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Paper 1 Reading
Paper 2 Writing
Paper 3 Use of English
Paper 4 Listening
Paper 5 Speaking

The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English examination consists of 5 papers, each of which has equal weighting of 20% of the total marks. The format of the exam is similar to the First Certificate exam.

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Paper 1 Reading (1 hour 15 minutes)
This paper consists of four parts. Each part contains one or more texts and a comprehension task. The texts are taken from newspapers, magazines, non-literary books, leaflets, brochures etc. The tasks test a wide range of reading skills and strategies. There are between 40-50 multiple matching, gapped text and multiple-choice questions all together.

Part 1
Multiple matching - you must read a text preceded by multiple matching questions.
The prompts are either headings or summary sentences. Some of the choices may be required more than once.

Answer questions 1-13 by referring to the reviews of crime novels.
For questions 1-13 match each of the statements below (1-13) with one of the novels (A-H) reviewed below. Some choices may be required more than once.

It takes place in a poor district. 1...
The main character is not typical of this kind of novel. 2...
The main character is feeling dissatisfied with his current work. 3...
It has a particularly dramatic opening. 4...
The main character remains determined despite opposition. 5...
The reader feels sure that the main character will solve the crime. 6...
It features people's peculiarities. 7...
It is likely to amuse you. 8...
It is too long. 9...
It successfully combines the conventional elements of this kind of novel. 10...
It is not as good as the writer's other books. 11...
It is impossible to predict the ending. 12...
The suspense is particularly skillfully managed. 13...

Book A

Steve Martin's Compeling Evidence is compelling indeed. The narrator, a lawyer struggling to build a new practice after being forced to leave a high-powered law firm, finds himself manoeuvred into defending his boss's wife when she is tried for her husband's murder. The trial scenes are riveting, with the outcome in doubt right up to the verdict, and a really unexpected twist in the final pages. This is a terrific debut into a crowded genre.

Book B

Curtains form the Cardinal
begins with a bang, and plunges the charismatic Sigismondo, troubleshooter for the aristocracy of the Italian Renaissance, into a turmoil of politics, clerical intrigue and high-society murder from which we are always confident he will emerge unscathed to disclose the guilty parties. The plot is convoluted and the book is abuout 50 pages overweight, but it is still great stuff.

Book C

File Under: Deceased introduces a refreshingly different new detective from a first novelist, Sarah Lacey. Leah Hunter is a tax inspector, ideally positioned, it seems, for a bit of investigating when a strange man falls dead an her feet. Undaunted by attacks form various quarters - perhaps tax inspectors are used to this thing - and the disapproval of her handsome local detective sergeant, gutsy, versatile Leah is a winner in every way.

Book D

Double Deuce by Robert B. Parker sets that most literate of private investigators. Spenser, the job of assisting his friend Hawk to clear drug dealers out of a deprived estate in rundown Boston. The slick dialogue comes almost as fast as the bullets, but there are few corpses and more philosophy than usual. High-quality entertainment as always from Parker.

Book E

False Prophet by Faye Kellerman, features her usual pair of detectives, Pete Decker and Marge Dunn, investigating an attack and burglary at the house of a legendary film star's daughter. The author's easy writing style and eye for odd human behaviour make this an entertaining mystery.

Book F

Husband and wife Diane Henry and Nicholas Horrock, write as a team. Blood Red, Snow White features another lawyer, another female client, but the action is all outside the courtroom and the defender finds himself becoming the victim as the plot unravels. All the classic ingredients of romance, money and violence are mixed efficiently to produce an engrossing suspense novel.

Book G

Dead for a Ducat by Simon Shaw presents actor Philip Fletcher in a new role, that of intended victim. The hilarious collection of characters are brought together to film the story of Robin Hood, bud Philip isn't the only person to feel this is not the way his career should be developing. Simon Shaw never fails to entertain, but in moving his star actor from black comedy to farce, he gives a performance below his usual high standard.

Book H

Fall Down Easy is Lawrence Gough's best book for some time. Canadian police hunt a versatile bank robber who preys on female bank tellers. The slow, expertly-paced build-up of tension and the portrayal of the clever, disturbed robber raise this way above the average detective novel.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001,

Part 2
Gapped text
- you must read a text with paragraphs removed. You need to use the missing paragraphs to complete the text. There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use.

For questions 18-24, choose which of the paragraphs A-H fit into the numbered gaps in the magazine article below. There is only one extra paragraph, which does not fit in any of the gaps.

Indicate your answers on the separate answer sheet.


