B2 Remove the Library Books

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books, remove the booksRead this essay about a proposal to remove books from the library for the B2 First Use of English Part 3 that a headmaster of the school has suggested.

This B2 First Use of English Part 3 exercise consists of a text about a proposal to remove the books from the library in which there are 8 gaps. Each gap represents a missing word or phrase.

Remove the Library Books

For questions, 1-8 read the text. Use the word given in capitals in the text to form a word that fits in the gap.

Recently the school Headmaster has proposed (1) (REMOVE) all the books from the library and replacing them with computers. At first, this might sound like a great way of (2) (MODERN) the school. However, I think we need to weigh up the pros and cons of this suggestion very (3) (CAREFUL) before taking action.

On the one hand, the Internet is undeniably a (4) (VALUE) source of a variety of information on a vast range of topics. What’s more, it’s often much (5) (EASY) to search online for the exact information you need, rather than having to trawl through masses of books that are restricted to individual subjects.

But can we ensure students will use these computers for (6) (EDUCATE) purposes instead of just surfing the net or playing games? We also need to think about the health (7) (IMPLICATE): according to school medical reports, the average student’s eyesight is getting worse because of the amount of time we are spending in front these screens.

At the end of the day, new computers would almost (8) (CERTAIN) be a great resource. However, we will need to find ways of limiting the negative side too.


 

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readingB2 First Use of English and Reading Section

You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you, such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.

Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.

For this part, you practice vocabulary word-building by changing different words using a base word.

For this part, you practice how to understand the details of a text, including opinions and attitudes.

For this part, you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.

For this part, you practice how to find specific information in a text or texts.

writingB2 First Writing Section

You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a story) of 140-190 words.

B2 First Listening and Speaking Section

Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources, but targeted at the interests of the learners.

In this part you talk to the examiner about yourself and your life, e.g. your name, school, interests and future plans.

In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.

In this part you express ideas with your partner by looking at a discussion point that the examiner gives you.

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In this part, you focus on general aspects of a topic with the examiner or you may involve your partner.

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In this part, you will hear people talking in eight different situations.

In this part, you will hear five people talking about different things.

In this part, you will hear an interview.

execisesEspecially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practise so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

 

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