Linguaskill preparation courses

Try this free online course for the Linguaskill general test:

https://cambridgeuk.my.intuto.com/course/view/87412#/

And this one for the business test:

https://cambridgeuk.my.intuto.com/course/view/77892#/1014745

 

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Linguaskill: Quick guide

Download the free Linguaskill test guide here:

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/es/Images/628063-official-quick-guide-to-linguaskil.pdf

-Overview of the test

-Exam tips

-Exam practice tasks + answers

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Linguaskill: Test tips

3 test tips

1.Read all the instructions for each part of the test carefully. They are there to help you.
2.Use any online resources to practise taking the test modules before you take the real test. This will help you to become familiar with the test and questions in each part.
3.Try to answer all the questions and make a guess, even if you aren’t sure.

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Linguaskill: Key questions

Make sure you know about the test format

-How many modules are you taking?
-What do they test?
-How many parts are there in a specific module?
-What types of questions are there?
-Check you know about the timing for each module or part!!

Find the answers on the official website here:

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/fr/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/linguaskill-anywhere/

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Facial recognition

Listening to real English is a great way to improve your listening skills.

This podcast is about the topical issue of Facial Recognition and it has some interesting discussion questions at the end.

Level: Int+

https://listenwise.com/students/events/1448-debate-should-facial-recognition-apps-cause-concern

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Listening for meaning

Videos and listening go hand in hand. Check out this newish site to help you improve your listening. This exercise focuses on understanding tenses. The site is easy to use so just watch each video then decide if you need SUBTITLES or not. Next, answer the questions.

The first video might seem familiar 😉

Level: Beginner+

https://www.voscreen.com/pg/voStructure/tenses/170/4f5jgns18du9lz1a2/en

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News English

Try 2 days of free Wordflashblack to learn vocabulary from the news.

Find out more and sign up here:

https://www.gymglish.com/fr/wordflashback

Level: Int+

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Science news

Read about new topics related to Science and learn the key words in each with this nice site:

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/collections/cool-jobs

Level=Int+

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Intensive listening

Listen and Write is a great site to REALLY practise listening to English and writing what you hear. There are 4 types of exercises you can choose from so take your pick!

Level: Beginner+

https://www.listen-and-write.com/audio/choose/17927

 

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How well do you know your superheroes???

Test your knowledge of superheroes and learn some new ones with these lessons from Memrise.

Level: Int+

https://www.memrise.com/course/110849/marvel-superheros/1/?action=prev

What’s different about the new Memrise is that you can choose your own image/mem to help you remember the words. Take a look below:

 

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GOT

Do you like Game of Thrones?

Do some listening and grammar practice about it here:

http://tubequizard.com/quiz.php?id=165

Level: Easy

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Avengers

Complete this quick listening exercise before you see the film:

http://tubequizard.com/quiz.php?id=164

Level: Easy

 

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Star Wars

Practise your listening skills and knowledge of Pronouns and Determiners here:

Level: Easy

http://tubequizard.com/quiz.php?id=176

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Podcasts

There are lots of podcasts online but not all of them are suitable for English learners.

Introducing Spotlight.

This site has some nice safe topics and the speakers don’t talk too fast.

This podcast is all about free online university courses.

Level: Pre-int+

https://spotlightenglish.com/listen/edx-free-university-classes-on-the-internet

 

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Facebook vocab game

Many students use Facebook Messenger.

Well, you can also use it to practise your English vocabulary with free games.

Here’s one to try out with your friends as you can challenge them.

To use it, just open Messenger, click on games and look for it there.

Level: All

 

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Learn English with podcasts

Luke has been making these podcasts for many years so has a huge collection you can choose from.

Level: Int+

teacherluke.co.uk/archive-of-episodes-1-149/

He has also made some videos. This one will help you pronounce some tricky words correctly:

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Free listening activities

Practise and improve your listening skills with these free short activities from Cambridge.

Level: Int+

www.cambridgeenglish.org

Take a look at some of them below:

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Thesaurus.com

Don’t repeat the same words again and again. Use a free thesaurus to find better synonyms.

Thesaurus.com is free so try it out now at: www.thesaurus.com

Level: Pre-int+

This video features a review of it and also the popular Dictionary.com.

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Language Drops

Learn lots of English words with this great FREE app for Android AND iOS.

Level: Intermediate+

https://languagedrops.com/

You can check out a review of the app below:

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Christmas in the UK podcast

Learn more about how English people celebrate Christmas and what they eat by listening to this podcast.

SGI

Merry Christmas!!

https://soundcloud.com/sgi-london-english-school/r-r-40-christmas-in-the-uk

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