I thought everyone would be pleased, but one of my colleagues was absolutely furious. ŇWhat do you mean?' she raged. 'If it was that easy, why didn't you stop years ago?'


The stop-smoking session was an interesting mixture of group therapy and hypnotherapy and it took place exactly two months and three weeks ago.


On that unexceptional Thursday afternoon, I had simply gone along to the Birmingham session of The Easy Way to Stop Smoking to write an article about other people trying to give up. ' I shan't be trying to stop myself, it wouldn't be fair,' I announced firmly. 'Since my motivation for being here is writing, not stopping, it would not be right to expect your method to work on me.'


We were encouraged to smoke as much as we wished and most of the afternoon was conduceted in a room so smoke-filled that we had to open the windows.


I suppose what happened was that the stop-smoking messages made intellectual sense. Just as smoking itself had become a challenge in the face of opposition, so the notion of stopping began to feel attractive.


In many senses, it was easy. The physical craving, the pangs of desire for nicotine, in just the same place where you feel hunger, faded after a minute or two and I experienced them over only four or five days.


Surprisingly, pottering around at home on weekend mornings proved to be the most difficult thing - and it still is.


Yes, I do miss my cigarettes, but not too much. Each 'new' experience as an non-smoker has to be addressed - eating out, waiting for an aeroplane, booking into a hotel, a theatre interval. All are key moments in which I would have previously smoked cigarettes.

A. The possibility of not being a smoker was beginning to make me feel powerful. It was a secret feeling that had nothing to do with anyone except myself. Could I also conquer the world?
B. I suppose my inability to explain how one afternoon I had been a packet-a-day, life-long smoker, and four hours later I was not, was faintly irritating. I find it curious myself.
C. I am increasingly coming to the view that for me smoking had a great deal to do with displacing boredom; having a cigarette was an activity in itself.
D. I could not have been more reasonable. After all, I positively enjoyed smoking. It gave me real pleasure. I thought the counselor looked at me rather knowingly.
E. I had not intended to stop and I did not even particularly want to. For one thing, I wholly resented the remorseless pressure from the anti-smoking mob - and I still do. For another, I had low blood pressure and a long-living and healthy family. I did not cough or feel unwell and threw off colds more easily, it seemed to me, than friends with consciously healthier lifestyles.
F. My skin is pinker, I can sing higher notes and I don't smell like a bonfire. People have stopped asking me if I have a sore throat.
G. The one activity - my work - that I thought would be the most difficult to accomplish without cigarettes did not cause a single problem. I had really believed that I would not be able to work to deadlines unassisted by nicotine and that for the first time ever I would fail to write a story to order.
H. I noticed with interest that when I was told to smoke I was reluctant to do so - and so were the others.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001,

Part 3
Multiple choice - you must read a text followed by multiple choice questions with four options A, B, C or D. You have to choose the answer which you think fits best according to the text.

Read the following newspaper article and answer questions 21 -25. On your answer sheet, indicate the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each question. Give only one answer to each question.


