CPE Reading and Use of English

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Here you will find comprehensive exam-focused lessons to help students achieve success on widely recognized language proficiency exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge English Language Assessment Exams (PET, FCE, CAE, and FPE), Trinity College London Exams, and TOEIC. These lessons are designed to hone your vocabulary, grammar, and overall language proficiency, which are essential for passing these exams. You will learn the words and phrases that are commonly found on these exams and how to use them in context, giving you a competitive edge.

Grammar

Improve your understanding of English grammar with our comprehensive activities. From aspects and tenses to sentence structures, our activities cover all aspects of English grammar. These activities are suitable for students of English as a second or foreign language and are designed to help improve speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Learn about the structure of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and entire texts, as well as the eight parts of speech in English: nouns, determiners, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. Our activities will help you master the complexities of English grammar and take your language proficiency to the next level. Start mastering English grammar today with our comprehensive activities.  

English in Use

Improve your understanding of everyday English with our English in Use activities! Whether you're a student of English as a second or foreign language, these activities focus on the practical use of the language, covering grammar, punctuation, and functional language. These interactive activities will help you improve your speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. You will develop your confidence in using different types of text such as fiction, newspapers, and magazines. You will also learn to speak and write about everyday topics such as the weather, travel, and more, and prepare you for real-life situations such as ordering in a restaurant or buying a train ticket. Enhance your English language proficiency with our English in Use activities today!

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The Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE) reading and use of English is a set of 7 questions from the full CPE exam for which students are given 90 minutes to complete the exam. I have created an example exam using the same format as in the CPE and you can do a full, reading and use of English exam timed for 90 minutes to help you get used to planning your time wisely in the actual exam. You can also do parts 1-4, part 5, part 6, and part 7, separately as untimed tests if you just want to practice the exam technique. Each of the tests in this activator will give you immediate feedback on your score and show you where you might have made mistakes. There are 53 questions in total in the Reading and Use of English part of the CPE and you can score a maximum of 72 points. These tests reflect the official Cambridge scoring system.

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Cambridge CPE Exam Parts

Reading and Use of English

Part 1 - 170 words

Part 2 - 150 words

Part 3 - 150 words

Part 4 - 6 x 12 words - 72 words approximately

Part 5 - 800 words

Part 6 - 1100 words 600 words in main text, 500 words in 8 paragraphs. 1 extra paragraph.

Part 7 - About 700 words in 5 similar length sections - 175 words - A, B, C, D, E

What’s in the Reading and Use of English paper?

The C2 Proficiency Reading and Use of English paper has different types of text and questions. In one part, you may have to read one long text or three or more shorter, related texts.

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