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ENGLISH – CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION

  • Nivel: CPE – STAGE 1
  • Requisitos: C1.2
  • Tipo: Cuatrimestral
  • Horas: 60 horas / 4 horas por semana
  • Créditos: 2 ECTS
  • Certificación: Level CPE – STAGE 1 Idiomas Complutense
  • Coordinador: Richard Griffiths, Amy Wallace, Caroline Bunce idiomascomplutense@ucm.es

Course Outline

CPE – Stage 1 is a 60‐hr with 15 hours of complementary work to be done outside class, in which the 5 main language skills are consolidated and practised:

  1. Oral expression (speaking)
  2. Oral interaction (conversation)
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Reading comprehension
  5. Writing

Objectives

This course is aimed at people starting the preparation process for CPE. To that end, students are prepared not only in the linguistic elements required to pass the exam but also in ‘exam technique’. Students will be prepared for all papers of the exam and have the opportunity to practise the speaking part of the exam. Advice will also be given on how to manage your time in all papers.

Course Content

  • Preparing the written exam
    • Present and past tense review
    • State verbs
    • Passive forms
    • Conditionals – review
    • Obligation + neccesity
    • Advice + obligation
    • Confusable words
    • Homophones
    • Future tense review
    • Verb phrases + prepositional phrases
    • Introductory and emphatic ‘it’ and ‘there’
    • Inversion
    • Modals – probability, deduction, possibility, ability
    • Cleft sentences
    • Nominal relative clauses
  • Preparing the speaking exam
    • Giving opinions
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Turn‐taking
    • Speculating
    • Suggesting
    • Asking for + justifying opinions
    • Agreeing / Disagreeing
    • Reaching a conclusion
  • Vocabulary
    • The performing arts
    • Word formation: verbs to nouns ending in ‘ion’, animal sounds – figurative use, phrasal verbs
    • Compound nouns with ‘self’
    • Suffixes and prefixes – words with multiple suffixes
    • Animal idioms
    • Use of metaphors, collocation and word formation
    • Literary devices
    • Expressions with ‘brain’, ‘face’, ‘head’, ‘mind’
    • Phrases from Shakespeare
    • Multiple affixation
  • Writing
    • A discursive essay
    • An article
    • A report
    • A review

Assessment

Final mark = 60% continuous evaluation* + 40% final exam (compulsory)
*60% Continuous Evaluation (50% assessed tasks / homework + 10% participation)

Materials

The teacher will give details of the book, materials and class blog on the first day of class.

COMIENZO Y FIN CLASES
ANUAL JAPONÉS
LUNES-MIÉRCOLES
15/10/2018 - 06/05/2019
MARTES-JUEVES
16/10/2018 - 07/05/2019
VIERNES
19/10/2018 - 31/05/2019
SÁBADOS
20/10/2018 - 18/05/2019