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Government and Health

General Topic Information When considering questions around governments, there are two very important considerations that should not be overlooked. The first is that governments have restrictions placed on them by the amount of money that they have – they must make choices about how they spend money and cannot fund […]

Learn Vocabulary

One reason to spend time and effort improving your vocabulary is that words have the power to change how you see the world. Further, our ability to use vocabulary effectively is one of the primary means by which we communicate and connect with important people in our lives. Choosing just […]

Problem, Effect, Solution

1. In some countries levels of health and fitness are decreasing and average weights are increasing. What do you think are the causes of these problems and what are some possible solutions? 2. In many countries schools have severe problems with students’ behaviour. What do you think are the causes […]

Correct Preposition Use Enhances Professionalism

Using prepositions properly is a hallmark of professionalism in both speech and writing, but learning which preposition to use in which circumstance requires memorization. Certain words must be followed by certain prepositions in order to achieve clarity. Learning these combinations will help you conform to professional standards in business writing. […]

Letter B

BANTER: Good-natured teasing or ridicule-The two wits I exchanged banter, to the amusement of the audience. Synonyms: raillery, chaff BIASED: Prejudiced – misled by a biased point of view. Synonyms: bigoted, arbitrary, partial, partisan Antonyms: disinterested, equitable BIZARRE: Queer; unusual in appearance- bizarre clothes, outlandish in the extreme. Synonyms: odd, […]

Letter A

ABANDON: To give up completely – abandoned the sinking ship. Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake ACADEMIC: Pertaining to school; theoretical academic interests; an academic discussion, with no practical implications. Synonym: scholastic ACCELERATE: – To quicken, speed tip – took an accelerated course in order to graduate early. Synonym: expedite (adj. expeditious) […]

CAE Writing

WRITING – Part 1 You must answer this question. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style. 1. You have listened to a radio discussion programme about which facilities are needed most in your area. You have made the notes below: Which facilities are needed most in your […]

CAE Writing Part 1

Your class has listened to a panel discussion about how schools can best prepare young people for their future working lives. You have made the notes below: Strategies aimed at preparing young people for their future working lives • teaching practical skills • providing information about jobs • establishing links […]

CAE Speaking

Speaking (15 minutes) Part 1 2 minutes (3 minutes for groups of three) The interlocutor will ask you some questions about yourself, your home, work or studies and familiar topics. Good morning/afternoon/evening. My name is and this is my colleague . And your names are? Can I have your mark […]

Increasing

1. To increase 2. To make something increase 3. An increase 4. When something does not increase, or stops increasing 1. To increase increase verb [intransitive] to become larger in number, amount, price, or value: • Last year, the number of burglaries increased by 15 percent. • The percentage of […]