B1 Listening and writing/speaking activity (mediation)

  1. Go to the following link and do the listening activity. You will watch a video about Stonehenge and answer some questions. https://test-english.com/listening/b1/stonehenge-b1-listening-test/

2. After you have completed the activity, listen again and take notes on other aspects you hear mentioned. Now you can do one (or both) of the following:

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A. Write an email to me recommending a visit to Stonehenge. Include some of the historic information from the video. (Send it to my “tutoría” email for feedback.) Try to be QUITE FORMAL in your use of language.

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B. Leave a voice message of about 1 minute 30 seconds to a friend recommending a visit to Stonehenge. Use an INFORMAL register. You can record your message on your computer or phone or https://vocaroo.com/ and send it to my “tutoría” email for feedback. (With “Vocaroo just send me the link.)

B1 (and A2) 5 short conversations

Click on the image to go to the exercise. You will have to sign up and log in to do the activity. (It is safe!) You will hear 5 short conversations. Each conversation has 1 question.

B1 (and B2) Speaking and writing activity (mediation)

Look at the info graph below about travelling solo or in a group and do the following activities.

  • 1. The first activity is ORAL – you need to record your voice and send it to me for feedback. If you like, you can use Vocaroo. DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING BEFORE YOU RECORD YOURSELF.
    • Instructions: Explain to me, in your own words, the infograph below. Focus on the most relevant aspects. Contrast the two ways of travelling.
  • 2. The second activity is a WRITTEN task – send it to my “tutoria” email for correction.
    • Instructions: Karen is a 35-year-old friend of yours who has recently lost her job. She has been working in a very isolated environment and she needs to socialize and enjoy a trip. You know Karen well and you think the perfect way for her to travel would be in a group.
    • Write Alice an email (150-180 words):
    • EXPLAIN why you think she should travel with other people.
    • SUGGEST the most suitable ideas and activities and PERSUADE her to travel in a group/with friends.
    • EXPLAIN why this kind of travel is appropriate for her in her current situation.

A2/B1 (even B2) activity. “Ormie the pig.” A story for the very young.

Watch this video of about 4 minutes and choose an option (or do more than one option!)

  • 1. Write the story that you see – you can narrate using the present continuous (say what is happening) or the past (narrate what happened).
  • 2. Record the story orally (in the present continous or the past).

Make sure the reader/listener can follow the story correctly and naturally by using linking words and organising the test in a logical and coherent way. Try to make the story more interesting by using adjectives, adverbs, etc.

When you have finished, send me your written work and/or audio for feedback.

WRITING PRACTICE: Modules 6, 8 and 12



            On reflection, I really liked Larry, but I knew I shouldn’t keep going out with him! First of all, he swore all the time, at home and even in public. Secondly, he dressed like a child, in torn, dirty jeans.

At first, I thought he was youthful and free-spirited, but then I realized that he was just immature. Next, I found out that he still lived with his mother, and a little later, I found out that he didn’t even have a job. After this, somebody told me that he was living on money that his grand-parents had left him and that he had never worked a day in his life.

After some careful thought, I told him to stop calling me, but despite that, he kept texting me. Soon, he gave up calling me, and finally, I was rid of him.

Gradually, I got used to being without him even though I missed him. Little by little, I started going out again, and after a while, I met some really nice people at parties. After some time, I began going on dates, and eventually, I met Harold, who is my current husband.

Hopefully, my children will meet people who are fun and open-hearted like Larry, but, with any luck, they will also be responsible and considerate. In the future, I will be ready to give them a mother’s advice when they start dating.

Now try this guided composition on the GoogleForm using some of the linkers from the text above linkers. Use some grammar structures from your module. I will give you feedback.

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