We know that many of you are learning English because you need to pass an exam.
In this podcast, we’ll help you with some tips and advice about preparing for an English exam and what mistakes you should avoid.
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Not having an organised study plan
Not preparing far enough in advance
Not getting to know the different exam tasks
Not having a strategy for each type of question
Not reading extensively and from a wide range of sources
Not focusing on expanding vocabulary
Not practising specific reading skills like skimming and scanning texts
Not using time efficiently – and then running out of time as a result
Not listening extensively and from a wide range of sources
Not balancing exam-based tasks with general listening
Not focusing on distractors and using elimination
Not thinking of synonyms and paraphrasing
Not learning different writing styles and register
Not reading the question carefully
Not brainstorming & writing a plan
Not checking spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.
Not regularly reading enough from reliable native-speaking sources
Not practising enough to improve fluency
Not knowing the format before the exam
Not recording and practicing with a mobile phone
Not using a wide enough range of expressions
Not regularly listening enough from reliable native-speaking sources
Worrying too much about making mistakes
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