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CAE Practice Tests Online: Use of English
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CAE Practice Tests Online: Use of English

Part 1 (Multiple Choice Cloze)Test1     Test2    Test3

What’s in Part 1?
Part 1 consists of a text in which there are eight gaps (plus one gap as an example). Each gap represents a missing word or phrase. The text is followed by eight sets of four words or phrases, each set corresponding to a gap. Candidates have to choose which one of the four words or phrases in the set fills the gap correctly.

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Part 2 (Open Cloze)Test1     Test2     Test3

What’s in Part 2?
Part 2 consists of a text in which there are eight gaps (plus one gap as an example). In this part, as there are no sets of words from which to choose the answers, candidates have to think of a word that will fill the gap correctly.

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Part 3 (Word Formation)Test1     Test2    Test3

What’s in Part 3?
Part 3 consists of a text containing eight gaps (plus one gap as an example). At the end of some of the lines, and separated from the text, there is a stem word in capital letters. Candidates need to form an appropriate word from given stem words to fill each gap.

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Part 4 (Key Word Transformations)Test1    Test2     Test3

What’s in Part 4?
Part 4 consists of six questions (plus an example). Each question contains three parts: a lead-in sentence, a key word, and a second sentence of which only the beginning and end are given. Candidates have to fill the gap in the second sentence so that the completed sentence is similar in meaning to the lead-in sentence. The gap must be filled with between three and six words, one of which must be the key word. They key word must not be changed in any way

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Part 5 (Multiple Choice)Test1    Test2

What’s in Part 5?
Part 5 consists of one long text, drawn from a variety of sources which include fiction. The text is followed by six 4-option multiple-choice questions which are presented in the same order as the information in the text so that candidates can follow the development of the text.

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Part 6 (Cross-Text Multiple Matching)Test1   Test2

What’s in Part 6?
Part 6 consists of four short texts, on a related theme, followed by multiple-matching prompts. In total, there are four questions. Candidates must read across texts to match a prompt to elements in the texts.

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Part 7 (Gapped Text)Test1    Test2

What’s in Part 7?
Part 7 consists of one long gapped text from which six paragraphs of equal length have been removed and placed in jumbled order after the text, together with a seventh paragraph which does not fit in any of the gaps. The text is usually from a non-fiction source (including journalism).

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Part 8 (Multiple Matching)Test1    Test2

What’s in Part 8?
Part 8 consists of one or two sets of questions followed by a single page of text: the text may be continuous, or divided into sections, or consist of a group of short texts. In total, there are 10 questions and four to six options.

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CAE Practice Tests Online: Listening

Part 1 (Multiple choice)Test1    Test2

What’s in Part 1?
Part 1 consists of three unrelated short texts. These texts are approximately 1 minute in length and involve two speakers. Texts are taken from a wide range of real-life contexts and, therefore, contain a correspondingly wide range of topics, voices and styles of delivery. There are two 3-option multiple-choice questions on each text.

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Part 2 (Sentence completion)Test1    Test2

What’s in Part 2?
Part 2 features an informational monologue of approximately 3 minutes in length. Texts typically take the form of talks, lectures or broadcasts, aimed at a non-specialist audience, and are delivered in a neutral or semi-formal style.

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Part 3 (Multiple choice)Test1     Test2

What’s in Part 3?
Part 3 features interviews and discussions, involving two or more speakers. The text is approximately 3–4 minutes in length and typically takes the form of a broadcast interview or discussion aimed at a non-specialist audience.

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Part 4 (Multiple matching)Test1      Test2

What’s in Part 4?
Part 4 consists of a series of five short monologues on a theme. The text is 3–4 minutes in length with each monologue lasting approximately 30 seconds. The monologues represent spontaneous speech, delivered in an informal spoken style by speakers with a range of backgrounds and voices. There are two
parallel multiple-matching tasks, each with a different focus. In each case, the correct option has to be chosen from a list of eight.

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