This handbook is for teachers who are preparing candidates for Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English. (CPE). CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH. Reading and Sample Test 1. Time. 1 hour 30 Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 3 Student's Book: Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.
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Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd . Cambridge Level 5 Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Cambridge Level 4 Certificate in Advanced. khadictasmimou.cf - Ebook download as PDF Cambridge CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English 2. The new Cambridge English: Proficiency exam will be shorter than the previous examination by approximately 2 hours. However, careful exam design means.
No author can possibly include all the words and phrases that will be useful to you in such a book, however hard he tries to cover the most important structures. At the same time no teacher can possibly teach you everything you need to know in order to become fluent in a language in the two or three hundred lessons you will have before you take an examination like the Cambridge Proficiency.
You must help yourself to some extent - by talking to English people, if you can, and trying to copy the way they speak in general, not copying just their individual phrases, and by reading as much as possible. Here I would like to offer a word of advice.
Shakespeare is undoubtedly the greatest writer in English and one day you may want to read his plays for yourself in English. But close study of them at this stage would not help you to communicate. On the other hand, good modern journalism, such as you will find in newspapers like The Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times or the Observer, or magazines like New Society, New Scientist, The Economist and so on, is much more likely to help you - even more than modern novels, which in many cases have been written by people whose style is so individual that it cannot be applied in general conversation for example, James Joyce.
It is capable of endless subtleties. You have already mastered the basic grammar and vocabulary. I very much hope that this will give you pleasure and satisfaction. Furthermore, the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford began accepting the Certificate of Proficiency in English as the standard of English required of all students. Another new syllabus for the exam was introduced in , with literature and translation equally weighted. Use of English questions remain to this day, although in a changed format.
The early s saw the beginnings of a shift in the Cambridge language testing methodology towards a separation of language testing from the testing of literary or cultural knowledge. In , a new syllabus was proposed which reflected a new emphasis on language-based assessment. The structure of the Certificate of Proficiency in English exam was as follows: Written Candidates must offer a English Language and two other papers chosen from b , c , or d.
No candidate may offer more than one of the alternatives in b. English Language composition and a passage or passages of English with language questions. The choice of subjects set for composition will include some for candidates who are specially interested in commerce.
Use of English 3 hours d. Translation from and into English 3 hours Oral a.
Dictation, Reading and Conversation. The exam continued to evolve, reflecting thinking and developments in communicative language assessment and second language acquisition SLA. In , exam time was reduced to less than 6 hours — half the amount of the original exam.
Revisions in continued to reflect developments in communicative language assessment, as first evidenced in the and revisions. A paired speaking test was introduced following research into the relative effectiveness of a test with a single candidate or a pair of candidates, with the latter shown to produce a wider range of functional language use.
The exam also introduced wider ranges of: sources in reading and text-based tasks, tasks in the writing paper and real-life contexts in the listening paper. The Use of English paper was subsumed into the Reading paper and the revised exam is now 4 hours in length. Candidates have the choice of taking the Reading and Use of English paper, Writing paper and Listening paper on either a computer or on paper.
Might this the journey by the gasworks in an odour of evidence of basic prudence set Mui's mind at sulphur and brimstone.
Chen, however, was rest? On the way down Lily had several times actually amused by what his wife had been observed her elder sister's taut face in the doing behind his back.
Well done! Perhaps it would be best not to put worries in Mui's mind which would not have occurred to her in the first place. Lily personally They fixed on a Monday at the beginning of next locked all the van doors and meticulously tested month. This was the slackest day of the week; each in turn. That way they need lose no customers.
In the meantime Lily would practise Taken aback, Chen took Man Kee ahead of the around the allotments. He perched Son on the top railing and put his arms around his stomach. Man Kee was a soft, warm, Within an hour of stepping over the newspapers and what was more, these days an increasingly and out of the front door, they were looking at responsive bundle.
He reacted by putting his the English Channel. Lily had driven impeccably. Kee's rompers as he pressed his nose against the window, had to grant this. On the road Lily had actually overtaken a couple of laggard There was a trail of smoke just before the vehicles with immense verve and such timing horizon met the sea in a thin line and then, that Mui had pressed her lips closely together suddenly shimmering in the glitter of the rising against her own protest.
Chen went as far as morning sun on the metal waves, a hull; and in applauding. The sparkle of the water instantly altered Chen's mood. Mui had been to download a road-map. F Chen kissed the top of Man Kee's head. He would impressed Chen. Mui Brother-in-law should have been upset about rebuked him for being proud and too readily this. It is to relinquish his grip the whirring inside the very little and very old but that is only what mounting had stopped and all Lily could see was strangers see.
Lily C Men were strange creatures. It will take you a second coin the ship was over the horizon and to your homeland. A He put a coin in the slot and trained the glass E Now. She had been D And it was in that moment that Chen able to get a ten percent discount. He was unable to find it at first.
