 12: starting... It’s great to see you around one more week. DAY 1 - Speaking / Announce Discuss Task / Lesson 17.2 / Activities 3 and 4. Follow the same procedure as in the last activity you took last week. Pronunciation / Eye / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {ay} in short sentences, such as in I’d like to see that. DAY 2 - Speaking / Announce Discuss Task / Lesson 17.3 / Activities 1 and 2. This lesson helps you prepare and give responses for Announcement / Discussion tasks. You’ll need your notes from Lesson 17.2. DAY 3 - Speaking / Announce Discuss Task / Lesson 17.3 / Activities 1 and 2. Follow the same procedure as in the activity you took yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 12
  • 42. Pronunciation / End / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {eh} in sentences. DAY 4 - Speaking / Reading Rate / Lesson 17.3 / Activity 1. Read the document about to discover more about reading rate and fluency. Then, take the activity in which you will have to record yourself reading a passage at a speed of 140-160 words per minute. Speaking / Time Reduction / Lesson 17.3 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about time reduction when taking the speaking exam. Then, activity 1 gives you 30 second to prepare a response for a question on a certain topic. After taking these seconds to prepare your response you will have two minutes to record it. Then, you will record the same response in one minute and a half and, finally, the same response will be recorded again in only one minute. Pronunciation / Ape / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {ey} in short phrases. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 12
  • 43. DAY 5 - Speaking / General-Specific Task / Lesson 18.1 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. The TOEFL exam will ask you to speak about a topic, relating general and specific information from two different sources: a reading passage and a classroom lecture or discussion. Read the document ABOUT and find out more information on how to take this kind of task. Then, do the four activities, in which you will take notes on readings and lectures/discussions and use the language of General / Specific tasks. DAY 6 - Speaking / General-Specific Task / Lesson 18.2 / Activity 1. Keep the notes you take in this lesson, because they will be needed next week. The Gauchos of Argentina / video + quiz. As you have finished reading the book THE GAUCHOS OF ARGENTINA, watch the video and take the quiz. See you next week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 12
  • 44. Week 13: starting... Wishing you a good week  DAY 1 - Speaking / General-Specific Task / Lesson 18.2 / Activities 2, 3 and 4. Keep the notes you take in this lesson, because they will be needed next week. These activities are the same as the one you took last week. DAY 2 - Speaking / General-Specific Task / Lesson 18.3 / Activities 1 and 2. This lesson helps you prepare and give responses for General / Specific tasks. You’ll need your notes from Lesson 18.2 to help you form your response. You will have 30 seconds to prepare your response and 60 seconds to record it. DAY 3 - Speaking / General-Specific Task / Lesson 18.3 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are similar to the ones you took yesterday. Due to this, follow the same procedure. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 13
  • 45. DAY 4 - Speaking / Reading Rate / Lesson 18.3 / Activity 1. Read the document about to discover more about reading rate and fluency. Then, take the activity in which you will have to record yourself reading a passage at a speed of 140-160 words per minute. Speaking / Time Reduction / Lesson 18.3 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about time reduction when taking the speaking exam. Then, activity 1 gives you 30 second to prepare a response for a question on a certain topic. After taking these seconds to prepare your response you will have two minutes to record it. Then, you will record the same response in one minute and a half and, finally, the same response will be recorded again in only one minute. Pronunciation / Hit / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {ih} near consonant clusters such as in spin. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 13
  • 46. DAY 5 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.1 / Activity 1. In this kind of task you will listen to two people talking about a universityrelated problem and two possible solutions to it. in your response you will summarize the problem and the two solutions, recommend one of the solutions, and explain why it is the best one. In Activity 1, use the language of giving advice correctly by recording a spoken response that reports a suggestion. Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.2 / Activity 1. In this activity you will use the language of giving recommendation correctly. Extreme Skydiving / pages 2 and 3. Most people enjoy the sport of skydiving because they get to fall through the sky at extremely high speeds, but some people want to go even faster. One man, a speed skydiver, is experimenting with various methods of increasing his speed. Discover what he is doing to go faster and if it is working. Prepare the vocabulary on pages 2 and 3. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 13
  • 47. DAY 6 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.3 / Activities 1 and 2. Your job is to take notes on conversations and use the language of Problem/Solution. The activity will ask you to take notes on a piece of paper as you listen to conversations. Then, you will record a response for a set of questions, using your notes. Pronunciation / Eat / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {iy} at the end of words such as in bee. It was great to see you around! Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 13
  • 48. Week 14: starting... It’s nice to see you here again. DAY 1 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.3 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took last week. Pronunciation / Rode / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {o} in sentences. DAY 2 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.4 / Activities 1 and 2. In this lesson you will take notes on Problem/Solution conversations. Save your notes, because you will need to use them for the next exercises. DAY 3 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.4 / Activities 3 and 4. These exercises are the same as the ones you took yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 14
  • 49. Pronunciation / Moist / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {oy} in short phrases such as in “disappointing ointment”. DAY 4 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.5 / Activities 1 and 2. You will have to read the questions for the tasks from Exercise 19.4 and use the notes you took to help you form your response. You must rely on your notes since the conversation won’t be provided. Prepare your response in 30 seconds and record it in 60 seconds. DAY 5 - Speaking / Problem-Solution Task / Lesson 19.5 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took yesterday. Extreme Skydiving / pages 4-27. Enjoy reading EXTREME SKYDIVING, a book about an exciting activity. On page 5 you will find an activity that asks you to predict information you might find throughout the book. Then, you will deal with a scanning activity on page 11. Finally, you will be asked to summarise information on page 27. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 14
  • 50. DAY 6 - Speaking / Reading Rate / Lesson 19.5 / Activity 1. Read the document about to discover more about reading rate and fluency. Then, take the activity in which you will have to record yourself reading a passage at a speed of 140-160 words per minute. Speaking / Time Reduction / Lesson 19.5 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about time reduction when taking the speaking exam. Then, activity 1 gives you 30 second to prepare a response for a question on a certain topic. After taking these seconds to prepare your response you will have two minutes to record it. Then, you will record the same response in one minute and a half and, finally, the same response will be recorded again in only one minute. Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.1 / Activity 1. Summary task focuses on summarizing. In this kind of task you will listen to an academic lecture in order to summarize it. Have a nice week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 14
  • 51. Week 15: starting... It’s great to start a new week. DAY 1 - Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.1 / Activities 2 and 3. Similarly to the last activity you took last week, you will have to listen to lectures and take notes on a separate piece of paper. Besides, you will answer orally to a set of questions. DAY 2 - Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.1 / Activity 4. This activity is similar to the one you took yesterday. Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.2 / Activities 1 and 2. In this lesson you will listen to a lecture, take notes on a piece of paper and save your notes for Exercise 20.3. DAY 3 - Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.2 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 15
  • 52. Pronunciation / Should / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {uu} in sentences such as in “They should have stood”. DAY 4 - Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.3 / Activities 1 and 2. This time you will listen and read along to the question about Exercise 20.2. Then, using the notes you took you will plan a response in 30 seconds and give it in 60 seconds. It is possible to go back to Exercise 20.2 to review the lecture. Pronunciation / Shoe / Activities 1, 2 and 3. You will find these activities in a subfolder called Pronunciation inside the folder Speaking. The activities deal with the sound {uw} at the end of words. DAY 5 - Speaking / Summary Task / Lesson 20.3 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 15
  • 53. Extreme Skydiving / extra reading. You will read the history of skydiving in 388 words. DAY 6 - Speaking / Reading Rate / Lesson 20.3 / Activity 1. Read the document about to discover more about reading rate and fluency. Then, take the activity in which you will have to record yourself reading a passage at a speed of 140-160 words per minute. Speaking / Time Reduction / Lesson 20.3 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about time reduction when taking the speaking exam. Then, activity 1 gives you 30 second to prepare a response for a question on a certain topic. After taking these seconds to prepare your response you will have two minutes to record it. Then, you will record the same response in one minute and a half and, finally, the same response will be recorded again in only one minute. Congratulations on your progress  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 15
