FCE Guest Map
Sign the Guest Book or Pin the Guest Map!
To: Cambridge First Certificate in English Students, Teachers and Fcebloggers community.
Subject: Where are we?
Attachment: See the GUEST MAP at the end of the letter... unless the page is still loading.
The Cambridge First Certificate in English preparation involves getting to know the pieces of the puzzle in detail (i.e. the papers and their parts, dos and dont's). As most of you know, getting ready for the exam takes a considerable amount of time and effort.
Writing this blog is a learning experience for me. My aim is to help you in assembling the pieces of the puzzle: discuss all those aspects of the exam that can help you pass with merit and link you to the work other great teachers are doing in cyberspace. As you see, it cannot be done in the short term. I am planning to blog for a while.
This site is meant to be an online guide and companion for all FCE students. Pass the exam, drop a comment, pin your mark! I think it can be encouraging for those reading this blog in future. You’ll probably come back for language reference since many of the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar links can help you in your CAE and CPE courses.
So, your FCE studies will one day come to an end. In the meantime, however, I do hope that you can acquire some independent studying skills to make your learning a lifelong journey. As for your comments, feedback and sample answers, they will remain in this blog to guide future FCE Students wherever they are.
I look forward to seeing your signatures.
So here is our new gadget. Actually, in web slang it is called a widget -I recently learned.
Try it out
Hover your mouse over the pin. Click and hold the mouse anywhere on the map, then drag it to see other countries.
Tip: Click on the map URL http://www.frappr.com/fceblog for a full screen view and then click on my pin to read the complete content of a bubble.
What is this all about?
Basically, this is a visual guest book.
For the fun of it!
Who should be added?
Anyone who has viewed and found this site interesting may sign, I mean, pin. You could be a regular user or a teacher who suggested this site to your students.
How does it work?
Click on “add”. A self-explanatory menu will appear. Your e-mail is required but not disclosed. An email icon will be shown in your bubble.
What shall I write in the Shoutout message?
The Shoutout is the bubble associated to your pin in the map: your name will be there by default. You can add your occupation, when you started studying FCE for example –you may even upload your picture. Once you have passed the exam, share your grade!
What about the Map Chat...?
I do not recommend this at all. This is a plus feature I was not looking for -I simply wanted you to have a map of visitors. It is built-in and I cannot take it out. Our site has a chat widget already with rules to use it In this map chat, any "guest user" who has left a pin on any map on any other site in any remote part of the world can be found chatting there. I do not know what you think: I am not interested. Take this as a disclaimer.
For those who find that all of the above mentioned is far too techie and would rather sign an ordinary guest book, please feel free to post a comment below.