ENGLISH 7


Here you’ll find (almost) everything you need connected to the English 7 course at MEG Stockholm 2014-2015.

CAE ResultDuring the course, we will (among other things) use a book called CAE Result to prepare for the exams connected to the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE)

You might wonder why we’re focusing on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) in the English 7 course. It’s mainly due to the following reasons:

  • The CAE is accepted globally as proof of high achievement. More than 3,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept CAE as proof of high-level achievement.
  • The CAE is a certificate with endless opportunities. Helps you develop the language skills you need for success, and can be used for your university and student visa applications in the UK and Australia.
  • The CAE provides high-level English skills for academic and professional success. Preparing for the CAE helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

CAE Changes

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – a high-level qualification that is officially recognized by universities, employers and governments around the world. Read more about the exam overview here.

Click here to download a paper-based sample paper. If you prefer doing the exams online – follow this link.

WHAT PARTS TO PRACTICE?

All exams are divided into separate parts (shown below). When working with exercises connected to the exams during the course it might be a good idea to know where in the CAE Result Workbook you’ll find exercises connected to each part in the exams. Please consult the document ”What parts to practice” if you wish to practice different parts of the exams.

PAPER 1 READING 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

Reading

Below is an example of the reading exam from Flo-Joe – the place on the web for Cambridge exam preparation.

In the book there is also lot of reading exercises and you’re obviously more than welcome to work with them on your own. Do you need the key to the reading exercises? It’s right here.

More about the reading paper:

PAPER 2 WRITING 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

Writing

More about the writing paper:

The video below will give you the chance to practice spotting key information in the Formal Letter question. This is vital if you want to score well in 2 of the CAE Writing Assessment Criteria – ‘Content’ and ‘Communicative Achievement’. This is the first of four video clips – make sure to watch them all on FloJoeEnglish’s channel on YouTube. On the same channel you also find more information about the updated CAE Exam (2015).

PAPER 3 USE OF ENGLISH 1 HOUR

The course will start off with a Use of English exam, which will serve as a diagnostic test. The Use of English exam tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Use of English

How to prepare for the CAE Use of English test

  • The Use of English paper tests your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
  • Read as much as possible, and use a dictionary to help you learn new words
  • Use a grammar book to help you understand sentence structure
  • Read the instructions carefully before you start each section
  • Look at the example question at the beginning of each section
  • Correct spelling is necessary. Get into the habit of checking the spelling of words
  • Read the surrounding context before giving an answer
  • Don’t give alternative answers for any questions

Soem Use of English exercises from Exam English:

Use the step-by-step approach below from Flo-Joe to discover which key language areas you need to know. Click each part for more information, dos and don’ts, how to improve and exercises.

Below you’ll find a few examples of the Use of English exam from Flo-Joe – the place on the web for Cambridge exam preparation.

The video below explains how to analyze and answer the questions in the Use of English paper.

PAPER 4 LISTENING 40 MINUTES

Listening

In the book there is a lot of listening exercises. Follow this link to ALL THE AUDIO FILES if you want to work with them on your own. Do you need the key to the listening exercises? It’s right here.

Below you’ll find listening exercises from Exam English.

More about the listening paper:

PAPER 5 SPEAKING 15 MINUTES

Speaking

More about the speaking paper:

For those of you that use the CAE Result workbook to prepare for the CAE exam, follow this link for grammar and vocabulary, listening exercises, speaking, words and phrases – everything is connected to the book!

Do you still feel that you need to practice? Here you’ll find even more CAE tests:

Check out this space for CAE info and practice!

More CAE practice tests, this time from English Online.

Even more practice tests from Exam English.

Can’t get enough of grammar and vocabulary practice? Please visit the ”Grammar and Vocabulary” section for more exercises.