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B2 upper-intermediate linx

 

links

Hi, everyone!

Here you have some instructions and exercises to prepare your September examinations and to keep in touch with the language for the next course ahead.

  • links for listening comprehension

http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/upperintermediate.html http://www.eoioviedo.org/webteca/recursos%20ingles/listening.htm http://www.soundsenglish.com/upper.html http://www.englishlearner.com/intermediate/listening-comprehension-boracay.shtml http://www.ivoox.com/podcast-better-at-english-upper-intermediate_sq_f16308_1.html http://www.betteratenglish.com/category/levels/upper-intermediate

  • links for reading comprehension

http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/upper-intermediate-reading-exercise-dracula http://www.teachya.com/reading/reading_exercises/upper_intermediate.php

  • links for written expression and interaction

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/writing/lesson-plans/ http://esl.about.com/od/writinglessonpla2/

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Horrible Histories

Hi, everyone!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything, but I thought I’d have my new website up and running by now, so I will still be publishing here for some more time.

What I have brought here today is this TV series from the BBC, HORRIBLE HISTORIES, which you can watch on ororo.tv on the following link or just by clicking on the picture below.

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You can also go to Horrible Histories website by clicking HERE.

B2 – revise & check 1

revise & check

Hi, everyone!

These are the recordings for the listening comprehension exercises on p. 19.

track 1.23

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-1-23_md_1569028_1.mp3″

track 1.24

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-1-24_md_1569030_1.mp3″

KEY:

a.  1-b  2-a  3-c  4-b  5-a

b. 

  1. Because she was having a lot of problems with her fiancé.
  2. That the problems would be resolved.
  3. No, it wasn’t.
  4. That the psychic wasn’t very professional.
  5. Because Alice believes that psychics can really see into the future.
  6. She told Alice she would have a new job.
  7. She didn’t get depressed when she lost her job.
  8. Not to depend too much on psychics.

B2 – Stereotypes

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Hi, everyone!

These are the recordings, from unit 2A (p.20), on national stereotypes.

track 2.1

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-2-1_md_1571735_1.mp3″

track 2.2

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-2-2_md_1571737_1.mp3″

KEY:

2.1

Speaker 1 (American)

(+) individualistic, hard-working, optimistic

(-) materialistic, very interested in money

Speaker 2 (Irish)

(+) sociable, easy-going, religious, family oriented, good storytellers

(-) melancholic, nostalgic, drink a lot

Speaker 1 (English)

(+) tolerant, open to new ideas

(-) self-satisfied, arrogant towards foreigners, lazy, careless in the way they dress, drink too much

Speaker 1 (Scottish)

(+) proud of their identity, inventive, sociable, like to have a good time, great travellers, well behaved abroad

(-) melancholic, negative attitude towards their neighbours (the English), quite negative towards foreigners

2.2  

  1. a) achieve  b) inherited  
  2. a) emigration  b) climate
  3. a) multi-ethnic  b) unwillingness
  4. a) attitude  b) wrongs

B2 listening comprehension – SPEED DATING

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Hi, everyone!

This is the listening comprehension audio track from unit 1A, the one about speed dating. The KEY is included at the end of the post, below the text, the picture and the audio buttons.

track 1.3

KEY

Speed dating was successful for Alex — he married his second date, but Emily didn’t have any successful dates.

1.B  2.B  3.E  4.A  5.E  6.E  7.A  8.A  9.E

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B2 listening comprehension exercise

Hi, everyone!

This is the listening comprehension exercise we have done in class. In the document that follows, you can find the KEY to the exercises as well as the recording script.

Track 1

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-int-eoc-test-1_md_2405513_1.mp3″

Track 2

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-int-eoc-test-2_md_2405514_1.mp3″

B2 listening comprehension – Driving in the USA

driving_in_the_united_statesHi, everyone!

This is the listening comprehension exercise we did last week in class.

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-3-10_md_1878167_1.mp3″
  1. The most dangerous thing to be on the road is ______________.
    1. a pedestrian
    2. a driver
    3. a motorcyclist
  2. Most accidents happen because drivers ______________.
    1. fall asleep at the wheel
    2. are drunk
    3. drive too fast
  3. Driving at night is ______________ times as dangerous as driving during the day.
    1. three times
    2. four times
    3. ten times
  4. You’re most likely to have a non-fatal accident on a ______________.
    1. Tuesday morning
    2. Friday afternoon
    3. Saturday night
  5. Most fatal accidents happen on ______________.
    1. motorways
    2. A-roads
    3. country roads
  6. Kilometre for kilometre, women have more ______________ than men.
    1. minor accidents
    2. serious accidents
    3. fatal accidents
  7. The age at which a driver is most at risk is ______________.
    1. over 75
    2. between 21 and 25
    3. under 25

KEY:

1.- 1  2.- 3  3.- 2  4.- 2  5.- 3  6.- 1  7.- 3

B2 listening comprehension – Floods in Prague

Hi, everyone!

This is the recording for the listening comprehension exercise on page 41 of the students’ book.

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-3-6_md_1843475_1.mp3″

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B2 listening comprehension – unit 2 revise & check

revise & checkHi, everyone!

These are the recordings for the revise & check section, unit 2.

track 2.21

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-2-21_md_1721834_1.mp3″

track 2.22

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-2-22_md_1721837_1.mp3″

KEY:

  • a) 1. b  2. c  3. c  4. a  5. b
  • b)
  1. Cold, reserved, often depressed and maybe suicidal.
  2. Quite a lot, except for the suicidal rate.
  3. Because it hasn’t fought in a war for 200 years.
  4. They are very patriotic, passionate about protecting the environment, and very good at recycling.
  5. They are very good in the house

B2 listening comprehension – national stereotypes

Hi, everyone!

These are the recordings, from unit 2A (p.20), on national stereotypes.

track 2.1

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-2-1_md_1571735_1.mp3″

track 2.2

http://www.ivoox.com/nef-upper-intermediate-2-2_md_1571737_1.mp3″

KEY:

2.1

Speaker 1 (American)

(+) individualistic, hard-working, optimistic

(-) materialistic, very interested in money

Speaker 2 (Irish)

(+) sociable, easy-going, religious, family oriented, good storytellers

(-) melancholic, nostalgic, drink a lot

Speaker 1 (English)

(+) tolerant, open to new ideas

(-) self-satisfied, arrogant towards foreigners, lazy, careless in the way they dress, drink too much

Speaker 1 (Scottish)

(+) proud of their identity, inventive, sociable, like to have a good time, great travellers, well behaved abroad

(-) melancholic, negative attitude towards their neighbours (the English), quite negative towards foreigners

2.2  

  1. a) achieve  b) inherited  
  2. a) emigration  b) climate
  3. a) multi-ethnic  b) unwillingness
  4. a) attitude  b) wrongs
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