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Exams & Preparation

Find useful exam information and teaching ideas for your students.

Teaching to the Test?

How many times have you taught students in Exam Prep classes and felt that your teaching has not actually improved their communication ability or their general command of the language but still they’ve passed their exams with flying colors? What I have known since the very early years of my career is that the specific tests do not fit perfectly with a...

Speak up!

  B2 is a scary level. It is the boss level in a video game that you and your students have been painstakingly practicing for years. You have trained your champions; you have groomed them to victoriously face any challenges. They have gone through the grind. They came to the school, young and bright and hopeful, copying “apple” with chubby fingers, toiling...

Don’t Panic! It’s Just an Exam!

Five Essential Approaches to Test Taking Is it that time of the year again? My, oh, my, how time flies! After months and in many cases years of preparation, it all comes down to that final exam which will reward the test taker for all his hard efforts. It would be futile to debate the effectiveness of tests or question what the best way to assess a...

Creative Writing Through Our Senses

Are you looking for a creative way to get your students more enthusiastic about writing? Are you one of the many teachers who want to make their writing lessons more engaging and awaken your students’ senses? Do you feel that your students’ writing lacks inspiration? Well, look no further! This article will explain why teachers and students cannot ‘bridge...

B2: A stepping stone to the English language acquisition

  I find it really hilarious when people post tips on how to succeed in B2. Advice like 10 things to do in order to succeed in the exam is not only intimidating but also totally unnecessary.  For me, it is not about the exam, the practice papers, or keeping scores with mathematical accuracy. It is about really knowing the English language. If our...