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Plano de estudos - nivel 5 - fce

  1. 1. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Preparatório para Exame* Plano de Estudos Nível 5 – FCE
  2. 2. 10 minutos para o Listening 10 minutos para o Reading 10 minutos para o Writing 10 minutos para o Speaking 10 minutos para Use of English 10 minutos para as Leituras extras Sugestão: 05 contatos semanais com aproximadamente 01 hora cada Caso opte para trabalhar com materiais para FCE ou CAE: Sugestão: 05 contatos semanais com aproximadamente 01 hora cada Caso opte para trabalhar com o material para TOEFL iBT: 10 minutos para o Listening 10 minutos para o Reading 15 minutos para o Writing 15 minutos para o Speaking 10 minutos para as Leituras extras
  3. 3. 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. Cronograma - Tempo necessário à realização das tarefas
  4. 4. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 1: starting... Nível 5 - FCE 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.
  5. 5. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  6. 6. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 2: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Let’s divide the week in six parts – I mean, six days. Take the last day to relax. 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, …
  7. 7. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  8. 8. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. Writing – Test Yourself. Take this pre-test but don’t be so hard on yourself.
  9. 9. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  10. 10. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 3: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  11. 11. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  12. 12. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  13. 13. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 4: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: Writing / Part 2 / Activity 4. You’ll learn how to write a response to a text. 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  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.
  14. 14. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  15. 15. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  16. 16. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 5: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  17. 17. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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? 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. 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.
  18. 18. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  19. 19. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. Read the text without concentrating on the gaps and make sure you understand the story; Identify the parts of speech of each word in capitals; Decide into which part of speech you need to transform the word in capitals; Finally, build the necessary word. Bye 
  20. 20. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 6: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  21. 21. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  22. 22. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE Listening / Test Yourself. Take the pre-test to check how much you already know and what you still need to improve. 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. 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.
  23. 23. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  24. 24. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 7: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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?
  25. 25. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  26. 26. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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 
  27. 27. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 8: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  28. 28. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  29. 29. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  30. 30. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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 multiple-choice questions. 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.
  31. 31. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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!
  32. 32. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  33. 33. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  34. 34. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 10: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. Speaking / Part 2 / Activity 1. Answer the question about you. To be better assessed, look at the tips at Expanding Your Response.
  35. 35. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  36. 36. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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 
  37. 37. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 11: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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? Speaking / Part 3 / Activity 4. This time you’ll be asked to talk about the type of film which appeals to you most.
  38. 38. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  39. 39. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  40. 40. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  41. 41. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 12: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. Vocabulary / Strategy 1 / Activity 1. This activity asks you to fill in the blanks with the correct collocation.
  42. 42. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. Vocabulary / Strategy 2 / Activity 2. You’ll deal with ADJ + NOUN collocations. Find the adjective that collocates with the separate nouns.
  43. 43. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE Vocabulary / Strategy 3 / Explanation. The third vocabulary strategy is called “Grammaring Vocabulary”. You’ll learn how to classify words in different ways. 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. Vocabulary / Strategy 3 / Activity 3. Check if you can deal well with prefixes and suffixes. There are twelve sentences to check your ability.
  44. 44. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  45. 45. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 13: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. Vocabulary / Strategy 4 / Activity 2. Now, instead of filling in the blanks with a word, you’ll fill them in with chunks of language.
  46. 46. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. Vocabulary / Strategy 5 / Activity 2. This time choose the correct stress in each word.
  47. 47. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  48. 48. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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: The first time you read the text, only read the gapped text to get an overall idea of meaning. Never try to match sentences to gaps as you go along the first time you read the text. Only read the extra sentences after you have read the text for overall meaning. Try to identify the unnecessary sentence. Exploit reference words such as pronouns to help you match the sentences. Bye 
  49. 49. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 14: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  50. 50. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  51. 51. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. Vocabulary / Strategy 10 / Activity 2. This activity is similar to the previous one, but this time you deal with sentences instead of a text.
  52. 52. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  53. 53. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 15: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  54. 54. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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? 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? 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.
  55. 55. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  56. 56. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 16: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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? 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.
  57. 57. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  58. 58. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  59. 59. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 17: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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? 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.
  60. 60. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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? 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 … Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 1. This new topic is about arts. Do you usually follow a craze? Do you usually wear the same brand?
  61. 61. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 2. What special days do you celebrate? Do you know when your grandparents’ anniversary is or was? 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? Vocabulary / Arts / Activity 5. Nowadays, there’s a demand for news 24 hours a day. Where do you get news from?
  62. 62. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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: 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. Never leave a question unanswered. If you’re not quite sure always make a guess. You might be right! Bye 
  63. 63. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 18: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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? 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.
  64. 64. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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? 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. 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?
  65. 65. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  66. 66. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 19: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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?
  67. 67. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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?
  68. 68. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  69. 69. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 20: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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? 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.
  70. 70. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE Vocabulary / Nutrition / Activity 3. Choose the correct word to fill in the eight sentences related to nutrition in this exercise. 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? 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? 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.
  71. 71. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  72. 72. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 21: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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.
  73. 73. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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.
  74. 74. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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? 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?
  75. 75. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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 
  76. 76. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 22: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. Vocabulary / Technology / Activity 3. This activity gives you a new set of eight sentences. Follow the same procedure used in the previous exercise. 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.
  77. 77. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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.
  78. 78. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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 
  79. 79. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 23: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: Vocabulary / Friends/Family / Activity 1. This exercise shows twenty-two sentences for you to choose if they have a positive or negative connotation. Vocabulary / Friends/Family / Activity 2. For the ten sentences in this exercise, replace the underlined word for a synonym. 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. 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.
  80. 80. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE Vocabulary / Describing People / Activity 1. The ten sentences in this activity describe people. Follow the same procedure from the previous exercise. 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 
  81. 81. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 24: starting... Nível 5 - FCE Good to see you here. Below, is the study plan for this week: 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. 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. 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.
  82. 82. Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Nível 5 - FCE 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. 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. 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 
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