Cae Top Tips

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 59
  • Published : June 15, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
Preface
This handbook is for anyone who is preparing candidates for the Certificate in Advanced English examination (CAE). The introduction gives an overview of CAE and its place within Cambridge ESOL. This is followed by a focus on each paper and includes content, advice on preparation and example papers. Further information on the examination will be issued in the form of: • regular update bulletins • an extensive programme of seminars and conference presentations. If you require additional CDs or further copies of this booklet, please email: ESOLinfo@CambridgeESOL.org

Contents
Inside front cover 2 University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations CAE content and overview 2 Key features of Cambridge ESOL examinations

OVERVIEW OF CAE INTRODUCTION TO CAMBRIDGE ESOL INTRODUCTION TO CAE EXAMINATION CONTENT AND PROCESSING

2 3 3 3 4 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 11 22 22 23 24 26 28

The purpose of the review project The process of the project Content of CAE The level of CAE Varieties of English Recognition Course materials Past papers and examination reports Online support General description Structure and tasks The four parts of the Reading paper Preparation Sample paper – test 1 General description Structure and tasks The two parts of the Writing paper Preparation Task types Sample paper – test 1

3

Factors affecting the design of the examination Official accreditation in the UK The CAE candidature Marks and results Special circumstances Seminars for teachers Administrative information Further information Answer keys – test 1 Sample paper – test 2 Answer keys – test 2 Candidate answer sheet

4 4 4 5 6 6 6 16 16 21 21

CAE SUPPORT

1
READING PAPER

31 Sample paper – test 2 33 Assessment 34 Cambridge ESOL Common Scale for Writing 35 Sample scripts and mark schemes – tests 1 and 2 51 55 56 60 61 73 74 77 81 82 Sample paper – test 1 Answer keys – test 1 Sample paper – test 2 Answer keys – test 2 Candidate answer sheet Answer keys – test 1 Sample paper – test 2 Sample tapescript – test 2 Answer keys – test 2 Candidate answer sheet

2
WRITING PAPER

47 General description 47 Structure and tasks 48 The five parts of the Use of English paper 49 Preparation 62 62 63 63 66 69 83 83 84 85 88 General description Structure and tasks The four parts of the Listening paper Preparation Sample paper – test 1 Sample tapescript – test 1 General description Structure and tasks The four parts of the Speaking test Preparation Sample paper – test 1

3
USE OF ENGLISH PAPER

4
LISTENING PAPER

92 Sample paper – test 2 95 Assessment 96 Cambridge ESOL Common Scale for Speaking

5
SPEAKING TEST
1

Inside back cover

CAE Glossary and Acronyms

c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | co nte nts

Introduction to Cambridge ESOL
■ University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) is a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, which is a department of the University of Cambridge*. It has a tradition of language assessment dating back to 1913, and is one of the world’s largest educational assessment agencies. Cambridge ESOL offers an extensive range of examinations, certificates and diplomas for learners and teachers of English. In 2006, over 2 million people took these examinations at centres in over 130 countries. Cambridge ESOL’s systems and processes for designing, developing and delivering examinations and assessment services are certified as meeting the internationally recognised ISO9001:2000 standard for quality management. Cambridge ESOL examinations are suitable for learners of all nationalities, whatever their first language and cultural background, and there are examinations suitable for learners of almost any age. Although they are designed for native speakers of languages other than English, no language related restrictions apply. The range of Cambridge ESOL examinations includes specialist examinations in Business English and English for Academic Purposes, as...
tracking img