Idiomas

FCE Paper 4: Speaking

  The Speaking test consists of four parts and lasts 14 minutes. When three candidates are tested together, the timing will be longer: 20 minutes instead of 14. Each part of the test focuses on different types of interaction: between the interlocutor and a candidate, the two candidates, and among all three. Part 1 Part …

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How to use “used to”, “be used to” and “get used to” in English?

These structures are similar but the meaning is different. We use them to speak about your past, current or developing habits. Used to + infinitive We use used to+infinitive to talk about your past habits. A past situation that is no longer true. If you used to do something in the past, you did it …

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¿Online o presencial? Tu decides:

En academia Usik nos hemos adaptado al uso de las nuevas tecnologías y ofrecemos nuestras clases de idiomas, tanto de forma presencial en nuestros centros en Barcelona como de forma online por videollamada.  Si optas por la realización de las clases online, necesitarás disponer de un ordenador con cámara, micrófono y altavoces (la mayoría de …

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The World’s Largest Family Reunion B1 week 1

Watch the video and answer the questions below. – Who are his cousins? – Can you remember the 5 reasons he mentioned? – How much of our DNA do we share? – Where will the party take place? – Who is invited to the party? Would you like to go? Why/Why not?   Draw a …

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What is the difference between sign and signal?

Signals can move—blink, rise through the air; signs not so much. Signals alerts to present or future conditions; signs can be seen in hindsight. A Sign is a clearly visible object, generally flat, bearing a short message in words or pictures.    A traffic sign.   A meaningful gesture.   An astrological sign.   A …

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How to do well on the day of your speaking test?

How to do well on the day of your speaking test? Tips! While you are speaking, look at the examiner, not at the other candidate. Be friendly. If you do not understand, ask to repeat: “Could you repeat that, please?/ Pardon?” Don’t just say YES/NO to the questions. Speak loudly and clearly. Be confident.  Don’t …

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