Category Archives: Exam preparation

8 levels & 8 exciting new features

Gold Experience 2nd Edition new features

We’re excited to introduce Gold Experience 2nd edition, a complete 8-level English language course for teenagers – with lots of new features.  Progressing from A1 beginner to C1 advanced level, the course offers motivating content that builds up skills, confidence and overall language ability as teenage students head towards their Cambridge English exams. Let’s take […]

Colour your world with Gold Experience 2nd Edition

Gold Experience Exam Preparation Pearson English

To celebrate the 2nd edition of our popular Gold Experience exam preparation course for teens, we want to share with you our colour your world resource packs. Each pack includes a colourful printable poster (in three different sizes), question cards and teacher notes. These resources can be used for speaking activities and interactive communication games […]

A guide to Cambridge English Qualification changes in 2020

A guide to Cambridge English Qualification changes in 2020

A new year is coming, so it’s out with the old and in with the new. And that applies to exams as well! Cambridge Assessment English have updated their A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools qualifications.  The exams went through a robust review based on feedback from students, […]

the new official practice app

the new official practice app

When it comes to exam preparation, it can be an uphill battle to get your students enthused. But now you have another tool in your teaching toolkit! We’re excited to introduce our brand new official PTE Academic Practice App. It helps your students tackle the challenging exam and achieve the score they deserve.  What is […]

5 ways to establish SMART goals

5 ways to establish SMART goals

We’re at the start of a new term. With many students starting courses in September, now’s the perfect opportunity to help your students establish their learning goals for the year. Early goal setting is essential as it helps with motivation, focus and a sense of direction. Defining those goals, however, can be overwhelming. Use this […]

Reducing exam day stress

Reducing exam day stress

This is the final article in our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Amy Malloy explores the causes of exam day stress and how we can help our students prepare for success through mindfulness. At the end of the article you’ll find a link to watch a recording of her webinar, which took […]

How to enjoy teaching an exam course

Exam Preparation with John Wolf exam success

This is the sixth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read on to find out how you can make your exam courses more effective for your students and even more enjoyable to teach. Author John Wolf has a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and a Delta qualification. After working in […]

Six steps to exam success: Motivating your students

Six steps to exam success: Motivating your students

This is the fifth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, author Billie Jago looks at a number of ways in which you can help you students find the motivation they need to pass their exams – including course personalization, competition and collaboration, autonomy and more. At the […]

6 steps to exam success: Give feedback

6 steps to exam success: Give feedback

This is the fourth part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, Philip Warwick will look at feedback and how giving it effectively will help your learners be successful in their English language examinations. At the end, you’ll also find a link to watch a recording of his webinar […]

6 steps to exam success: Monitor progress

This is the third part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. In this article, Philip Warwick will look at building exam strategies and identifying progress points.  This allows teachers to offer valid guidance and supervision whilst differentiating between the skills and parts of the exam so that they can review key […]

Which exam is right for my students?

Which exam is right for my students?

A Guide to the Pearson Assessment Suite Are you stuck on which English exam or test to offer your students? You’re not alone – there are lots of different assessments to choose from and it’s often hard to see how they are different and why you should select one over another. We’re bringing it all […]

6 steps to exam success: Balance your teaching

6 steps to exam success: Balance your teaching

This is the second part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read more about our first webinar with Lindsay Warwick in our post: 6 steps to exam success: Understand your exam. In this article, she’ll look at techniques and activities to help you find a balance and meet the needs of […]

Six steps to exam success: Understand your exam

Six steps to exam success: Understand your exam

This is the first part of our exam preparation series: 6 steps to exam success. Read more about the upcoming webinars in our post: 6 steps to exam success: a series of webinars to help you prepare your students. Knowing an exam is important for any teacher who wants to help students develop the skills […]

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

a series of webinars to help you prepare your students

Teaching exam classes can be a challenge for new and experienced teachers alike. In an effort to help you prepare your students for their upcoming Cambridge English language exams, we’ve created a series of 6 webinars (plus one bonus episode). Our expert trainers will share everything you need to know about exam prep broken down […]

Preparing for Breakthrough (Level 4)

Preparing for Breakthrough (Level 4)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Young Learners is designed for students aged 6-13. It assesses their understanding and use of real-life, practical English. Each of the four different exam levels (Firstwords, Springboard, Quickmarch and Breakthrough) integrates listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, with an emphasis on completing fun communicative tasks in age-appropriate contexts.   For […]