Category: CAE

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 7

Reading and Use of English Part 7 I’m going to start this article with a bummer. Reading and Use of English Part 7 might be the most dreaded task in the whole exam paper. It is a long (and I mean loooong) reading task in which candidates need to show some very unique skills and…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 6

Reading and Use of English Part 6 Reading and Use of English might be the hardest paper in Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as CAE, and many students struggle for different reasons, but one of the most important ones is that there are eight very different tasks, each of which with its unique design and…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 5

Reading and Use of English Part 5 Reading and Use of English is probably the most complex and varied part of C1 Advanced as it comes with eight completely different tasks so it is crucial to understand each single one of them and to know what exactly you have to do. In this article, we…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 4

Reading and Use of English Part 4 When it comes to C1 Advanced, there is no other part than Reading and Use of English that strikes my students with so much fear and agony. As soon as I mention its name, people roll their eyes or make an excuse to leave the room just so…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 3

Reading and Use of English Part 3 I always notice a big difference in my students’ reactions depending on which task of Reading and Use of English I want to practise with them. While, for example, the first two parts are universally hated, Part 3 receives quite a lot of love and students almost enjoy…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 2

Reading and Use of English Part 2 Reading and Use of English puts a lot of pressure on candidates in terms of the variety of tasks and the different language skills tested but also time as there are only 90 minutes to complete all eight tasks and transfer all the answers onto a separate answer…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English Part 1

Reading and Use of English Part 1 Reading and Use of English might be the most difficult and most feared part of C1 Advanced as candidates fight not only with all the grammar, vocabulary and reading skills they have to practise beforehand but also with the immense time pressure of having just 90 minutes to…
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C1 Advanced - Reading and Use of English

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Reading and Use of English

Reading and Use of English Where should I start? Should I tell you about the screams of protest, the tears and the agony I have to deal with when it is time to practise Reading and Use of English in my C1 Advanced preparation classes? Should I mention the cold sweat on my students’ foreheads…
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Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): How to Write an Email/Letter

Introduction A letter/an email is written in response to the situation outlined in the task. Letters/emails in the C1 Advanced Writing paper will require a response which is consistently appropriate for the specified target reader. Candidates can expect to be asked to write to, for example, the editor of a newspaper or magazine, to the…
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C1 Advanced - How to Write a Review

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): How to Write a Review

Introduction A review may be about a book, magazine, film, play or concert; it may also be about a product or a service. A review in the C1 Advanced Writing paper does not merely ask for a general description of the thing reviewed, but requires an evaluation of its suitability for a particular purpose or…
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