  • 54. Week 16: starting... Welcome to one more new week. DAY 1 - Speaking / Practice Test 1 / Part 1 and Part 2. Today, concentrate your efforts on taking the speaking of the first Practice Test. Have a nice test! DAY 2 - Grammar / Run-on sentences and sentence fragments / Tutorial 1 - About / Tutorial 1 - Activity 1. All the grammar activities are inside the folder Speaking. They are the last exercises listed in this folder. From now on until week 18 you will study grammar activities that you will find in this folder. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Today, you will deal with run-on sentences and sentence fragments. There are 12 items, for each of them you will mark F if it contains a fragment, RO if it is a run-on sentence and C if it is correct. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 16
  • 55. DAY 3 - Grammar / Adjective Clauses / Tutorial 2 - About / Tutorial 2 Activity 1. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in the activity. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. Fluency / Pausing in Sentences / About / Activities 1, 2 and 3. All the fluency activities are inside the folder Speaking. They are almost in the end of the list in this folder. From now on until week 23 you will study fluency activities that you will find in this folder. Read the document About to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. When speaking, we naturally pause between sentences, clauses, or items on a list to take breaths. These fluency activities will teach you how to pause when speaking, so that you can sound natural. There are 30 sentences which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 16
  • 56. DAY 4 - Grammar / Adverb Clauses / Tutorial 3 - About / Tutorial 3 Activity 1. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in the activity. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. Extreme Skydiving / video + quiz. This week, watch the video and take the quiz related to the book EXTREME SKYDIVING. DAY 5 - Grammar / Word forms / Tutorial 4 - About / Tutorial 4 Activities 1 and 2. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. When writing, it is important to use the correct word forms and correct parts of speech – nouns, verbs, adjectives … Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in each activity. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 16
  • 57. DAY 6 - Grammar / Verbs / Tutorial 5 - About / Tutorial 5 - Activity 1. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Frequently, test-takers make verb errors. Study more about verbs in Tutorial 5. Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in the activity. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. The sentences deal with subject-verb agreement, verb tense form, active-passive voice and auxiliaries. Fluency / Pausing in Lists / About / Activities 1, 2 and 3. Read the document About to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. When reading a list, we naturally pause between the items. That is, the pitch of our voice should rise slightly on each item and fall on the last. These fluency activities will teach you how to pause in lists, so that you can sound natural. There are 30 sentences which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. This week you had lots of new things to do, didn’t you?  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 16
  • 58. Week 17: starting... Let’s get down to some work: DAY 1 - Grammar / Verbs / Tutorial 5 - About / Tutorial 5 – Activities 2, 3, 4 and 5. These activities are similar to the ones you took last week. So, practice as much as you can! DAY 2 - Grammar / Participles / Tutorial 6 - About / Tutorial 6 - Activity 1. You will learn that participles are adjectives that are made from verbs. You will also learn that there are two kinds of participles: present and past participles. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in the activity. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 17
  • 59. DAY 3 - Grammar / Pronouns / Tutorial 7 - About / Tutorial 7 – Activities 1, 2 and 3. Pronouns can be singular or plural, masculine or feminine. When writing, check that the pronouns match the nouns they stand for. Read the tutorial to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in each set of activities. You will deal with reflexive and general pronouns. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. DAY 4 - Grammar / Nouns / Tutorial 4 - About / Tutorial 4 - Activities 1, 2 and 3. Read the tutorial to learn that nouns name people, places, things, and even concepts, ideas, or theories. Then, you will choose the item that correctly completes each of the 30 sentences in each activity. All the sentences will deal with Countable and Non Countable nouns. You can record yourself speaking the entire sentence. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 17
  • 60. DAY 5 - Fluency / Word Stress - duration / About / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. Read the document About to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will find 3 sets with 84 sentences in each which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. You will deal with the difference between ee and i such as in seat and sit; compound words; contrast; contrast in sentences; contrast in words; stress just before suffixes; maintaining stress within a sentence; advanced buildups and how increasing length changes stress placement. DAY 6 - The Red Devils / pages 2-3. Humboldt squids or ‘Red Devils’, are some of the world’s largest animals without a backbone. These sometimes dangerous creatures live in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. A researcher and a professional diver have come to the Gulf of California to learn more about them. Start reading pages 2 and 3 of this amazing story which takes place near the Mexican port cities of Santa Rosalia and Guaymas. It was great to have you around  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 17
  • 61. Week 18: starting... Here we are for one more week: DAY 1 - Grammar / Post-test. Take the first day of this week how much grammar you have acquired. Have a good post-test. DAY 2 - Writing / Pre-test. Today, let’s see how well you can write. This pre-test is important so that you can compare your evolution later when taking the post-test. So, have a good pre-test. DAY 3 - Writing / Taking notes and planning integrated response / Lesson 21.1 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. Read the document ABOUT to learn how to identify useful information in notes and also how to create an outline. In the activities you will read a passage in three minutes and listen to part of a lecture in order to type notes. Save your notes for the next exercise. Take notes on the main idea, key points, and important examples. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 18
  • 62. DAY 4 - Writing / Taking notes and planning integrated response / Lesson 21.2 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. The notes you took on the reading passages yesterday will be necessary for the exercises today. DAY 5 - Fluency / Word Stress - pitch / About / Activities 1, 2 and 3. Read the document About to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will find 3 sets with 32 sentences in each which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. You will deal with stress just before suffixes; maintaining stress within a sentence; advanced buildups and number contrast in sentences and words. DAY 6 - The Red Devils / pages 4-27. As you read the book you will find some reading technique activities throughout the book, such as a Predict on page 19 and Summarize on page 27. Take a break before starting next week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 18
  • 63. Week 19: starting... Welcome to week 19 DAY 1 - Writing / Integrated writing response / Lesson 22.1 / Activities 1 and 2. To write a successful response you will need to summarize, paraphrase, cite, and synthesize information from the reading and the lecture. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about this skill. In the activities you will read a passage in three minutes and listen to part of a lecture in order to type notes. Save your notes for the next exercise. Take notes on the main idea, key points, and important examples. Fluency / Linkage - palatalization / About / Activities 1, 2 and 3. When normal conversation occurs, we hear the sounds of languages in a sentence almost as though they form one long word. Read the document About to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will find 3 sets with 30 sentences in each which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 19
  • 64. DAY 2 - Writing / Integrated writing response / Lesson 22.1 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took yesterday. The Red Devils / extra reading. The extra reading shows the comparison between the Jumbo and Colossal Squid. DAY 3 - Writing / Integrated writing response / Lesson 22.2 / Activities 1 and 2. For this activity, you will need the notes you took in the previous activity. DAY 4 - Writing / Integrated writing response / Lesson 22.2 / Activities 3 and 4. These activities are the same as the ones you took yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 19
  • 65. DAY 5 - Writing / Writing integrated response / Lesson 23.1 / Activities 1 and 2. Read the document ABOUT to learn some tips and techniques. Then, use your notes from the previous exercise when taking activities 1 and 2. DAY 6 - Writing / Writing integrated response / Lesson 23.2 / Activity 1. Read the document ABOUT to learn some tips and techniques. Then, use your notes from the previous exercise when taking activities 1 and 2. This exercise is similar to the previous one. The only difference is that now you will write the body for Integrated Writing Tasks. Bye-bye  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 19
  • 66. Week 20: starting... Welcome to week 20. DAY 1 - Fluency / Linkage – reduction H / About / Activities 1, 2 and 3. When speaking fluently, it is not uncommon to omit the {h} sound in certain word combinations, such as in ‘was he’. Read the document ABOUT to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will find 3 sets with 30 sentences in each which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. The Red Devils / video + quiz. Watch the video and take the quiz related to the book THE RED DEVILS. DAY 2 - Writing / Writing integrated response / Lesson 23.2 / Activity 1. This activity is similar to the last one you took last week. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 20
