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 7 parts of the Reading and Use of English part of the C2 Proficiency 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. Idioms, collocations, fixed phrases, complementation, phrasal verbs, semantic precision.
Part 2: Choosing the correct word or phrase (without a list of options to choose from) to complete a text. Awareness and control of grammar with some focus on vocabulary.
Part 3: Complete a text containing eight gaps. The stems of the missing words are given beside the text and must be changed to form the missing word. Vocabulary, in particular the use of affixation, internal changes and compounding in word formation.
Part 4: Six items with a lead-in sentence and a gapped response to complete in 3–8 words including a given ‘key’ word. Grammar, vocabulary and collocation.
Part 5: A text with some multiple-choice questions. Identifying detail, opinion, attitude, tone, purpose, main idea, implication and how a text is organised.
Part 6: Understanding of cohesion, coherence, text structure, global meaning. Decide from where in a text certain paragraphs have been removed.
Part 7: Understanding of detail, opinion, attitude and specific information. Match a prompt to elements in a text.