English – C1 Resources

Exámenes de muestra para practicar el Speaking:

http://www.examenglish.com/CEFR/C1.htm

http://www.eoieuskadi.net/datos/gestion_modelos/fichero102/C1_Speaking_sample.pdf

http://www.esbitaly.org/doc/C1-SPEAKING-TEST-EXAMINER-PROMPTS-SAMPLE.pdf

 

 

 

 

Phrasal verbs

https://quizlet.com/6036830/phrasal-verbs-from-c1-advanced-flash-cards/

 

http://elblogdeidiomas.es/150-phrasalverbs-traduccion-ejemplo/

 

 

VOCABULARY

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/lists/index.html

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/flashcards/index.html

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/games/index.html

http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Sentence-Completion.htm With exercises

http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Word-Definition.htm Definitions with exercises

http://vocabularyandidioms.blogspot.com.es/ With exercises

http://englishmaven.org/Pages/Sentence%20Completion.htm Exercises

http://www.englishpage.com/vocabulary/vocabulary.html Voc lessons with exercises

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Tq1ZbPus8 Video voc explanations, see more on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCicjynhfFw2LiIQFnoS1JTw

http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Matching.htm Matching exercises

http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Analogies.htm Analogies with exercises

http://www.world-english.org/adv-vocabulary.htm

http://a4esl.org/q/j/dt/fb-2000-01.html Voc quizzes

http://es.slideshare.net/ecloudy/vocabulary-advice-certificate-in-advanced-englishAdvice

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/sublists/sublist01 Academic words list

http://www.eslstation.net/ESL310L/310L_Voc.htm

 

More exercises

http://www.englishvocabularyexercises.com/AWL/id21.htm

http://www.englishvocabularyexercises.com/vocab-categories.htm

http://www.englishpage.com/vocabulary/vocabulary.html

http://www.eslgold.com/vocabulary/advanced.html

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/

 

CONFUSING WORDS

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/which/index.html

 

FALSE FRIENDS

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/curious/falsefriends.html

 

COLLOCATIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGScPKa1GE Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wef7fYUSTE Video

http://busyteacher.org/6061-10-tips-to-teach-collocations.html Explanation

http://esl.about.com/od/intermediate-collocations/f/What-Is-Collocation.htmExplanation

http://www.eslgold.com/grammar/verb_preposition_collocations.html Video list

https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/collocations-lists.htm List and exercises

http://www.better-english.com/strongcoll.htm Exercises

Collocations dictionaries

http://www.ozdic.com/

http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/

 

SYNONYMS & ANTONYMS

http://englishmaven.org/Pages/Synonyms%20and%20Antonyms.htm

http://a4esl.org/q/h/lb/so-d.html voc: similar or opposite?

 

COMPOUNDS

http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/mechanics/compound-words/ Explanation

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/compoundwords.shtml List

http://www.learningdifferences.com/Main%20Page/Topics/Compound%20Word%20Lists/Compound_Word_%20Lists_complete.htmAnother list

http://www.englishmedialab.com/Quizzes/advanced/compound%20adjectives%20match.htm

 

ACADEMIC VOCABULARY

http://www.luizotaviobarros.com/2013/04/academic-writing-useful-expressions.html

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/alzsh3/acvocab/index.htm

http://www.eslgold.com/vocabulary/academic_quiz.html Exercises

http://www.examenglish.com/vocabulary/academic_wordlist.html Exercises

http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-vocabulary/awl-exercises/ Interactive exercise

 

IDIOMS

http://www.saberingles.com.ar/idioms/index.html

http://idiom-a-day.blogspot.com.es/

http://idiomconnection.com/

http://esl-bits.net/idioms/index.htm

http://esl.fis.edu/vocab/index-id.htm

 

PROVERBS

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/English-Spanish.html

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/English.html

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/proverbs.html

http://esl.fis.edu/vocab/index-pr.htm

 

PHRASAL VERBS

http://www.englishpage.com/prepositions/phrasaldictionary.html

http://www.phrasalverbdemon.com/index.html

http://esl.fis.edu/vocab/index-pv.htm

 

SLANG

http://www.funkyenglish.com/slang

http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html Idiom, phrasal verbs, slang practice

 

 

 

Expressions to use in a speaking test (monologue /interaction)

SHOW INTEREST IN THE TOPIC

  • Really?
  • That’s interesting!
  • Right!
  • I see
  • I can’t believe it!
  • Reply questions: I went to Paris – Did you?
  • Uh huh
  •  As you said before, … (referring to what the other speaker said before shows you’ve been paying attention)

DIRECT THE CONVERSATION TOWARDS THE TOPIC

  • By the way,
  • Speaking of…
  • That reminds me of…

FILLERS

  • So,
  • You see, …
  • …, you see, …
  • You know,
  • I mean,
  • …, like,… (too informal)

Ver ejemplos reales del uso de fillers: https://natalialzam.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/fillers-para-examenes-orales-de-ingles/

CHECK THAT THEY’RE FOLLOWING WHAT YOU’RE SAYING / UNDERSTANDING

  • Right?
  • OK?

KEEPING YOUR LISTENER ENGAGED

  • Rhetorical questions (questions you don’t really expect an answer for, you sort of answer them yourself): What do I mean by that?  / Is smoking dangerous? Of course it is
  • As you very well know, …

LOOKING FOR AGREEMENT:

  • Don’t you think?
  • Question tags (Isn’t it, has it…)
  • You know what I mean,

GIVING THE FLOOR (turn to speak):

  • Don’t you think?
  • Question tags (Isn’t it, has it…)

AGREEING:

  • Absolutely
  • I see what you mean
  • I see your point
  • You have a point there.
  • Exactly
  • Definitely

DISAGREEING

  • I see your point, but…
  • Your point is well taken, but …
  • I beg to differ
  • (I’m afraid) That’s not always the case

SAYING “NO”

  • Not really, no (rather than a plain “no”)

ex. –Do you like football? – Not really, no (instead of “noooo!”)

  • I don’t think so.

ex. Are you coming? – I don’t think so.

GIVING OPINION:

  • Personally,
  • I don’t know about you, but I …
  • I feel (strongly) that…
  • I (strongly) believe that…
  • It seems to me that…
  • I have the impression that…
  • I reckon…(informal)
  • Speaking from personal experience,
  • For me personally,

ASKING FOR THE OTHER SPEAKER’S OPINION:

  • How do you feel about…?
  • What’s your take on…?
  • Where do you stand on….?
  • What are your thoughts on this?
  • What do you reckon (informal)?

INTERRUPTING:

  • I’m sorry to interrupt, but…
  • Can I interrupt you just for a second (here)?

SUMMARISING:

  • In a nutshell,
  • To make a long story short,

REPHRASING:

  • In other words,
  • …, that is to say, …

Advice for the interaction: be interactive, contribute to the conversation: it’s not two monologues, one after another!

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