  • 67. Writing / Writing integrated response / Lesson 23.3 / Activities 1 and 2. Read the document ABOUT to learn general tips for writing the conclusion and sample outlines and also responses for the conclusion. Here, you will write a conclusion based on the outlines you wrote for both the reading passages and the lectures in Exercise 21.2 and the lecture in Exercise 21.1. DAY 3 - Writing / Writing integrated response / Lesson 23.4 / Activities 1 and 2. These activities are similar to the one you took yesterday, except by the fact that now you will be timed. DAY 4 - Writing / Checking and Editing Integrated response / Lesson 24.1 / Activity 1. To write a successful response to the Integrated Writing Task, you must check and edit your response. Allow 3 to 4 minutes after you have finished writing your response to find and correct errors in content, organization, grammar, and mechanics. Read the document ABOUT to learn more about: 1) Checking and Editing Content and Organizational errors; 2) Checking and Editing Grammatical errors; and 3) Checking and Editing Mechanical errors. Then, in the activity you will read a passage and answer 12 true/false questions. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 20
  • 68. Writing / Checking and Editing Integrated response / Lesson 24.2 / Activity 1. You will read 10 sentences or short passages which have one or more pronouns or other reference words highlighted. Write the referent or referents on the line provided. Writing / Checking and Editing Integrated response / Lesson 24.3 / Activity 1. If the underlined portion of the sentence contains a mechanical error, write the word or phrase correctly on the line below the sentence. DAY 5 - Writing / Checking and Editing Integrated response / Lesson 24.4 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. You will read a passage with grammatical and/or mechanical errors. Find the errors and then type the number of errors in the space provided. DAY 6 - Writing / Checking and Editing Integrated response / Lesson 24.5 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. Now, the errors have been underlined and numbered. Edit each error by typing the correction on the corresponding blank. See you  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 20
  • 69. Week 21: starting... It’s great to have you around, again. DAY 1 - Writing / Pre-writing the independent response / Lesson 25.1 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. You will learn to read and understand the prompts, which your response must address to in order to get a better score. The activities will ask you to read and analyze a prompt for the independent writing task by answering true/false questions. DAY 2 - Writing / Pre-writing the independent response / Lesson 25.2 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. The second step in pre-writing is brainstorming. You will learn three steps to brainstorm: 1) generate ideas; 2) write down all the ideas you can think of; 3) write down personal examples, examples you have read about in your studies, and even examples you have heard about on television or in magazines. The activities will ask you to brainstorm the prompts from Exercises 25.1 and take notes on any ideas that occur to you in around 1-2 minutes. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 21
  • 70. DAY 3 - Writing / Pre-writing the independent response / Lesson 25.3 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. The third step to pre-writing your response is planning what you will say. To make a good plan, look over your brainstorming notes and decide which ideas you could develop into a strong, convincing response. Then, choose your thesis, which is the central, controlling idea of your essay. The activities will ask you to type a short, informal outline from the notes you took yesterday in Exercise 25.2 in around 3-4 minutes. DAY 4 - Writing / Taking Notes – Planning Independent Response / Lesson 26.1 / Activity 1 / Lesson 26.2 / Activity 1. When you write an Independent Response, you give your own ideas on a topic. A wellorganized response requires you to express and support your opinion and logically connect your ideas. The activities will ask you to use transition words and other expressions to connect ideas. Fluency / Linkage – Reduction / About / Activities 1, 2 and 3. Read the document ABOUT to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will find 3 sets with 30 sentences in each which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 21
  • 71. DAY 5 - Saving the Amazon Together / pages 2-3. The Amazon rain forest is in danger. Illegal forest operations are destroying the home of millions of plants and animals; however, one group of scientists is exploring the far off regions of a newly formed national park to stop the destruction. How can they help to save the rain forest? Who will they get to help them? Read and study pages 2 and 3. Writing / Taking Notes – Planning Independent Response / Lesson 26.3 / Activities 1 and 2. These activities will ask you to use the vocabulary of showing preferences and connecting ideas. DAY 6 - Writing / Taking Notes – Planning Independent Response / Lesson 26.4 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. The activities today are similar to the ones you took yesterday, but this time you will use the vocabulary of showing preference and connecting ideas to write short paragraphs. Take a break and see you next week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 21
  • 72. Week 22: starting... Hello there. Here’s one more week: DAY 1 - Writing / Writing the Independent Response / Lesson 27.1 / Activities 1 and 2. After you have completed pre-writing your response, you will be ready to write your actual response to the prompt using between 200 to 300 words in 20 minutes. When writing your opening to the Independent Response, be sure to create a 2- or 3-sentence introduction and keep the introduction simple. Your introduction should be interesting, rephrase the main ideas of the prompt, give some background information about the topic, state the main point of the body and present a thesis statement. The activities will ask you to use the outlines you wrote last week in Exercise 25.3. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 22
  • 73. DAY 2 - Writing / Writing the Independent Response / Lesson 27.2 / Activities 1 and 2. To write the body of the Independent Response, you should fully develop the thesis statement in at least 2, but preferably 3, body paragraphs; provide information that convinces the audience of your position; begin each paragraph with a topic sentence that contains the main idea of the paragraph; support the topic sentence with at least 3 supporting sentences containing detail, reasons, examples, and/or statements about your personal experiences. The activities will ask you to use the outlines you wrote last week in Exercise 25.3. DAY 3 - Writing / Writing the Independent Response / Lesson 27.3 / Activities 1 and 2. To write your ending to the Independent Response, be sure to create a 2- or 3-sentence conclusion; keep the conclusion simple; provide the reader with a sense of closure. Your conclusion should rephrase the thesis statement; briefly summarize the main points of the body; state why these points are important and leave the reader with one last convincing reason why your opinion is correct. The activities will ask you to use the outlines you wrote last week in Exercise 25.3. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 22
  • 74. DAY 4 - Writing / Writing the Independent Response / Lesson 27.4 / Activities 1 and 2. These activities are similar to the ones you took yesterday, except by the fact that this time you will be timed. DAY 5 - Fluency / Linkage – Consonants and Vowels / About / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. Read the document ABOUT to learn what you have to do before doing the exercises. Then, you will find 4 sets with 30 sentences in each which you listen to a sample of fluent speech and then record yourself imitating what you heard. DAY 6 - Saving the Amazon Together / pages 4-43. This is a longer book about the Amazon rain forest. Throughout the book you will find some reading strategies activities. Have a nice reading. See you next week  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 22
  • 75. Week 23: starting... Well, this is basically our last week. Next week, you will take the practice tests. DAY 1 - Fluency / Linkage – Consonants and Vowels / About / Activities 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. These activities are similar to the ones you took last week. DAY 2 - Writing / Checking-Editing Independent Response / Lesson 28.1 / Activity 1. To write a successful response to the Independent Writing Task, you must check and edit your response in around 3-4 minutes to check for errors and correct any mistakes that you find. This first activity will ask you to check content and organizational errors in paragraphs from an Independent Writing Task response. Writing / Checking-Editing Independent Response / Lesson 28.2 / Activity 1. This activity will ask you to check grammatical errors in an Independent Writing Task response. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 23
  • 76. Writing / Checking-Editing Independent Response / Lesson 28.3 / Activity 1. This activity will ask you to check mechanical errors in an Independent Writing Task response. DAY 3 - Writing / Checking-Editing Independent Response / Lesson 28.4 / Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4. You will find paragraphs containing errors. You are supposed to find the errors and type them. DAY 4 - Writing / Checking-Editing Independent Response / Lesson 28.5 / Activities 1 and 2. You will use the paragraphs from the exercise you took yesterday. Now, your job is to edit each error by typing the correction on the corresponding blank. DAY 5 - Writing / Checking-Editing Independent Response / Lesson 28.5 / Activities 3 and 4. These exercises are similar to the ones you took yesterday. Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 23
  • 77. Saving the Amazon Together / extra reading. You will read a 399-word web page about the rain forest medicines. Post-test / Writing. Take the post-test to check how much you learned. DAY 6 - Practice Test 1 / Writing. Concentrate your efforts on taking the practice test as if it was the real one. Have a nice test! Congratulation on having coming so far  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 23
  • 78. Week 24: starting... You can already celebrate!!! This week your job is to concentrate on the practice tests! DAY 1 - Saving the Amazon Together / video + quiz. Have a relaxing day watching the video and answering the quiz about the book SAVING THE AMAZON TOGETHER. DAY 2 - Practice Test 2 / Reading. You are going to take one part of the second practice test per day. Today, take the reading part. DAY 3 - Practice Test 2 / Listening. DAY 4 - Practice Test 2 / Speaking – part 1. DAY 5 - Practice Test 2 / Speaking – part 2. DAY 6 - Practice Test 2 / Writing. We are really proud of you  Nível 5 – TOEFL, Semana 24
  • 79. Nível 5 - FCE Preparatório para Exame* *Neste nível está disponível o material preparatório para o exame internacional FCE.
