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Exam Skills
 

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- Use a learner dictionary

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- Use it or lose it

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- Vocabulary notebooks and word maps
Use a learner dictionary
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First, get hold of an up-to-date dictionary for English learners. You’ll need this to build your vocabulary. Teacher Margaret John believes that what makes the difference between a fair and an excellent performance in an exam is how you learn your vocabulary! So make sure you explore all the expressions related to a word when you look it up in the dictionary.

Tips
  • Buy or borrow an up-to-date dictionary for English learners.
  • When you look up a word, explore all the expressions related to it.

Test Your Understanding

Try the comprehension quiz




Glossary

 
will be required to
must

fair
quite good

tremendous
very large

in context
with the words that come just before and after

essential
extremely important and necessary
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