There it was! Gone empty promenade. Paper 2 Reading Chen lifted Man Kee to the eyepiece. Now he had it in the centre of the empty bays. Behind him now were Lily and Mui. The sombre sea put Chen in a pleasing melancholy as he planned Man Kee's career. Lily put B They went along the promenade. Mui thought. Chen was fumbling in his pocket when Lily gave him a coin.
We know better. There was her arm round Husband's shoulders. Chen swung boats. Yet he was soon enthusiastically deceived by appearances. Chen swivelled the instrument more street off the sea front which was full of carefully. By the time Chen had found home when we are finished here. Lily parked in a small again. G 'Don't worry. If I call it a novel it is only because I don't know what else to call it.
But it may be that the way of life that he has chosen for himself and the peculiar strength and sweetness of his character may have an ever-growing influence over his fellow men so that. I have never attempted to deal with any but my own countrymen. And because you cannot know persons of a nation foreign to you except from observation.
I only want to set down what I know. I have never begun a novel with more misgiving. It is very difficult to know people and I don't think one can ever really know any but one's own countrymen. You give the reader broad indications and leave him to fill in the details. In this book. The man I am writing about is not famous. It may be that when his life at last comes to an end he will leave no more trace of his sojourn on earth than a stone thrown into a river leaves on the surface of the water.
I think my book. I have little story to tell and I end neither with a death or a marriage. It may be that he never will be. The intelligent reader will easily see for himself where I have used this artifice.
I never kept notes of what was said on this or the other occasions. Then my book. I want to be read and I think I am justified in doing what I can to make my book readable. Then i.
I suppose that by the exercise of invention I could fill the gaps plausibly enough and so make my narrative more coherent. For men and women are not only themselves. It is all these things that have made them what they are. I believe. I have done this for the same reasons that the historians have. Test 2 Part 4 You are going to read an extract from a novel.
Instead I leave my reader in the air. This book consists of my recollections of a man with whom I was thrown into close contact only at long intervals. I d o not pretend that the conversations I have recorded can be regarded as verbatim reports. I do not pretend that my characters are as they would see themselves. You can only know if you are them.
I remarked a little while back that I have invented nothing but I have taken the liberty that historians have taken to put into the mouths of the persons of my narrative speeches that I did not myself hear and could not possibly have heard. To save embarrassment to people still living I have given to the persons who play a part in this story names of my own contriving.
C may contain some inaccurate claims. B The role he plays is likely to be controversial. Paper 1 Reading 34 In the first paragraph.
D has been re-worked to fit the style of the novel. C explanatory. C corrects a false assumption about his style.
D understanding of human relationships. D ambivalent. D is disapproving of mainstream fiction writing. C awareness of stylistic conventions. C has resisted employing certain literary techniques.
B successfully combines fact and fiction. D His approach to life reflects the era in which he lived. B embarrassed. D defends the technique he has used in the novel. A His appeal to the reader is difficult to predict. B sensitivity towards others. B supports an earlier statement that he made. D is untypical of his work in general. B has superficial understanding of his main character.
C can be trusted to reflect the spirit of the age. C The choices he makes are rather conventional. B contains some obvious literary embellishments. You have been to a lecture on this subject and have made the notes below.
You write your essay using your notes and expressing your own opinions. The Day of the Triffids The Editor of the Arts Page of a newspaper has asked for letters on what kind of books make good films. The person should be well-known and should have made a significant contribution in their particular field during the past ten years. You write an article in which you describe the Leary household and compare it with Muriel's home in Singleton Street.
The Accidental Tourist A series of articles has been looking at the treatment of unconventional lifestyles in modern literature. Describe the interior. In your proposal comment on the present facilities. To win the prize.
Write a letter saying why you think The Day of the Triffids would make a successful science fiction film. In your article you should describe Captain Segura's character. Our Man in Havana A magazine is running a series of articles on likeable villains in English literature.
Paper 2 Writing Part 2 Write an answer to one of the questions in this part. The college principal has asked people to send in proposals on how the money can be best spent. You have recently read Our Man in Havana and decide to write an article for this series. Readers have been asked to send in contributions. Listeners wishing to nominate a personality are asked to write letters to the radio station giving details of the individual they have chosen and explaining why they think this person should win the title.
A plot of land behind a newly-built house There is an example at the beginning Humans may introduce plants.. On Use only one word in each space.. Colonisation takes Since most animals depend ultimately on plants for their food Insects and other animals visit the garden and It is because change is so But as a rule There are indeed cases where linguistic change can lead to problems of unintelligibility and Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the space in the same line Older people observe the casual speech of the young and conclude that standards have fallen Paper 3 Use of English Part 2 For questions Anna's absolutely In the play..
It's generally agreed that the Part 3 For questions The singer George Andrew has I Example: Martha Graham played a major role in developing the theory of modern dance.. James Collard gave a My brother was always an extremely George reached the edge of the field and caught sight of a The new printing company my uncle established is now a thriving Susan has never betrayed a My father is usually successful in interviews owing to his air of The conference catering arrangements are not Mrs Robinson's Paper 3 Use of English 29 Any new decisions the committee takes must be in If Simon is going to take that I don't think he will persuade anyone Part 4 For questions Paper 3 Use of English 35 How likely is the new venture to get off the ground?
