Monday, 16 October 2017

ECPE Challenge, Unit 1: Adolescence and parenthood

1) Do you agree with the views on this proverb? http://ecpestudents.wikispaces.com/Discuss+a+proverb 



2) Do you know these words? Are there any words to be added to the list?

Family word list: http://ecpestudents.wikispaces.com/Family+Word+List 

Adolescence word list: http://ecpestudents.wikispaces.com/Adolescence+Word+List 



3) How do you think it might feel to be the parent of an adolescent?
http://ecpestudents.wikispaces.com/Survey+about+parenthood 



4) Study these words on Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_3vh048 




Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Round the world in Eighty Days

My favourite character is Phileas because he is very brave and fearless. Phileas takes the decision to travel around the world in eighty days to win his bet.

(More sentences to be added here.)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The prisoner of Zenda {Antony Hope}

                                                                   BRIEF DESCRIPTION



Rudolf Rassendyll is young, daring and ready for adventure. One day, having nothing else to do, he decides to visit Ruritania to see the crowning of the new king.

When he arrives there he stays in the town of Zenda, and it is here that his adventure begin. By chance he meets the new king out walking in the forest, and the two men are very surprised to find that they look exactly the same! The next day Rudolf finds himself involved in a dangerous game of pretence, with himself playing the part of king, and the real king a prisoner in the Castle of Zenda


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

ECPE WRITING: USEFUL INFORMATION

Useful notes for candidates following a webinar on ECPE writing correction offered by the Hellenic American Union:


You can write a rough plan on the last page of your official writing booklet.


One and a half page is required so that the topic is deemed well developed. Otherwise, you lose rhetoric points (content and organisation)

You can leave a blank line between paragraphs or divide paragraphs traditionally. The division must be clearly distinguished.

If the essay is not finished, you lose rhetoric points.


Sample essay commentary:


 

My opinion: Rhetoric: 2 (that was not a for and against essay), Grammar: 5, Vocabulary: 4 ---> Total points: 11


Examiner's total score: 12



Marking criteria:

 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Extra online mission: If today was our last day

1) Watch Ric Elias explain what the three things that really matter in life are, as he unravels the thoughts that sprung into his mind the minute his doomed plane went down. https://www.ted.com/talks/ric_elias

2) Listen to Nickelback's song 'If Today Was Your Last Day' and contemplate on what each one of us would do if we knew that we were running out of time. Official video: https://youtu.be/lrXIQQ8PeRs Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nickelback/iftodaywasyourlastday.html

3) Blog your thoughts about: What is truly worth our effort and attention? What constitutes the very essence of life?

Online GCVR test

http://fullspate.digitalcounterrevolution.co.uk/ecpe-grammar-practice-test.html

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Common colloquial intensifiers: Quick quiz

Circle the correct answer

1. It's ______ worse than any other slum I've seen.

a. by b. away c. far d. such a


2. It's the ______ and only solution.

a. each b. every c. one d. other


3. There are ______ any factories like this.

a. hardly b. almost c. few such d. few and far


4. I am ______ lazy, so I never recycle.

a. really much b. so very c. such a d. quite


5. ______ a few lakes are polluted.

a. Good b. Many c. Much d. Quite


6. He showed no guilt ________.

a. at b. whatsoever c. in d. not even


7. We see them ______ once in a while.

a. for all b. just this c. every d. now


8. ______ too often I'm too lazy to recycle.

a. quite b. so c. all d. more


9. ______ as you go, I'll be happy.

a. as long b. as far c. as much d. so much


10. ______ greedy he is!

a. What b. How c. Most d. Quite


11. It's ______ far the worst slum I've seen.

a. by b. away c. far d. such a


12. There is simply no ____ solution.

a. each b. every c. one d. other


13. There are ____ factories.

a. hardly b. almost c. few such d. few and far


14. I am ______ lazy, that I never recycle.

a. really much b. so very c. such a d. quite


15. _______ a lake is polluted.

a. Good b. Many c. Much d. Quite


16. He showed no guilt ________ the least.

a. at b. whatsoever c. in d. not even


17. We see them ______ and again.

a. for all b. just this c. every d. now


18. I'm ______ often too lazy to recycle.

a. quite b. so c. all d. more


19. ________ as like him, he does have faults.

a. as long b. as far c. as much d. so much


20. ______ a greedy man he is!

a. What b. How c. Most d. Quite

Visualizing the information in our first text