How to Pronounce 'YOUTHQUAKE'- English Grammar
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word youthquake. This word describes a change in cultural standards brought about tastes and values by the young population. The word is a combination of youth and earthquake indicating the power of the young.
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More formal means of feedback is useful and may be compulsory for the institution you work for: TUTORIALS Whole group or individua.
Useful to spend some time (perhaps 10mins @ the end of the week) reviewing the work, discussing the aims, how well the students performed, address problems et.
EVALUATION BY STUDENTS Students evaluate the course through questionnaire or guided discussio.
Include whether they feel they?re getting enough grammar, if it?s too easy, too difficult or just right et.
TESTS Often periodic progress tests (formal, informal group activity ? even a game.
Teachers often prefer regular short tests + a longer formal test at the end of every ter.
? Placement tests ? enable teachers to place new students into the correct class according to abilit.
? Diagnostic tests ? similar to placement, tell you what students do and don?t know at the start of a course, helping teachers to prepare lesson.
? Progress tests ? Gauge what language has been remembered, acquired +/ or forgotte.
Encourages review and revisio.
? Practice tests ? should follow the format + structure of the external exam (in preparation.
General external examinations ? IELTS ? International English Language Testing System ? scores are recognised by universities, colleges, employers, immigration and professional bodie.
? TOEIC ? Test of English for International Communication ? widely recognised test of workplace English proficiency in Japan, Korea and Europ.
? TOEFL ? Test of English as a Foreign Language ? American English exam for admission into US universities for prospective non-native English speaking student.
Cambridge assessments Widely recognised for work and study purposes, taken by
1.5 million people each year in 135 countrie.
? KET (Key English Test) elementary level exam ? PET (Preliminary English Test) intermediate level exa.
? FCE (First Certificate in English) Upper intermediate level exa.
? CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) Advanced level exa.
? CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) Very advanced level exa.
? Skills for life ? for British immigrants needing English as a second languag.
? BEC (Business English Certificates) ? BULATS (Business Language Testing Service)