  • 80. Week 1: starting... If you’re taking this course, it means you’re preparing to take the FCE exam. As the exam is divided in five parts, the course will follow the same division. Besides studying for each of the papers (Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking), you’ll also read 6 books. In this first week, read the explanation about the exam. We really recommend you read carefully, so that you can understand what the exam is all about. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 1
  • 81. After this, let’s concentrate on Reading. First of all, take the diagnostic exam, called Test Yourself. Your grade might not be as good as you’d like it to be, don’t worry. It’s just a diagnostic exam. After studying the skill for a few weeks, you’ll take another exam and this time, your grade will be higher. So, after this exam, read the explanation for Part 1 and take the 4 activities that follow. Also read the explanation for Part 2 and take only the first activity. Finish the week reading the introduction for the book Para-life Rescue! We wish you a nice week  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 1
  • 82. Week 2: starting... Let’s divide the week in six parts – I mean, six days. Take the last day to relax. DAY 1 - Reading / Part 2 / Activity 2. In this activity, the focus is to follow a longer text and demonstrate understanding of textual unit through context. Read the sentences of a text and put them in order. It is useful to find sequencing words in the text. Reading / Part 2 / Activity 3. The focus is to improve comprehension skills. You’ll see an article in which eight sentences have been removed. Choose the sentence (in the right column) which best fits each gap. Reference words can help you, such as: he, them, it, … Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 2
  • 83. DAY 2 - Reading / Part 3 / Explanation. Read the explanation, as well as the two activities given to show examples. This time, you’ll read texts in order to get detail, attitude or opinion. Reading / Part 3 / Activity 1. This activity asks you to skim and scan a text. Skimming gives us a general idea of what the text is about. Scanning is when we search a text to find more specific information – usually key details like dates, names, places, etc. DAY 3 - Reading / Part 3 / Activity 2. You’ll see, in the activity, words that you might not know, but will understand through the context. As you read a text, you may find unfamiliar words and phrases – or words that are used in a different way to what you expect. If you always refer to a dictionary for the meaning, your reading speed will slow down. Instead, you may be able to guess the meaning using context. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 2
  • 84. Reading / Part 3 / Activity 3. In this third activity, you’ll read about different festivals in China. Your job is to match each of the 15 definitions to one of the 4 festivals. Surely, you’ll have to use the same festival more than once. DAY 4 - Reading / Test Yourself Again. After having studied the reading skill, you’ll take a new exam on it. Compare your grade in this exam to the grade you previously got. Practice Test 1 / Paper 1 – Reading. Now, this is semi official. Concentrate and take the test. Control the time you need to take it. DAY 5 - Writing – Test Yourself. Take this pre-test but don’t be so hard on yourself. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 2
  • 85. Writing / Part 1 / Explanation. Read the explanation as well as the exercises used to give examples. You’ll learn how to write a letter or email between 120-150 words. In this letter or email, you’ll need to use vocabulary to show enthusiasm, request, give information, apologize, thank, suggest and show preference. DAY 6 - Para-life Rescue! / pages 4-19. The book talks about a new way of saving, or rescuing people from drowning in the ocean. Read from page 4 to page 9 to discover how it works. The book also talks about the city of Rio de Janeiro. Do you live in Rio? Or, have you ever visited Rio? Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 1 – Reading – Part 3 and have a nice week: This part consists of four shorter texts where you have to match statements to the text concerned. This most practises the reading skill of scanning information, although the questions themselves often rely on paraphrasing the relevant part of the text in the question. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 2
  • 86. Week 3: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Writing / Part 1 / Activity 1. You’ll learn how to create, develop and organise ideas on a topic, with emphasis on transactional letters. The exercise will ask you to put parts of a letter in order. Writing / Part 1 / Activity 2. You’ll learn how to define words in context and recognise differences between synonyms. The exercise will ask you to fill in the blanks with the correct word or words. DAY 2 - Writing / Part 1 / Activity 3. The focus is to learn the ability to follow written prompts and arrange them in an appropriate structure. You’ll be asked to put parts of a letter in order. Writing / Part 1 / Activity 4. You’ll develop the ability to write for a specific purpose and audience, using an appropriate register. In order to practice it, you’ll be asked to read some sentences and decide if they are written in a formal or informal register. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 3
  • 87. Writing / Part 1 / Activity 5. Learn how to respond to a letter or email using given notes. Read a prompt and some sample notes in order to write a response. DAY 3 - Writing / Part 2 / Explanation. In the second part of the writing exam you’ll be able to choose between writing an article, an essay, a letter, a report or a review between 120-180 words. Read the explanation as well as the three examples given. Writing / Part 2 / Activity 1. Learn how to write for a specific purpose, using an appropriate format. In order to get this, you’ll read short texts and choose the correct category of them. DAY 4 - Writing / Part 2 / Activity 2. The focus is to teach you how to demonstrate the use of a good range of structures and ability to use extended vocabulary. Practice matching antonyms to a text. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 3
  • 88. DAY 5 - Writing / Part 2 / Activity 3. You’ll learn how to develop strategies for recognising the purpose of words in context. You’ll label the correct sections of a newspaper according to the definition. DAY 6 - Para-life Rescue! / pages 22-23. You’ll read a 390-word text by Peter Stevenson who talks about his experience at a beach in San Diego, California. How long does it take you to read the entire text? Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 2 – Writing – Part 1 test and have a nice week: Part 1 is a compulsory letter or email. This is based around a task such as responding to another piece of writing (like a letter, email, advertisement, etc.) Here you have to write a reply carefully, taking into account the notes and annotations that accompany the text. There is a word limit of 120.150 words for this. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 3
  • 89. Week 4: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Writing / Part 2 / Activity 4. You’ll learn how to write a response to a text. DAY 2 - Writing / Test Yourself Again. Take this chance to improve your grade. Practice Test 1 – Paper 2 – Writing. As a non-official exam, you’ll need to be concentrated and control the time it takes you to do the task. Good luck  DAY 3 - Use of English / Test Yourself. Start the day checking how much you know, but don’t worry: you’ll still study how to deal well with this skill. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 4
  • 90. Use of English / Part 1 / Explanation. In this part of the exam you’ll find a multiple-choice cloze with twelve gaps. Mastering vocabulary skills, grammatical skills, understanding of collocations and set phrases will be of crucial importance. Read the complete explanation and the three examples that follow. DAY 4 - Use of English / Part 1 / Activity 1. The focus is to help you improve your vocabulary range. The exercise will ask you to fill in the blanks with the correct adjective. Use of English / Part 1 / Activity 2. Here you’ll learn how to use collocations – how likely it is that two words will occur next to each other, or very near each other. In order to practice this, you’ll choose the word that best completes a sentence. That is, you’ll have to choose the word that collocates well in a sentence. DAY 5 - Use of English / Part 1 / Activity 3. This activity is similar to the one you did yesterday, but this time you’ll focus on phrasal verbs. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 4
  • 91. Use of English / Part 1 / Activity 4. You’ll learn how to answer factual and negative factual questions about reading passages. To help you accomplish this goal, you’ll read an article and choose the best answer. DAY 6 - Para-life Rescue! / video + quiz. After reading this book about the exciting activity of rescuing people, watch the video (without subtitles, ok?) and do the quiz to check your understanding. Take a break and answer this question about the FCE exam  How many papers are there in the exam? ( ) Five ( ) Four ( ) Three Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 4
  • 92. Week 5: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Use of English / Part 2 / Explanation. Now you’ll deal with a text with twelve gaps. Each of them represents a missing word or phrase which is not provided. To fill in the gaps you ought to understand the structure of the language and the text itself. Use of English / Part 2 / Activity 1. You’ll see seven sentences containing an adjective of personality in each. As the sentences are divided, pay attention to the words in bold (the adjectives) as well as to the transition words to find the correct ending to each of the beginnings. DAY 2 - Use of English / Part 2 / Activity 2. A text with eight gaps will be used to test your ability of building a good grammatical understanding of prepositions and verb form. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 5
  • 93. Use of English / Part 2 / Activity 3. How good are you at phrasal verbs? Use the correct particle to complete the sentences in this activity. Remember: more important than filling in the blanks is using phrasal verbs naturally when using the English language. How many of these phrasal verbs can you use? DAY 3 - Use of English / Part 2 / Activity 4. This last activity gives you the opportunity to use, in a text, what you have learned. Use of English / Part 3 / Explanation. To master the activity that follows you’ll need to show good vocabulary skills, and understanding of the text as a whole. You’ll deal with a text containing ten gaps. At the end of each line you’ll see a ‘stem word’. Add a prefix or a suffix to this stem word, or change it into a compound word to fill in the gap correctly. DAY 4 - Use of English / Part 3 / Activity 1a. This activity deals exclusively with prefixes. Drag the correct prefix to the word and you’ll see how you can improve your vocabulary. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 5
  • 94. Use of English / Part 3 / Activity 1b. This activity follows the same procedure as the previous one. However, this time you’ll deal with suffixes. DAY 5 - Use of English / Part 3 / Activity 2. As you have already dealt with prefixes and suffixes, now your task is to choose the correct word to complete the sentences. Use of English / Part 3 / Activity 3. You’ll have fifteen sentences to show your spelling abilities in context. In case the underlined word is incorrect, correctly type it and test your ability. DAY 6 - Use of English / Part 3 / Activity 4. In this last activity you’ll see a text with ten gaps. For each gap, there’s a stem word. Modify this stem word by adding a prefix or a suffix to it or by changing it into a compound word and finally type this new word in the correct space. Remember to check the spelling. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 5
  • 95. Tornado Chase / pages 2-3. Tornadoes are large storms that can cause huge amounts of damage and destruction. Most people run from tornadoes, but some researchers chase them! They want to study the storms to develop better methods for predicting them. How do they find these tornadoes? How do they collect their information? Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 3 – Use of English – Part 3: In this part of the Use of English test, you transform a word to fit the context within a sentence. You must change the part of speech of the word in capitals. 1) Read the text without concentrating on the gaps and make sure you understand the story; 2) Identify the parts of speech of each word in capitals; 3) Decide into which part of speech you need to transform the word in capitals; 4) Finally, build the necessary word. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 5
