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Cambridge

Syllabus for Cambridge English at Taastrup Realskole


The aim with the Cambridge English lessons at Taastrup Realskole is to provide a higher level of English for our students with the ability to learn advanced English as well as being capable of taking a Cambridge Exam in the 9th grade. Moreover, they have to take the English exam after the ninth grade required by the Danish Ministry of Education.
We will provide Cambridge English in the 7th, 8th and 9th grade.


7th grade:

The focus will be on developing different language strategies through several exercises:

  • Reading and writing strategies
  • Listening strategies
  • Speaking strategies

8th grade:

The focus will be on further developing the different language skills through several exercises where the English language is being used effectively.

  • Reading and writing skills
  • Listening skills
  • Speaking skills

During the year, the Cambridge tests will be practiced in order to make the students confident in taking the test in the 9th grade.

The students will also work with topics related to the FS9 oral exam as well as practicing the FS9 written exam.

9th grade:

The focus this year will be on both the Cambridge exam and the Danish Exam.
The Cambridge oral and written exam will take place in March or April.
The Cambridge Oral exam tests the students’ ability to talk about everyday topics, which have been practiced during the 3 years of Cambridge English.


Skills covered in the syllabus for speaking:

  • communicate factual information, abstract ideas and arguments with good expansion
  • organise and link ideas with a range of appropriate linking devices
  • engage in a conversation on a wide range of topics, e.g. natural environment, arts, science and global issues
  • produce responses with a wide range of language structures (i.e. grammatical and lexical)
  • produce responses that show good control of pronunciation and intonation

The Cambridge written exam tests the students’ ability to read and withdraw information from a factual text. Their accuracy and choice of words are highly important as well as their ability to write in different genres.
There will also be a listening comprehension very similar to the Danish test; although longer.


Skills covered in the syllabus for reading:

  • understand factual information, abstract ideas and arguments from a range of texts, e.g. leaflets, articles, blogs and webpages
  • identify relevant information and select correct details from a wide range of texts
  • identify ideas, opinions and attitudes from a wide range of texts and understand the connections between them
  • understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, purpose and intention


Skills covered in the syllabus for writing:

  • communicate factual information, abstract ideas and arguments with good expansion
  • select and organise relevant information and ideas into coherent paragraphs and use a range of appropriate linking devices
  • respond to a written stimulus and use appropriate register and style/format for the given purpose and audience, e.g. a summary, an informal email, an article, a report and a review
  • produce written texts with a wide range of language structures (i.e. grammatical and lexical)
  • produce written texts that show very good control of punctuation and spelling


Skills covered in the syllabus for listening:

  • understand factual information, abstract ideas and arguments from a wide range of sources, e.g. recorded phone messages, announcements, dialogues, informal conversations, interviews and formal talks. A variety of voices and accents will be heard in recordings to reflect the various contexts presented.
  • identify relevant information and select correct details from a wide range of sources
  • identify ideas, opinions and attitudes from a wide range of sources and understand the connections between them
  • understand what is implied but not directly stated, e.g. gist, purpose and intention


After the completion of the Cambridge exam, the students will work on their outlines for the Danish FS9 oral exam.
During the year, the main focus will be on the Danish oral exam and the 4-5 topics required. There will also be a practice of the Danish written exam.