Key Data:

CEFR level: C1

Scale score: 180-199

Test format: Computer or paper based

Number of parts: 4

Exam length: 4 hours

 

The C1 Advanced demonstrates that you can:

  • Achieve a university level course
  • Communicate effectively and in detail
  • Form part of the workplace
  • Express yourself fluently

This is a simple explanation of the tasks in the CAMBRIDGE C1 ADVANCED EXAM, or as it was previously know the CAE. The C1 ADVANCED is an exam from Cambridge Assessment English that is at level C1 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES

 

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The CAE consists of 4 different parts:

SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL POST FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH PART

 

The use of English and reading (1:30 minutes). There are 8 parts in this section.

CAE USE OF ENGLISH AND READING – INCLUDES FREE REPHRASING PDF

 

The writing (1:30 minutes). There are two questions to complete. Question 1 is obligatory. Question 2 is a choice of 3 options.

Question 1 C1 WRITING – WRITING AN ESSAY FOR TASK 1 OF THE CAE EXAM

Question 2 C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A LETTER/EMAIL FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

C1 WRITING – WRITING A REVIEW FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE EXAM

C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A REPORT FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A PROPOSAL FOR TASK TWO OF THE CAE

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The listening (about 40 minutes). There are 4 parts to the test.

LISTENING FOR THE CAE

 

The speaking (about 15 minutes). There are 4 different tasks to complete.

Advanced Cambridge Speaking exam – FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

 

Extra practice:

CAE/ADVANCED (C1) SPEAKING (PART 1): STARTER QUESTIONS

C1 ADVANCED PART 3: COLLABORATIVE TASK SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

C1 ADVANCED SPEAKING PART 4

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE OUR POST ON THE BENEFITS OF EXAM PRACTICE

 

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