Common Mistakes at CAE...and How to Avoid Them by Debra Powell

By Debra Powell

This helpful little ebook highlights the true errors that scholars make within the examination - and indicates how you can keep away from them. in keeping with research of hundreds of thousands of examination scripts, each one unit ambitions a key challenge zone. transparent motives and workouts support scholars to take advantage of the language appropriately. typical exams provide scholars an additional chance to examine and consolidate what they've got learnt. * Highlights universal errors that rookies quite make * in keeping with research of hundreds of thousands of examination scripts * brief, snappy reasons concentrate on key areas of difficulty * comprises exam-style workouts

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The men looked Mexican, and suggested they had weapons; they demanded to know who was in charge of the group. As they had been repeatedly instructed by the coyotes, Carlos claimed they were merely a group of friends, with no leaders, who wanted to cross. The men didn’t believe him, and warned them “not to heat up the place by leaving their little feathers around” (meaning not to leave garbage strewn around; ilegales are also called pollos, meaning chickens). When the coyotes returned they confirmed that the men were surely narcotraffickers, and that the spot was likely a drug pick-up point.

CNF, says Agar (1990), remains loyal to what actually happened, but draws on fictional techniques including the scenic method, character development, plot, and authorial presence, which are generally absent in academic writing. Nelson (2011), in her contribution to the TESOL Quarterly special issue on narrative research (Barkhuizen, 2011), argues that “analysis through narrative is increasingly combined with analysis of narrative. That is, the who and the what of narratives are increasingly examined in tandem with the how” (p.

The government takes an ambivalent approach to migration, sometimes responding to American demands to ebb the tide of people crossing the border, and sometimes subtly facilitating the journey (Grimes, 1998). Migration relieves the strains on Oaxaca’s inadequate infrastructure; the state faces chronic water problems, unemployment, and doctor shortages. Recently, remittances sent from the United States surpassed tourism as Oaxaca’s number one source of income (Cohen, 2004). Although almost no migrants upon leaving plan to stay indefinitely in the United States, many do end up staying and setting up permanent homes, and many more stay much longer than the two or three years they had originally envisioned, often bringing their wives and having children born in the United States.

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