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Revision strategies
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Think carefully about effective ways to revise. Make a timetable for your revision and keep to your plan! Listen closely in class, take notes and then rewrite them as soon as you can. A good way to practise using language is to revise with another student. Try several different approaches to find out which ways work best for you.

  • Plan your programme of revision. Don't leave revision to the last minute.
  • Don't try to memorise everything. Think instead about how you are going to use the language you are learning when you are taking the exam.
  • You might find it helpful to revise with a classmate.

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  • a process in which something takes in liquid, gas, or heat

  • a process in which people or things become part of something larger

  • gradually
    slowly, over a long period of time

    a summary
    a short list that gives the main information about something, without giving all the details

    the smallest amount of something
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