Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
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Use Of English
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Below you will find materials to help you prepare your students for the C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English CAE) examination. These materials are suitable for the updated exam that was revised for 2015.
Paper One - Reading & Use of English
Multiple Choice Cloze
The first part of the Reading & Use of English paper in the C1 Advanced Examination is multiple choice cloze where students have to choose the correct word from four similar given words.
The second part of the Reading & Use of English paper in the C1 Advanced Examination is open cloze, in which students use one word to fill each space in a short text. The required words are usually grammatical, such as pronouns, articles, prepositions, auxiliary verbs and so on.
The third part of the Reading & Use of English paper in the C1 Advanced Examination is word formation where students use a root such as 'able' and create an appropriate word (disable, unable, ability) to fill the gap in a text.
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Key Word Transformations
The fourth part of the Reading & Use of English paper is Key Word Transformations. A sentence followed by a key word and a second sentence which has a gap in it. A student has to use the key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.
Paper Two - Writing
The writing paper lasts one and a half hours and requires candidates to do one compulsory composition and one other from a choice of reports, letters, proposals and reviews.