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Element FORM: COMPOUND ADJECTIVES
SuperCat ADJECTIVES
SubCat combining
Lexical Range 2
Level B2
Cando Can use an increasing range of compound adjectives ('up-to-date', 'state-of-the-art')
Corrected Learner Example The selling point is that it contains the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art know-how, for instance a water-proof keyboard, information security system, etc. A survey of our customers last year indicated that over 70% of them are content with the user-friendly designs. (China; B2 VANTAGE; 2008; Chinese; Fail)

…getting to work (in big cities) by car is more healthy for drivers but has a long-term effect on the environment and on us, in the end, as well. (Poland; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Polish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example The selling point is that it contains the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art know-how, for instance water-proof keyboard, information securety system etc. A survey among our customers were launched last year, and the result indicated that over 70% of them are content with the user-friendly designs. (China; B2 VANTAGE; 2008; Chinese; Fail)

In my opinion, from realistic point of view, getting to work (in big cities) by car is more healthy for drivers but has long-term effect on environment and on us, at the end, as well. (Poland; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Polish; Pass)

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