Malcolm Mann is an English language teacher and materials writer. He is the co-author of numerous ELT courses, including the Laser and Destination series (both published by Macmillan), and has given presentations in many countries round the world. Malcolm lives and works in Greece, where he holds joint responsibility for the production of the L.A.A.S. English language exams. He is a former Chairperson of TESOL Greece. In his spare time, he's a partner in a bike shop and a cafe/bar in Athens.
- Exams test language skills, but require students to have specific exam skills. How can we best make sure they acquire both?
- How closely do the tasks/topics of exam practice materials relate to your students own lives? Does this sometimes lead to motivational problems?
- How can we make exam practice material more relevant to our students' lives and experience?
- What would be your 'top ten' tips for a group of students about to take an exam?