Curso First Certificate Exam

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Para que este curso FCE-FIRST CERTIFICATE te resulte efectivo, trata de cumplir estos pasos: 

1.

Lee aquí las instrucciones de este curso y conoce aquí los símbolos que lo componen.

2.

Lee aquí si no ves las consolas de audio o no escuchas el sonido de las lecciones.

3.

Realiza todas las actividades de cada unidad de estudio y consulta las respuestas.

4.

Puedes consultar el diccionario Babylon ubicado en la parte superior de la columna derecha.

5.

Solicita aquí tu examen final cuando termines las 60 lecciones y los 2 tests parciales de este curso.

 

Using your dictionary

 

 

 

A USEFUL HELP

To achieve the First Certificate level with success, one of the most important steps is the use of dictionary with no Spanish translation.

Our first help is to offer you the WordWeb dictionary. one of the best tools we use at OM Personal. At present, you can download here this useful dictionary (6.03MB) for free.

Although it does not offer pronunciation, this is a great English-English dictionary for intermediate to advanced students. Basically because the layout is very clear, the definitions are easy to understand and they are often offered by way of examples. And that is exactly what you need!!

10 RULES FOR USING YOUR DICTIONARY WISELY

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Try and work out the meaning of an unfamiliar word from its context before you look it up in a dictionary.

2.

A dictionary can help you improve your spelling, but you may have to look in several places before you find the word you want. For example, if you want to check the word "ceiling", you may look at "sealing", before you find the right word.

3.

Get to know the range of information that is available in your dictionary (e.g. pronunciation, different uses of the word, etc.), and the phonetic alphabet and the codes that your dictionary uses.

4.

Always check all the meanings given for a word, because the same word may have a different meaning in a different context.

5.

A dictionary can give you a lot of help with grammar. For example, it can tell you whether a word is followed by a particular preposition, whether a noun is countable or uncountable, what the parts of irregular verbs are, or whether a verb is followed by the infinitive or the -ing form of another verb.

6.

When you check the meaning of a phrasal verb, remember to look up the complete verb, for example 'work out', not just 'work'.

7.

If you want to check the meaning of an idiom, look for information under a key word. For example, if you have trouble understanding 'It's taken for granted today that children should study a foreign language at school', look for help under 'grant[ed]'.

8.

It's very important to study the examples of a word in use. As well as helping you understand meaning, the examples will show how the word is used and in what contexts.

9.

Use a dictionary to help you with your private study, for example:
a) To make sure of the meaning of important new words you have met in class (or heard in an English language film, or come across in something you have read for pleasure, etc.);
b) To distinguish between words with similar meanings (for example, in a vocabulary exercise);
c) To prepare a piece of writing or an oral presentation.

10.

Remember that consulting a dictionary can be very helpful, but often (for example, during a conversation) you should use other methods (for example, asking for an explanation, expressing your meaning in different words) if you don't understand something or you can't find exactly the word you want.

 

MY USEFUL LINKS / MIS ENLACES UTILES

 

Dictionary skills: Pronunciation

ACTIVITY 5: Which word is the odd one out? Click on each speaker to listen. The first example is given: 1. ship: The vowel sound in ship is / i /, not / i: / like the other words. Write the odd one word in the box and then check the correct answers.

1.

tree

piece

ship

key

leaf

The odd one word is  

2.

bed

sand

head

said

friend

The odd one word is  

3.

laugh

much

does

once

young

The odd one word is  

4.

full

wolf

could

foot

fool

The odd one word is  

5.

born

ought

fault

board

cough

The odd one word is  

6.

first

warm

serve

earth

word

The odd one word is  

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