  • 96. Week 6: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Use of English / Part 4 / Explanation. In this part of the Use of English test, you have to rephrase sentences using a key word for each sentence. You can only use between two to five words, including the key word. Use of English / Part 4 / Activity 1. You’ll have eight sentences to choose the word that best completes them. The words have the same root, but different prefixes and suffixes. DAY 2 - Use of English / Part 4 / Activity 2. The activity checks your ability of using plurals. You’ll receive sixteen words to type their correspondent plural version. Use of English / Part 4 / Activity 3. Still willing to check how well you can use words in a context, the exercise will give you ten words so that each of them fills in a gap. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 6
  • 97. DAY 3 - Use of English / Part 4 / Activity 4. Now you’ll have to type the correct words in the gap. There’s a sentence, then an isolated word. This isolated word is to be complemented with other words to fill in the blank to complete the next sentence. Use of English / Test Yourself Again. There are twenty-one sentences to test how well your abilities have improved. Since typing the plural version of words given to choosing the words that best complete the sentences. DAY 4 - Practice Test 1 / Paper 3 / Use of English. The first text contains twelve gaps. Each gap must be filled with one of the options given. The next text asks you to fill in twelve blanks with one word in each. The third text is to be filled with a transformation of the respective stem word. Finally, you’ll have to rephrase eight sentences, using between two and five words, including the key word. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 6
  • 98. Listening / Test Yourself. Take the pre-test to check how much you already know and what you still need to improve. DAY 5 - Listening / Part 1 / Explanation. In this part of the test, you’ll listen to eight short unconnected recordings. Each one is 30 seconds long. For each recording you answer a question with three answers to choose from. Listening / Part 1 / Activity 1. Take notes as you listen to the conversations. Then, use these notes to answer the questions. DAY 6 - Tornado Chase / pages 4-27. A team of tornado chasers led by Tim Samaras are joined by photographer Carsten Peter as they set out during storm season in the U.S. While they have some thrilling moments, the preparation and waiting that goes into the chase are sometimes frustrating. Their team is attempting to place a probe inside a tornado to collect data that will help scientists build a better warning system, so people can escape these dangerous storms. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 6
  • 99. Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 4 – Listening: You hear four different sets of recordings (monologues or interacting speakers). Monologues could include answerphone messages, radio documentaries, announcements, instructions, news, lectures, reports, speeches, advertisements and stories. Interacting speakers could include conversations, interviews, discussions, quizzes and transactions. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 6
  • 100. Week 7: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Listening / Part 1 / Activity 2.1. You’ll listen to conversations for general understanding. First, listen to a story as you take notes. Then, use your notes as well as what you remember from listening to check True or False for the five sentences that follow. Listening / Part 1 / Activity 2.2. This activity is similar to the one you have previously done. Take the chance to practice as much as possible. DAY 2 - Listening / Part 1 / Activity 2.3. Here’s another chance to perfect your listening skills. Listening / Part 1 / Activity 2.4. After a number of activities concentrated on the same task, how well can you perform it now? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 7
  • 101. DAY 3 - Listening / Part 1 / Activity 3. In activity 3, you’ll listen to a conversation in order to answer factual, negative factual and inference questions. Remember to take notes as you listen. To answer factual questions, you have to identify what was said. On the other hand, to answer negative factual questions, you have to know what was not mentioned. Finally, the answer for inference questions is not explicitly said or mentioned. After listening to the conversation, you’ll answer six multiple choice questions. Listening / Part 1 / Activity 4. This time, you’ll listen to people talking in eight different situations in order to answer main-topic/main-purpose questions about conversations. DAY 4 - Listening / Part 2 / Explanation. You’ll listen to a recording with the purpose of completing a gapped text. The recording follows the same order of the text. Now, instead of just checking if you can understand the main idea of what you hear, the exercise aims to check if you can also understand details, specific words or phrases, specific information and stated opinion. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 7
  • 102. Listening / Part 2 / Activity 1. As a starter, you need to show you are able to follow and understand what the speaker is saying. You’ll listen to a conversation and then answer some multiple choice questions. DAY 5 - Listening / Part 2 / Activity 2. Now, let’s improve your ability. This time, listen and show that you can follow the order of what’s being said. You’ll listen to a story and then put it in order. DAY 6 - Tornado Chase / pages 30-31. You’ll read a 349-word text explaining the experience of catching a tornado. Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 4 – Listening – Part 1 test and have a nice week: You listen to eight short unconnected recordings. Each one is 30 seconds long. For each recording you answer a question with three answers to choose from. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 7
  • 103. Week 8: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Listening / Part 2 / Activity 3. You’ll listen to a conversation so that you can answer six multiple choice questions. Listening / Part 2 / Activity 4. This time, listen to part of a radio programme with an activist in order to fill in the blanks of the text. DAY 2 - Listening / Part 3 / Explanation. In this part of the listening test, you listen to five people talking about a similar topic. You have to decide who says what, by matching each speaker to a prompt. Often the answer isn’t directly stated; instead you have to arrive at the meaning by putting together different parts of what you’ve heard. Listening / Part 3 / Activity 1. Listen to the recording and answer three multiple-choice questions. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 8
  • 104. DAY 3 - Listening / Part 3 / Activity 2. Now, show your ability to hear inference and make deductions. Listen to the conversation between Maria and Sarah and answer the three True / False questions. Do the same for the next conversation. DAY 4 - Listening / Part 3 / Activity 3. Listen to a conversation between two women and then answer the multiple-choice questions. Do the same for the next conversation. Listening / Part 3 / Activity 4. This time, you’ll listen to five people talking about a similar experience. Then, match each speaker to what they say. There are six options, so one of them is not used. DAY 5 - Listening / Part 4 / Explanation. In this part of the test you listen to a longer text with more than one speaker. You have seven questions: each one has three options to choose from. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 8
  • 105. Listening / Part 4 / Activity 1. You’ll practice to understand the gist of a conversation and to summarize this conversation in your own words. So, take notes while you listen because these notes will be useful to answer the six multiple-choice questions that follow. DAY 6 - Tornado Chase /video + quiz. Before watching the video. Look at these three questions and guess the answers to them. 1) About how many tornadoes occur in the United States every year? 2) How many miles per hour can tornado winds go up to? 3) What are people who follow tornadoes called? Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 4 – Listening – Part 4 test and have a nice week: Between each part of the listening test there is a pause which gives you time to check your answers and to prepare for the next part of the test. Reading all the questions beforehand will give you clues about what you are going to hear. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 8
  • 106. Week 9: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Listening / Part 4 / Activity 2. You’ll have the opportunity to follow a conversation with different accents. To check how much you’ve understood, decide if the statements that follow are true or false. Listening / Part 4 / Activity 3. Listen to the conversation between a couple at a restaurant talking about films. Then, answer the six multiplechoice questions. DAY 2 - Listening / Part 4 / Activity 4. This time, you listen to a radio programme discussion about talent shows before choosing the correct answers for the seven multiple-choice questions. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 9
  • 107. Listening / Test Yourself Again. After practicing as much as you could for a few weeks, take the test again and observe how different your performance is. DAY 3 - Practice Test 1 / Paper 4 / Listening. Today go to FCE Practice Tests, choose Practice Test 1 and take Paper 4. Separate this time to take the whole listening test, as if it was the real one. Don’t let anything disturb or distract you. Speaking / Test Yourself. There are twenty-five multiple choice questions to analyse how much you already know before moving forward. Go ahead! Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 9
  • 108. DAY 4 - Speaking / Part 1 / Explanation. Part 1 of the Speaking paper is a general interactional and social language – a conversation between the interlocutor and each candidate. You will answer questions on topics such as home, family, and personal interests. This part of the test will last approximately three minutes. Speaking / Part 1 / Activity 1. You’ll talk about past, present and future circumstances. Answer the question about you. DAY 5 - Speaking / Part 1 / Activity 2. You’ll answer the question about you using social/interactional language. Speaking / Part 1 / Activity 3. Here’s another opportunity to answer a question about you. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 9
  • 109. DAY 6 - The Gauchos of Argentina / pages 2-3. The gauchos of Argentina are proud to share a heritage that goes back hundreds of years. They are all self-reliant cowboys who work in the remote countryside and follow a specific code of ethics. Customs, such as the clothes they wear and the way they celebrate, vary from place to place, but from Corrientes to Patagonia to Salta, gauchos share the same fiercely independent spirit and great love of the countryside. Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 5 – Speaking – Part 1: The Speaking paper is divided in four parts. You must answer all four parts. You take the speaking test with another candidate. The interlocutor (examiner talking to you) asks you questions and gives you prompts (pictures and words) which you may have to talk about or discuss with the other person. You are assessed on your performance throughout. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 9
  • 110. Week 10: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Speaking / Part 1 / Activity 4. In this activity you’ll answer questions according to examination format. You’ll talk about likes and dislikes, time, holidays and travel, and media. Speaking / Part 2 / Explanation. In this part of the exam you look at two photographs and the interlocutor asks you to talk about them (describing, comparing and giving an opinion). The other candidate listens and then has to respond at the end of your talk. Each candidate’s turn should last approximately one minute, with a further 20 seconds given for the other candidate to respond and comment on what you have said. DAY 2 - Speaking / Part 2 / Activity 1. Answer the question about you. To be better assessed, look at the tips at Expanding Your Response. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 10
