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ELIMINATING PRE-EXAM JITTERS: NC1A mock exam dates

NC1A

Practice makes perfect: why mock exams are great for students’ brains  (The Guardian, 3 Dic. 2015)

BB2 show: Mock the week
Unlikely Questions From This Year's Exams:


Unlikely questions from this year's exams.
Discuss the met physical meaning of the following poem.

Would you like this exam to be A, multiple choice, or not.

Discuss the following - the Nazis got all their ideas from the history channel.

Who's the chap in The A-Team who would not go on the aeroplane, was it A, B, or B, A? 


If a bank loses 60 billion pounds in a six month period, using numbers that you've plucked out of thin air, work out what the Chief Executive's bonus will be? 

Quantify N in terms of Q when Q is a positive interchur that dissects a parabolic curve. How's your lucky pencil case now, eh, eh, eh?! 

What's the name of that round thing that they throw in the Olympics? Discuss.

Poetry. Is it all a bit gay? 


Draw diagram of the genitalia of the male elephant. Use all 30 sheets of paper pr…

WHEN IS PANCAKE DAY 2017 AND WHY IS IT CALLED SHROVE TUESDAY?

Everything you need to know about Shrove Tuesday: Feb. 28th 2017.
Pancake Day 2013 blog entry.

What is Shrove Tuesday like in New Orleans?




If you go to New Orleans You ought to go see the Mardi Gras If you go to New Orleans You ought to go see the Mardi Gras When you see the Mardi Gras Somebody'll tell you what's Carnival for
Get your ticket in your hand If you wanna go through New Orleans Get your ticket in your hand If you wanna go through New Orleans You know when you get to New Orleans Somebody'll show you the Zulu King
You will see the Zulu King Down on St. Claude and Dumaire You know, you'll see the Zulu King Down on St. Claude and Dumaire An if you stay right there
I'm sure you'll see the Zulu Queen.


EXAMINATION DATES: EEOOII Madrid

May / June 2017
September 2017
NC1 Madrid: Examination guide for candidates

I'M AFRAID I REALLY MUST INSIST

The Sandwich Technique to Deliver Bad News or Complaints
The truth about whining, complaining, bitching & moaning
Yorkshireand London are the UK's moaniest places
Moaning is our defining British characteristic
The hilarious The Parrot Sketch by The Monty Python:
- I wish to complain about this parrot...  What's wrong with it?  - It's dead.  No, no, it's not dead. It's resting.




V.O. THEATRE IN MARCH (MADRID)

THE PRINCIPLE OF KAITIAKITANGA

Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation (The story)

New Zealand Travel Website

Sounds of NZ English
Learn to speak NZ in 45"



The media in NZ:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand (videos)

Top ten NZ books of the decade

Hauntingly beautiful scenery: The Piano (1993)



The story of a mute woman's rebellion in the recently colonized New Zealand wilderness of Victorian times where people live rudely in the rain and mud, struggling to maintain the appearance of the European society they've left behind.




Truly remarkable!


Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016): 
Taika Waititi’s follow-up to the (also great) What We Do in the Shadows, is a pure delight and the perfect antidote after a bad day or a steady diet of too many sad movies. “Bad egg” Ricky Baker has been bounced out of more foster care situations than he cares to remember until he’s given his last chance with a couple living on a rural New Zealand farm. After tragedy strikes early in the film Ricky an…

NOTES FROM A BIG COUNTRY - padlet

THE VIEW IS STUNNING

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses”Bill Bryson

3D Key
1. 
A. True: 1, 3, 6; False: 4, 5; Not enough info: 2 
B. 2 by boat. 3 cruise. 4 traffic jams. 5 buildings. 6 negociate 
2. 
A. 2 freshly baked. 3 stunning views. 4 mouth-watering. 5 heart-stopping. 6 value-for-money. 7 breathtaking. 8 highly recommended 


My favourite guides: Rough Guides

The Travel Bug: A television travel programme




I also enjoy: Richard Quest, business traveller (CNN anchor and correspondent).


Fancy listening to a road trip song? I do…