As almost everyone knows, advertising is in the doldrums. It isn't just the recession. Advertising started to plummet early in 1989, well before the recession really began to bite.
Advertising's problems are more fundamental, and the decline is worldwide. The unhappy truth is that advertising has failed to keep up with the pace of economic change.
Advertisers like to think in terms of mass markets and mass media; but as brands and media have proliferated, target markets have fragmented. Even campaign for major brands ought to be targeted at minority audiences, but they rarely are. That is the principal way in which advertising has gone astray.
Think about your own shopping habits. If you visit a supermarket you may leave with 30, 40 or perhaps 50 items listed on your checkout bill, the average number of items of all kinds purchased per visit of all kinds.
Many of these will not be advertised brands; some others will be multiple purchases of the same brand. At a maximum you will have bought a handful of advertised brands form the 15 000 lines on sale in the store. Over a year you are unlikely to buy more than a few hundred brands.
Consumer durables ? Perhaps a dozen a year. Cars? If yours is a new car, the statistical likelihood is that it is supplied by your employer.
If it isn't , you only buy one every three years. And though it may seem otherwise, you do not buy one every three years. And though it may seem otherwise, you do not buy that many clothes either, and most of them will not be advertised brands.
Even when you throw in confectionery, medicines, hardware, all the services you can think of, it is virtually certain you do not buy more than 400 different brands a year. Compare that figure with the 32 500 branded goods and services that, according to Media Register, are advertised. Let's ignore the 23 000 which spend less then Ł 50 000 a year, and concentrate on the 9 500 brands that Media Register individually lists and analyses.
Mr. and Mrs Average have bought 400 of that 9 500 and not all because of their advertising. That's about 4 per cent. So you can forget that naive claim usually attributed to Lord Leverhumle: ' Half of my advertising is wasted but I've no way of knowing which half. You could say that 96 percent of all advertising is wasted, but nobody knows which 96 percent.
When you're watching TV tonight, count how many of the commercials are for brands you buy or are likely to buy in the future. For most people the figure seems to be about one in 16 (6 per cent) so the commercials for the other 15 (96 per cent) are, on the face of it, wasted.
You probably think you're a special case, that you are impervious to advertising. Almost everyone thinks the same. But you aren't and they aren't. The truth is nobody buys most of the brands they see advertised.
Waste is inherent in the use of media for advertising. The notion that every viewer of a publication or every viewer of a commercial break might immediately rush out and buy all or even many of the brands advertised is ludicrous. People register only a tiny mumber of advertisements they see and ignore the rest, so waste cannot be avoided. That does not mean advertising isn't cost-effective. Millions of advertisements have proved it is.
Advertising has to communicate with large numbers of people to reach the relevant minority, because the advertiser cannot know, in advance, exactly which individuals will respond to his blandishments. Media advertising works, despite its much publicised expense, because it is a cheap means of mass communication.
Nonetheless, all waste is gruesome. With smart targeting the advertiser can minimise the wastage by increasing the percentage of readers or viewers who will respond; but he can never know precisely who will respond. Even the most accurate and finely turned direct mail-shot never achieves a 100 per cent response. This is one of the fundamental differences between the use of media and face-to-face selling. It is possible, just, to envisage a salesman scoring with every prospective client he speaks to. The same could never happen when media are used. If the advertiser knew exactly which people were going to respond there would be no point in using media at all. The advertiser could communicate with them directly.
This is as true of Brith, Marriage and Death notices as it is of soft drink commercials. Any advertiser who can net one million new customers (2 per cent of the adult population) is doing well. Of soap powder, the two top-selling brands in supermarkets would be delighted with a million extra customers. So that any advertising campaign, for any product (or any political party for that matter) which could win over 2 per cent of the population would be outstandingly successful: and that, as I began by saying, is but a tiny minority of the population.
The most cost-effective way to reach them may be the use of mass media, but if advertising is to get going again its message will need to be more tightly targeted then ever before.

21. How can advertisers cut down on waste?
a. by using more face-to-face, direct selling techniques
b. by advertising through the mail rather then on TV
c. by aiming their advertising at particular groups of customer
d. by using mass media advertising for certain types of products only

22. Advertising seems to be effective for ?
a. about half of all products
b. many well-known brands
c. very few products
d. the most heavily advertised products

23. Advertising through TV and other media is considered worhtwile because
a. a huge number of people see the adverts.
b. consumers are influenced far more than they realise
c. it is easy to target a specialised audience
d. people respond immediately to TV advertising

24. One of the advertising industry's problems is that
a. manufacturers are not spending enough on their campaigns.
b. there are too many good quality products on the market
c. nowadays consumers have less money to spend
d. marketing is not sufficiently well-directed

25. In order to be successful, advertisers need to
a. reseach carefully who is most likely to buy the product
b. achieve only a small percentage increase in sales
c. consider which type of advertising will be most effective
d. target the widest possible audience among the adult population

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001,

Part 4
Multiple matching/multiple choice - you must answer the questions by finding the relevant information in the text or texts.

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Paper 2 Writing (2 hours)
There are two parts to this paper, each with a writing task of approximately 250 words.

Part 1 consists of a compulsory task based on substantial reading input.

You must answer this question.

1. While on holiday in New Zealand, you were very upset when you lost your backpack. You reported this to the police. Now, some time later, you are back home and , to your amazement, you receive through the post your backpack with all its contents except your passport, together with and unsigned note.

Read the Missing Articles statement and the note. Then, using the information provided, write the two letters.



Description of article(s):
1 large, green backpack with badges from Japan, Bali and Australia.

1 35 mm camera in black case and 3 rolls of used film
1 passport - No O-H-65839
1 red leather address book
various items of clothing
1 1999 diary
Various toiletries.

Where last seen: Auckland bus station
Date reported: 14.04.99
Reference: MG/JEB/148

2 May 1999
Found this backpack hidden under a bush near the beach in Auckland. I hope nothing is missing!
Your name and address were at the front of the address book
All the best!

Now write the letter:

a) a letter to the Editor of the Auckland News, describing what happened, and conveying your thanks to the person who found your backpack; you would also like to repay the costs of sending the backpack to you (about 200 words)
b) a brief letter to the New Zealand police containing relevant information about the returned backpack (about 50 words).