  • 111. Speaking / Part 2 / Activity 2. Here you’re supposed to compare and contrast two images. When you compare images, you say what they have in common. Otherwise, when you contrast them, you point out their differences. DAY 3 - Speaking / Part 2 / Activity 3. This activity gives you the opportunity to practice the language of comparing. Speaking / Part 2 / Activity 4. This time, you have to be able to expand the response by yourself. The task also asks about your personal opinion. DAY 4 - Speaking / Part 3 / Explanation. In the third part of the speaking test, both candidates are given spoken instructions with written and visual stimuli. You work together in a collaborative task (exchanging ideas, expressing opinions, agreeing and/or disagreeing, speculating, suggesting, evaluating, reaching a decision through negotiation). Your discussion should last three minutes. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 10
  • 112. Speaking / Part 3 / Activity 1. The activity will teach you how to discuss and negotiate. This time, you will learn how to disagree with someone. DAY 5 - Speaking / Part 3 / Activity 2. Now, you will learn how to speculate. View the picture and record your answer based on speculations. Use the Expanding Your Response box to better perform your answer. DAY 6 - The Gauchos of Argentina / pages 4-27. In Argentina, there is a group of men who live a unique life: the life of a gaucho. This special type of cowboy has been continuing the old traditions for centuries. What type of lifestyle do these men have and what does it mean to be a gaucho? Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 5 – Speaking – Part 1 test and have a nice week: In this part of the speaking test, you will be asked questions about: likes and dislikes, places, personal experience, media, work and learning, relationships. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 10
  • 113. Week 11: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Speaking / Part 3 / Activity 3. In this activity you’ll see pictures showing ways to go to work or class. Record your opinion about the best way. Speaking / Video 1. You’ll watch four video segments, each related to a part of the speaking test. Watch the videos carefully and observe how well the candidates go. In your opinion, what could have been done in order to get a better grade? DAY 2 - Speaking / Part 3 / Activity 4. This time you’ll be asked to talk about the type of film which appeals to you most. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 11
  • 114. Speaking / Part 4 / Explanation. Part 4 of the speaking test is a discussion on topics related to the collaborative task. The interlocutor now joins in the discussion (from Part 3) and asks further questions to each candidate so it is a three-way conversation lasting four minutes. The focus here is expressing and justifying opinions, and agreeing and/or disagreeing. DAY 3 - Speaking / Part 4 / Activity 1. Learn the ability to negotiate and discuss using conversational tools. When talking about how to choose a place to live, remember to state if you prefer to live close to work or maybe close to your family or friends. Also, remember to say if you don’t mind spending a long time in your car and if you prefer living in the city or in the country. Justify what you say. Speaking / Part 4 / Activity 2. This time, order the conversation between Dave and April. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 11
  • 115. DAY 4 - Speaking / Part 4 / Activity 3. Record your answer talking about the reasons why you want to learn English and the most important reasons behind studying FCE. Speaking / Part 4 / Activity 4. Still talking about movies, look at the pictures and record your answer saying if you’d like to watch something different from what is suggested and what it would be. Remember to justify your answer. DAY 5 - Speaking / Test Yourself Again. Choose the most appropriate category for each of the eighteen responses. Speaking / Video 2. Watch one more sample for each part of the speaking test. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 11
  • 116. DAY 6 - The Gauchos of Argentina / pages 30-31. You’ll read a 365-word letter from Marco to Lee talking about places he visited. Do you know any of the places mentioned? Look at these sentences about the FCE – Paper 5 – Speaking: When we speak, it’s easy to make mistakes – especially in the exam! When you practise for the Speaking exam, record yourself. Afterwards, write down any of your common mistakes and correct them. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 11
  • 117. Week 12: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Practice Test 1 / Paper 5 / Speaking. Go to Practice Tests 1 and take the Speaking Paper. Separate a place where you won’t be disturbed, so that you can take the exam as if it was the real one. You can take this test as many times as you want, so don’t worry if things aren’t excellent at the first try. Practise as much as you can to perfect your ability. Vocabulary / Strategy 1 / Explanation. The first vocabulary strategy is called “Defining Vocabulary”. The goal of this strategy is to help you improve your chances in the exam. Vocabulary knowledge is important throughout the exam, but most specifically in Use of English. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Strategy 1 / Activity 1. This activity asks you to fill in the blanks with the correct collocation. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 12
  • 118. Vocabulary / Strategy 1 / Activity 2. There are words which are followed by one specific preposition. This activity aims to check if you can fill in the blanks with the correct preposition. Vocabulary / Strategy 1 / Activity 3. Now, you’ll see some collocations. You’re supposed to find the correct pattern for them. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Strategy 2 / Explanation. The second vocabulary strategy is called “Understanding Collocations”. Collocations are particularly tested in Paper 3 parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Besides this, collocations are also important when writing. Vocabulary / Strategy 2 / Activity 1. In this first activity, you’ll read a gapped text. Your job is to complete the collocations. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Strategy 2 / Activity 2. You’ll deal with ADJ + NOUN collocations. Find the adjective that collocates with the separate nouns. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 12
  • 119. Vocabulary / Strategy 3 / Explanation. The third vocabulary strategy is called “Grammaring Vocabulary”. You’ll learn how to classify words in different ways. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Strategy 3 / Activity 1. You’ll see how to expand your vocabulary, that is, if you know the noun form of a word, it is easier to find its adjective form, or maybe verb form. Vocabulary / Strategy 3 / Activity 2. Now that you have already practised different forms of the same word, transform the words given in a way they fit a text. DAY 6 - Vocabulary / Strategy 3 / Activity 3. Check if you can deal well with prefixes and suffixes. There are twelve sentences to check your ability. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 12
  • 120. The Gauchos of Argentina / video + quiz. The gauchos of Argentina are known for being self-reliant and independent. Think of a time when you needed to be self-reliant and independent. What happened? How did you feel? Here is a tip for FCE – Paper 1 – Reading – Part 1: Read the text and then read the questions. Before answering the questions: underline the parts of the text where you think the answer will be; read the question again and decide which answers are definitely wrong; choose from the most likely answers. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 12
  • 121. Week 13: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Strategy 4 / Explanation. The forth vocabulary strategy is called “Seeing Vocabulary Patterns”. The strategy teaches you that to become fluent in English it’s important to develop an ability to notice patterns in a crucial skill that will accelerate your progress. Vocabulary / Strategy 4 / Activity 1. There are four sentences that you will use to show how well you can deal with vocabulary patterns. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Strategy 4 / Activity 2. Now, instead of filling in the blanks with a word, you’ll fill them in with chunks of language. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 13
  • 122. Vocabulary / Strategy 4 / Activity 3. You’ll see a sentence with some words in italics. Below the sentence there’s a word which will be used to fill in the gaps of the last sentence, so that it has the same meaning of the first one. You can not change the word given, but you have to add between 2 to 4 words. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Strategy 5 / Explanation. The fifth vocabulary strategy is called “Pronouncing Vocabulary”. This area of knowledge is particularly tested in Paper 5. Anyway, pronunciation is important not only when speaking, but also when listening. Vocabulary / Strategy 5 / Activity 1. The activity asks you to choose the correct number of syllables in the words. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Strategy 5 / Activity 2. This time choose the correct stress in each word. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 13
  • 123. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Strategy 6 / Explanation. The sixth vocabulary strategy is called “Learning Vocabulary”. You’ll learn different strategies to store vocabulary. Vocabulary / Strategy 6 / Activity 1. You’ll have to fill in the blanks in a paragraph. Pay attention to the context before completing the activity. DAY 6 - Extreme Skydiving / pages 2-3. Speed skydiving is an extreme form of skydiving. Divers use science and a lot of imagination to try to free fall as fast as possible while overcoming air resistance and terminal velocity. The world championship is held in northern England annually. This year, one competitor has designed special air-resistant trousers that he hopes will help him dive at the high speeds necessary to win. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 13
  • 124. Here is a tip for FCE – Paper 1 – Reading – Part 2: In this part of the Reading test, you match sentences to gaps in the text. There is an extra sentence you don’t need to use. Follow these steps: 1) The first time you read the text, only read the gapped text to get an overall idea of meaning. 2) Never try to match sentences to gaps as you go along the first time you read the text. 3) Only read the extra sentences after you have read the text for overall meaning. 4) Try to identify the unnecessary sentence. 5) Exploit reference words such as pronouns to help you match the sentences. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 13
  • 125. Week 14: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Strategy 7 / Explanation. The seventh vocabulary strategy is called “Recording Vocabulary”. You’ll see different strategies to record vocabulary and organize a notebook. A good range of vocabulary is important in all the FCE papers, especially in the Use of English and Writing papers. Vocabulary / Strategy 7 / Activity 1. Your job is to match male and female nouns. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Strategy 8 / Explanation. The eighth vocabulary strategy is called “Using a Dictionary”. Although you can not take a dictionary into the FCE exam, it’s important to know how to use one when you are studying. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 14
  • 126. Vocabulary / Strategy 8 / Activity 1. Some words have different meanings, depending on the context in which they appear. In this activity you’ll see some meanings of the word change. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Strategy 8 / Activity 2. There are six words for you to choose the correct stress. Yes, a dictionary can also help you pronounce words correctly. Vocabulary / Strategy 9 / Explanation. The ninth vocabulary strategy is called “Activating Vocabulary”. Think about how much vocabulary you can understand when reading a text or maybe listening to someone talking. How could you compare the amount of vocabulary you can understand to the amount you can produce? Certainly, you can produce less than you can understand. This is why this strategy is important: to improve your active vocabulary. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 14
  • 127. Vocabulary / Strategy 9 / Activity 1. You’ll see a text with seven gaps. You’re supposed to fill in the gaps with one of the options given. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Strategy 10 / Explanation. The tenth vocabulary strategy is called “Working with Texts”. Texts are important because they present vocabulary in chunks as well as contextualized. In this way, it is easier to understand new words. Vocabulary / Strategy 10 / Activity 1. Read a text and replace the words in bold. These words are colloquial forms of vocabulary you already know and will discover through context. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Strategy 10 / Activity 2. This activity is similar to the previous one, but this time you deal with sentences instead of a text. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 14
