12th grade – Have students prepare any topics that you haven’t yet covered and that appear in the Table of Specifications updated for the year in which they are taking the exam. Work at a pace of 4-8 topics a month, so that you can finish this section of the COBE fairly early in the year and then go on to the other sections of the COBE (project questions + video clip). If you have time, go over the vocabulary in class, but have students practice answering the questions at home (since there is so much to do and so little time to do it in 12th grade…). Periodically (after finishing 10 topics, once a month, etc.) test students orally on all the topics you have covered from the beginning of the year or even from the beginning of 11th grade.
And here are the free, photocopiable materials (vocabulary + practice questions) that you can use to prepare your students for the first section of the COBE – with both basic and more advanced vocabulary, these are suitable for both four- and five-point students:
Note that the topics are not listed in alphabetical order as they appear in the Table of Specifications, but rather as we arranged from simpler to more complex.