PART II READING AND WRITING
Read the text below and choose the correct answer. For each question, mark the
correct letter A, B or C on your answer sheet
Questions 35-39 is worth 1 mark each.
Today, millions of people want to learn or improve their English, but it is difficult to find the best
method. Is it better to study in Australia, Britain or America or to study in your own country? The
advantages of going to English speaking countries seem obvious. Firstly, you will be able to listen to
the language the entire time you are in those countries. You will be surrounded by English
wherever you go. Another advantage is that you have to speak in English if you are with other
people who speak English. In Italy, it is always possible, in the class, to speak Italian if you want to
but learning is slower
On the other hand, there are some advantages to staying at home to study. You don’t have to make
big changes to your life. Additionally, it is also a lot cheaper than actually going to Britain but it is
never possible to achieve the results derived from living in the UK. If you have a good teacher in
your homeland, I think you can learn in a more concentrated way, rather than living in Britain
without going to a school.
So, in conclusion, I think that if you have enough time and money, the best choice is to spend some
time in an English-speaking country like Australia. This is not possible for most people, so being in
their hometown could be a viable option for many. The most important thing to do in this situation
is to maximise your opportunities: to speak only English in class and to try to use English whenever
possible outside the class.