Useful Links

LinksA wide range of online resources for ESL Testing and activities are available FREE and are very helpful for students.

Here is a list (which I will keep updated):


Every kids need a champion

This  FCE Listening Practice Test helps with the second part of the listening exam. This is a monologue by RITA PEARSON on “EVERY KIDS NEED A CHAMPION” involving interacting speakers and lasting approximately 2 minutes.

You then need to complete 10 sentences. You can listen to the audio twice.

You will hear (WATCH) a TED TALK   about a inspiring teachers. For questions 1-10, complete the sentences. Write no more than three words and/or a number.

TedTALK videos

  1. She has  spent her entire life at a _________________________________
  2. Her parents and maternal grandparents were __________________________
  3. She has  personally worked as an educator ___________________________
  4. Over those years she ____________________ the chance to look at education reforms form a lot of perspectives.
  5. Teachers know the problems  their kids encounter at school: __________________________________________________ (more possible answers)
  6. Main causes may be, for example,____________________________________ ____________________(more possible answers)
  7. However teachers never discuss about _______________________________
  8. According to James Comer ‘No____________________________ occur unless there is a significant relationship
  9. Rita has been observing teachers over these years and many sustain that they are paid for __________________________ while students are required ___________________
  10. According to Rita Kids don’t learn if they don’t ___________________________ them.



Cambridge English: Speaking Test

What makes a good candidate for Cambridge English?

Watch this video from Cambridge English where three Examiners advise candidates on what to do to pass an English test.

Some tips you should keep in mind:

  • Listen carefully to the task and partners
  • Interact with partners and keep conversation going
  • Encourage your partners with gesture, eye-contact
  • Show you can extend, paraphrase what you are saying
  • Do NOT get stuck ( do not DRY OUT)
  • Balance fluency and accuracy
  • Put into practice what you have studied and been trained to (TEST SKILLS)
  • RELAX!

Speaking Paper FCE

Can you manage Speaking Paper in FCE (B2) exam?

Here is a FULL toolkit to support you and perform well!

Speaking Paper in FCE examination aims to test how ESL speakers CAN communicate effectively face-to-face situations, or express opinions and present  arguments with the support of visuals. More details You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates and lasts 14 mins approximately. It accounts for 20% of total marks.  It is made up of 4 parts.

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A Different Task. The Winning Dish

Masterchef UK 2016  is looking for new competitors to be selected for the new season starting next June.  You would like to apply as a candidate. Therefore, you have to create your own SPECIAL dish to submit to the judges in order to be selected. Present your Dish in an amazing way


Screenshot 2016-04-12 14.15.55CLICK Different TASK Winning dishTO DOWNLOAD THE FILE.