  • 128. DAY 6 - Extreme Skydiving / pages 4-27. Most people enjoy the sport of skydiving because they get to fall through the sky at extremely high speeds, but some people want to go even faster. One man, a speed skydiver, is experimenting with various methods of increasing his speed. What is he doing to go faster? Is it working? Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 3 – Use of English – Part 3: In this part of the Use of English test remember to read the passage all the way through without thinking about the gaps. Try to get an overall impression of what the passage is about. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 14
  • 129. Week 15: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Leisure and Home / Activity 1. There will be four vocabulary activities related to the theme Leisure and Home. In this first activity, complete a paragraph with the correct words. To make the exercise more challenging, there are four extra words. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Leisure and Home / Activity 2. This paragraph is more related to home than leisure. Remember that rather than introduces a contrasting idea. Pay attention to the grammar of the words. Before filling in the blanks, observe what kind of word would be necessary. Vocabulary / Leisure and Home / Activity 3. Identify collocations. Remember that language in chunks is more useful than isolated words. Sometimes, to understand vocabulary it’s important to look at the words that come nearby. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 15
  • 130. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Leisure and Home / Activity 4. If you need a hotel room, what language would you use to express this? Then, something that is ideal for you could be called suitable. So, what must be suitable when you travel? DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Hobbies / Activity 1. Now, our topic moved to hobbies. Do you have a hobby? How often do you practice it? Is it indoors or outdoors? There are seventeen hobbies for you to choose if they most likely occur indoors or outdoors. Vocabulary / Travel/Holidays / Activity 1. Read a text containing six paragraphs about holidays. After reading the text, match the correct paragraph number to the type of holiday. Then, think: What’s your favourite type of holiday? DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Travel/Holidays / Activity 2. Here is a simple exercise in which you fill in the blanks with an appropriate word. All the sentences are related to holidays. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 15
  • 131. Vocabulary / Travel/Holidays / Activity 3. This exercise is similar to the previous one, the only difference is that this time you fill in the blanks with a chunk of language. DAY 6 - Extreme Skydiving / pages 30-31. You’ll read a 388-word text talking about the history of skydiving. Find out about the first modern parachute, the birth of skydiving and skydiving competitions. Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 1 – Reading – Part 1: In this part of the reading test there may be one ‘global’ question which asks about the writer’s overall attitude. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 15
  • 132. Week 16: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Travel/Holidays / Activity 4. In this exercise, for each of the twelve gaps there will be three options for you to choose from. Read the words before and after the gaps before making a choice. Vocabulary / Travel/Holidays / Activity 5. Make your mind used to making connections. For example, if the word Alps is in the context, what kind of place would you link to this destination? Another example: if I go to a place where I can’t speak the local language, what would be useful for me to take? DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Shopping / Activity 1. Now the topic has changed to shopping. The first activity just asks you to fill in the blanks with an appropriate word. Another way of making connections is relating to singular and plural nouns. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 16
  • 133. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Shopping / Activity 2. Complete the collocations in this exercise. Collocating words will always be an important skill. Vocabulary / Shopping / Activity 3. Transform the given words to complete the text. Use your knowledge about affixes. Also remember to look at a word and think about its noun, verb, adverb and adjective forms. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Where You Live / Activity 1. The topic now is related to where you live. Collocate the words. Are you interested in decoration? Vocabulary / Where You Live / Activity 2. What kind of room do you need when someone comes over? What can shelves be made of? To save energy, how could the roofs of a house be covered? See, try to understand the context. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Where You Live / Activity 3. All the blanks will be filled with verbs. You just need to type the correct form of each verb. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 16
  • 134. Vocabulary / Where You Live / Activity 4. What’s your knowledge on phrasal verbs like? The same idea can be expressed in different ways and phrasal verbs can help you say the same thing in other words. DAY 6 - Extreme Skydiving / video + quiz. Watch this video about extreme skydiving. Besides listening to the narrator, you’ll also listen to Mark Calland and Marco Wiederkehr who are speed skydivers. Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 2 – Writing: Remember to use the last 5-10 minutes of the exam to check your writing. When studying, look back at a previous piece of writing you have done and identify your common mistakes. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 16
  • 135. Week 17: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Jobs/Career / Activity 1. Complete the text about jobs and careers with the correct word. After reading the gapped text, come back to its beginning to fill in the blanks and ask yourself questions such as: What do we study at school? What do teachers ask us to do? What must we take at school in order to be promoted to another level? Vocabulary / Jobs/Career / Activity 2. Here’s another exercise similar to the previous one. Do you work are you a full-time student? What benefits would appeal to you at a company? Is it possible to get satisfaction at work? DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Education/Training / Activity 1. There are ten words which were used in a report about a college. Your job is to classify the words in the correct category. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 17
  • 136. Vocabulary / Work / Activity 1. To fill in the blanks with the correct option, think: to be trusted, what kind of professional do you have to be? What are your obligations as a student? What qualifications are necessary to perform certain jobs? DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Work / Activity 2. This simple activity just asks you to collocate the words. Vocabulary / Work / Activity 3. This time, the only tips you get to fill in the blanks are the words which come before and after. Read the whole text before thinking about how you’ll fill in the gaps. Think about what kind of word/part of speech you need: a noun, an adjective, a preposition … DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 1. This new topic is about arts. Do you usually follow a craze? Do you usually wear the same brand? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 17
  • 137. Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 2. What special days do you celebrate? Do you know when your grandparents’ anniversary is or was? DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 3. What’s your favourite form of entertainment? I usually prefer to watch a play at the theatre, and you? Unfortunately, this form of entertainment is still not so popular. Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 4. Can you remember the last book you read? Was it a page turner? What makes a good story? DAY 6 - Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 5. Nowadays, there’s a demand for news 24 hours a day. Where do you get news from? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 17
  • 138. The Red Devils / pages 2-3. As far as 180 meters below the ocean’s surface lives the Humboldt squid, a species that can grow to be 182 centimetres long. Neurobiologist Bob Gilly has tracked this giant squid species, known as the red devil, to the Gulf of California, and he’s enlisted cameraman Bob Cranston to assist in his research. Cranston does a night dive to film the squid up close, but when his camera lights attract some, he has an unforgettable encounter with the infamous red devils. Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 1 – Reading – Part 1: Two strategies for unknown vocabulary are: 1) Sometimes you don’t need to understand single words but it’s important you understand the general sense in order to answer the question. 2. 2) Never leave a question unanswered. If you’re not quite sure always make a guess. You might be right! Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 17
  • 139. Week 18: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Entertainment / Activity 1. There are ten words which were used in an article about places to visit on holiday. What’s the correct category for each word? Vocabulary / Entertainment / Activity 2. To complete the sentences in this exercise, think: how is a book divided? Do you generally like book adaptations? What’s the opposite of hero? DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Entertainment / Activity 3. Collocate a noun to a correct group of words. Test different possibilities before making a choice. Vocabulary / Entertainment / Activity 4. Choose one of the three options to fill in each of the twelve blanks. Sometimes, even before reading the options the missing word will pop up to your mind. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 18
  • 140. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Customs/Tradition / Activity 1. The sentences in this activity deal with different kinds of art. Interpret the context before filling in the blanks. Vocabulary / Customs/Tradition / Activity 2. When you meet someone, what do you shake? What’s let off at the beach on New Year’s Eve? DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Customs/Tradition / Activity 3. There are eight words related to Christmas. Can you unscramble them? Vocabulary / Media / Activity 1. Do you buy music or just download it? Fill in the blanks about media so that they make sense. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Media / Activity 2. Here, there are more eight sentences to be filled in. What do you use your mobile phone to? Is it just to keep in touch with people or also to work? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 18
  • 141. Vocabulary / Media / Activity 2. There are ten word or phrases related to media. You’re supposed to choose the associated form of media for each of them. DAY 6 - The Red Devils / pages 4-27. Humboldt squids or ‘Red Devils” are some of the world’s largest animals without a backbone. These sometimes dangerous creatures live in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. A researcher and a professional diver have come to the Gulf of California to learn more about them. Will they find any Red Devils? Will they be able to observe them safely? Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 4 – Listening – Part 2: Answer these questions about the Sentence Completion exam: Will the answers be in the same order as the sentences? How many words do you write in each answer? Are the words in the written notes always the same as those in the listening? Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 18
  • 142. Week 19: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Fashion / Activity 1. All the ten sentences in this activity are related to fashion. Check how much fashion vocabulary you can use. Vocabulary / Fashion / Activity 2. Here you type the correct word to fill in the blanks in the sentences related to fashion. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Fashion / Activity 3. In order to complete the eight sentences in this exercise, you have to collocate words correctly. Vocabulary / Health and Fitness / Activity 1. Now the topic is related to health and fitness. Do you prefer to play or to watch a sport? Do you like football? Where’s it played? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 19