You do not need to include addresses. You should use your own words as far as possible.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001,
Part 2 Consists of one task selected from a choice of four . Tasks include writing a newspaper or magazine article, a leaflet or brochure, a formal or informal letter, a report, a review, a competition or a guidebook entry, a character reference, an information sheet or a memo. Question five is oriented towards work.

Choose one of the following writing tasks. Your answer should follow exactly the instructions given. Write approximately 250 words.

2. The magazine published by your English club has been encouraging readers to exchange information about books they have enjoyed reading in English. The books can be of any type (not only literature). Write a short review including a brief summary of a book which you have enjoyed reading, saying why you think others might enjoy it and what they might learn from it.

3. You have seen the following in an international magazine.

Want a free trip to your ideal destination?

Tell us about recent improvements in facilities for visitors to your country. We'll publish the most informative articles each month and after six months we'll fly the author of the best article anywhere in the world.

Have the holiday of a lifetime!

Write the article about facilities for visitors to your country.

4. You were contacted by an international research company and you agreed to help them with their investigation into the effect of television on young people. You then interviewed fifty people of various ages in your area using the questions below.

International Survey On TV and The Under -18s

- Are today's young people watching too much TV?
- What influences - good or bad- does TV have on the young?

Please submit your report to MRM TV Research, Channel Street, Edinburgh.

Write your report.

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5. You have just seen the following advertisement.


ACME Travel International organize personalized world tours for small groups of people (up to ten), mainly from North America. We are looking for men and women who speak good English and act as local hosts and guides to accompany our clients during their time in your city.

The work involves accompanying guests at weekends and evenings as well as during the day on weekdays.

Excellent hourly rates, plus a monthly retainer. Generous expenses.

Write me now: tell me about yourself, why you think you would be suitable and when you are available.

Please enclose your resum?.

Elliot Western, ATI Inc,
Suite 777, 454 Diamond St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Write the application for this position giving relevant information about yourself.

Leo Jones: New Cambridge Advanced English, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Assessment is based on content, organisation and cohesion, accuracy and range of language, register and effect on a target reader.

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Paper 3 Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes)
There are six parts to this paper, which test your ability to apply knowledge of the language system, including grammar, vocabulary, register, cohesion, spelling and punctuation.

Part 1
Multiple choice cloze
mainly testing vocabulary. You must choose which word from four answers completes each of the 15 gaps in a text.

For questions 1-15, read the article below and then decide which word best fits each space. Put the letter you choose for each question in the correct box on your answer sheet. The exercise begins with an example (O).

Example :
0 B 0


Police are hunting for a hit-and-run driver who knocked a teenage cyclist off her bike in East Street. Sarah Tucker, 17 had a lucky (0) ...... on Friday, 13th May, when she was sent reeling by a black Volvo on her way home from work.
She bruised her thigh and shoulder and her bicycle was (1)ÉÉÉ The driver stopped for a moment but then drove off without (2) ..... a name or address and before Sarah could get his number. ŇI tried to (3) ..... of his way, but I couldn't Ňshe said. ŇEveryone at work kept (4) ....... on about it being Friday 13th. I'm not a bit (5).... and wouldn't change any of my plans just because Friday 13th is supposed to be unlucky, I don't usually take any (6) ...... of that sort of things but I will now. I think I'll stay in bed".
The accident (7) ..... at the (8)....... with Westwood Road at about 6.30 pm as Sarah was making her (9)ÉÉ.. home to the Harley Estate.

0 a. break b. escape c. escapade d. incident

1 a. crashed b. harmed c. devastated d. damaged
2 a. leaving b. presenting c. noting d. suggesting
3 a. go b. get c. be d. stay
4 a. chatting b. running c. going d. rambling
5 a. irrational b. prejudiced c. unreasonable d. superstitious
6 a. notice b. consideration c. note d. care
7 a. took place b. came about c. finished up d. turned up
8 a. junction b. joining c. roundabout d. trossing
9 a. route b. course c. way d. path

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 2
Open cloze, testing mainly grammar. You must complete a text with 15 gaps.

