Despite popular belief, I’m no magician: I don’t wave a magic wand and make pupils suddenly know how to speak, understand, or write English. I can’t hypnotize the examiners into believing you can speak English better than you really can, for that, you can consult my mentalist friend Max Verdié. Teaching English involves time and effort on the student’s behalf, not just the teacher’s. And when it comes to exams, either you’re ready or you’re not.
But I can give you tips. There are tricks to ensure, providing you have a good enough level to take the test, that you get the best mark you can. So, here are 3 quick tips for Part 3 of the FCE listening test and Part 4 of the CAE and CPE.
1) During the 45 seconds or so you have to read through the exercise before the recording starts, underline the key…
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