|Our Cambridge Exam preparation courses: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is delivered by experienced and qualified teachers. The syllabus for your lessons is based on your course book, but your teacher will also use their experience to give you top tips on how to pass any of your Cambridge exam courses. You will be expected to participate as much as possible and pushed to succeed. Each week, you will be tested with a practice exam for the unit you have studied throughout the week.
This course focuses on the skills needed for students to reach their grade requirements and succeed in an academic or professional environment:
Writing an academic essay: stating and developing arguments/opinions;
problem-solving; presenting information logically, coherently and cohesively;
paragraph mapping-introduction, body of ideas, conclusion;
sequencers and signalling devices; proof –reading/editing work as a part of drafting.
Reading techniques: skimming & scanning for general or specific information (eg: data/figures); processing information from academic and authentic sources (magazines & internet); logical organization of information.
Speaking: providing information in a formal interview context; giving an extended talk on a given topic; taking part in a formal discussion; giving a formal presentation /report.
Listening: extracting information from texts of varying lengths eg: university lectures, radio interviews, radio documentaries, conversations; learning what information to look for and what to exclude.
Extract information from and understand a variety of texts including letters, works of fiction, newspaper articles, advertisements and brochures. Focus on multiple matching of headings to paragraphs, gapped texts and multiple matching for exam.
Write reports, transactional letters, articles, discursive and descriptive and narrative compositions. Note-taking for listening tasks.
Understand a variety of listening texts, including lectures, phone messages, news, interviews, conversation, extracts from plays and stories with native and non-native accents.
Make contributions to discussions on a variety of topics.
Review and practice all aspects of previously-learned grammar including hypothetical
Transport, space travel, sport, science and technology, clothing and fashion, health, food and cooking, money, weather, environment, films, parts of the body, crime and punishment.