Welcome to the online C1 space.

The work below supplements the work we do in class. You need to have the course materials as well for some of the exercises, but some are also self contained and you can do them independently.
More work is available on the university e-earning site, and you can contact me for information about access to these sites at

The Class Blog
This is the wiki where you will find information and a lot of activities to help you learn. There is also a class blog, however, that you should look at regularly because that is where messages are posted and every week you can look at:
a) an overview of your lessons:
b) class notes (if there were any that week)
c) preparation for the next week.
This is very useful for everyone (and not only when you miss a lesson)
This is the address:

Getting Started
If you are at a C1 level, it means that you have probably already studied the basic grammar systems of English.

What's my level and what do I need to do?

Stage One

First you should look at what is in the computer test, and also what the C1 "level" is. It is also useful to look at the Common European Framework, and how levels are described there. You can do this test and then evaluate your own levels:

C1 Test

If you want to test your knowledge of language in a more traditional way go to:
What level am I?
Here are some of the ideas we came up with in class to describe this level:

To find the actual CEFR descriptors you can either consult the document at the Council of PDF (look at page 27),

or look at the document below:

Now do this little quiz to see how much you remember about the final computer exam:

or this one:
C1 exam 001.jpg

Once you have evaluated your own level, and decided what you can do well, and what you need to work on you need to start fixing regular objectives for your studies. This will allow you to feel in control of your own learning process.

Meet your Teacher 2013

Text Version

1. Look at the pictures at the end of this document. They depict high and low points from my summer. Decide with a partner which you think might be the high and which the low points.
2. Read the text and put the sentences back in the right places, then decide why they are interesting as examples of "language chunks".
3.One photo is not connected to any of the texts but it is from my summer. Which one is it and why do you think I chose it for this activity?
3. Write one of your own about your summer and add it to our noticeboard with a photo. To get some ideas look at this one that students did in the summer.

Glog One (A glog is a multimedia rich poster. Look at the example below)

Optional Activity One:
Here is the "story" of my summer:
1. Look at the pictures and banners and decide what you think I did:
2. Now exchange your ideas with a partner
3. Click on the banners with a red circle round them. You will see videos or other media to find out more information
4. Write 8 questions to test the other people in the class:
eg. What can you see in the photos of a living room in Bolzano?
5. Look at the glog again and find five "expressions" that you want to remember

The final activity is to make your own glog:
It should tell the story of your summer. There is not enough space to post all the blogs here but you can post a link in the "Summer glog" discussion above. Then look at each other's glogs and comment on what you like both about the content and the language.

Globalisation Optional Activity

Globalisation is a part of our world, whether we like it or not.
Here is a video of Noam Chomsky talking about the phenomenon.

If you want to do extra practice:
1) Watch the video to decide on his attitude towards globalisation
2) Watch it again and make notes about his ideas and opinions
3) Watch it again and make a note of three or four expressions or terms you liked
4) Either edit this page with your terms below or add them onto a discussion topic.