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  Handbook for teachers for exams from 2016 Cambridge English Advanced        C       1 9080100110120130140150160170180190200210220230  Exam content and overview Paper/timing Test content Test focus READING AND USE OF ENGLISH 1 hr 30 mins Part 1 A modified cloze test containing eight gaps followed by eight multiple-choice questions.Candidates are expected to be able to: demonstrate the ability to apply their knowledge and control of the language system by completing a number of tasks at text and sentence level; demonstrate a variety of reading skills including understanding of specific information, text organisation features, implication, tone and text structure. Part 2 A modified cloze test containing eight gaps. Part 3 A text containing eight gaps. Each gap corresponds to a word. The stems of the missing words are given beside the text and must be changed to form the missing word. Part 4 Six separate questions, each with a lead-in sentence and a gapped second sentence to be completed in three to six words, one of which is a given ‘key’ word. Part 5 A text followed by six 4-option multiple-choice questions. Part 6 Four short texts, followed by four cross-text multiple-matching questions. Part 7 A text from which six paragraphs have been removed and placed in jumbled order, together with an additional paragraph, after the text. Part 8 A text or several short texts, preceded by 10 multiple-matching questions. WRITING 1 hr 30 mins Part 1 One compulsory question.Candidates are expected to write an essay in response to a proposition to discuss, and accompanying text. Part 2 Candidates choose one task from a choice of three questions.Candidates are expected to be able to write non-specialised text types such as a letter, a report, a review or a proposal. LISTENING Approx. 40 mins Part 1 Three short extracts or exchanges between interacting speakers. There are two multiple-choice questions for each extract.Candidates are expected to be able to show understanding of feeling, attitude, detail, opinion, purpose, agreement and gist. Part 2 A monologue with a sentence-completion task which has eight items. Part 3 A text involving interacting speakers, with six multiple-choice questions. Part 4 Five short, themed monologues, with 10 multiple-matching questions. SPEAKING 15 mins (for pairs) Part 1 A short conversation between the interlocutor and each candidate (spoken questions).Candidates are expected to be able to respond to questions and to interact in conversational English. Part 2 An individual ‘long turn’ for each candidate, followed by a response from the second candidate (visual and written stimuli, with spoken instructions). Part 3 A two-way conversation between the candidates (written stimuli, with spoken instructions). Part 4 A discussion on topics related to Part 3 (spoken questions).  1 CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: ADVANCED HANDBOOK FOR TEACHERS CONTENTS ContentsPreface This handbook is for teachers who are preparing candidates for Cambridge English: Advanced , also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) . The introduction gives an overview of the exam and its place within Cambridge English Language Assessment. This is followed by a focus on each paper and includes content, advice on preparation and example papers.If you need further copies of this handbook, please email marketingsupport@cambridgeenglish.orgAbout Cambridge English Language Assessment 󰀲 The󰀠world’s󰀠most󰀠valuable󰀠range󰀠of󰀠English󰀠qualifications 󰀲Key󰀠features󰀠of󰀠Cambridge󰀠English󰀠exams 󰀲Proven󰀠quality 󰀳 Cambridge English󰀺 Advanced – an overview 󰀳 Exam󰀠formats 󰀳Who󰀠is󰀠the󰀠exam󰀠for? 󰀳Who󰀠recognises󰀠the󰀠exam? 󰀳What󰀠level󰀠is󰀠the󰀠exam? 