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Orals advice to studentsfree21 October 2019

The heading above says it all, really! Some students (and teachers) like to take a melodramatic view of the Individual Interview - as a cross between The Last Judgement and Shoot-out at the OK Corral... more

Interactive oral activities21 October 2019

The skilful English B teacher will organise a lot of interaction - between teacher and class, and between student and student. It should go without saying that this should be genuine interaction, not... more

Specific Oral skillsfree21 October 2019

By 'specific skills', I wish to define the kind of approach required for each text type, and the kind of language expected. These can be seen as 'transfer goals' - the term used in the IB's unit plan... more

Listening question types16 October 2019

Listening comprehension: Important information - a comprehensive guide / set of instructions about the Listening element of Paper 2 was published in August 2019. It can be found by following these directions: more

A Summary of Guide 2018free16 October 2019

This page provides a very concise summary of the key elements of the 2018 Subject Guide. This is basically a check-list in note form, in order to give an overview - it is essential to read the Subject... more

HL Sample H12 October 2019

.You can make use of this sample in three ways:Marking standards calibration ... to test whether the way you mark results in the same marks as awardedGuided tour of analysis ... to study the process of... more

HL Sample G5 October 2019

.You can make use of this sample in three ways:Marking standards calibration ... to test whether the way you mark results in the same marks as awardedGuided tour of analysis ... to study the process of... more

SL Sample R28 September 2019

.You can make use of this sample in three ways:Marking standards calibration ... to test whether the way you mark results in the same marks as awardedGuided tour of analysis ... to study the process of... more

SL Sample Q28 September 2019

.You can make use of this sample in three ways:Marking standards calibration ... to test whether the way you mark results in the same marks as awardedGuided tour of analysis ... to study the process of... more

Speech, presentation, debate 22 September 2019

context, audience, purpose - * the context will describe a situation in which a particular type of message is to be communicated orally - this situation will not only specify the type of audience, but... more