B2 Speaking – A memorable book

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Can you think of a book or film that has had a big influence on you? Give a short synopsis of the film and explain why and how it has affected you.

You may wish to reflect on some of the following:

Has your life changed in any way since you saw the film/read the book. What have you learned from it? Has it made you reflect on any aspect of life in particular? Did it change your attitude or way of thinking? Has it made you a better person?

Record yourself on your computer/phone or Vocaroo.com and send your recording to my “tutoría” email. (If you use Vocaroo, just send me the link.)

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.

SPEAKING PRACTICE: MODULE 12

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Fake news
Fake news is the deliberate spreading of misinformation. Sensationalist, dishonest or outright fabricated headlines are often used to increase readership or confuse and mislead people. Record yourself speaking about this topic. Include some of the following ideas:

    • Where do we most often find fake news? (newspapers, social media …)
    • What sort of fake news can you think of? (politics, show business…)
    • How can we tell if a news story is ‘fake’ or not? (checking sources, dates, photos…)
    •  What is the purpose of the misinformation?
    • Give examples of recent fake news you have heard/read.
    • Can you think of ways to prevent the circulation of fake news?
  • RECORD YOUR AUDIO ON VOCAROO AND SEND IT TO ME. YOU CAN COPY AND SEND THE LINK OR SHARE YOUR AUDIO DIRECTLY BY EMAIL.
  • HERE’S HOW TO DO IT:

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SPEAKING PRACTICE – MODULE 4

SPEAK2Speaking task
What are you into? Sport? Music? Cooking?
Prepare a short presentation describing a hobby or an interst you have.
Include some of the following information:
*what do you do?
*when do you do it?
*where?
*who with
*why do you like it so much?
*recommendations

  • RECORD YOUR AUDIO ON VOCAROO AND SEND IT TO ME. YOU CAN COPY AND SEND THE LINK OR SHARE YOUR AUDIO DIRECTLY BY EMAIL.
  • HERE’S HOW TO DO IT:
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SPEAKING PRACTICE: MODULES 6 + 8

SPEAKING GIFAccommodation

Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in.
You should say:
– what kind of accommodation it would be
– where it would be
– what it would have (rooms, garden, furniture, etc)
– who would live there with you
– why you would enjoy living in this place

  • RECORD YOUR AUDIO ON VOCAROO AND SEND IT TO ME. YOU CAN COPY AND SEND THE LINK OR SHARE YOUR AUDIO DIRECTLY BY EMAIL.
  • HERE’S HOW TO DO IT:

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