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Euroexam focuses entirely on your communicative skills, however, grammar and vocabulary play a part in successful communcation. Although there are thousands of grammar practice websites on the internet, what you can find here is a site featuring unique tasks specially designed for the grammar and vocabulary that you will find the most useful in an exam.
Each set below includes the same 3 task types, so have a look at the descriptions below to learn how each task type will help you develop your language skills.
In Task 1, you will hear a text on a given topic and your task is to write down certain details as accurately as possible. Your task is to reproduce the text you hear in the recording (first the whole of it then again in short chunks) as accurately and clearly as you can. It may look like a dictation task on the surface, but it is much more complex than that. You will succeed only if you are able to coordinate several elements of your English knowledge: listening skills, grammar (tenses, sentence formation), spelling, vocabulary (collocations). This task is a great warm-up activity before the real vocabulary and grammar tasks.
In Task 2, you have to choose the word which is appropriate in the context, recognising collocations (words that always go together) if necessary. This helps you to practise guessing the meaning of a word from the context. When choosing a word, try to understand not only the text as a whole, but specific parts of the text as well.
In Task 3, you have to create a grammatically correct text by replacing the grammatical words (e.g. preposition, articles, pronouns, auxiliaries etc.) into the gaps in a text. You will have to use your reading skills here and you will learn how you can use your active grammatical knowledge to make a text clear and logical.
Now it's over to you. Pick the language level and type of exam that you are preparing for and do the 3 tasks. Good luck!
General English - Level B1
1 – The Edinburgh Tattoo
2 – Two faces of a town
3 – The first female scientists
Business and Professional English - Level B1
1 – Computers for children
2 – Home office
3 – The story of the euro
General English - Level B2
1 – A wedding ring
2 – The story of the ice-cream scone
3 – The joys of the Carnival of Rio
Business and Professional English - Level B2
1 – Ethics in corporate life
2 – The story of a shoe factory
3 – Flatrate tax in Britain? No, thank you.
General English - Level C1
1 – Who was Christopher Columbus?
2 – The annual rendezvous of migrating birds
3 – What makes soap operas so popular?
Businesss and Professional English - Level C1
1 – Globetrotting
2 – To interview or not to interview
3 – The clash of global computer giants