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Cambridge English: Proficiency

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CPE Set Texts


What are 'Set Texts'?

These are works of literature - usually novels - that are studied in advance of the CPE exam and can be written on in Paper 2 (Writing) as an optional question.

What are the current Set Texts?

For 2016 these are
Penelope Lively: 'Family Album'
F. Scott Fitzgerald: 'The Great Gatsby'. Teachers may choose to prepare candidates for questions on this set text by studying the 2013 film directed by Baz Luhrmann as well as, or instead of, the novel.

2009 Set Text Podcasts: Girl with a Pearl Earring

This podcast is aimed at candidates who are reading "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier in preparation for their CPE exam in. Fiona gives an overview of the book and advice on how to approach the 'set text' question most effectively in the exam. She also works through a sample exam question. All comments are welcome from those who've read and would like to discuss this book - candidates, learners, teachers and book enthusiasts.

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Previous Set Texts (2008)

Why not listen to the recordings for the set texts for 2008.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

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alt="Students" title="Decoration" />The Cryptographer by Tobias Hill

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