  • 143. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Health and Fitness / Activity 2. How do you stay fit? Have you heard of anyone who has needed an operation because of sports accidents? Some people, besides exercising are concerned about their diet. Vocabulary / Health and Fitness / Activity 3. What do you eat to start your day? It’s important to eat, at least, three meals a day. Complete this text about eating habits. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Health and Fitness / Activity 4. Here’s another text related to health and fitness. We really hope you had had a great opportunity to improve your vocabulary. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Sports / Activity 1. There are nine words or phrases which must be associated to sport. Make the correct connections. Vocabulary / Sports / Activity 2. Now, match each sport to the correct set of words. How much vocabulary about sports have you acquired? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 19
  • 144. DAY 6 - The Red Devils / pages 30-31. You’ll read a 392-word text comparing the jumbo to the colossal squid. Pay attention at the chart showing the comparison. Here is a tip to help you activate your vocabulary: Remember, before listening make sure that you read the notes carefully so that you know what you will be listening for. Reading the notes will also help you activate whatever previous knowledge you may have about a topic. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 19
  • 145. Week 20: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Health/Fitness / Activity 1. Construct eight collocations related to health and fitness. Vocabulary / Health/Fitness / Activity 2. Use the given phrases to complete the sentences. Are you allergic to any food? What would you recommend to lose weight? When was the last time you caught a cold? DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Nutrition / Activity 1. Do you prefer junk or healthy food? Complete these sentences about nutrition. Vocabulary / Nutrition / Activity 2. Here there’s an article about the British diet. For each of the twelve gaps there are three options to choose from. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 20
  • 146. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Nutrition / Activity 3. Choose the correct word to fill in the eight sentences related to nutrition in this exercise. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Nature and Animals / Activity 1. This text is about nature. The text says that newspapers today talk a lot about environment. Do you agree? Is this a topic that appeals to you? DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Nature and Animals / Activity 2. The text states that weather is the most common topic of conversations. Has the weather in your country changed a lot recently? Vocabulary / Nature and Animals / Activity 3. Read about WWF. What was the focus of this group? Are you worried about endangered species? DAY 6 - Vocabulary / The Environment / Activity 1. You’ll read an article about the environment. Seven sentences have been removed from this article. Insert the removed sentences in the correct places. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 20
  • 147. The Red Devils / video + quiz. Are the Humboldt squid really red devils? In this video, you’ve heard both proven and unproven facts about giant squid. In your opinion, do these invertebrates deserve a new nickname? Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 2 – Writing – Part 2: If you write an essay giving arguments for and against in the exam, it’s important to: Restate and develop the opinion in the question through an introduction. Include middle paragraphs that have arguments for and against the opinion in the title. Express your final opinion on the subject in a conclusion. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 20
  • 148. Week 21: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Climate and Weather / Activity 1. At this level of English you are, it’s important to show how varied your vocabulary is. When talking about weather, what’s another word to say it is humid? In this exercise, match the sentences with similar meanings. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Climate and Weather / Activity 2. There are six groups of adjectives waiting for the correct noun to collocate with them. During the summer, does it rain heavily in your city? Vocabulary / Climate and Weather / Activity 3. Your job here is to make seven weather collocations. From now on, once you think about one of these words, a chunk will come to your mind naturally. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 21
  • 149. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Nature and Animals / Activity 1. Fill in the ten blanks in this activity. We’ve talked a lot about collocations, so before taking the exercise, think: the place where a species of animals lives is its … / dinosaurs don’t exist anymore, so they’re … Go on this way and you’ll find it more natural to complete the sentences. Vocabulary / Nature and Animals / Activity 2. You’ll see eight sentences which need to be filled in. Teach your brain to create connections related to word partnerships, antonyms/synonyms and so on. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Nature and Animals / Activity 3. In this activity you’ll read a sentence. Then, there is another sentence with different words from the previous one but with the same meaning. This second sentence contains a gap. Your job is to fill in this gap so that both sentences have the same meaning. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 21
  • 150. Vocabulary / Science and Technology / Activity 1. The topic has changed to science and technology. Has science and technology developed a lot over the last decades? DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Science and Technology / Activity 2. Were you good at science at school? This short paragraph will remind you of what your science teachers said at that time. Vocabulary / Science and Technology / Activity 3. There’s much conversation about UFOs, crop circles and all these strange events. Are you curious about them? Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 21
  • 151. DAY 6 - Saving the Amazon Together / pages 2-3. The vast, diverse nature of the Amazon rain forest is under threat from illegal mines that destroy the land and pollute the water. An expedition team of scientists and conservation experts has formed to help organise a new national park established to protect the rain forest. The team’s goal is to mark the park’s boundaries, enlist the support of local tribes and shut down illegal mines. Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 1 – Reading – Part 3: quickly read all four texts to get the main idea of each; read each question and underline the parts of the texts which you think answer the question. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 21
  • 152. Week 22: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Technology / Activity 1. Here, there are eight sentences about technology. Think about the vocabulary connections you already know to fill in the gaps. Most of the sentences might be related to your academic life. Vocabulary / Technology / Activity 2. Fill in the blanks in each of the eight sentences. Observe the words nearby the gap to help you fill it in. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Technology / Activity 3. This activity gives you a new set of eight sentences. Follow the same procedure used in the previous exercise. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / The Paranormal / Activity 1. Do you think it’s correct to invest public money searching for unidentified flying objects? Fill in the blanks of the eight sentences dealing with the paranormal. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 22
  • 153. Vocabulary / The Paranormal / Activity 2. The activity presents eight gapped sentences. For each sentence, choose the correct option to fill in the blanks from the three options given. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Relationships / Activity 1. This new topic is about relationships. How could you describe your immediate relatives? The author of this paragraph describes his family. Are your grandparents still alive? Vocabulary / Relationships / Activity 2. How much do you imagine an average wedding would cost? Read this paragraph and you’ll find out lots of information about this ceremony. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Relationships / Activity 3. Imagine a situation where you have to talk about yourself. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it. You can’t exaggerate saying only good things about you, but you can’t highlight your weaknesses either. This interesting paragraph gives you some tips on how to talk about yourself without being unfair. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 22
  • 154. Vocabulary / Relationships / Activity 4. More difficult than talking about yourself might be talking about someone else. You’re supposed to describe not only the person’s appearance but also their personality. DAY 6 - Saving the Amazon Together / pages 4-43. The Amazon rain forest is in danger. Illegal forest operations are destroying the home of millions of plants and animals; however, one group of scientists is exploring the far off regions of a newly formed national park to stop the destruction. How can they help to save the rain forest? Who will they get to help them? Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 4 – Listening – Part 1: In this part of the Listening test, you listen to eight recordings and answer a question for each. Remember to read all the questions before you listen. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 22
  • 155. Week 23: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Vocabulary / Friends/Family / Activity 1. This exercise shows twenty-two sentences for you to choose if they have a positive or negative connotation. DAY 2 - Vocabulary / Friends/Family / Activity 2. For the ten sentences in this exercise, replace the underlined word for a synonym. DAY 3 - Vocabulary / Friends/Family / Activity 3. The eight sentences in this activity have to do with family relations. Choose the correct option to complete each of the sentences. DAY 4 - Vocabulary / Talking About Yourself / Activity 1. Complete each of the ten sentences with the correct adjective. Observe the context of each sentence to make your job easier. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 23
  • 156. DAY 5 - Vocabulary / Describing People / Activity 1. The ten sentences in this activity describe people. Follow the same procedure from the previous exercise. DAY 6 - Saving the Amazon Together / pages 46-47. Did you know that the rainforest can help produce a wide range of new medicines? Read this 399-word text to find out more about it. Here is a tip about the FCE – Paper 2 – Writing – Part 1: there is only one question to answer in part 1 of the writing exam; you have to answer it; you always have to respond to another piece of correspondence; you must respond to the handwritten notes. Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 23
  • 157. Week 24: starting... Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: DAY 1 - Practice Test 2 / Paper 1 / Reading. For each of the tasks separated for this week, organize your routine so that you take them as if they were the real one. For the reading Part you might need one hour. This paper is divided in three parts and you must answer all the parts. There are thirty questions in total. You receive two marks for each correct answer in Parts 1and 2, and one mark for each correct answer in Part 3. DAY 2 - Practice Test 2 / Paper 1 / Writing. This paper is divided in two parts and you can use 1 hour and 20 minutes for them. You must answer both parts with two questions to answer in total. You receive equal marks for each question. DAY 3 - Practice Test 2 / Paper 1 / Use of English. The four parts of this paper take 45 minutes. You must answer all four parts, containing 42 questions in total. You receive one mark for each correct answer in Parts 1, 2, and 3, and two marks for each correct answer in Part 4. Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 24
  • 158. DAY 4 - Practice Test 2 / Paper 1 / Listening. This Paper is divided in 4 parts taking approximately 40 minutes. You must answer all four parts. You receive one mark for each correct answer in four parts. DAY 5 - Practice Test 2 / Paper 1 / Speaking. This Paper takes around 14 minutes and is divided in four parts. You must answer all four parts and you are assessed on your performance throughout. DAY 6 - Saving the Amazon Together / video + quiz. Watch the entire video and take short notes about the different people you see. What are they? What are they doing? Bye  Nível 5 - FCE, Semana 24
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