Monday, 21 April 2014

CAE/ CPE Using synonyms

Using synonyms is a good way to improve your speaking and writing. In the CAE and CPE exams try to use synonyms when writing to avoid repetition, show off your high level of English and make a good impression on the examiner. 


Writing exercise.
Rewrite the following, using synonyms for nice

Yesterday was very nice. I had a nice meal at a nice restaurant with some very nice people.

I had a whale of a time yesterday. I had a delicious meal in a posh/5-star restaurant with some enchanting/charming people.

*Adapted from "Speak Out" by Frances Eales and Steve Oakes.