I talk about the Cambridge CPE exam here —something I wholeheartedly recommend you strive to attain. It’s a very detailed kind of language assessment that just preparing for it would make you improve.
One of the best ways to improve our command of English is by listening to ‘correct language usage’ — in any context. You can listen to conversations, songs or movies. There’s a 30-minute video below which let’s you see how sentences are built for conversations and you can get to follow a real conversation between two people. Remember: the more you listen, the better you get. Continue reading Resources for Spoken English→
The CPE is far more challenging than the IELTS exam and is not for the unprepared. The written papers will rigorously test your vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. It was tough but enjoyable to prep for because you will come out a better English speaker at the end of it!
Some are simple tools, some are more complex. We can’t leave it (the problem solving) to HR or middle management or some large company with excess funds or talent. We need hungry people with skills — the pre-conditions of great product development.