Eye on the CAE: Reading and Use of English Part 3

The Cambridge Advanced Exam is one of the most popular C1 exams out there. It’s a great choice to certify your advanced English level because it’s a very practical exam, which means you continue learning and improving your English while you prepare for the exam.

The Reading and Use of English portion of this exam tests your grammar skills as well as your reading comprehension level. This series of blogs will look at each section and clarify any doubts you may have as well as help you prepare yourself for the exam.

Reading and Use of English Part 3

Parts 1-4 of the Reading and Use of English section of the Cambridge Advanced Exam focus primarily on your grammar skills.

In part three you will be working with a skill known as word building. Word-building is when you put a prefix or suffix onto a root and create a variation of the word. It is important to learn how to make an educated guess on this section.

Your technique for this section should start with:

  • A quick read of the text to figure out the topic. Once you know what you are reading about it will go a long way to getting you ready to answer. You need to look and see if it is a generally positive or negative text. People often lose points for forgetting to consider the overall meaning of the text and to put negatives where they make more sense.
  • Next, I would recommend you try and think of what type of word might go in the blank. Is it a verb, noun, adjective or adverb? To do this you will have to identify words that are related to the blank. Marking them can help you focus on what might go there.
  • At this point it would be a smart idea to try and come up with an answer on your own. Not because you are likely to find the actual answer but because it will be something with a similar meaning. Sometimes the meaning of the word changes drastically from the root (thing STAND=>UNDERstand). The advanced exam will focus on these meaning changes as well as negatives.

Last but most certainly not least, please remember to check your work. Not so as to second guess yourself but so that you can catch any silly mistakes you might have made. In this section particularly go back and make sure the text makes logical (and not just grammatical) sense.

 

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The Cambridge Advanced Exam is one of the most popular C1 exams out there. It’s a great choice to certify your advanced English level because it’s a very practical exam, which means you continue learning and improving your English while you prepare for the exam.

The Reading and Use of English portion of this exam tests your grammar skills as well as your reading comprehension level. This series of blogs will look at each section and clarify any doubts you may have as well as help you prepare yourself for the exam.

Reading and Use of English Part 3

Parts 1-4 of the Reading and Use of English section of the Cambridge Advanced Exam focus primarily on your grammar skills.

In part three you will be working with a skill known as word building. Word-building is when you put a prefix or suffix onto a root and create a variation of the word. It is important to learn how to make an educated guess on this section

Your technique for this section should start with:

  • A quick read of the text to figure out the topic. Once you know what you are reading about it will go a long way to getting you ready to answer. You need to look and see if it is a generally positive or negative text. People often lose points for forgetting to consider the overall meaning of the text and to put negatives where they make more sense.
  • Next, I would recommend you try and think of what type of word might go in the blank. Is it a verb, noun, adjective or adverb? To do this you will have to identify words that are related to the blank. Marking them can help you focus on what might go there.
  • At this point it would be a smart idea to try and come up with an answer on your own. Not because you are likely to find the actual answer but because it will be something with a similar meaning. Sometimes the meaning of the word changes drastically from the root (thing STAND=>UNDERstand). The advanced exam will focus on these meaning changes as well as negatives.

Last but most certainly not least, please remember to check your work. Not so as to second guess yourself but so that you can catch any silly mistakes you might have made. In this section particularly go back and make sure the text makes logical (and not just grammatical) sense.

 

En One Way Idiomas os ofrecemos cursos de inglés a todos niveles y os apoyamos a poder aprender aprovechando todas las facetas del idioma y la cultura.

Para seguir aprendiendo sobre la cultura angloparlante tanto como el idioma síguenos en nuestra página de Facebook.

Si quieres saber más sobre nuestros cursos de inglés, ¡pásate a vernos!

Más información: 923123111

ONE WAY IDIOMAS, Calle Cabeza de Vaca, nº 8

Frente a El Corte Inglés

www.onewayidiomas.com

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