Τι είναι το Advanced?

Το Advanced είναι επιπέδου Β2 στο Common European Framework of Reference και επιπέδου 1 στο UK National Qualification Framework. Πέραν από την εξέταση των 4 skills (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking) το επίπεδο εξετάζει:

  • Increased vocabulary
  • Inversion
  • Verbs followed by the past tense
  • Hypothesis and deduction with modals
  • Various uses of the infinitive
  • More phrasal verbs
  • Collocation and idiom

Τι πρέπει να κάνει ο υποψήφιος στην εξέταση Advanced (B2)

  • a composition
  • two messages, formal and informal
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Matching
  • Gap fill
  • Sentence transformation
  • Word transformation
  • Note-taking
  • True/false/doesn’t say statements

Αποκτώντας το επίπεδο Advanced (B2), ο υποψήφιος μπορεί με επιτυχία να:

  • γράφει με συνάφεια και με οργανωμένη δομή κείμενα περιγραφικά, αφήγηματικά ή σε μορφή συζήτησης ενός θέματος.
  • Να γράφει επίσημα και ανεπίσημα γράμματα
  • Να καταλαβαίνει και να απαντά στα κύρια σημεία ενός κειμένου σε οποιοδήποτε θέμα.
  • χρησιμοποιεί την Αγγλική γλώσσα με κάθε λειτουργία που πιθανόν να προκύψει σε οποιοδήποτε κοινωνικό θέμα ή θέμα εκπαίδευσης.
  • Χειρίζεται την γλώσσα κατά τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε να δημιουργεί έμφαση με διαφορετικό στυλ και ιδιωματισμούς.
  • Ακούει και να αντιδρά με όσο το δυνατόν μεγαλύτερη ακρίβεια σε κείμενα και ερωτήσεις διαφόρων τύπων και περιεχομένου, τα οποία δίδονται σε κανονικό ρυθμό ομιλίας.

Grammar and Structures List

The inversion of subject and verb after certain negative adverbial introductions, e.g. never, rarely, hardly ever, not only, little, seldomCreating emphasis, varying style and idiomNever have I seen such a terrible film.
Little did he know he would one day be Prime Minister.
Not only was it raining, it was also cold.
I wish, it’s about time, it’s high timeExpressing hypothesis, regret, decision making and the need for decision makingwish had £1million.
It’s high time we did some work.
It’s about time he bought a new car.
Using modal verbs followed by the non-finite and perfect non-finite verb using willExpressing hypotheses and deductions in varying degrees of certaintyJane will be in bed at this time of night.
They should have heard the telephone. They must have gone out.
He can’t have finished his homework. If he had, he would have put it on my desk by now.
John might be sitting in the theatre already.
After certain verbs
After certain adjectives
After question words
The perfect infinitive
hope to hear from you shortly. We can’t afford to give you a pay rise. I want you to do something for me. It’s very difficult to explain. Tell me where to go/ how to get there/ what to say. I’d love to have met him. He doesn’t seem to have done it.

Ένα καλό παράδειγμα έκθεσης σε αυτό το επίπεδο είναι:

Watching television is a waste of time. Discuss.

I believe that watching television is a waste of time, because nowadays there is nothing good on television anymore. There are too many commercial channels that have one goal: to make as much money as they possibly can.
These channels try to manipulate people by making their programmes ‘spectacular’ but the truth is that a lot of these programmes are plain disgusting. Especially their documentaries are like this, they are not humane anymore.
Of course, the public channels cannot stay behind so they will try to bring some excitement into their programmes as well. Their power is decreasing but what can we do about it? People want spectacle, they want fireworks!
The worst thing about these commercial channels is the fact that they pretend to be sophisticated while they are really not. They say that the goal of their documentaries is to ‘give an objective insight in the society we live in’ but what they are really doing is making fun of people, and they know that this will appeal to the audience. All of this just to make more money.
If this trend continues, I do not want to turn my t.v. anymore. Watching television has become a complete waste of time and people should realize that there are much better things to do in this world than watching other people’s misery. For instance: go read a book!

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