Cycling to India is an exercise at an upper intermediate level of English which focuses on reading for detail, opinion, tone, purpose, main idea and the implication of the ideal. It is practice for Part 5 of the Reading and Use of English section of the Cambridge B2 First Exam.
Cycling to India
B2 First Use of English and Reading Section
You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you, such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.
Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.
B2 First Writing Section
You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a story) of 140-190 words.
B2 First Listening and Speaking Section
Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources, but targeted at the interests of the learners.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practise so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.