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Cambridge English: Advanced

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CAE Paper 1 Reading and Use of English (< Previous | Next >)


Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Part Task type Focus Questions
1: Multiple Choice Cloze Choose 1 word from a set of 4 to complete a gap in a text. collocation, phrasal verbs, idioms, phrases 8
2: Open cloze Choose one word to complete a gap in a text. mainly grammatical items 8
3: Word formation Form a new word from a given 'stem' word to complete a text. prefixes and suffixes, compound words 8
4: Key word transformation Complete a second gapped sentence with between three and six words and a key word so that it has the same meaning as a lead-in sentence. vocabulary and grammar 6
5: Multiple choice A text, followed by four multiple-choice questions with four options. identify detail, opinion, attitude, purpose, main idea 6
6. Cross-text multiple matching Read four short texts and match a prompt to one of the texts. understand opinion and attitude 4
7. Gapped text Read a text from which paragraphs have been removed and choose the correct place in the text for them. understand text organisation 6
8. Multiple matching Read one or several texts and match the prompt question to the relevant section of the text(s). pick out specific information from the text 10

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