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Steve Jobs Speech: Reading/Listening/Phrasal Verbs.

This entry is part 73 of 72 in the series C1/2 - ADVANCED+

This entry is part 73 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ ‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Steve Jobs This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios to Stanford University students, delivered on June 12, 2005. If you do not…

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Cambridge Proficiency Listening Part 2

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This entry is part 72 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ This is a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Test, Part 2. You will hear a zoo keeper called Gareth talking to members of the public about changes in zoo practices over the last sixty years. For questions 7 – 15, complete…

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Money and Finance: Vocabulary & Phrasal Verbs

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This entry is part 71 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ For better or for worse, money is an important part of our everyday lives. If you are learning English it is essential to learn the vocabulary and expressions related to finance and business, no matter if it is for tourism, for business…

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CAE Advanced Listening – Cycling

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This entry is part 70 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+This is a sample Listening paper (part 4) from the Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE), level C1. You will hear five people talking about taking part in a long-distance cycling event. Look at Task 1. For questions 21 – 25, choose from…

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New Year Listening, Reading & Grammar

This entry is part 69 of 72 in the series C1/2 - ADVANCED+

This entry is part 69 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ In today’s class we are going to practise our listening and reading, and then move onto some grammar practice, with some gap-fill questions. Are you a Teacher? Download the pdf. here! This is a short poem from Philip Larkin, one of Britain’s…

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Listening: Steve Jobs Interview

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This entry is part 68 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ Steve Jobs was a visionary who revolutionised the way we use technology. There are two parts to this lesson: An interview where he gives some insights into the success of Apple and Pixar, and the challenges of managing a global brand, and…

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Cambridge Proficiency Vocabulary Test

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This entry is part 67 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ Test your vocabulary with this short test designed for the Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE), level C2. Read the definition and choose the correct word. There are 3 sections with 20 questions in each one. Press ‘START’ to begin. PART 1 CPE Quiz…

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Audio+Book: ‘On The Road’ Jack Kerouac

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This entry is part 65 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ Practise your English with this twentieth-century masterpiece of travel, life love and the madness of youth. Based on Jack Kerouac’s own experiences driving across the USA, ‘On The Road’ tells the story of Sal Paradise – the narrator – and Dean Moriarty.…

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Audio+Book: Lord of the Flies

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This entry is part 64 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ William Golding’s classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly written and gripping works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane crash, when a group of English schoolboys – aged six to twelve – are washed up on…

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Free Download)

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This entry is part 63 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ When Abraham Lincoln met the writer Harriet Beecher Stowe after the start of the American Civil War he is reported to have said: ‘So you’re the little lady whose book started this great war!’ Her novel, published in 1852, is arguably the…

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FREE DOWNLOAD English Reader: Upper-Intermediate/Advanced

This entry is part 62 of 72 in the series C1/2 - ADVANCED+

This entry is part 62 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ This is a Reading Book for those who want to improve their English. There are two things that, as an author, I have taken into account while writing: (1) It uses real, everyday English. In other words, the type of conversation you…

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CPE Proficiency Use of English Part 2

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This entry is part 61 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ For questions 1 – 8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0). When you are ready, click ‘START’ and write…

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Advanced Reading/Use of English Part 2

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This entry is part 60 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ This gap-fill exercise is also a very good example of an Argumentative Composition. For questions 1 – 10, read the text below and think of the word that best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap.  In the exam…

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CAE Cambridge Advanced Listening Part 3: Journalism

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This entry is part 59 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+Preparation for Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English exam (CAE), level C1. Practise your Listening with a multiple choice test – with answers and guidance notes. You will hear an interview in which two journalists called Jenny Langdon and Peter Sharples are talking about…

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Advanced Reading / Use of English Part 2

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This entry is part 58 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ For questions 1 – 8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0). (0)   TO When you are ready write…

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CAE Advanced Listening Part 2

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This entry is part 57 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ This is Part 2 of a CAE (Advanced, level C1) Sample Listening Exam. You will hear a chemical engineering student called Jack Byers talking about his course and a research project he took part in during his summer vacation. Read questions 1…

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CAE Reading / Use of English Part 1

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This entry is part 56 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ For questions 1 – 8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. This exercise should not take more than 12 minutes. Use this timer to help you. Example: A) deposits       B)…

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‘Ozymandias’ Percy Shelley

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This entry is part 55 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+ One of Britain’s greatest ever poets – one of the Romantic Generation, together with Lord Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge and (of course) his wife Mary Shelley, the author of ‘Frankenstein’ – Percy Shelley wrote this poem to illustrate the futility of earthly power,…

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Cambridge English: CAE Advanced Listening Part 3: Comedian

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This entry is part 54 of 72 in the series C1/2 – ADVANCED+Practise your Listening (Level C1) with this extract from a Cambridge Advanced English exam, CAE Part 3, with answers – Tu Inglés Online! You will hear part of a radio interview in which the comedian and writer Jane Clarkson is talking about her…

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