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Part 1. University life / Education
In this section you must demonstrate your ability to talk about your area of study and your thoughts on life at Externado. Consider: The following are only suggestions. You can talk about other things connected with University. Form your own questions to discuss or compare: Your first day and your present experiences. Externado and other universities. Your course and other students’ courses. Your college and university life. Your wishes for the future at University. Good and bad things about the university. GRAMMAR POINT: Try to demonstrate a good variety of grammar and vocabulary. To discuss the above well you will need past, present and future tenses. Comparatives and superlatives will help too.
Part 2 Themes from Total English Theme 1: Jobs
Key Vocabulary pg 129 The following are only suggestions. You can talk about other things connected with the theme “jobs”. Form your own questions to discuss: Work experience Future work plans Your dream job The worst jobs in the world Decisions you would make as a manager (boss) (try to use make,let, allow) Work or study - compare Benefits of having a job Bad things about having a job GRAMMAR POINT. As always a good mix of past, present and future is helpful. Also the second conditional and comparatives.
Theme 2: Change
Key vocabulary pg 115 and “get” and “become” from class notes The following are only suggestions. You can talk about other things connected with the theme “change”. Form your own questions to discuss: Change in Bogota Change in Colombia Change in culture Change in the environment Changes in technology Changes in your life – changing school, moving house, new friends, new experiences Chang in the future - jobs GRAMMAR POINT: Conditionals to indicate how you could do things differently in the present or future, become , get, past, present perfect and future tenses
• • • In general talk to the other students not the teachers. Only talk to the teachers if they ask you a direct question. ASK QUESTIONS!! This is a big part of conversation. Don`t just read the theme and talk. Include everyone. You can include other people in your conversation with simple questions like – “What`s your opinion?”, “What do you think?” “Do you agree?” If you find it difficult to enter the conversation, don`t worry the teacher`s will ask you something OR Respond and give opinion. “I agree”, “I don`t agree”, “I think you`re right”, “I think you`re wrong” etc BUT ALWAYS EXPLAIN WHY!!!!!!!! Try to be natural. Yes it`s an exam, but conversation is a natural skill, you do it every day and you are good enough to do it in English. So relax and try to enjoy it! Bring ideas and opinions with you!!!!!!!
Do not read directly from notes