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CAE Review Class 5- Conflict and Warfare

How many armed conflicts do you think are happening around the world right now? How many people died last year in armed conflicts? This Wiki page will give you the answers to these questions

Do the answers surprise you?

In this review we're going to look at the subject of conflict and warfare.




Reading (General)


Listening (General)



We're going to review discourse markers. This time it isn't connectors- it's adverbs and adverbial expressions. These will help lift your scores in both speaking and writing.

A wordwall activity to match 9 of these terms with their definitions.

A similar activity with 9 more expressions.

Now that you know the set of words we're using and their definitions, write them in your notebook and refer to them when you're writing and speaking.

Here's a quick exercise to practise these words in use.


Exam Tasks

Reading and Use of English

Part 4- More transformations based on expressions



Parts 3 and 4- Tasks to practise with a partner.


An essay task.

Ways to reduce global conflicts

Your class has just seen a video about the number of conflicts around the world and have discussed ways to reduce the number of them.

  • Encouraging contact and understanding between religions

  • Sharing global resources more fairly

  • Strengthening international bodies

Some opinions expressed in the discussion

"Religions always encourage fanaticism"

"Most conflicts come down to resources"

"The U.N. does really valuable work but lacks resources"

Write an essay discussing two of the suggestions. You should explain which is likely to have the greatest effect, giving reasons in support of your answer.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion, but you should use your own words as far as possible.

Write your report. Please type it and send it to This will make it easier for your teacher to mark and easier for you to incorporate modifications without having to do complete re-writes.

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