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Matura English Books + Matura Advanced test

 
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simon_porter00



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Location: Warsaw, Poland

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:52 am    Post subject: Matura English Books + Matura Advanced test Reply with quote

I'm relatively new to this area of 'English' and it seems to me the books are a bit of a nightmare - masses of material on one page, page after page. Vocab everywhere.

How are you meant to teach something which is basically a list of words and grammar?

Also, for the new Matura advanced exam - would you agree that the level is somewhere between what was the FCE and CAE?
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Master Shake



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Location: Colorado, USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once tried to teach a liceum student from one of those awful matura books. It's so odd how the test/textbook is at FCE-ish level students, yet all the instructions are in Polish.

Later I went to Japan where every EFL textbook is in Japanese with a smattering of Engllish phrases awkwardly thrown in. After that, a matura textbook didn't seem so strange!

If I were you, Simon, I'd just figure out whatever language point the matura book is trying to teach, and then find an FCE textbook which does it much better.

I always though matura was closer to FCE than CAE, but I haven't seen the latest version of the test.It would make sense that Matura Advanced is between FCE and CAE.
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