book reviewer

Book Reviewer

The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three options. Each option is a word or short phrase. To excel in this test, you must understand the information and main ideas expressed by the speaker. Time 10-15 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Family and Lifestyles – Book Reviewer question Sheet Answers, Full Script Audio Questions 19-26 Vocabulary You will hear a part of a podcast in which a reviewer talks about a newly published book about a woman called Natalie Hardcastle. Choose the correct answer, A, B, or C. Now look at questions 19-26 Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 3: Australian outback business venture disastrous life disaster strikes feels depressed financial disaster misfortune penniless ranch stranded wealthy businessman TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story… Plastic Waste IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Plastic Waste: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to… Read Full Story… City or Countryside IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 City or Countryside is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from… Read Full Story…

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city or countryside

City or Countryside

The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 City or Countryside is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice of eight statements. To excel in this exercise, you must understand the details, opinions, ideas, and implied information expressed by the speakers. Time 10-15 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Lifestyles: City or Countryside Question Sheet Answers, Script + Audio Questions 27-32 Vocabulary You will hear six people talking about living in the city and the countryside. For questions 27–32, choose from the list (A–H) which idea each speaker expresses. Write the correct letter (A–H). Use each letter only once. There are two extra letters, which you do not need to use. You will hear the recordings twice.  Now read statements A–H.A My job required city living, but I moved to the countryside.B We moved to the city for better transport, so I’m glad.C I want to live in the countryside for a healthier life.D I want to live in the city, but I know I can never do it.E I like city life, but I moved to the countryside for a new job.F I plan to live in the city for my higher education.G I’ve always lived in the country and won’t move.H I couldn’t live in the countryside, as city life is much better. Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 4: activities awful better life castle confined spaces convenient countryside exhibitions fumes jealous hustle and bustle move away museums quiet walks retired village TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story… Plastic Waste IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Plastic Waste: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to… Read Full Story… City or Countryside IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 City or Countryside is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from… Read Full Story…

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Home Choices

Home Choices

These activities will prepare you for Part 3 of the IGCSE ESL Speaking test, in which you will discuss home choices. Should children have a say? Is the city better than the countryside? Should older family members stay with you? Time 25-35 minutes Main Skill Speaking Topic Family and Lifestyle: Home Choices Audio Script Exam Practice Listening Speaking Vocabulary Here are the questions for the discussion about home choices. The discussion for the IGCSE ESL Speaking Test takes about 3–4 minutes. Discussion Questions Do you think that children should be involved in making the decision about moving house?  What are the differences between people living in the city and those in the countryside? What do you think about this?  In many cultures, older family members live with the younger family members. Do you think this is a good idea?  Listen to the discussion about home choices and answer the questions that follow. Here is a chance for you to practise Part 3 of the IGCSE ESL speaking test.  Discussion Questions Do you think that children should be involved in making the decision about moving house?  What are the differences between people living in the city and those in the countryside? What do you think about this?  In many cultures, older family members live with the younger family members. Do you think this is a good idea?  Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: decision education emotional support fast-paced lifestyle feel more in control generations good communication higher stress levels job opportunities personal preferences pollution respect shared responsibility Home Choices IGCSE ESL, Speaking Skills These activities will prepare you for Part 3 of the IGCSE ESL Speaking test, in which you will discuss home… Read Full Story… Moving House IGCSE ESL, Speaking Skills You will have the chance to discuss moving house in these activities. Which is better, moving to a house in… Read Full Story… Shopping IGCSE ESL, Speaking Skills In these activities, you will have the opportunity to talk about shopping in general, including where you shop, what you… Read Full Story…

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Moving House

Moving House

You will have the chance to discuss moving house in these activities. Which is better, moving to a house in the countryside or an apartment in the city? You will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each choice. Time25-35 minutes Main SkillSpeaking TopicFamily and Lifestyle: Moving House Audio Script Exam Practice Listening Speaking Vocabulary Here is the card for the short talk about moving house. The short talk for the IGCSE ESL Speaking Test takes about 3–4 minutes. Short Talk Card Moving house Your family are planning to move house and are considering the following options: an apartment in the city a house in the countryside. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Say which option you would prefer and why. Listen to the short talk about moving house and answer the questions that follow. Here is a chance for you to practise Part 2 of the IGCSE ESL speaking test. Short Talk Card Moving house Your family are planning to move house and are considering the following options: an apartment in the city a house in the countryside. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Say which option you would prefer and why. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: apartment better quality of life convenient commute cost of living countryside great lifestyle less maintenance natural beauty noisy and crowded peaceful environment peaceful life sense of community Moving House IGCSE ESL, Speaking Skills You will have the chance to discuss moving house in these activities. Which is better, moving to a house in… Read Full Story… Shopping IGCSE ESL, Speaking Skills In these activities, you will have the opportunity to talk about shopping in general, including where you shop, what you… Read Full Story…

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cousin visiting

Cousin Visiting

Cousin Visiting, have you ever had a relative or friend stay at your home? We have some activities to get you ready to write an email to tell them how great it will be to stay at your house. Time30-40 minutes Main SkillWriting TopicFamily – Cousin Visiting Download PDF Learn to write an informal email Exam Practice Video Email Quiz Vocabulary You have recently been told that a cousin whom you have met will be staying at your home. Write an email to your cousin. In your email, you should: say how you feel about seeing your cousin describe your house and family explain the sleeping arrangements Write about 120 to 160 words. Watch the video to learn how to write a successful email. Let’s practise the vocabulary we need to use in this email. Remember in your email you should: say how you feel about seeing your cousin describe your house and family explain the sleeping arrangements Use the exercise to practise using the correct vocabulary. How much do you know about vocabulary associated with people related to you. Try this quiz to find out. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: bedsheets catch up contact comfortable cosy guest room kitchen living room peaceful neighbourhood pillows preferences quilt safe travels staying with two-storey house Cousin Visiting IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Cousin Visiting, have you ever had a relative or friend to stay at your home? We have some activities to… Read Full Story… Shopping Online IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Shopping Online, have you ever had a problem with a product you bought online? We have some activities to get… Read Full Story… Birthday Party IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Birthday Party, have you ever had to arrange one? We have some activities to get you ready to write an… Read Full Story… Transport Systems IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Transport Systems – there are many types of transport that you can use to get around. At the end of… Read Full Story… Bonfire Night IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Bonfire Night, have you ever heard of it? We have some activities to learn about this annual tradition in the… Read Full Story…

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Finding time to do things

Finding time to do things

Finding time to do things, read this article about managing your time and make notes under the three headings after the text. Time10 minutes Main SkillsReading TopicFinding time to do things – Exercise 3 Download PDF Reading Crossword Vocabulary For the IGCSE ESL Exercise 3, the text finding time to o things has been divided into smaller parts so you can focus on the task. To play, you need to click on the numbered boxes to reveal the clues.  Check your understanding of the following words and phrases: blizzard of emails decade ago email systems gadgets human behaviour multitasking researchers satellite navigation system simultaneously social network sites Finding time to do things IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Finding time to do things, read this article about managing your time and make notes under the three headings after… Read Full Story… Being Bilingual IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Being bilingual, read this article about the advantages of speaking another language and make notes under the three headings after… Read Full Story…

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Being Bilingual

Being Bilingual

Being bilingual, read this article about the advantages of speaking another language and make notes under the three headings after the text. Time10 minutes Main SkillsReading TopicBeing Bilingual – Exercise 3 Download PDF Reading Vocabulary For the IGCSE ESL Exercise 3, the text being bilingual has been divided into smaller parts so you can focus on the task. Check your understanding of the following words and phrases: bilingual children bilingualism communication skills concentrate dementia distinct advantages distractions intellectual growth nerve connections research technological advances Finding time to do things IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Finding time to do things, read this article about managing your time and make notes under the three headings after… Read Full Story… Being Bilingual IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Being bilingual, read this article about the advantages of speaking another language and make notes under the three headings after… Read Full Story…

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growing up

Growing Up

Growing up you have to read texts about four children and decide if statements are correct about each one of them. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Family and Lifestyle – Growing up (Exercise 2) Exam Session 2024-2026 Click Here Lucy John Darren Linda Lucy is ten and feels nobody takes her seriously. Whether she wants to do something, or doesn’t want to do something, she is told that she is just a kid. Her sister, who is twelve, is allowed to do many more things, because she is considered to be older, and therefore more grown up. This is particularly so when it comes to boys, who see her as much younger than she really is, and don’t take her as seriously as they do her sister. Luckily she has a friend called Michael, who is not a boyfriend, but they spend a lot of time together. She has asked her parents for a dog, but has been told that she is not ready to look after a pet, and feels this is so unfair. John is twelve and his main problem is that he doesn’t have as much control over his body as he would like, because of puberty, which can be frightening. He complains of getting pimples, and his voice is changing, which makes him feel very self-conscious. This age brings more responsibilities than before, and he spends more time away from his family than he would like. This means he has to look after himself, which is not easy, although his friends seem to know what they’re doing, and this makes him feel very lonely and left out. Darren is thirteen, and the amount of schoolwork he has stresses him out. There is always homework, and tests, and this frightens him because he realises that what he does at this age can seriously affect the rest of his life. When he doesn’t know what to do, there is very little help available, and girls make him feel embarrassed and self-conscious. What is even worse is that everybody talks about going out with them all the time, and sometimes he feels he is the only one who doesn’t know what to do when he’s around girls. Linda is fourteen and spends a lot of time with girls her own age. She has to make an effort to fit in, even though she doesn’t really agree with many things they say and do. Otherwise, they make her feel out of place. Her biggest problem is boys, because all her friends have boyfriends, and she doesn’t, because many of the boys she knows are so stupid. She would love to be able to talk about these things with somebody, but the only people she knows are her age and they won’t admit that they have the same problems. She has problems with bullies, and most of the time has too much school work to do. Then, when she feels unhappy and frustrated, she has arguments with her brothers and sisters, and sometimes this leads to her getting in trouble with her parents. Questions Vocabulary Read the text about growing up. Choose the statements which are correct about the people. Please check your understanding of the words and phrases before you complete this exercise. control over your body feel embarrassed get in trouble get pimples frustrated problems with bullies responsibilities self-conscious seriously stress More reading tasks available now! Growing Up IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about them each… Read Full Story… Living Stone Plants IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living Stone Plants is an article about an unusual type of plant. Read it, and then answer questions to check… Read Full Story… Pizza Companies IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about them each… Read Full Story… Different Shops IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Shops, you have to read texts about four shops and decide if statements are correct about them each one… Read Full Story… Sports at School IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are… Read Full Story… Different Seaside Towns IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Seaside Towns, you have to read texts about places in England and choose which statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story…

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