CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Tests (print-friendly). CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Tests Printable and PDF version. Advanced: Test 1. Reading and Use of English 1 hour 30 minutes. Part 1. For questions 1–8, read the text below and decide which answer (A,B,Cor D) best fits . Age Puzzles. Clock Puzzles. Speed and Distance Puzzles. Weight Puzzles. Digital Puzzles. Skeleton Puzzles. Cryptarithm.
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A modified cloze test containing eight gaps followed by (CAE). The introduction gives an overview of the exam and its place within Cambridge English. CAE Practice Tests with echecs16.info - Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. At the end of the test, hand in both this question paper and your answer sheets. INFORMATION Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International.
There are 2 or sometimes 3 candidates in the exam, in which the candidates must speak individually and also interact to complete the tasks. The interlocutor is the person who asks the questions and interacts with the candidates to carry out the exam. The second examiner is the assessor, this person does not interact with the candidates, they just listen and assess. This means that the candidates can use a variety of grammar forms in a controlled way that best suits the situation. Candidates must be daring with grammar forms to make sure they demonstrate the advanced level. Lexical resource Uses a wide range of appropriate vocabulary to give and exchange views on familiar and unfamiliar topics. This refers to the flexibility of vocabulary use, again candidates must be adventurous with vocabulary use to make sure they use attention grabbing words and phrases.
Pronunciation Is intelligible. Phonological features are used effectively to convey and enhance meaning. Pronunciation is not the most demanding part of the Cambridge exams and by no means do you need to sound native, but you must focus on intonation and individual sounds to make sure you reach the appropriate level.
Interactive communication Interacts with ease, linking contributions to those of other speakers. Widens the scope of the interaction and negotiates towards an outcome.
This means that the candidate can both interact with their partner and the interlocutor with ease. All factors contribute to this part of the evaluation, including body language, eagerness to speak and attitude.
You must make sure that you have practiced the exam format and that you complete each task to the required level. Basically you jst want to complete the exam with ease, without being prompted too often and to demonstrate that you have prepared for the exam.
Format of the CAE exam: Part 1 Interview The candidates are asked for personal information about themselves with simple introduction questions. The task usually lasts for minutes and is used as an ice-breaker. The key to doing well in this part of the exam is to give a good first impression.
You must speak with extended, fluent and confident answers.
Part 2 Long turn The candidates are to speak for one minute without interruption about 2 images they are given a choice of 3 and also to answer two direct questions. The candidate is to compare and contrast the images, drawing on their own experience to answer the questions. They should use their own opinions to do so. The key to passing this part of the exam is to organize your speech to ensure that you incorporate complex grammar and sufficient cohesive devices.
The meaning cannot be deduced from its individual words and it has a separate meaning of its own. Examples include: My brother is a couch potato.
Advanced students are often eager to scribble them down and bask in the glory of knowing something so obscure in their 2nd language. However, in my opinion, they are less useful for the CAE than their fixed expression counterparts. So what we need to do as teachers is help our students notice fixed expressions when they see them. Encouraging noticing will create a deeper cognitive connection, which will help students take fixed expressions from their passive memory into active memory. Here are some tips to make fixed expressions stick: Always look at fixed expressions as a whole and preferably in context.
Whenever you do an exam task or any task that has fixed expressions, have your students write them down, think of a synonymous expression and write an example sentence. They can dedicate a section of their vocabulary notebook to this. Have students watch series and films and write down fixed expressions that they hear.
Put fixed expressions on cards and have students think of sentences using them.
Give students fixed expressions that are gapped and they have to complete them. Create fixed expression pelmanism with synonymous phrases. Use materials like the ones on this page or this transformations activity which focus on fixed expressions.
The Materials My preferred method of using these materials is by doing a dictogloss procedure indicated below. However, they could also be used as is or adapted in other ways. I suggest using these materials after you are sure that your students are familiar with the vast majority of the fixed expressions listed.
If you are worried about the number of fixed expressions on this worksheet, I recommend cutting off the lower half of the page and focusing only on the fixed expressions that appear in the text.
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