The ‘Three Ps’ of Advanced Use of English Part 2

┃Read in less than 7 minutes (excluding activities)   In part 2 of the Advanced Use of English exam, you’re given a text with eight missing words. You’ll need to draw on your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, as well as contextual information from the...

2 Super Simple Strategies for Listening Part 4

  ┃Read in less than 6 minutes (excluding activities)       How good are you at multitasking? Can you do two things at the same time? The idea is that the brain ‘splits’ its focus so that we can perform two tasks at once, or at least...

How to Run the Marathon in Advanced Listening Part 3

  ┃Read in less than 7 minutes   I always tell my students that Listening Part 3 is kind of like a marathon. Do you know what I mean? It’s long (in fact it’s the longest listening task) and it takes strength and endurance to get through it. In this blog...

2 Ways to Slay (the Dragon) in Advanced Listening Part 2

┃Read in less than 4 minutes (excluding listening tasks)   In Advanced Listening Part 2, there are eight sentences about a recording, each with a gap. The sentences focus on specific information mentioned in the recording. You’ve got to complete the gap...

Hunt for Clues like Sherlock Holmes in Advanced Listening Part 1

  ┃Read in less than 8 minutes (excluding activities)   Have you ever read any of the books or watched any of the films/series about Sherlock Holmes? If not, there are apparently over 30K adaptations of the books, so you’ve got a pretty good choice if you...