Tag Archives: Exercises

CPE Writing Part 2 – Example Report

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Try writing a report for the Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) exam. You can send us your answer for correction, a predicted score and tips on improving. Remember, a report is written in a formal style and usually has a very specific purpose, which the question will specify so be sure to read it carefully. Question – […]

Uses of “get”

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In English, “get” is an informal word and is used more often when speaking rather than when writing. It is very common and can have many different meanings. In this blog, I will explain some of the key uses of “get” and also teach you some common fixed expressions. “Get”, or its past form “got” […]

Vocabulary: “white elephant”

A “white elephant” is an idiom for a valuable but demanding possession of which its owner cannot dispose and whose cost (particularly cost of maintenance) is out of proportion to its usefulness or worth. The term derives from the story that the kings of Siam (now Thailand) used to give one of these animals as […]

Passive Voice

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The passive voice is a grammatical structure that enables us to emphasise the object of a sentence, rather than the subject. From First Certificate in English level onwards, you will be expected to be able to understand and use the passive voice correctly and may be graded on your use of it in both the […]