English & Critical Thinking
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Section 1: Introduction

Introduction to English and Critical Thinking:


This Curriculum is based on the Cambridge Complete Preliminary for Schools which is a comprehensive course to stimulate students’ interest in learning English. In addition to teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking skills required for the exam, this course also introduces you to key grammar knowledge and vocabulary. Even students who do not prepare for the pet test in a short period of time can make their English reach the intermediate level of European modern language syllabus (CEFR: B1) by studying this book, which is equivalent to IELTS 4.0-5.0 the Curriculum includes:

  • 12 language learning units. Each unit contains:
  • a variety of oral activities that teach thousands of music. To improve your oral English
  • fluency and English expression ability.
  • a step-by-step approach to writing tasks.
  • relevant grammar activities and exercises involved in the examination.
  • necessary vocabulary for the exam.
  • 12 review units. Each unit contains exercises in grammar and vocabulary.
  • speaking and writing instruction.
  • grammar guidance section. According to the unit, this part summarizes the main
  • grammar knowledge that students should master in detail. In addition, there are exercises
  • for all grammar points.
  • free download of online audio. This section contains all listening audio and speaking
  • bank audio for the 12 units of the Curriculum.
  • 12 Extra-curricular Work units for self-study.
  • Practicing Critical Thinking Skills

Section 2: Result and Grading


The structure of the exam consists of 4 papers:

Reading: 45 minutes
Candidates need to be able to understand the main points from signs, newspapers and
magazines and use vocabulary and structures correctly.

Writing: 45 minutes
Candidates need to be able to respond to an email and to write either an article or a story.

Listening: 30 minutes approximately (plus 6 minutes to transfer answers)
C
andidates need to show they can follow and understand a range of spoken materials
including announcements and discussions about everyday life.

Speaking: 12-17 minutes
Candidates take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three. They are
tested on their ability to take part in different types of interaction: with the examiner, with the other candidate and by themselves.