For questions 16-30, complete the following article by writing each missing word in the correct box on your answer sheet. Use only one word for each space. The exercise begins with an example (0)

0 like 0


The popular idea of a robot is a machine that acts (0) ..... and resembles a human being. But the robots that are increasingly (16) ..... used for a wide range of tasks do not look human-like (17) ..... all. The robots (18) ..... work in car factory production lines look something like cranes. The mobile robots used (19) ..... army bomb-disposal squads look like wheelbarrows on tracks. And children (20)....... likened a mobile robot used in school to teach (21) ...... computer programming to a giant sweet. Robots (22) ...... , however, resemble human beings in the range of actions that they can carry out. Instead of repeatedly performing (23) ..... one action, like an automatic machine, a robot can perform (24) ..... chain of different actions.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 3
Error correction testing either spelling or punctuation

In most lines of the following text, there is either a spelling or a punctuation error. For each numbered line 31 - 46, write the correctly spelled word or show the correct punctuation in the box on your answer sheet. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with a tick ( Ă) in the box. The exercise begins with three examples (0), (00) and (000).

0 think that 0
Examples :
00 definitely 0

000 Ă 0


0 It may seem a little ridiculous to think, that people deliberately buy
00 anything artificial but that is most definately true of costume jewellery
000 from the 1930s, which now sells for vast sums of money and is
31 increasingly popular in America Europe and Asia. The term 'costume
32 jewellery' is relatively new but such jewellery has been around ever since
33 people first started to decorrate themselves with bones and shells. The
34 Romans, in particular took delight in making fake jewels from glass and

35 ceramics and combining them with preciuos stones and metal. The
36 eighteenth century saw an improvement with the arrival of hand-cut glass,
37 now referred to as past'. This became so fashionable and sought after
38 that it rivalled diamons in both demand and price.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 4
Word formation. You need to use the right form of a given word to fill the gaps in two texts containing 15 gaps.

For questions 47 - 61, read the two texts. Use the words in the boxes to the right of the text, listed 47 - 61, to form a word that fits in the same numbered space in the text. Write the new word in the correct box on your answer sheet. The exercise begins with an example (0).

Example: 0 increasingly 0


Thinking of buying a computer? 0 INCREASE
Computers are playing an (0) important part in our lives, both in our homes and at work. But how do you know which computer will suit 47 RELY your needs? This practical, straight-forward and (47) ...... guide, 48 KNOWLEDGE especially designed for those who are not (48) ... about computers, 49 EXPLAIN provides many clear (49) ... of all the jargon. It makes a (50) ... 50 COMPARE of various systems, tells you how much you should pay, how to avoid 51 SATISFY costly mistakes and how to get (51) ... user support and 52 BIAS maintenance. This fact-packed book is essential reading 53 PUBLISH for anyone planning to buy a computer. Giving advice which is not (52) ... , it will ensure that you make the right choice. Altogether, an invaluable (53) ...

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 5
Register transfer.

For questions 62-74, read the formal letter about a meeting and use the information in it to complete the numbered gaps in the informal letter to the writer's friend. Then write the new words in the correct spaces on your answer sheet. Use no more than two words for each gap. The words you need do not occur in the formal letter. The exercise begins with an example (0).

0 sorry 0


The Secretary
North of England Wildlife Protection Society
1 Hill Road

Dear Mr Eagleton

Re: Annual General Meeting

I regret to inform you that I am unable to attend this meeting because a prior engagement will prevent me from arriving in time. Unfortunately, it is necessary for me to remain in Leeds on that evening as I have already agreed to participate in my younger brother's school-leaving ceremony. In fact, I have agreed to address the whole school on my work as a National Park manager. It might be possible for me to be at the meeting about half an hour before the time it is scheduled to finish, but I think that this would serve no purpose.

I have forwarded my report to Mrs Mary Jones, who I am hoping will kindly agree to read it to the meeting. Any questions can be directed to her and she will be able to answer them. I do not anticipate any problems, but if clarification is required, I can be contacted on my mobile phone during the evening.

I am confident that the meeting will be a great success.

Yours sincerely
Jack Robbins


Dear Marry

I am (0) ...... to tell you that I can't (62) ... to the annual meeting. There is (63) ... that I have to go to on the same evening. There is just not enough time to do both. I can't (64) ... Leeds on that evening because I have promised to (65) ... in the school-leaving do at Bob's school - he's my younger brother, as you must remember. It's not just a matter of being there - I'm going to give (66) ,,, , and , as you've probably guessed, it's about (67).... I do. I could get to Burnley just before (68) .. of the meeting but it would be (69)..... of time. I am (70) ... my report with this letter. Could you do me (71) ÉÉ.. and read it out at the meeting? Would you mind? I know that you can (72) É. anything that comes up. I am sure there won't be any problems, but if there's anything people don't (73) ..., you can give me (74)... I'll keep the mobile switched on!

I hope everything goes well.

Best wishes


Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 6
Gapped text task.

