ADVANCED- Certificate in Advanced English (C1)

Curso de Preparación para la obtención del

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)- C1

de la Universidad de Cambridge.

 C1 Advanced Cabridge

 

Nivel C1 de Inglés

El exámen de ADVANCED de Cambridge, (Certificate in Advanced English) también conocido como CAE, es un título de nivel avanzado.
Corresponde a un nivel de C1 según el  Marco común europeo de referencia para las lenguas.

 

¿Que necesitas para poder obtener el nivel C1 de inglés?

El primer paso de todos, si no tienes un nivel B2 acreditado de Inglés,  es establecer mediante una prueba de nivel, que conocimientos reales tienes de inglés, no solo gramaticales sino también a nivel oral, (speaking y listening) así como poder comprobar cómo te expresas de forma escrita, ya que este exámen de Advanced te evalúa en estas cuatro destrezas.

Una vez sepamos tu nivel en estas cuatro destrezas, podremos orientarte hacia el curso de preparación del Advanced (CAE) que más se adapta a tí, ya que tan importante es el objetivo que tengas (alcanzar un nivel C1) como el punto de partida (tu nivel real de inglés). No serviría de nada que te matricularas en un grupo de nivel C1 si tu nivel es inferior, ya que sobretodo en los listening y speaking, te verías muy por debajo de la media, no entenderías nada, te desmotivarías y al final abandonarías sin haber alcanzado ni el nivel deseado, ni haber progresado.

Por eso en BRITTANY SCHOOL tenemos varios cursos preparatorios para el nivel C1 pero clasificados por niveles, porque si partes de tu nivel real, el progreso sí va a ser real, tu mismo vas a notar los progresos, te vas a motivar, y al final si alcanzarás el nivel deseado.

 

No lo pienses más, lláma ahora y pide una prueba de nivel. Es totalmente gratuita.

Nuestro curso de Preparación del C1 (CAE) te prepara para todas estas destrezas. Realizamos continuamente simulacros de examen durante el curso para que vayas totalmente seguro, practicamos todas las áreas y os explicamos los errores mas frecuentes, y trucos que os van a ayudar a superar con éxito el exámen.

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¿ Cuándo sería el exámen y cuánto cuesta la tasa?

Consulta aquí las fechas de los exámenes de CAE para 2016

¿ En qué consiste el examen de Advaced (CAE) de Cambridge?

The format of the exam divides into five papers: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking:

C1-CAE EXAM:

 

Reading  (1 hour 15 min) 4parts/ 34questions 20% Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text,such as fiction, newspapers and magazines.
Writing (1h. 30min) 2 parts 20% You create two different pieces of writing, such as articles, essays, letters, proposals, reports and reviews.
Use of English(1 hour) 5 parts /50 questions 20% Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
Listening (40 min) 4 parts/30 questions 20% Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.
Speaking

(15 min)

4 parts 20% Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.

 

 

1ST PAPER Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): READING (C1)

What’s in the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading paper?

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading paper is in four parts and has a mix of text types and questions. You read a text of up to 850 words and answer questions that test your reading ability and show that you can deal with a variety of different types of texts.

Summary
Time allowed: 1 hour 15 minutes
Number of parts: 4
Number of questions: 34
Marks: 20% of total
Lengths of texts: 550–850 words per text: about 3,000 words to read in total.
Texts may be from: Newspapers and magazines, journals, books (fiction and non-fiction), promotional and informational materials.
Reading Parts 1–4

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: READING Part 1 (Multiple choice)

What’s in Part 1? Three texts on the same theme from a range of sources. Each text is followed by two multiple-choice questions. You have to choose the correct answer from four options (A, B, C or D).
What do I have to practise? Reading for detail, opinion, tone, purpose, main idea, implication, attitude.
How many questions are there? 6
How many marks do I get? Two marks for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: READING Part 2 (Gapped text)

What’s in Part 2? A single page of text with some numbered gaps which represent missing paragraphs. After the text there are some paragraphs which are not in the right order. You have to read the text and the paragraphs and decide which paragraph best fits each gap.
What do I have to practise? How to understand the structure and development of a text.
How many questions are there? 6
How many marks do I get? Two marks for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: READING Part 3 (Multiple choice)

What’s in Part 3? A text with some multiple-choice questions. For each question, there are four options and you have to choose A, B, C or D.
What do I have to practise? Reading for detail, opinion, tone, purpose, main idea, implication, attitude.
How many questions are there? 7
How many marks do I get? Two marks for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: READING Part 4 (Multiple matching)

What’s in Part 4? A series of statements followed by a text divided into sections or several short texts. You have to match each statement to the section or text in which you can find the information.
What do I have to practise? Reading for specific information, detail, opinion and attitude.
How many questions are there? 15
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

 

2ND PAPER Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): WRITING (C1)

What’s in the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Writing paper?

