PREPARING FOR EBAU II

06 Febrero 2020 01

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

Welcome everybody to the English section of this magazine. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas vacations and you could spend some time to English. Today we are going to continue with EBAU.

We want to provide you some links where you can practice two of the three main parts of the English test: comprehension and use of English. At the end, we will focus on how to prepare the writing part.

To prepare the comprehension part you  might need to spend some time reading. Remember we recommended you some websites to promote reading in the article with the same title a few months ahead. I strongly recommend you can use some of them and following websites in case you want to focus on the comprehension part: the British council offers you B1 level texts to practice this skill and also the webpage test English is a good one to do so.

The use of English can include several options like, filling in the gaps or rewriting sentences. We have found several webs were you can practice on line for free all these activities and get instant corrections. One of them is in this link, where you can practice tasks related to the exam preparation for the First certificate, a similar level to the one you will face in the EBAU test. Another one is

Finally the writing part is an essay 100-150 words about a given topic mainly related to the reading comprehension text provided at the beginning. A good essay structure has three basic parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Now you have to remember that there are four major types of essays depending on the purpose of each: Narrative Essays ( where the writer tells a story , for example about a real-life experience) , Descriptive Essays (where the writer might describe a person, place, object, or even memory of special significance. You will need to appeal to the reader’s emotions), Expository Essays (the writer presents a topic, using facts, statistics, examples and do not reveal their personal opinion) and the Persuasive Essays( where the writers main idea will be to Convince the reader.)

This is all for today. Work hard and be prepared, you have time to do and pass your exams with flying colours now you know what you are required! Hope it will be useful !

BW.

Jimena González Sanz.

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TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

 

Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Shepherd’s Pie

 Shepherd’s Pie is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep (duh). 

Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry. Although the dish shares its name with the famous Duke of Wellington, it actually shares no link with the British nobility. In reality, it is thought that Beef Wellington was based around the French dish filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).

Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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4 junio 2022 11
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READING COMPREHENSION.

READING COMPREHENSION.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Simply put, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.

What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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