Cambridge CAE exam preparation

Minimum entry level: Intermediate

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Course description

A Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) in-depth, high-level qualification shows that you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for.
More than 6,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge CAE as proof of high-level achievement in learning English.
Preparing for Cambridge CAE helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.
In our Cambridge CAE preparation course you will learn about how the exam works, what the examiners will be looking for and you will get plenty of practice using the types of questions you will see in the exam. Be assured that after your course you can tackle the exam with complete confidence! It’s not an empty promise – all our British teachers are CELTA qualified and very experienced, and some of them are Cambridge examiners.


Course outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to:

– Understand how the Cambridge exams work and how to get the best result
– Be confident taking the exam
– Voice your opinions and share your ideas with native and non-native speakers in a variety of different contexts
– Communicate more fluently and accurately in English
– Improve your English language skills – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
– Practise through example exam tasks and teacher’s feedback


Sample syllabus


– Indirect ways of asking questions
– Gerunds and infinitives
– Comparisons
– Articles
– Past tenses: Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect Simple and
Past Perfect Continuous
– Ways of expressing obligation, necessity and permission
– Noun phrases
– Defining and non-defining relative clauses
– Causative passive with have and get
– Present Perfect, Simple and Continuous
– Expressing preferences
– Future forms and time linkers.
– Modal Verbs for speculation and deduction
– Question tags
– Contrast linkers
– Passives
– Passive of reporting verbs
– Conditionals
– Countable and uncountable nouns
– Reported speech
– Reporting verbs
– Reported questions
– Hypothetical situations
– Prepositions and gerunds
– Compound adjectives
– Expressing purpose
– Ability

– Family and personal information
– Comparing free-time activities and hobbies
– Types of holidays. Deciding on an end-of-year trip
– Turn taking
– Favourite dishes and healthy eating
– Supporting your opinion
– Reasons for studying abroad
– Environmental threats. Your area in 20 years’ time
– Useful phrases and vocabulary
– Suitable jobs for students
– Suggesting, agreeing and disagreeing, asking opinions
– Working together as volunteers
– Adventure sports and danger in sports
– Introducing an opinion, explanation or example
– TV tastes. Likes and dislikes
– Things that make you happy. Speculating, using vocabulary

– Lifestyles
– Get: expressions and meanings
– Clothes
– Music
– Sport
– Technology
– Films
– Take: expressions and Phrasal Verbs
– The world of work
– Phrasal Verbs
– Describing people
– Shopping
– Paraphrasing
– Towns and villages
– Sleep
– Travel
– Phrasal verbs
– Ways of looking
– Give: expressions and Phrasal Verbs
– Crime and punishment
– Paraphrasing
– Phrasal Verbs
– Weather
– Put: expressions and Phrasal Verbs
– Food and drink
– Health matters
– The arts
– Paraphrasing and recording
– Animals
– Verbs followed by prepositions