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B2 upper-intermediate linx



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/


formal letter writing

Hi, everyone!

These are just some tips I’ve published to help you write formal letters. Hope you find it useful!

Click on the image to view the document.


B2 writing a discursive composition / CRIME

Hi, everyone!

This is the handout we’ve been using in class these last few days. Now you have it here as well.

Xmas presents 4 all! 2012

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Hi, everyone!

Once again, Xmas time is nearly here, so I thought I could ask you for some presents, once more, just like last year.

The instructions are pretty much the same: you need to write me an email telling me what presents you bought. So let’s imagine you won £1000 in a contest and you’re going to spend that money on presents for your relatives, friends, and your English teacher — don’t forget to include me!!

You need to visit the following online shops and look for the right present, and explain why you chose them.


Firebox   Apple store UK    Topshop    Topman    Foyles bookshop    Hamleys    Tesco   ASOS

     interflora    HMV    MANGO    MAC

B2 writing – an informal letter

This the informal letter handout we’ve been working with in class. If you want the model composition for exercise F (page 6), request it by sending me an email.

Creative writing

Sometimes, when we need to write about any given topic, one of the most difficult points is how to start writing: one thing that we can do is begin with simple ideas and go on expanding all the pieces of information that can be expanded. We can even combine large and short sentences. How about answering questions related to the characters? Or about the time and place in which the story takes place? Use your imagination, make a picture in your mind of what is happening, remember that it is your own story, and also keep in mind that practice makes perfect.

Take a look at the examples below and then… START TO WRITE!


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