C1/Advanced on Mondays: Speaking and Writing Advice

Do you have a pet?


We recommend getting an Exam Pet or two!

Exam pets are expressions, phrases or grammar structures you look after especially carefully. And...you ALWAYS try to use them in each activity where you are speaking or writing.

It could be...

  • Five (say) common phrasal verbs - and you always try to use at least two.
  • A couple of bits of functional language - for opinions, or thanking or making suggestions
  • A particular grammar structure that's very useful but not so easy to use.

Whatever it is - always use it. Set your own rules and create your own habits. Choose your structures soon!