This section of the Proficiency exam will test your understanding of coherence, cohesion, text structure and global meaning. I based on it to practise Listening along with Speaking part 3. Part 7 - Reading: Multiple Matching The final part of the Proficiency Reading and Use of English paper is Multiple Matching. I also recommend looking under the section. Frequently asked questions and exam day tips Official Cambridge English preparation materials You can find a wide range of official Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. The required words are usually grammatical, such as pronouns, articles, prepositions, auxiliary verbs and so on. They shared the language they learned in the next lesson and said they enjoyed doing it.
Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats. Part 6 - Reading: Gapped Text In this part of the Reading and Use of English paper, known as 'Gapped Text', you need to put back paragraphs that have been removed from a text. This tests your ability to understand specific detail and author attitude and opinion. A sentence followed by a key word and a second sentence which has a gap in it. Use this to build up your own personal vocabulary bank. This is a test of your vocabulary knowledge primarily, your ability to use the correct word noun, verb, adjective depending on context.
Examiner's comments on a Speaking test A document containing detailed comments on the student performances, seen in. Summary regulations for candidates All the important information you need to know when taking the exam. Useful for students to read at home. Paper 1 has seven parts, takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and focuses on grammar and vocabulary. In this section, you must match questions or prompts to parts of a single text or individual smaller texts that follow. There are quite a few teacher-made resources too.
It is better to choose areas that you are unfamiliar with, or areas that you feel are of specific interest or importance to yourself. Paper One - Reading and Use of English Part 1 - Multiple Choice Cloze The first part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the Proficiency Examination is multiple choice cloze where you have to choose the correct word from four similar given words. Part 4 - Key Word Transformations The final part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the Proficiency Examination is Key Word Transformations. Paper Four - Speaking There are three parts to the speaking paper, which takes about 16 minutes to complete. You can download Firefox for free.
You have to use the key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence. Use the answer keys below: There is no answer key for the Writing Paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the. As part of the task, I asked them to summarise the text they read, too. Once downloaded, open Firefox and use the links below to view the tests. We recommend that you have a good dictionary with you, and refer to it when necessary. Check your answers as you do the test — once the test has finished you will not be able to check them. Get students to invent the follow up questions.
Part 2 - Open Cloze The second part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the Proficiency Examination is open cloze, in which you use one word to fill each space in a short text. However, always try to do the exercises without a dictionary first, and then use the dictionary to check anything that you are not sure of. If you want your students to keep an exam practice record, so they can see their progress, I made one that you can download and adapt. David Petrie, the delightful stickman, has several lesson ideas. You should not go through the exercises mechanically. Reading and Use of English is worth 40% of the total marks and each of the other papers is worth 20%.
Preparation Paper-based exam Computer-based exam You will need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. Track your progress as your English improves! You need a log-in to view and download resources. Here are some online from English Revealed. Part 3 - Word Formation The third part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the Proficiency Examination is word formation where you have to use a root such as 'able' and create an appropriate word disable, unable, ability to fill the gap in a text. There is a vocabulary record sheet at the back of the book which you can photocopy as many times as you like. I really like the idea of removing the gaps from gapped exercises — see the post. Most of the new parts are the same as the old ones, but some of the online material is sub-standard.
You can often find a good talk to use in class or suggest that students find one that interests them at home. I gave it to my students and they found it really useful. You will find a free on line version of this at www. . Here, you will find eight complete speaking papers with all parts included. This is the youtube link to a clip of doing the Speaking exam. A particularly useful reference is the Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners.