Σάββατο, 26 Μαΐου 2012

ESB Speaking Test B2 - Useful Set phrases-Expressions

Here are some useful set phrases for the ESB Speaking Test. 

I’d like to
I’d prefer to
I’m not sure about
I’m interested in
I’m keen on
in any case
It’s probable/possible that
I agree with you
You’re absolutely right
One more/other thing is
What do you think?
I’d like to try
It’s good for you to
Yes, and what’s more
Something else that is important is
Do you agree?
I’d advise him/her to
on the whole
in general
make my own choice
Yes, but there are other things to consider
You could be right, but
I mean
I wouldn’t like
I’d love to
it must be
I’m afraid I don’t agree
That’s a good point
True, but, on the other hand
Yes, and/but don’t you think it’s also...?
Of course you’re right, but
Many people think
Yes, what I think
No, I’m not like that
I suppose
for instance
I doubt if
In some ways, but
Do you think so?
That’s interesting because
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Παρασκευή, 4 Μαΐου 2012

Help for the Final Test

E Senior

1.We put some ice on Carol's knee and, after a while, the .....went down.
a.  boarding   b.  swelling    c. dressing   d. padding

2. The .... of the school trip was the visit to the chocolate factory!

a. diversity    b injustice    c. debate    d. highlight

3. I love those flowers! They're absolutely....!
a gorgeous   b humiliating   c frustating   d disastrous

4.   Puppies and kittens have to be taken to the vet to be ......
a  simulated    b threatened   c abandoned   d vaccinated

5.  When the woman in the bank saw the robbers, she started..... .
a. snoring  b. striking   c. scraping    d screaming

6.  My grandmother  ...... by Steve every tendays in the summer.
a. cuts the grass   b. has the grass cut

7.  It's been three months .... I spoke to my friends in South Africa.
a.  ago    b. since

8.  Fred will never forget .... the Puramids for the first time
a. to see    b. seeing

9.  .....he says, don't believe him!
a. Whatever    b. However

10.  Mark ..... as a doctor last year.
a. descended   b. accepted   c. qualified   d treated

11.  They're very rich;  they live ina .... on the outskirts oftown.
a. mansion   b. kennel  c landmass   d. monument

12 .......were taken from Africa to America in ships and were forced to work in the fields
a. Strikes      b.   Scalds   c.  Suburbs   d. Slaves

13.  Dogs, cats and cows are all..... .
a  wolves   b  mammals  c cheetahs   d varieties

14.  We're having  a debate about the death .... at school tomorrow.
a penalty  b  placard  c therapy  d  majority

15.My old neighbour moved to another area, so I frequently/rarely see him now.
16.I realised who she was by the time/as soon as I saw her.
17.Her behaviour at the meeting was very embarassing/embarrassed!
18.Let's have a party, will/shall we?
19.He tried to write/writing a letter to apologise, but she wouldn't read it.

20 I reminded Paul .... the light
a.  to turn off   b. turning off

21.  John insisted .... us home.
a.  to take   b. on taking

22.  Nick warned me .... Philip what had happened.
a. to not tell  b. not to tell

23. I agreed ..... Nancy with therhomework
a. to help   b. helping

24  Matthew explained .... he hadbeen too ill to come to school.
a. that   b. us that

25 I'd rather you told/will tell her what happened
26 If only they could/can come with us.
27 it's high time he is finding/found a job.
28As long as/In case you don't get home too late, you can go to the party.
29 If I were you, I'll give/I'd give him the money.
30 Eleni regrets dyeing/to dye her hair green
31 I'd prefer go/to go on my own
32 He's responsible for making/to make all the desserts in the restaurant.

33 It's ... that we get food and water to those people as soon as possible
a. available   b. desperate   c physical  d crucial
34  The ....flying object wasn't a plane; people said that they had never seen anything like it before.
a. unidentified  b personalised   c specialised   d endangered
35 I had been in the bank for about ten minutes when I realised that I was standing in the wrong ....
a court  b tap   d plug   d queue
36 This job doesn't .... well, but I really enjoy it.
a. earn  b offer  c spend  d pay
37 Where is the ....? I want to boil some water to make tea.
a. fossil   b whistle  c ripple   d kettle
38 This country is rich because it's got lots of natural .... .
a. increases  b logging  c spectators   d resources
39 All children should live in a safe.... .
a. experience   b inconvenience   c environment   d. emergency
40 Luckily, the .... was caught before he could set fire to any more buildings.
a survivor  b mugger c arsonist  d burglar

Have you done the exercises?

Now, you can look at the answers.  Remember to learn the translation of all the words.


1b  2d 3a  4d  5d  6b  7b  8b  9a  10c  11a  12d  13b   14a  15 rarely  16 as soon as  17 embarassing     18 shall  19 writing   20a  21b  22b  23a  24a 25 told 26 could 27 found 28 as long as 29 I'd give 30 dyeing
31 to go 32 for making  33d 34a 35d 36 pay 37d 38d 39c 40c

Good luck with your test!!!

D Senior

1. It is very important to stay .... in an earthquake
a. scientific   b  calm   c  fit   d raw

2. We decided to .... the biscuits from the children.
a. hide   b treat   c process   d expand

3. The artist makes beautiful .... out of metal
a. fights   b materials   c statues   d destinations

4  The magician ... some great tricks at the children's party.
a.  powered   b   performed   c activity   d  reached

5. This dog belongs/is belonging to our neighbour.
6. I didn't see/haven't seen this film before, so don't tell me what happens in the end.
7. You mustn't/don't need to feed the dog; I've already done it.
8. We shouldn't start eating until Pam arrives/will arrive.

9.  Don't be afraid of the cat; it won't .... you.
a. escape  b hurt  c  behave  d trap

10.  These .... need a lot of rain to grow.
a. members  b clouds   c  crops   d grades

11.  Look!  That man is .... a baby kangaroo!
a. carrying    b whistling    c. reacting    d. orbiting

12. We have decided to .... off the party until later in the summer
a. go   b turn   c put   d stop

13 I'd rather to watch/watch the news on ET1.
14 I still don't understamd where/why Jim went to the dentist's again this morning
15 We had better to leave/leave now.
16 This dog belongs/is belonging to our neighbour.
17 Either Paul nor/or Helen told me about it; I can't remember which of them it was.
18 I haven't had any/no ice cream yet.
19 That's the factory which/in which my brother used to work in.
20 James, who/whose mother is a doctor, is my best friend.

Have you done the exercises?

Now, you can look at the answers.  Remember to learn the translation of all the words.


1b 2a 3c 4b 5 belongs  6 haven't seen 7 don't need 8 arrives  9b  10c 11a  12c 13 watch 14 why 15 leave 16 belongs 17 or 18 any 19 which 20 whose

Τετάρτη, 2 Μαΐου 2012

il- ir- im

1. You are not behaving yourself. You are ................. . (impolite / irregular)
2.  If you don't do your exercises, you are .................... (illegal / irresponsible)
3.  My grandma is completely ................ (irregular / illiterate) because she has never been to school.
4.  "Make" is an ....................... (irregular / impolite) verb.
5. My friend Bob says very ...................... (illogical / immature) things. He can't be serious.
6. I was walking down the street when I saw an obstacle. It was ....................... (impolite / impassable)
7. My friend Lisa is the most ..................... (immature / impossible) person I have ever met because she always behaves like a child.

Send us your answers.
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