For questions 75 - 80, read the following text and then choose from the list A-J the best phrase given below to fill each of the spaces. Write one letter (A-J) in the correct box on your answer sheet. Each correct phrase may only be used once. Some of the suggested answers do not fit at all. The exercise begins with an example (0).

Example: 0 J 0


The trouble with television news bulletins is that not only will they never please all the people all the time, they'll probably annoy most of the people a lot of the time. In only half an hour they cover the globe (0)....
All the words in one television bulletin would fit onto just the front page of one large newspaper. Yet viewers expect to see as much as there is in a whole newspaper. No one reads a newspaper form cover to cover: readers can flick through (75)..... On television, they have to sit through all the stories they don't want (76)...
The typical news story contains a twenty-second introduction from the presenter, who twenty-second quotes from key people, forty seconds of commentary over pictures, (77) ..... How much can you cram into that tight format (78) ...?
Television is the hardest, most demanding kind of journalism there is.
Some viewers complain that bulletins should be longer (79) ..... However, it appears that a mass audience will not watch for more than half an hour. And how much of the news do people really take in anyway? I doubt if anyone ever watches the news form start to finish (80) .... There is no right answer, no perfect bulletin. Large numbers of viewers will always complain.

A and be an important educational influence
B and concentrates all the way through
C and may be disappointed if their particular interest isn't featured
D and still make sense
E and they can hardly remember what they have seen
F and go into much more detail
G and reach a much wider audience
H and find the item they want
I and then a reporter summing everything up
J and struggle to do the impossible

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

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Paper 4 Listening (about 45 minutes)
There are four parts to this paper which test a wide range of listening skills by means of matching, sentence completion, note taking and multiple choice questions. The texts are a variety of types and length, either with one speaker or more than one. Recordings contain a variety of accents, background sounds may be included to provide contextual information. There are between 30 and 40 questions altogether and each piece is heard twice, except in Part 2.

Part 1
Note- taking

You will hear a recording of a radio sports report. For questions 1-9, complete the notes. You will need to write a number, a letter or a few words. You will hear the recording twice.

Presenter: In five minutes the weather and travel city by city. Now sports news with Carol Findlay.
Carol: Good morning. Peter Gordon has stolen the headlines again after scoring four goals in England's five-nil defeat of South Korea in the second round of the World Cup Completion. Fellow England player Graham Lasky got the fifth goal. Elsewhere the cupholders Germany scored three goals in the last fifteen minutes to beat Costa Rica four-one. Holland beat the USA five - nil, and Argentina scored two late goals to beat Austria three - one. Two players were sent off in Italy's two-nil defeat of Lithuania, Roberto Rinaldi and Petris Kezys both taking early showers.
On to boxing now. The manager of British heavyweight Barry Jason has played down reports that he's to fight Mexican Manueal Fernandez next year. Fernandez, who beat Rocky Cavallini and the London Arena on Tuesday said he'll fight Jason early next year but Jason's manager Dicky Clough said the fight is unlikely to take place.
In golf, Bruce Cappell defends his European Open title at the St Andrew's course in Scotland. Carrying the Australian's golf clubs for him today will be 18-year-old Philip Johnston, the Junior Champion at St Andrew's. Chistian Bernhardt misses that tournament because of a wrist injury but you can hear full report form St Andrew's throughout the day here on Radio 5.
Tennis. World number one Marina Stieff has entered the Midland Bank Tournament at Brighton later this month. She'll be aiming for a record-breaking tour triumph and is already favourite to take the first place.
Presenter: Thank you Carol. You're listening to 'Morning Edition" on Radio 5 - the time is eleven minutes past eight

Football results

1. England   South Korea  
2. Germany   Costa Rica  
3. Holland   USA  
4. Argentina   Austria  
5. Italy   Lithuania  

Has a fight between Manuel Fernandez and Barry Jason definitely been arranged ? (Write yes / no)

Who won last year's European title?
A Philip Johnston
B Bruce Chappell
C Christian Bernhardt

Why is Chistian Bernhardt not playing in this year's compention?

How many times has Marina Stieff already won the Tournament?

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 2
Note-taking or sentence completion.

You will hear the representative of a travel company announcing changes to a holiday programme. For questions 11-16, write down where the events and activities will now take place.

