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Creating Opportunity Worldwide

Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials Level: B1 to B2

Final Preparation ptis !eading E"a#


$ - !e%resh your #e#ory
Read the passage quickly. Choose a heading for each numbered paragraph from the box and write it in the space above the paragraph. here is one more heading than you need! "# $etting things in order B# Choosing carefully from the box C# %kim and then read for detail &# Read at speed '# (rganise your time )# " gentle start

The Aptis Reading Exam


1# ***********e************* he "ptis reading exam consists of + parts. ,t must be completed within -. minutes. /o time guidance is given for each part of the test. )or this reason time management is key to success. ,f you don0t allow enough time for the final parts1 you could lose marks needlessly. he tasks get more difficult as the exam progresses. 2# ***********b************** 2art 1 is usually fairly easy. Candidates must choose one of - words to fit gaps in a short text. he vocabulary choices are simple1 but a good knowledge of - areas of vocabulary3 collocations1 con4unctions and prepositions will improve your mark on this part of the exam. -# ***********a************** 2art 2 is a little more challenging. Candidates have to order 5 lines of a text 6there are 7 but the first is completed as an example#. ,t tests understanding of text 8cohesion0 through the use of pronouns and adverbs. 9ou have to link words like 8it01 8them0 and 8there0 to words in previous paragraphs. 9ou are required to drag the sentences with your mouse to reorder them. +# ************************* 2art - is more challenging still. :ike 2art 11 you must choose words to fit gaps in a text. ;owever1 the text is longer1 the vocabulary is more difficult and all the words you need are in a box below the text1 along with several distracters that often cause candidates to make errors. ,t tests your knowledge of collocations1 rare vocabulary meaning1 grammar words and text cohesion. <# ************************** 2art + is often the most challenging part. 9ou have a long text 67<. words# and several headings that you must match to the paragraphs. Being able to read quickly is a good skill to have1 but you0ll also need to read in more detail when two paragraphs contain similar information. his part of the exam tests text comprehension and also vocabulary knowledge. his task was similar to which of the + "ptis he answers are at the end of this booklet. reading tasksI

& - 'o the ptis We(site Practice !eading E"a#


/ow go to the "ptis Reading exam and do it individually. (nce you press %tart Component1 you0ll have only -. minutes left. Remember to manage your time well= ;ere0s the website address! http!>>www.britishcouncil.org>aptis?practice?tests>"ptisReading2ractice> @hen you0ve completed it1 the website will give you a mark. @rite it here! *************A

Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials Level: B1 to B2

) nalysis o% nswers
9our trainer will now take you through the correct answers to the exam. his is a copy of the exam online at! http!>>www.britishcouncil.org>aptis?practice?tests>"ptisReading2ractice> ,t can be used instead of the online exam if teachers cannot access the online exam.

Part $

Choose from the three words below! usual well great saved liked tried take give go while and that hear think know

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@rite the order below. Dse numbers to indicate your choice!

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Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials Level: B1 to B2

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2art + is on the next page=

Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials Level: B1 to B2

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Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials Level: B1 to B2

Choose from these headings!

Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials Level: B1 to B2

* - Ti#e Manage#ent
@ork in small groups. /ow that you have done a complete exam and learnt from your successes and mistakes1 decide how much time you should spend on each part of the exam and complete the following table. he total time should add up to -. minutes! Part $ Part & Part ) Part *

+ - Our E"a# ,trategy Tips


@ork in small groups. ,magine that you have to give advice to a colleague who was not able to attend today0s lesson. @hat advice would you give him on each part of the "ptis examI &iscuss and make notes! dvice %or Part $ E.g. Do the easy ones first, then

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Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#

Creating Opportunity Worldwide


Pro-ELT Teacher Training Materials
dvice %or Part *

Level: B1 to B2

ny other advice-

. - Further Practice
$/ ptis Practice Materials 0oo1let here are two practice tests in the "ptis 2ractice Gaterials Booklet. &/ Online 9ou can improve your ability to do the "ptis Reading exam using materials for other reading exams online. ;ere are the some ideas! Parts $ and ) "s these are similar1 you can practice using 2art 1 of the )C' exam1 which is similar but a little more difficult. $oogle the following!

;ere are two examples!

http!>>www.examenglish.com>)C'>fce*use*of*english*part1.htm http!>>www.flo?4oe.co.uk>fce>students>tests>mchtst-.htm
Part * Matching 2eadings to Paragraphs his is similar to one of the tasks used in the ,': % exam. %o $oogle the following!

his website gives good advice!

http!>>www.ielts?exam.net>preparing>Reading*task*type*two*matching*headings*to*paragraphs>22+>
here0s also a practice test to try here! http!>>www.ielts?exam.net>ielts*reading>7.1> with the reading text here! http!>>www.ielts?exam.net>docs>Reading>,': %*Reading*"cademic*2.*2assage*1.htm

Contributed by! Bason "nderson


C he British Council1 2.1he British Council is the Dnited EingdomFs international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities. British Council Galaysia is a branch 6HH<2-2?"# of the British Council1 registered as a charity in 'ngland and @ales 62.H1-1# and %cotland 6%C.-77--#