Effective Methods of Test Preparation
You should proceed from controlled activities to freer practice by following the steps presented in
this book to improve your writing skill in a systematic and effective way.
First, in the Warm-up section, you should read and memorise all possible expressions to enhance
your stock of vocabulary.
Next, in Step 1, you should look up the meanings of words and expressions that are new to you so as
to familiarise yourself with useful vocabulary.
Then, in Step 2, you should carefully examine how those words and expressions are put in simple
phrases and sentences and then read them aloud in order to improve your grammatical range and
After that, in Step 3, you had better first think of ideas in gapped sentences and practise fi lling in all
the missing words formed from the simple phrases and sentences in step 2, and then check them
with the answer key at the back of the book. Next, you ought to copy them down in your notebook
and read aloud all these full sentences to enhance your abil ity of writing complete and meaningful
Finally, in Step 4, you should make an attempt to fill in the gapped text whose sentences from step
3 have been joined so that a final version of the essay takes shape. Additionally, it is suggested that
you learn this final product by heart so that you can develop your writing skill more effectively and