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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 […]