󰀳 About the exam 󰀴 A󰀠thorough󰀠test󰀠of󰀠all󰀠areas󰀠of󰀠language󰀠ability 󰀴Marks󰀠and󰀠results 󰀵 Exam support 󰀶 Support󰀠for󰀠teachers󰀠 󰀶Support󰀠for󰀠candidates 󰀶 Reading and Use of English 󰀷 General󰀠description 󰀷Structure󰀠and󰀠tasks 󰀷The󰀠eight󰀠parts󰀠of󰀠the󰀠Reading󰀠and󰀠Use󰀠of󰀠English󰀠paper 󰀸Preparation 󰀹Sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀱 󰀱󰀲Answer󰀠key󰀠to󰀠sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀱 󰀱󰀹Sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀲 󰀲󰀰Answer󰀠key󰀠to󰀠sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀲 󰀲󰀷Candidate󰀠answer󰀠sheet 󰀲󰀷 Writing 󰀲󰀹 General󰀠description 󰀲󰀹Structure󰀠and󰀠tasks 󰀲󰀹The󰀠two󰀠parts󰀠of󰀠the󰀠Writing󰀠paper 󰀳󰀰Preparation 󰀳󰀰Sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀱 󰀳󰀳Assessment󰀠of󰀠Writing 󰀳󰀴Sample󰀠scripts󰀠with󰀠examiner󰀠comments 󰀳󰀸Sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀲 󰀴󰀴Sample󰀠scripts󰀠with󰀠examiner󰀠comments 󰀴󰀵Writing󰀠answer󰀠sheet 󰀵󰀱 Listening 󰀵󰀴 General󰀠description 󰀵󰀴Structure󰀠and󰀠tasks 󰀵󰀴The󰀠four󰀠parts󰀠of󰀠the󰀠Listening󰀠paper 󰀵󰀵Preparation 󰀵󰀵Sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀱 󰀵󰀸Answer󰀠key󰀠to󰀠sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀱 󰀶󰀵Sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀲 󰀶󰀶Answer󰀠key󰀠to󰀠sample󰀠paper󰀠󰀲 󰀷󰀳Candidate󰀠answer󰀠sheet 󰀷󰀴 Speaking 󰀷󰀵 General󰀠description 󰀷󰀵Structure󰀠and󰀠tasks 󰀷󰀵The󰀠four󰀠parts󰀠of󰀠the󰀠Speaking󰀠test 󰀷󰀶Preparation 󰀷󰀷Sample󰀠test󰀠󰀱 󰀷󰀹Sample󰀠test󰀠󰀲 󰀸󰀲Assessment󰀠of󰀠Speaking 󰀸󰀵 Cambridge English󰀺 Advanced glossary 󰀹󰀰  2 CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: ADVANCED HANDBOOK FOR TEACHERS ABOUT CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT About Cambridge English Language Assessment Cambridge English: Advanced  is developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.We are one of three major exam boards which form the Cambridge Assessment Group (Cambridge Assessment). More than 8 million Cambridge Assessment exams are taken in over 170 countries around the world every year. Cambridge International ExaminationsPrepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning Cambridge Assessment: the trading name for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) Cambridge English Language Assessment Provider of the world’s most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English OCR: Oxford Cambridge and RSA ExaminationsOne of the UK’s leading providers of qualifications Departments of the UniversityDepartments (exam boards)One of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom Oxford Cambridge and RSA The world’s most valuable range of English qualifications Cambridge English Language Assessment offers the world’s leading range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English. Over 5 million Cambridge English exams are taken each year in more than 130 countries. We offer assessments across the full spectrum of language ability – for general communication, for professional and academic purposes, and also for specific business English qualifications. All of our exams are aligned to the principles and approach of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).To find out more about Cambridge English exams and the CEFR, go to   C1C2B2B1A2A1C1C2B2B1A2A1     P   r   o    fi   c    i   e   n    t   u   s   e   r    I   n    d   e   p   e   n    d   e   n    t   u   s   e   r     C   o   m   m   o   n    E   u   r   o   p   e   a   n    F   r   a   m   e   w   o   r    k   o    f    R   e    f   e   r   e   n   c   e    (    C    E    F    R    )     B   a   s    i   c   u   s   e   r 87.576.565.554.549075604020Key (KET) for Schools Starters(YLE Starters)Movers (YLE Movers)Flyers(YLE Flyers)Preliminary(PET) for SchoolsFirst (FCE) for SchoolsKey(KET)Preliminary(PET)First(FCE)Advanced(CAE)BusinessVantage(BEC)BusinessPreliminary(BEC)BusinessHigher(BEC)BULATS IELTSProficiency(CPE)9 Key features of Cambridge English exams Cambridge English exams:ã are based on realistic tasks and situations so that preparing for their exam gives learners real-life language skillsã accurately and consistently test all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speakingã encourage positive learning experiences, and seek to achieve a positive impact on teaching wherever possibleã are as fair as possible to all candidates, whatever their national, ethnic and linguistic background, gender or disability.
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