What To Expect From The Matura English Exam
The Matura English exams are regarded as one of the most intense but prestigious language awards outside of a degree. Matura English ranks in importance because non-native English speakers need it in order to enrol on an academic course in an English-speaking country.
A solid grade in Matura English also looks good on your CV. Given the predominance of English in the business world, being able to communicate like a native enhances your career prospects.
Students undertaking the Matura English exam have to discuss a subject in which they give an opinion. You will be marked on your range of vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure. Using a wide variety of words is advantageous in written and oral examinations.
You will also have to select a choice of words and fill in the missing gaps of a pre-written sentence. The best strategy here is to read through the text first without looking at the choice of words. Write the words you think are appropriate on a separate piece of paper as you go.
Matura English Tenses
Most Matura English students struggle with tenses, so if this sounds like you, don’t worry, you are not alone. Whilst other Indo-European languages follow a logical set of rules in respect of tenses, English does not.
Moreover, there are different ways to say the same thing in English. This can be challenging at the best of times, when you’re under pressure taking the Matura exam, it can be quite easy to feel confused and lose your confidence.
In particular pay attention to where tenses are used in the exam question. Whichever tense is used should be answered with the same tense.
Let’s take a closer look.
Past, present and future tenses are relatively straightforward enough. Problems arise when progressive and perfect tenses are used.
For example, a simple past tense would read:
I played tennis at the weekend.
If you to use past progressive tense, you would say:
“I was playing tennis at the weekend.”
If you are speaking in the present tense you would say:
“I play tennis at the weekend”.
And in present progressive you would say:
“I am playing tennis at the weekend.”
Using a simple future tense you would say:
“I will play tennis at the weekend.”
And in future progressive you say:
“I will be playing tennis at the weekend”.
Learn Matura English in Westbahnhof, Vienna
Students taking a Matura English exam in Vienna may attend the facilities at English 4 Professionals in Westbahnhof.
To increase your chances of passing the Matura English exam, and mastering English tenses, private tuition with a British native-speaking tutor is advantageous.
Our professional English tutors are based in Westbahnhof, a convenient location for students attending Matura English classes. With more than 20 years of experience, our native English teachers have worked with both children and teenagers, helping to nudge their English Matura results up a grade or three.
For more information, contact us today.