Webinars on Trinity GESE tests

Presented by Trinity College London academic experts, these training sessions are aimed at people preparing for Trinity's Secure English Language Tests (SELTs)

As these are all recordings of live webinars delivered on a past date - for GDPR compliance the live chat interactions have been removed.

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There is a strong focus on how to prepare for each module and how to deliver this when you take your test with the examiner.

GESE Grade 2 (A1) webinars

What you need to know about Trinity's GESE Grade 2 (A1) exam
Recorded Monday 1 June 2020 

This webinar covered:
  • Overview of GESE 2
  • Tips for the exam
  • GESE 2 English talking about:
  1. Rooms in the house
  2. Household objects
  3. Prepositions of place
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Learn for Trinity's GESE Grade 2 (A1) exam
Recorded Tuesday 2 June 2020 

This webinar covered:
  • Review of webinar 1
  • GESE 2 English talking about:
    1. Friends and family - determiners and possessive pronouns
    2. Pets
    3. Possessions

Watch nowReview all of GESE Grade 2 (A1) language
Recorded Wednesday 3 June 2020 

This webinar covered:
  • Review of all GESE 2 language
  • GESE 2 video - what to expect in the exam
  • Tips - how to prepare for your exam
  • GESE 2 English talking about:
    1. Days of the week / months of the year
    2. Asking questions - who? / when?
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GESE Grade 3 (A2) webinars

Overview of Trinity's GESE Grade 3 (A2) SELT
Recorded Tuesday 19 May 2020 

This webinar covered:
  • Overview of exam
  • How to talk about:
  1. Daily routines and times
  2. Home life and place of study
  3. The weather
  4. Time and dates
  5. Asking simple questions

Watch nowReview - what is Trinity's GESE Grade 3 (A2) SELT
Recorded Wednesday 20 May 2020

This webinar covered:
  • Review - what is GESE 3?
  • How to talk about:
  1. Current activities of people
  2. Giving directions
  3. Places in local area / jobs
  4. Describing where something is
  5. Asking questions

Watch nowLearn for Trinity's GESE Grade 3 (A2) SELT
Recorded Thursday 21 May 2020

 This webinar covered:
  • What is GESE 3?
  • How to talk about:
  1. Free time activities (In my free time I play piano)
  2. Ability and inability (I can play the piano)
  3. The past (It was sunny)
  4. Asking questions
  • What to do in the exam

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Overview of Trinity's GESE Grade 3 (A2) SELT and Learn for Trinity's GESE Grade 3 (A2) SELT
Recorded Wednesday 08 July 2020

This webinar covered:
  • Overview of the exam

    Activities introducing vocabulary and practice relating to:

    • Daily routines and times
    • Lexis – home life/ place of study /
       weather /  times and dates
    • Giving dates
    • Current activities of people
    • Giving directions
    • Places in local area / jobs
    • Grammar – preps of place
    • Asking simple questions relevant to the
       above
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What happens in Trinity's GESE Grade 3 (A2) SELT
Recorded Thursday 09 July 2020

This webinar covered:
  • Review of what happens in exam
  • Tips for the exam day

Activities introducing vocabulary and practice relating to:

  • Free time activities
  • Expressing ability and inability (can/can’t)
  • Describing states in the past
  • Asking simple questions relevant to the above

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GESE Grade 5 (B1) webinars

Preparing your topic for Trinity's GESE Grade 5 (B1) SELT
Recorded Monday 4 May 2020 

This webinar focuses on choosing and preparing for the topic part of the test.
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Delivering your topic for Trinity's GESE Grade 5 (B1) SELT
Recorded Tuesday 5 May 2020 

This webinar focuses on delivering your topic part of the test.
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Preparing for the conversation part of Trinity's GESE Grade 5 (B1) SELT
Recorded Wednesday 6 May 2020 

This webinar focuses on preparing for the conversation part of the test.
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Delivering the conversation part of Trinity's GESE Grade 5 (B1) SELT
Recorded Thursday 7 May 2020

This webinar focuses on having a conversation with the examiner.

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Choosing and preparing for your topic (GESE 5) Recorded Monday 22 June 2020

This webinar covered:
  • Overview of exam components
  • Language requirements of the grade, activities to raise
     awareness of communicative skills, language functions,
     and appropriate level grammar, lexis and phonology
  • How to choose a topic that will lead to the language of
     the grade – how to use the Topic form –avoid
     memorisation
  • Demonstrate tools to mind-map, structure and rehearse
     topic – check lists
  • Guidance on practice, peer-correction and use of Trinity
     example videos

Watch nowDelivering your topic (GESE 5)
Recorded Wednesday 24 June 2020 

This webinar covered:
  • What’s the examiner looking for?
  • How to structure / pace your Topic presentation
  • Activities on responding to / asking suitable questions
     for the level
  • Guidance on engaging the examiner
  • Activity on target discrete language (notably tense /
     aspect, expressions of preference etc.)
  • Activity to review performance of a topic
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Preparing for the conversation phase (GESE 5)
Recorded Friday 26 June 2020 

This webinar covered:
  • Introduction to conversation areas covered
  • Activities to learn vocabulary related to the subject
     areas – examples / resources
  • How to engage the examiner during conversation
  • Framing responses – using language of the grade
  • Video activities – responding to the examiner
  • Survival strategies – conversational gambits
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