The reading component of the course focuses on developing students' ability to read and understand various types of texts, including articles, advertisements, and short stories. This involves improving vocabulary, developing reading strategies, practising how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.
The course covers the 7 parts of the Reading and Use of English part of the B2 First 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 four options) to complete a text.
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. Each question has four options (A, B, C or D), and students have to decide which is the correct answer.
Part 6: A text with some empty spaces (gaps). After the text there are some sentences taken from the text. Students have to choose the correct sentence for each gap.
Part 7: A series of questions and a long text or several short texts to read. For each question, students have to decide which text or part of the text mentions this.