California Land Surveyor Association

We worked on the following  video:

And here are some follow-up exercises, first some vocabulary that you can learn and test yourself on HERE

Then a simple exercise to check your knowledge of relative pronouns HERE

And finally, if you want to know a little bit more about the four United States Presidents represented on Mount Rushmore, three out of which were considered to be surveyors. You can read this short article:

http://www.kingslandsurveying.com/uncategorized/who-are-the-famous-surveyors-at-mt-rushmore-who-was-left-out/

Who was left out?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help for your exam

jordan-whitfield-112404All right you’re a little less  than one month away from your exam. I’m sure you don’t worry too much about the English part of it. Indeed there is not much to do in the last days before you take it.

However, there are a few things you can do  to refresh your grammar, methods and your vocabulary besides practicing on mock exams, and you will find plenty HERE.

Here is a selection of exercises, websites and tips which you may find helpful.

You can test your knowledge of the 100 most common irregular verbs HERE and check the complete list of  638 irregular verbs HERE

128 words to use instead of VERY

Verbs, Verbs, Verbs: you have the paper version and here you can train or test yourself on a quiz. Be careful not to forget the punctuation, otherwise, you will be wrong.

And finally, for today, my favorite way of testing myself is a little game I told you about in class I can play on my phone Quiz your English-Cambridge English

 

Preparing for an exam

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Here comes the time when you need to prepare more actively for your final exams if you haven’t yet.

First watch the tips in this video:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050lqms/player

Then you can check if you know all the following instructions vocabulary, and if not, learn it.

 

Instructions vocabulary

A
In accordance with: en accord avec
To account for sth: expliquer, justifier qqc
An account: un compte-rendu
To allude to: faire allusion à
To apply to: appliquer, s’appliquer à
To argue: soutenir (un point de vue)
Assertion: déclaration
To assume: supposer
An assumption: une supposition
B
The background: l’arrière-plan, le contexte
Brackets: parenthèses
C
To circle (the right answer): entourer (la bonne réponse)
A clause: une proposition (grammaire)
A clue: indice
Comparative forms: le comparatif
Compound adjectives: adjectifs composés
Compound nouns: noms composés
To connect: lier, relier
D
Derived from: dérivé de
A stylistic device: un procédé stylistique
Direct speech: discours direct
E
An excerpt = an extract: un extrait
F
To fill in (the blanks): completer
G
A grid: une grille, un tableau
H
To hint at sth: faire allusion à qqc
I
Indirect speech: discours indirect
An instance: un cas, un exemple
K
A key word: un mot-clé
L
A line: une ligne, un vers (poésie)
To link: lier, relier
A link word: un mot de liaison
To list: faire la liste de
To locate: repèrer
M
To mention: parler de qqch (sans insister)
N
A narrative: un récit
O
To occur: se produire
An occurrence: un fait, une occurrence
P
To pick out: relever, sélectionner (dans une liste)
To pick up = to notice: repèrer
A phrase = an expression: une expression, une locution
Q
Quantifiers: quantificateurs
To quote: citer
A quotation: une citation
R
To recur: revenir (souvent), se répéter
To refer to: faire référence à
To relate: conter, raconter
To be related to: être lié, apparenté à
To rephrase: reformuler
A report: un rapport, un compte-rendu
To review: passer en revue, faire la critique
The root (of a word): la racine (d’un mot)
A root word: un mot racine
S
A sentence: une phrase
A sequel: une suite (d’un roman ou d’un film)
To single out: choisir
Starters: amorces (fournies dans un exercice)
To state: déclarer, affirmer
A statement: une déclaration, une affirmation
A stress: un accent (tonique)
To stress: accentuer
Suitable: adéquat, approprié
To sum up: résumer
A summary: un résumé
T
To tick (the right answer): cocher (la bonne réponse)
To translate: traduire
To turn into = to transform: transformer
U
To underline: souligner
V
View = opinion: un avis, une opinion
W
To write down: noter

And if you need some help to check and learn, here is a Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/205422764/test/embed