In the two parts of the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Writing paper, you have to show that you can write different types of text in English.

Summary
Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes
Number of parts: 2
Number of questions: Part 1: one compulsory questionPart 2: one question from a choice of five
Marks: 20% of total
Task types: Article, competition entry, contribution to a longer piece, essay, information sheet, letter, proposal, report, review.

Set TextsSet texts for Cambridge English: Advanced until December 2014:
One or both of the following texts may be read as preparation for the two optional set text tasks:

  • William Golding: Lord of the Flies (any edition)
    Teachers may choose to prepare candidates for questions on this set text by studying one of the film versions as well as, or instead of, the novel.
  • P D James: The Lighthouse (any edition)
    There is currently no film version of this book.

Candidates should not attempt the optional set text question in Part 2 unless they have the necessary understanding of the text to answer the task set. Teachers are best placed to judge which, if any, of the set texts and/or film versions may be appropriate and stimulating for a given teaching situation.

Writing Parts 1–2

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: WRITING Part 1 (Compulsory question)

What’s in Part 1? Some material to read (up to 150 words) which may include material taken from advertisements, extracts from letters, emails, postcards, diaries, short articles, etc. Using this information, you may have to write an article, a report, a proposal or a letter.
What do I have to practise? Writing different types of text and using language functions, such as evaluating, expressing opinions, hypothesising, justifying, persuading.
How many questions are there? One compulsory question.
How much do I have to write? 180–220 words.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: WRITING Part 2 (Situationally based writing task)

What’s in Part 2? A choice of five questions. You have to read some input material of no more than 80 words which describes a situation, and write one of the following: an article, a competition entry, a contribution to a longer piece, an essay, an information sheet, a letter, a proposal, a report or a review.
What about Question 5? Each of the two options for Question 5 is based on one of the two set reading texts. You may have to write an article, an essay, a report or a review.
What do I have to practise? Writing different types of text based on a situation you are given.
How many questions are there? One question from a choice of five.
How much do I have to write? 220–260 words.

 

3RD PAPER Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): USE OF ENGLISH (C1)

What’s in the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Use of English paper?

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Use of English paper has five parts with different types of exercise which test grammar and vocabulary.

Summary
Time allowed: 1 hour
Number of parts: 5
Number of questions: 50
Marks: 20% of total
Use of English Parts 1–5

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: USE OF ENGLISH Part 1 (Multiple-choice cloze)

What’s in Part 1? A text in which there are some numbered gaps, each of which represents a word or phrase. After the text there are four possible answers for each gap and you have to choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).
What do I have to practise? Vocabulary – phrases and collocations, shades of meaning, phrasal verbs, linkers, etc.
How many questions are there? 12
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: USE OF ENGLISH Part 2 (Open cloze)

What’s in Part 2? A text in which there are some gaps, each of which represents one missing word. You have to find the correct word for each gap.
What do I have to practise? Grammar and vocabulary.
How many questions are there? 15
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: USE OF ENGLISH Part 3 (Word formation)

What’s in Part 3? A text containing 10 gaps. Each gap represents a word. At the end of the line is a ‘prompt’ word which you have to change in some way to complete the sentence correctly.
What do I have to practise? Vocabulary
How many questions are there? 10
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: USE OF ENGLISH Part 4 (Gapped sentences)

What’s in Part 4? Each question contains three sentences, each of which has a gap which represents a missing word. For all three sentences, the missing word is the same and it must be the same part of speech.
What do I have to practise? Vocabulary
How many questions are there? 5
How many marks do I get? Two marks for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: USE OF ENGLISH Part 5 (Key word transformations)

What’s in Part 5? Each question consists of a sentence followed by a ‘key’ word and a second sentence with a gap in the middle. You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.
What do I have to practise? Grammar and vocabulary.
How many questions are there? 8
How many marks do I get? Up to two marks for each correct answer.

