Even if Marking is strict , or it looks hard , Have no worries about it... If you want the A* , Study and focus on Writing and listening , these should be main points in the exam ,therefore focus on them , especially the Summarising , ¬¬ it is quite annoying.
check for marking schemes ...for summaries it will help u a lot...i mean u will learn how to write summaries...which points totake from the passage!!
for listening u shud have a very good practice so that u can score full marks...this can increase the chance of getting an A* or atleast an A!!
it is quite possible to get 34 out of 36 in listening
but i dont think its possible to score a 80 out of 84 'coz they never give full marks in writing articles!!
so i wud ask for any other way to reach for an A*!!
plz if u guys can help
I know they will not give full mark, but they do give 16 and 15. I have some Marked Scripts from Cambridge University, so I know it very well and
that's how exactly how I train my students. Let me know if you need further help.