Th e Th ematic Part consists of twelve units covering typical exam topics, which allows for organised revision of the material and off ers extensive practice of all types of most common exam tasks in a relevant context.It has a defi nite lesson-like feel to it, off ering complete and logical lessons.It is geared towards practical use of the language, avoiding unnecessary repetition of the same exam information in each unit of the book. Every unit includes a Wordbank (a list of vocabulary phrases with phonetic transcription) which can be a very useful revision tool before the exam. exam workout tasks help students apply and activate proper exam strategies to solve specifi c exam tasks, or provide them with the necessary language to do so.exam task exercises allow students to solve typical exam tasks in an exam-like context. Th e examworkout and examtask exercises are clearly linked to the strategies from the Reference Part.
Th is part of the book focuses on the examination itself. It consists of a systematic presentation of each part of a typical exam which includes requirements, strategies and advice for candidates as well as sets of practical exercises and sample examination tasks. As the title suggests, it is primarily intended for self-study, providing the candidates and their teachers with relevant reference material whenever they may need it. Th e colour coding system used throughout the book will make this cross-referencing even easier and more eff ective. On the other hand, the Reference Part can also be used in the classroom: both strategies and exercises provide the teacher with a lot of useful material which can form part of a lesson or be set as homework.
Written examReading comprehensionListening comprehensionTh e sections of the book dedicated to listening and reading are structured in a similar way. Th ey both start with a brief presentation of the listening and reading parts of a typical exam. Th is is followed by a set of exam strategies which tackle a range of typical problems such as ways of dealing with unknown vocabulary or answering various types of exam tasks. Th e strategies are accompanied by exercises designed to provide the candidates with opportunities to immediately put into practice some aspects of the theory and advice they have just been off ered. Th e listening and reading sections then proceed to the presentation of the most common kinds of examination tasks. After a brief introduction to each task type, the candidate is provided with a set of exam strategies referring to the given type of task, exercises which include typical examination tasks and exercises focusing on strategies needed to deal with specifi c parts of the task. Th is kind of awareness-raising activity is particularly recommended for classroom use as it can help students build their skills and confi dence for the exam.
WritingStarting with a general brief introduction to the writing part of the examination, this section of the book is then divided into two sub-sections. Th e fi rst of them off ers advice and exercise practice focused on writing a short text. Following a range of strategies which address the main challenges in writing this type of text, there is a selection of exercises aiming to gradually build the candidates writing skills. In its fi nal part, the sub-section also includes models for various types of short texts (postcard, announcement, invitation, note) accompanied by a typical exam task and lists of useful words, phrases and structures.Th e other sub-section off ers advice and exercise practice focused on writing a long informative text. Similarly to the former, it also includes a set of strategies followed by a selection of exercises. At the end of the sub-section there are models for various types of long informative texts (informal letter, letter of enquiry, letter of complaint and letter of application) including a typical exam task and lists of useful words, phrases and structures.
Spoken examTh e most common speaking tasks that the candidates may deal with in the spoken part of the exam include:1 General Conversation/Individual Long Turn2 Discussion3 Situational Roleplay4 Photo DescriptionRefl ecting this sequence, the part of the book dealing with oral examination is divided into four sub-sections dedicated to each of the speaking tasks respectively.Each of the sub-sections begins by introducing a set of exam strategies and functions of particular relevance to the task under consideration. Th is is followed by exercise practice which aims to target as many of these functions as possible, and thus encourage the candidate to use them in a variety of contexts.
examworkoutTh e Workout tasks are designed to provide guided step-by-step preparation for all types of typical exam tasks. Th eir role is to off er practice related to specifi c strategies or exam tips, or to help analyse the exam task and revise the language needed to successfully complete it. Th e Workout tasks contain cross-references to other sections of the book: the Reference Part, the Grammar part and the Vocabulary sections in the Th ematic Part. To achieve best results, it is strongly recommended that students use resources from all parts of the bo 59ce067264