Friday, December 27, 2013

BEC sample papers

Here are Business English Preliminary sample Cambridge exams to be found.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Unbelievable 3D drawings

You won't believe your eyes.
I was totally fascinated.

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Present continuous

How to form:

am + verb + ing


I am playing.
he, she, it is + verb + ing

The bird is singing.

you, we, they are + verb + ing
We are dancing.

The present progressive is used to indicate actions happening at the time of speaking or future actions.

(Zeigt an, dass eine Handlung gerade jetzt im Augenblick des Sprechens vor sich geht. Sie wird auch verwendet um eine geplante Handlung in der Zukunft auszudrücken.)

Key words: look, listen, now, at the moment, still, at present

Note: take taking no e

make making e fällt weg

run running When a short vowel is spoken → doubling of the consonant

sit sitting Nach kurzem Selbstlaut → Verdopplung des Konsonanten

lie lying iey
Examples: Look, Ann is running down the street.
She is sleeping now.
Listen, I'm talking to you!



Friday, December 13, 2013

PET Sample papers

Try these sample papers for the B1 level Cambridge exam.

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A saying for today

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Possible interpretation: Different people see beauty in different ways. What one person finds beautiful may not appeal to another person.
Note: beholder (noun) = person who beholds | behold (verb) = look at; observe

Quick Quiz:

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" usually means that
  1. people who behold tend to be more beautiful
  2. what one person thinks is beautiful, another may think is ugly
  3. the eye is beautiful

answer: b.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sing along with Justin Bieber

Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Sing-a-long like a pro! Happy Sami Claus Tag.

Samichlaus explained in English

Every year on December 6, kids in Switzerland better not be procrastinating because this is the traditional Santa Day. On this day, “Samichlaus” (as he is called in Swiss German) and his companion “Schmutzli” emerge from their cottage in the woods to visit children at their homes. They do not fly on a reindeer-pulled sleigh, either, but rather shuffle through the snow with a donkey. Read on and enjoy the video.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Seasons Greetings

To all of my students and followers,
 I would like to wish each and every one of you a healthy, happy holiday season.
May the huba-baloo begin !