Posts Tagged ‘Exams’

TAEP.-THE AFTER EXAM PAGE 1.6 (Business English 1)

9 December 2018

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Business English 1


First term

1.First of all write your name and surname in all papers of the exam. Write the date as well

2.Check that your exam paper is complete, that is, see if you have all the exercises there

3.You will receive an extra A4 paper to write some of the answers. It is not obligatory to use this paper. Anyway you must give all the papers to the teacher

4.If you need space to write an answer put a mark like an asterisk  (*) or a number between brackets (1), (2) and the message SEE NEXT PAGE or SEE PAGE 2

5.Read every exercise slowly. Do not write the answer before reading the question twice. Understand the questions

6.The time. The English tell the time in two different ways. They say: 2:30 p.m (it´s half past two).-analogical way

However, they also say 2:30 p.m (it´s two thirty).-digital way

Remember we use mainly the analogical way. You should learn this way to tell the time


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Thinking about examinations

7 October 2018

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All the solutions to the English examinations here

16 April 2016

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WTF? This is a damned prank! &*#®rrghh


8 February 2016

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reading is sexing


ESL 2 (2.3)

ESL 2; second term – TEST 10


First of all, write your last name (e.g, González) and your first name (Gerardo). Then have a look at the blackboard and copy the date. Circle your Class Group in the printed paper (papel impreso).

Please, write clear. If you are doing a fill in exercise such as “complete the following words” or “include a word in the sentences below” try to separate letters and make neat handwriting.

I suggest you do not use pencil in the printed paper or exam paper. (In case you love writing in pencil, use it as a draft. Later on pass the notes in ball pen).

Enter “Aula Virtual” [@moodle] every week. Download the lists of verbs, vocabulary and whatever you find useful for your learning.

Sometimes students make silly mistakes only because of a missing letter.


guets instead of guests or bussines instead of business

Be careful with basics. A good student does not make mistakes when writing or saying: fifteenth, ninth, twentieth (ordinal numbers) or me, you, him (personal pronouns of object). Despite of revision work some students keep on making the same old mistakes.

Personal pronouns:

Subject: I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

Object: me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them
She loves him (ella le ama)

Possessive adjectives: (adjective+noun)

My, your, his, her, its, our, your, their

Could you give me my wallet, please?

When conjugating a verb read calmly the form you are asked. Maybe you have to conjugate the negative form and you unconsciously do the affirmative form. For example:

Conjugate the present progressive tense in the negative form of the verb TO TYPE.mecanografiar

You start like this: I am typing, you are typing… 

You should have written this: I am not typing, you are not typing

People nowadays write questions in Spanish with the final question mark by the influence of the English language. That is a bad thing. When someone uses Spanish language must follow Spanish rules and when using English language must follow English rules.

I have seen this: **Vas a venir con nosotros al teatro mañana?

¿Vas a venir con nosotros al teatro mañana? (ESPAÑOL)

However, I have also read this in a test: **¿Can you tell me…?

Can you tell me…? (ENGLISH)

Do not write these basics in the wrong way:

**Thanks you!, thank!

Thanks!, thank you!, many thanks! cheers! are RIGHT expressions


Be good & good luck!

Eugenio Fouz



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Draft of a schedule for English language (1st term)

17 October 2015

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irina jogg

Schedule / Planning

1st term

Subject:esl 2

*upload answers to certain exercises on moodle

October 19-23: lesson 3, audios 2, practice file 3, words, notebook, reader, verbs, conjugation, how to download a podcast**, no cell phones**, orals 1-2, exercises, translation, sms, test 10m

October 26-30: lesson 4, audios 3, orals, words, notebook, PPa, reader, flash-cards, verbs, numbers, role-playing: telephoning**, essay, basics, dictation

November 2-6: lesson 5, audios 4, words, notebook, verbs, practice file 3, practice file 4, role-playing:interviewing**, translation, sms, control 20m

November 9-14: lesson 6, audios 5, words, notebook, verbs, reader, role-playing:saying numbers**, PPa, orals, essay, basics, flash-cards, dictation, collect notebooks 5m

November 16-20: lesson 7, audios 6, words, notebook, role-playing:small talk**, numbers, orals, basics, translation, flash-cards

November 23-27: audios 7, words, sms, basics, essay, reader, dictation, PPa, translation, role-playing:spelling names or company names**, control 20m

December 1-4: exam 30m

Mirroring students´s handwriting size to show them our “long, and winding road” to correction

30 June 2014

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These examination days I found a Lilliputian handwriting on a paper and decided to follow his rules Imagen

{I can´t understand your tiny handwriting, boy


Two languages: cinema and literature in “The accidental tourist”

30 June 2013

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Sometimes one feels grateful to both literature and cinema because of their bilingualism; I mean, their different languages. Teachers often ask students for some tasks to fulfil such as writing essays, doing exercises or just reading a short story or novel.

Fortunately not always happens, but from time to time lazy students chooses to cheat and watches the film which parallels the novel. The whole thing, the aim of the task is the task itself; just reading and learning English language.

The story told in the book might have several nuances that never appear in the cinema script. In the movie, Muriel-the dog trainer-is a married woman abandoned by her husband wheresas in the book she tells that she had been about to marry someone but in fact she didn´t.

Gosh! Do not read the second sentence in exercise 4, please!

4 November 2012

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“Some of my students practise creative writing freely” 😉

(I begged you not to read that! )

The top ten tips test

22 September 2012

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Students taking an exam

A student must not talk

A student must not cheat in the test

A student must be punctual

A student must not bring a mobile phone to school

A student must be relaxed in the classroom

A student should have gone to the toilet before the test starts

A student must take at least 2 ballpens to the classroom

A student must concentrate on his own exam

A student must have clear, nice handwriting

A student must write his name and surname, the class group he belongs to and the date unless the teacher suggests that one does not have to

Reminder 4 ESO, typical mistakes in Basics (2)

17 January 2012

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