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  • 1. KRISTI MÄRK GYMNASIUM OF LIHULA 2009 Good tips for national examination
  • 2. Preparation for examination
    • This presentation has 4
    • parts:
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • Reading
    • Speaking
    • Read carefully and write
    • a conclusion about
    • each part
  • 3. Writing a letter (1/5)
    • Read the instructions at least 2 times ! What exactly do they want you to do ?
    • Try to understand if you have to use formal or semi-formal language in the letter
    • Starting and ending the letter
    • Dear Sir/Madam
    • Faithfully,
    Dear Mr. Roberts Sincerely yours,
  • 4. Writing: formal language (2/5)
    • You should use polite language and keep to a humble tone
    • Slang is not acceptable
    • No contradictions (I´ll, won´t)
    • You use Thank you not Thanks, you write out ten o’clock not ’10:00’
  • 5. Writing: formal language (3/5)
    • Avoid personal expressions. Use ‘It’ construction or passive forms (It seemed.., It was found out, p eople say, It is said; It can be pointed out.etc.)
    • Use linking devices: in addition, also, however, what is more, on the other hand, although, therefore
  • 6. Writing an essay (4/5)
    • Start with an eye - catching sentence about the topic
    • Interpret the heading, do not use direct questions
    • Introduce the body by listing your aspects
    • Start each paragraph with an appropriate linking device
    • In conclusion reword the introduction and sum what your have written
  • 7. Writing a report (5/5)
    • The purpose (aim) of this report is to describe (to compare , to analy z e, etc.)……
    • The report gives information about …
    • The report is based on the data taken from …
    • Introduce your content using subheadings
    • Sum up your ideas in the conclusion
    • NB! Use y our own analyze, prediction, guessing - why the things are as they are?
  • 8. Listening: preparation (1/3)
    • Preparation
    • Before you listen, always look for clues that will help you to understand what you are going to listen
    • Use the knowledge of the world to try to predict/guess the answers the questions
  • 9. Listening: important words
    • When you listen in English, do not worry if you do not understand all the words
    • Pay attention to stressed words. They give the most important information (e.g. One day in spring , she went walking in the fields )
  • 10. Listening: focus on situation (3/3)
    • When you listen to dialogues, think about where they take place
    • Focus on the language the people use (formal or informal etc.)
    • Think about the mood of the speakers (e.g. angry, happy, nervous, jelous, dissappointed)
  • 11. Reading: dealing with difficult words (1/3)
    • Read the sentence the word is in and decide what kind of word it is (adjective, noun, etc.)
    • Read the paragraph the word is in and try to work out the meaning from the context
  • 12. Reading: completing notes (2/3)
    • Look at the notes and decide what kind of information you are looking for (e.g names, numbers, percentages, objects, times)
    • Read the text quickly to get the general idea
    • Then read the text again carefully and complete the notes as you read
  • 13. Reading: “reading between lines” (3/3)
    • Read the question and identify the important words
    • Find the relevant part of the text
    • Find the most important words and expressions in that part of the text
    • Decide if the important words in the question and text express the same ideas
  • 14. Speaking: preparing a monologue (1/2)
    • Think as many key words as you can - connected with the topic ofcourse 
    • Present the topic in a locigal way, answer the questions which were asked and use examples from life
    • Correct yourself if you make a serious mistake
  • 15. Speaking: preparing a role play (2/2)
    • Always read the last row how you have to finish the role play
    • Introduce yourself and say what and why you want to ask
    • Listen the answers and try to react, starting the new question with an opening phrase
  • 16. Role play: different questions Would you be so kind and name the exact …? What/How/Where/ Why / Who ... ? I am also wondering … You already mentioned …, but does it also have … ? That´s a good idea, but when are you planning …? You are responsible for this, aren´t you? Could you please tell me ….. ? One more question I am interested in ….. ?
  • 17. In conclusion …
    • … it can be said that if you have read all the presentation, you will get at least few points more than you would have got before 
    • Everything will be
    • alright, you´ll see !
    GOOD LUCK !
  • 18. Photos are taken from
    • http://www.gifs.net/subcategory/348/0/20/Teachers#
    • http://edutechgeek.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/writing_1.gif