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Thursday, 21 June 2012
CPE Sample Writings: Summary writing: A leg to stand on
In the CPE exam by Cambridge, you will be asked to demonstrate your Writing and Use of English skills by summarising a text. This is an example of how to do that.
"Firstly the text illustrates two different perspectives of how communication in a hospital should be, the one from the hectic junior surgeons and the one from the fussy patients.
Secondly it uses metaphors to describe how these two parties see each other: while doctors are the indifferent vessels of a passing Spanish Armada, patients are wild animals who are always complaining and waiting for the real pro to arrive."
Original text: "A leg to stand on" by Oliver Sacks Summary by Gustavo Albarracín