 

4TH PAPER Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): LISTENING (C1)

What’s in the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Listening paper?

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Listening paper has four parts. For each part you have to listen to a recorded text or texts and answer some questions. You hear each recording twice.

Summary
Time allowed: about 40 minutes
Number of parts: 4
Number of questions: 30
Marks: 20% of total
Recordings may be from: monologues: announcements, radio broadcasts, speeches, talks, lectures, anecdotes, etc.; or interacting speakers: radio broadcasts, interviews, discussions, etc.
Listening Parts 1–4

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 1 (Multiple choice)

What’s in Part 1? Three short extracts from conversations between interacting speakers. There are two multiple-choice questions for each extract and you have to choose A, B or C.
What do I have to practise? Listening for feeling, attitude, opinion, purpose, function, agreement, course of action, gist, detail, etc.
How many questions are there? 6
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 2 (Sentence completion)

What’s in Part 2? A monologue (which may be introduced by a presenter) lasting approximately 3 minutes. You have to complete the sentences on the question paper with the missing information which you hear on the recording.
What do I have to practise? Listening for specific information, stated opinion.
How many questions are there? 8
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 3 (Multiple choice)

What’s in Part 3? A conversation between two or more speakers of approximately 4 minutes. You have to answer some multiple-choice questions by choosing the correct answer from four options (A, B C or D).
What do I have to practise? Listening for attitude and opinion.
How many questions are there? 6
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 4 (Multiple matching)

What’s in Part 4? A series of five themed monologues of approximately 30 seconds each. On the question paper, there are two tasks and for each task you have to match each of the five speakers to one of eight possible answers.
What do I have to practise? Listening for gist, attitude and main points; interpreting context.
How many questions are there? 10
How many marks do I get? One mark for each correct answer.

 

 

5TH PAPER Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): SPEAKING (C1)

Face-to-face Speaking test

The Speaking test is taken face-to-face, with two candidates and two examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.

What’s in the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Speaking paper?

The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Speaking test has four parts and you take it together with another candidate.There are two examiners. One of the examiners conducts the test (asks you questions, gives you the paper with things to talk about, and so on). The other examiner listens to what you say and takes notes.

Summary
Time allowed: 15 minutes per pair of candidates
Number of parts: 4
Marks: 20% of total
You will have to talk: with the examiner
with the other candidate
on your own
Speaking Parts 1–4

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: SPEAKING Part 1 (Interview)

What’s in Part 1? Conversation between the candidates and the interlocutor. The examiner asks questions and you may have to give information about your interests, studies, careers, etc.
What do I have to practise? Giving information about yourself and expressing your opinion about various topics.
How long do we have to speak? 3 minutes

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 2 (Long turn)

What’s in Part 2? The interlocutor gives you between two and five photographs and asks you to talk about them. You have to speak for 1 minute without interruption and the interlocutor then asks the other candidate to comment on what you have said for about 30 seconds. The other candidate receives a different set of photographs and you have to listen and comment when they have finished speaking. The questions you have to answer about your photographs are written at the top of the page to remind you what you should talk about.
What do I have to practise? Talking on your own about something: comparing, describing, expressing opinions, speculating.
How long do we have to speak? 1 minute per candidate, plus a 30-second response from the second candidate.

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 3 (Collaborative task)

What’s in Part 3? Conversation with the other candidate. The examiner gives you some pictures and a task to do. You have to talk with the other candidate and make a decision. The questions you have to address about your pictures are written at the top of the page to remind you what you have to do.
What do I have to practise? Exchanging ideas, expressing and justifying opinions, agreeing and/or disagreeing, suggesting, speculating, evaluating, reaching a decision through negotiation, etc.
How long do we have to speak? 3 minutes

CAE- Certificate in Advanced English: LISTENING Part 4 (Discussion)

What’s in Part 4? Further discussion with the other candidate based on the topics or issues raised in the task in Part 3. The interlocutor asks each of you some questions and you discuss them with the other candidate.
What do I have to practise? Expressing and justifying opinions, agreeing and/or disagreeing.
How long do we have to speak? 4 minutes