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The third part of the Use of English paper in the First Certificate Examination is word formation where students use a root such as ''able'' and create an appropriate word (disable, unable, ability) to fill the gap in a text.
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I will be teaching Level 7 English to adult students in January for the first time, so I''m looking for ideas. I''m also trying to challenge myself with teaching in different ways.
Your article is so helpful. Just read it from start to end and will definitely try some of your suggestions. Thanks SO much for writing it.
The final part of the Use of English paper is Key Word Transformations. A sentence followed by a key word and a second sentence which has a gap in it. A student has to use the key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.
Stage five: follow up activities
Once you have read and worked with your piece of literature it might naturally lead on to one or more follow up activities. Here are some ideas:
Please note that the format and/or length of some of the practice exercises in the pdf file may not comply with the FCE exam specifications. These exercises are intended as extra grammar and vocabulary practice only.
Bowen, T & J Marks, Inside Teaching , Macmillan 6999
Carter, R & M Long, Teaching Literature , Longman 6996
Lazar, Gillian, Literature and Language Teaching , Cambridge 6998
Widdowson, H. Stylistics and the Teaching of Literature , Longman 6975
Thanks for your feedback. That''s a very good question. As you rightly say, lots of articles focus on pre or post-reading tasks. However, here are some activities you can use while reading:
- complete the text: finish incomplete phrases or fill in missing words.
- re-order the text: put jumbled up sentences or paragraphs in the correct order so the text makes sense.
- mark the text: find and underline segments of the text that contain particular information.
continue the text: discuss how an incomplete text could be added to, for example finishing a story.
compare texts - divide the class into 7 groups and give them different but related texts which they compare while reading.
Hope these help and do please let us know how you get on.
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