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…

B2 First vs. C1 Advanced

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) vs. C1 Advanced (CAE)

B2 First (FCE) vs. C1 Advanced (CAE) Cambridge B2 First (formerly known as FCE) and C1 Advanced (CAE) are two English language examinations designed and administered by Cambridge Assessment at the University of Cambridge. While passing B2 First is equivalent to CEFR level B2, C1 Advanced indicates a higher level at C1. Both exams can…

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…

CAE - How to Write a Report

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

Introduction A report may be written for a superior (e.g. a boss or college principal) or a peer group (e.g. club members or colleagues). The content of a report is to some extent factual and draws on the prompt material, but there will be scope for candidates to make use of their own ideas and…

PET - Speaking

Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET): Speaking in 2020

Introduction In 2020 Cambridge English updated the B1 Preliminary exam and there were a few changes to the Speaking paper so it is important for students and teachers to know what the ‘new’ Speaking exam looks like and what you can do to get ready and practise the right way. The structure of the Speaking…

CAE - How Your Writing Is Marked

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): How Your Writing is Marked

Introduction One of the more complicated things about C1 Advanced is definitely how your writing tasks are marked. I get this question asked a lot by my students, but the problem is that it is very difficult to explain the whole thing in just a minute or two. So I thought it would be a…

CAE - How to Calculate Your Score

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): How to Calculate Your Score

How to calculate your score in C1 Advanced In this article I’m going to explain to you in detail how you can find out what the two different scores in the CAE exam are, why there are two of them, how the Cambridge English Scale works as well as what all of that means for…

CAE - Writing a Proposal

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

Introduction A proposal may be written for a peer group (such as colleagues or club members), or for a supervisor (such as a boss or a college principal). Candidates will be expected to make one or more suggestions, supported by factual information and evaluation, in order to persuade the reader of a course of action.…

CAE - Essay Writing

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): How to Write an Essay

Introduction An essay in the C1 Advanced Writing paper is usually written for an academic tutor and may be written as a follow-up to a class activity, such as attending a seminar or watching a documentary. The main purpose of the task is to underline relevant salient issues on the stated topic, and to support…

CAE - Everything You Need To Know

Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): Everything you need to know

Introduction Cambridge C1 Advanced, or CAE, is an exam to check you English level. Cambridge English designs the test and many people in different countries take it every year. When I moved to Spain in 2018, I saw immediately that the Advanced certificate has a great reputation and that it can be very helpful for…