... I know that many of you have trains to catch and in a couple of cases flights to catch so I won't keep you very much longer. However, you are aware that the sheet listing course dates, fees and other information which was sent out prior to this meeting was incomplete. I'm afraid not all the details had been confirmed by the time we went to press and there are a number of omissions. However, I'm now in a position to give you the rest of this information so you can add it to your copy.
We've been fortunate in obtaining the same hotel as last year - that's the Station for the people on attachment so the residential periods will be spent at the Station Hotel in Brimston Square. The overall fee will now include laundry charges. I know that there were disagreements last year as it was felt that costs of personal laundry while away from home should not be borne by participants. However, you will still need funds to cover your daily travel costs from the hotel to the training centre and although the hotel will provide breakfast and evening meal you will need to meet both transport as I've just mentioned and er, lunch each day out of your own pocket. You may remember, however, that subsidised lunches are available at the training centre so they won't be too expensive.
For those of you travelling from abroad I should also point out that the Society is not in a position to help with any charges for excess baggage. The standard allowance as you know is twenty kilos and if you have bought books, gifts or whatever to take home with you, any additional costs are your responsibility.
You will be pleased to learn that the fees for the Industrial Relations course have stayed the same as last year - so that's Ł 943. Unfortunately, though, the fees for the Management Today course have not yet been finalised; they will vary from last year but you might like to know that they will be approximately somewhere in the region of Ł 500. I'm sure it won't have escaped your attention that we failed to print the length of each course. The Industrial Relations course is a twelve-week course as is Management Today - both three months as usual.
The two charges listed under the Training Officers' course apply to members of the Society and those who are eligible for awards or scholarships. The lower figure applies to overseas applicants who would be unable to attend our courses without these grants as it's important that we continue to attract participants from abroad.
And finally, the Training Officers' course lasts only ten weeks this year as it has been reduced in response to last year's suggestions for a slightly shorter course.
Thank you, I do hope that...

Listen very carefully as you will hear the recording ONCE only.


breakfast in :   11
morning excursion to :   12
shopping in   13
lunch at:   14
afternoon:   15
dinner at:   16

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001
Part 3
Multiple choice questions.

You will hear part of a radio interview with the actress Susan Davenant who is staring in a successful TV series called 'The Falling Leaves'. For questions 19-23 choose the correct answer from A, B, C or D.

You will hear the recording twice.

Barry: We're very pleased to have with us this afternoon the star of the highly successful current TV series, ' The Falling Leaves' , Susan Davenant. Susan, hello and welcome.
Susan: Hello Barry, Lovely to be here.
Barry: Was it a pleasure making the series?
Susan: Well, Barry, working on things like this is hard work and it's really hard if things aren't going right - then you end up only doing it for the money. But fortunately we gelled really well and some of us had worked together before, so we knew each other, (uh-huh) not that that is necessarily a recipe for success, but in the event there was some kind of rare electricity between us.
Barry: I think that comes across. Any bad moments?
Susan: Oh, one or two, yes. I remember one day, I just couldn't get my lines right, and we did this scene over and over again, must have been twenty times, and everybody was beginning to stop smiling and get fed up with me, you know, you could tell by the way their smiles were ever closer to scowls as they glanced at me! And I got so frustrated with myself. I stormed off the set - really ! (Laugh) The director had to come and calm me down. Eventually, I went back on the set, and got it right first time. Everyone clapped in mock admiration, and we all laughed about it.
Barry: (Laugh) Lovely. Now, Susan, if I may say so, in the series you look considerably plumper than you actually are.
Susan: (Laugh) Oh, yes. Well, I'm naturally quite slim, and this was a problem. I didn't look credible, slim. In fact what they did was they padded me out a bit to look the part.
Barry: Which is a buxom framer's wife, isn't it?
Susan: That's right. Somehow you couldn't imagine a character like that without an ample figure, shall we say? In fact I did try to gain weight for the part, because I like to prepare myself physically as well as mentally.
Barry: So you put on a few pounds?
Susan: Oh but, but Barry, just let me say one advantage has turned out to be that I don't always have the problem of being recognised everywhere I go.

19. Why did Susan enjoy making the series ?
A It was a success.
B Everything went right.
C She knew everybody.
D Everyone got on well.

20. What made Susan walk off the set?
A She disliked repeating the scene.
B Her colleagues were angry with her.
C The director criticised her acting.
D She lost patience with herself.

21. Why did she make an effort to put on weight?
A She was afraid of loosing the part.
B Some special costumes did not fit her.
C She felt it would help her play the part.
D She did not like her appearance.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

Part 4
Multiple matching.

You will hear five short extracts in which people talk about various objects.

Customer: Now, price isn't a problem, but I must be able to use it underwater down to about 50 metres...
Salesman: Well, this one here fits the bill very well sir.
Customer: But can you make precise timings, down to an accuracy of the tenth of a second , at least?
Salesman: Ah, not on this one, no sir. But this one here would suit you...

