Category Archives: Cambridge First Certificate

New supplementary materials for Cambridge FCE textbooks pages

One whole new section created, one much expanded due to a reader motivating me to find and put up about 20 worksheets I’d forgotten about, and one just renamed to make it easier to find: Objective First page – NEW Complete … Continue reading

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22 key word sentence transformations links

Just in case you didn’t notice in the last post, a brief heads up that I’ve gone a little FCE sentence transformations crazy over the last couple of months, with an article and loads of new worksheets. I’ve also added … Continue reading

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30 new TEFL articles and worksheets (Spring 2016)

A fairly typical amount of new stuff on Usingenglish.com and on TEFLtastic, though in my humble opinion the quality is getting a little better all the time… Help and Hindrance in IELTS Listening Whose is this Whose are these Possessives personalised … Continue reading

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FCE Speaking Part Two teaching materials section expanded and reorganised

Possibly the most difficult part of Cambridge First Certificate Speaking and certainly the weirdest (“I’d like you to compare the two photos” “Why???), now made much more manageable and fun: FCE Speaking Part Two games, photocopiables and videos

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New Cambridge First Certificate Writing Part One essays page

I’ve only managed to write one worksheet on this new part of the exam so far, but have tried to make up for it by linking to all of the few other updated resources online and my other relevant functional … Continue reading

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Have Something Done activities page just added

Couldn’t find much good stuff online, but have added five useful links to my own speaking games on the topic, one that Cambridge FCE examiners love for some reason: New have something done page

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Teaching Cambridge First Certificate Use of English Part Two

New article with tips on how to teach and practise the gap filling task in FCE, almost all also useful for CAE: How to teach FCE open cloze Worksheets page also expanded and reorganised, especially to include lots which introduce … Continue reading

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100 years of Cambridge ESOL timeline

As promised, here the more useful but less interesting list of dates and events, to accompany my list of more interesting but less interesting stats and my review of the book they all came from. 1857 – Founding of the University … Continue reading

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Cambridge ESOL by numbers

I’ve just published a review of Cambridge English Exams The First Hundred Years. Although it’s got plenty of interesting tidbits (many of which I’ve mentioned in my review), the info isn’t exactly easy to find. I’m therefore going to publish this list of … Continue reading

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Cambridge FCE ideas and materials section massively expanded

The last list was so long, I only had time to briefly mention the fact that I’ve gone on a First Certificate frenzy. So much so that I’ve had to split the relevant index page into ones on the different … Continue reading

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