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    Post-CPE things to do

    Hi,

    I made CPE and was wondering what to do next. I have already started learning SAT vocabulary and listening BBC Radio 4. Any ideas?

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    Re: Post-CPE things to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Skga Cgf View Post
    Hi,

    I made CPE and was wondering what to do next. I have already started learning SAT vocabulary and listening BBC Radio 4. Any ideas?
    Interestingly, here students will learn SAT/GMAT, etc. vocabulary and listen to various radio stations before taking CPE, so you may want to resit it.
    Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Post-CPE things to do

    Congratulations on gaining CPE.

    If I were you, I'd just relax now and enjoy using the language. While you may still have some slight accent, your command of 'good' English is probably sounder than that of some native speakers.

    The only way you are realistically going to become more proficient is to live/work with native speakers. Your speech then might become more natural, though it wouldn't necessary become 'better' in the sense of 'grammatically more accurate'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Sep-2013 at 09:10. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: Post-CPE things to do

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Your speech then might become more natural, though it wouldn't necessary become 'better' in the sense of 'grammatically more accurate'.
    How very true. IMO, another post-CPE activity could be analysing some most typical 'mistakes/errors/slips' of native speakers and mastering them. It goes without saying, certain common sense should be employed in the first place.

    Some of my ex-mates did well dabbling in journalism or blogging - well from the linguistic point of view, others did benefit from extensive reading in abundance, still others have built up their careers around English. What seems really essential is creating an English-speaking background, just as 5jj said.

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