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CAE Study Guide

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This post will give students who are about to sit the CAE exam a rough guide of what to study and links to helpful online tools.

Vocabulary sets for CIC 607 CAE students:

https://quizlet.com/144482326/flashcards

http://www.cram.com/flashcards/607-vocabulary-7433047

Here you have a link to sets of flashcards I have made on the website quizlet.com. There are 39 different sets focusing on various different parts of the use of English section:

http://quizlet.com/join/vwMDp6Qe6

Here are individual links to different quizlet sets that will help you prepare for the use of English paper, use the flashcards to study then try clicking on “learn” or “test” at the top, you can also play the games “scatter” and “gravity”:

https://quizlet.com/144514233/verbs-with-preps-short-flash-cards/?new – verbs with prepositions.

https://quizlet.com/99435871/inversion-revision-flash-cards/ – Inversions

https://quizlet.com/84053293/cae-letter-of-complaint-flash-cards/ – Letter of complaint

https://quizlet.com/32210011/cae-gerundinfinitivebare-infinitive-flash-cards/ – Gerund or infinitive

https://quizlet.com/96177238/flashcards – 82 different key word transformations

https://quizlet.com/29838781/cae-use-of-english-part-4-flash-cards/ – more key word transformations

https://quizlet.com/16987300/flashcards – even more key word transformations

https://quizlet.com/56139712/flashcards – use of English revision

https://quizlet.com/60219071/flashcards – word formation

https://quizlet.com/128430288/flashcards – reporting verb patterns

https://quizlet.com/5740189/flashcards – phrasal verbs

https://quizlet.com/123807629/flashcards – more phrasal verbs

https://quizlet.com/8192472/flashcards – word formation

 

Other useful websites include:

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk

http://www.examenglish.com/CAE/

You can also download the CAE handbook here, it contains 2 test papers with the answers.

Where there are online tests and loads of other useful features.

Use of English

There are Use of English papers you can use to practice here:

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/students/tests/index.htm

There are 3 different papers, do 1 a day, make notes on your mistakes and redo the same paper, it helps to make the information stick.

Part 1: Multiple choice cloze

Study Quizlet sets on Collocations, verbs / adjectives with prepositions etc. Then try a practice paper from flo-joe.

Part 2: Open Cloze

Past papers on flo-joe or go back over your notes. Quizlet sets on verbs / adjectives with prepositions and collocations also help.

Part 3: Word formation

There are lots of sets on quizlet for word formation. Also you can download a word formation list here:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=79CFF252BEEA0A7D!190&authkey=!ACS0L7Fi2v-suyo

Then do past papers on flo-joe.

Part 4: Key word transformations

There are lots of key word transformation sets and phrasal verb sets on quizlet and past papers on flo-joe.

Also check flo-joe’s daily word bank for new vocabulary:

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/students/wordbank/index.htm

Here is a link to quizlet set of 82 Key Word Transformations:

http://quizlet.com/38840080/cae-use-of-english-part-5-key-word-transformation-flash-cards/

Extra resources:

Collocations practice:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=79CFF252BEEA0A7D!194&authkey=!AIDza1OWzb6yBCc

Or lexical phrase list from here:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=79CFF252BEEA0A7D!197&authkey=!AH-GLrI0X_c_wGs

Exam practice collocations:

http://www.tukudoo.com/exam-practice/cae-collocations/

Writing

Here is an exhaustive collection of useful phrases for writing tasks:

CAE Writing (useful language) (1)

Download the examples of each different writing task and check out the page on the my wiki called CAE writing text types explained.

Examples of each task type:

http://timsenglishclasses.wikispaces.com/CAE+Writing

Explanation of task types:

http://timsenglishclasses.wikispaces.com/CAE+Writing+text+types+explained

Remember part 1 is compulsory and it will be a formal essay. In part 2 you can choose from 3 different options. The possible options are: a letter (formal or informal), a report, a proposal and a review.

Also check out flo-joe’s writing class:

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/students/writing/index.htm

There are lots of activities for linking words and expressions, formal / informal language etc.

Reading

There’s only 1 Reading paper on flo-joe but it’s better than nothing.

Listening

If you want to practice listening you can use this website:

http://www.elllo.org/english/level-7-advanced.htm

There are a lot of different listening exercises with comprehension questions and vocabulary questions. Try some.

freeenglishlessonplans.com

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