CAE Exam Preparation

Objectives:

  • Improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills;
  • Review and reinforce the language, skills and techniques and bring them up to advanced level;
  • Build your confidence through guidance in handling the exam tasks successfully;
  • Sustain your motivation through a wide variety of up to date reading and listening texts;
  • Learn to communicate in various situations with fluency and spontaneity typical for native speakers;
  • Read and write academic, formal and informal texts, write reports, articles, letters, essays etc., expand vocabulary;
  • Read and understand authentic materials well;
  • Master your pronunciation;
 Structure: We will help you reach the course objectives through the introduction and practice of the following language points:

  • tense review;
  • active and passive;
  • modals (present, future and past);
  • verbs patterns;
  • passive voice;
  • real and unreal tense usage;
  • defining and non defining relative clauses and pronouns, participles;
  • reported/direct speech;
  • conditionals;
  • phrasal verbs – literal and metaphorical;
  • describing trends and comparing statistics;
  • metaphors and idioms;
  • homonyms, homophones and homographs;
  • discussion language;
  • giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, giving advice;
  • British and American English;
  • avoiding repetition – missing out words, reduced infinitives, synonyms and antonyms;
  • discourse markers;
  • adding emphasis;
  • word formation;
  • writing letters, reports, biographies, film/book reviews etc.;
  • words used in academic writing;
  • formal and informal style;
  • paraphrasing, paragraphing, punctuation
  • correct pronunciation;
  • relevant vocabulary;