The reading component of the course focuses on developing students' ability to deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. It tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
The course covers the 8 parts of the Reading and Use of English part of the C1 Advanced exam. Each part is explained and there are multiple interactive homework modules to complete to practice the skills needed for the following tasks:
Part 1: Choosing the correct word or phrase (from 4 options) to complete a text. Vocabulary – idioms, collocations, shades of meaning, phrasal verbs, fixed phrases etc.
Part 2: Choosing the correct word or phrase (without a list of options to choose from) to complete a text.
Part 3: Complete a text containing eight gaps. Each gap represents a word. At the end of the line is a ‘prompt’ word which the student has to change in some way to make the correct missing word and complete the sentence correctly.
Part 4: Students have to use a provided key word to complete a sentence so that it is similar in meaning to another sentence.
Part 5: A text with some multiple-choice questions. Reading for detail, opinion, tone, purpose, main idea, implication, attitude.
Part 6: Understanding and comparing opinions and attitudes across 4 short texts with multiple-matching questions.
Part 7: How to understand the structure and development of a text. Read the text and some unordered paragraphs and decide which paragraph best fits each gap.
Part 8: Reading for specific information, detail, opinion and attitude. Match a prompt to elements in a text.