Man: I can't get it open!
Woman: Just slide back this little catch. Like this... Oh, it must be jammed. I wonder why that is.
Man: I don't know.
Woman: Have you wound it back?
Man: No. I thought that was automatic.
Woman: Well, it is, as a matter of fact. I meant, has it wound back?
Man: Well, no.
Woman: So that just means you haven't finished. You can still take another one or two.
Salesman: How about these then?
Woman: Oh, I've a friend who says the blades stay sharp forever. Is that so?
Salesman: Yes, they're made of carbon fibre.
Woman: Well, I'm none the wiser.
Salesman: Well, nobody's ever been back to complain. I've sold several pairs to dressmakers and tailors.
Woman: Um, how much are they?

Youth: It sounds terrific; really great! And it'll find the right track for you - without any help?
Salesman: If you like, yes. It's a big advantage.
Youth: I like the black finish.
Salesman: Everybody seems to.
Woman: You can do all sorts of things with it. Look, it's designed so that you use it pointing straight ahead, and if you use it like that, it's phenomenally bright. It really blinds you if you look straight into that! Look.
Man: Yes. Hey! Don't do that!
Woman: Sorry. You can hang it up, too, like this. I'm really pleased with it. Only Ł 12,99. Brilliant value.
Man: True.


For questions 37-41, match the extracts as you hear them with the pictures labelled A-H.

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For questions 42 - 46, match the extracts as you hear them with the purposes listed A-H.

What is the purpose of the conversation?

A. apologising for a mistake

B. complaining about something

C. describing something

D. explaining what he/she wants

E. expressing approval of something

F. checking something is suitable

G. making a promise

H. seeking help with a problem






Remember that you must complete both tasks as you listen. You will hear the recording twice.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 3, Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, wyd. Cambridge University Press 2001

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Paper 5 Speaking (about 15 minutes per pair of candidates)
The CAE speaking paper is conducted by two examiners (an interlocutor and an assessor), with pairs of candidates. The four parts of this paper are based on visual stimuli and verbal prompts and are designed to elicit a wide range of speaking skills and strategies from both candidates. Each part of this paper lasts 3-4 minutes. This paper tests your accuracy, range of vocabulary, pronunciation, discourse management, and ability to communicate and complete the tasks.

Part 1 The interviewer asks each candidate a few questions. You are asked to find out some information about each other , on topics such as hobbies interests, career plans etc.
Part 2 You will each be given the opportunity to talk for about a minute, and comment briefly after your partner has spoken. The interlocutor gives you set of photographs and asks you to talk about them for about one minute. Each set of photographs has a different focus, so it is important to listen carefully to the interlocutor's instructions. The interlocutor then asks your partner a question about your photographs and your partner responds briefly. You will then be given another set of photographs to look at. Your partner talks about these photographs for about one minute. This time the interlocutor asks you a question about your partner's photographs and you respond briefly.

Inerlocutor: Candidate B, could you please compare and contrast these two women and say how you think their lifestyles might be different.

Interlocutor: Candidate A, can you say which of these women you would rather be.

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Part 3
You are given a new set of pictures and are asked to talk together. This stimulus provides the basis for a discussion. The interlocutor explains what you have to do.

Part 4
The interlocutor will ask some further questions, which will lead to a more general
discussion of what you have talked about in Part 3 and in which you will be encouraged to comment on what your partner says.

Part 3 (3 or 4 minutes)

Choosing photos for job applications (interpret and discuss)
Interlocutor: Now, I'd like you to discuss something between the pair of you, but please make sure I can hear you. I'd like you to imagine that you have a friend who is applying for a job as a teacher of English, and that she has been asked to send a photo of herself along with her application. Talk to one another about which of these photos you think she should send. You have three or four minutes for this.
Candidates A and B: Three to four minutes
Interlocutor: Thank you. Which photo have you chosen?

Part 4 (3 or 4 minutes)
Interlocutor: (Select any of the following questions as appropriate)

- Should employers consider appearance when employing people?
- Would you always wear your smartest clothes to go to job interview?
- Do you think employers have the right to ask you to submit a photo with your application?
- What could an employer possibly tell about a person from their photo that would help them to make a selection?
- Are there any jobs in which it is essential to look right for the job ?

Thank you. That is the end of the test.

Mary Spratt & Lynda B. Taylor: The Cambridge CAE Course , self-study student book, wyd. Cambridge Univeristy Press 2000

The Speaking Test is an opportunity to demonstrate your level of English . Candidates are involved in a discussion. Explaining and giving reasons are important aspects of this, as well as asking each other to justify their opinions.
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