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CAE Listening and Speaking Skills Student's book (Cambridge by Diana Pye, Simon Greenall

By Diana Pye, Simon Greenall

Cambridge CAE Listening and conversing talents provide a bridge among communicative method and the wishes of the examination category. Designed to organize scholars for many of the CAE papers, those books additionally contemplate the 4 talents of their wider program by using fascinating issues and relaxing communicative actions. every one unit is split into sections, one facing listening and the opposite with conversing. issues are leading edge and weird, delivering scholars a real stimulus for conversing actions and examination suggestions containers supply scholars distinctive recommendation approximately what to anticipate in the course of all of the CAE papers.

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For example, disappeared in 1 cannot be followed by a noun phrase. It has the type of valency known as 'intransitive'. On the other hand, gave in 5 has to be followed by two noun phrases-one identifylng the recipient (her) and the other identifylng the thing that was given (the wrong kind of egg). Hence the verb lexeme give has the type of valency known as 'ditransitive'. The clauses in the examples above illustrate the five major valency patterns: intransitive pattern (S V; example 1) monotransitive pattern (S V DO; example 2) copular patterns (S V SP and S V A; examples 3 and 4) ditransitive pattern (S V I 0 DO; example 5) complex transitive patterns (S V DO OP and S V DO A; examples 6 and 7).

Recognizing syntactic roles, like subject and object, can be crucial for the interpretation of phrases. For example, consider the difference between: 1 2 subiect verb obiect [Mommy] [Thekitty] [loves] [loves] [the kitty]. ( c o ~ v ) [Mommy]. Here the noun phrases at the beginning and end are interchanged, resulting in a clearly different meaning. Thus the first phrase in both 1 and in 2 is the subject, and the second phrase is the object. By interchanging the positions of Mommy and the k i ~ ywe , have also changed their syntactic roles.

NEWS). ' and serve to place entities in order or in a series:first, second, third, etc. Similar to cardinals, they can be used either like determiners, before a noun: I was doing m y third week as a young crime reporter and had just about finished m y second and last story of the day when the phone rang. (FICT) or like nouns, as head of a noun phrase: Three men will appear before Belfast magistrates today on charges of intimidation. A fourth will be charged with having information likely to be of use to terrorists.

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