Others can be highly destructive. Some of these outlets are creative. The executives who set off in the morning. People whose work line 12 is boring become restless and frustrated. For the lucky ones. Test 2 Part 5 For questions Because man's original need to hunt in order to survive has all but disappeared. Write your answers to questions on the separate answer sheet. For question For many individuals.
They have to find other outlets for their 'hunter's brain'. If we were descendants of cud-chewing herbivores. But for line 9 many other people. People don't stop and talk. Adrenalin pumps through our body. When we step off a train at a busy station after a relatively quiet journey.
There is simply t o o much noise and t o o much happening for our brain t o process. Paper 3 Use of English Biologically. The sounds may be unpleasant but still stimulate us. O u r heightened arousal means that we can react quickly. Although this can be useful. When we walk through cities we are bombarded by stimuli of all types. We're overloaded. They are not just protecting themselves. The general level of arousal in the busy station may enable us t o attend t o more of the stimuli.
Imagine walking into a busy street with the noise of people. The necessary filtering out of some of these stimuli has been line 17 institutionalised into new rules of behaviour for the city. You hear a rock musician speaking about his early life. C It opened the outside world up to him.
B or C which fits best according to what you hear. B managing an engineering company. A It seemed rather mysterious and scary.
A to indicate how busy he is B to show he has checked them all C to make them seem exciting 2 Charles Wicksteed's job was A running the park. B It was his only chance to listen to the radio. C inventing machines. A overjoyed B shocked C embarrassed.
B would suggest the qualities of the product. C it sounded progressive. C the analysis of one type of play. C would be easy to remember. B it already existed. Paper 4 Listening You hear a radio announcement telling listeners about an arts programme later in the evening.
C he is getting too old to be a director. B he wants to have an overview of theatre. B actors in film and theatre.
Jeremy has a attached on top of him. Jeremy most resembles a on wheels. In the trials. He believes that making robots will help researchers to understand itself. Professor Shepherd mentions as a possibly dangerous substance that robots can deal with. Jeremy had to find his way round a complicated without problems. Professor Shepherd compares giving Jeremy rewards and punishments with Professor Shepherd describes his use of the terms 'reward' and 'punishment' as a kind of He gives the example of a robotic 7 17 to show how far domestic robots have developed.
Part 2 You will hear the beginning of an interview in which a university professor talks about the robot he has designed. Researchers decided to use the model of ants. In appearance. D the fact that there were no other children of his age. B keep male intruders or rivals at a distance. D it had no initial impact on her. C it fulfilled her expectations. B she had never been hurt by an animal. D she was able to avoid the wild animals. C the danger of attack by a wild animal. D her research needed to be taken to the next stage.
C she felt impelled to tell people about the problem. B there was little more to be discovered about their habits. C extend their territory for reasons of pride. A it made her feel much closer to the animal B it confirmed one of her theories. B the risk of drowning in the lake. C the potentially dangerous chimpanzees knew her well. D rescue their females from danger. UzI 28 The film audience are able to reach their own conclusions about the characters.
Kathy and Derek. Part 4 You will hear two friends. The pictures for Part 2 are on pages C4-C5 of the colour section. Back then I complained that Ray Fearon was too young to play the title role and I was guilty of running down his acting. I still think it's a distortion of the tragedy to remove the age difference between Othello and Desdemona but I eat my 2. And I challenge anyone not to be 5.
Indeed the whole cast is magnificent.. Memorable scenes include the one where Cassio's competitive games with the other young officers get dangerously out of On the fringes of the continent there are penguins Othello The transfer to London from Stratford of an exceptional production of Shakespeare's play Othello allows me to make 1.
But up on the great white plateau in the interior. The Do not miss this production.. The water has been isolated from air and sunlight for up to 25 million years. Biologists can hardly wait to For two years now. Sure we all know it's the age-old I would have thought that the crucial issue here is not why we pursue it. Geologists and glaciologists are hot on their It seems that a bunch of scientists are getting themselves hot under the Paper 1 Reading 4 kilometres of ice.
But what these guys want to know is why we want to know all of this in the first H o w had the residents divided up those open. The dusk had deepened. I knew this side of the street from the dawn of consciousness.
C They indicated the status of each householder. As the street sloped downward. A They were architecturally distinctive. H o w did they live with all those ghostly aromas of merchandise? B something of an intruder. Throughout Shillingon. Test 3 Part 2 You are going to read four extracts which are all concerned in some way with people and places. B They evoked early friendships. Han Kieffer's here. C a long-term resident. D a professional sociologist. D They had once served as a measure of distance.
Pep Conrad's up on Franklin and Second. Philadelphia Avenue I headed down Philadelphia Avenue on the odd-numbered side. C or D which you think fits best according to the. These houses down the street.
Over the years. It has the conventional features of the classic loft space. D It can be re-arranged easily. C It is easier to relax there. A It is handy for deliveries of materials. Gilbert laid the floors with a light wood. A according to artistic convention B according to his personal taste C in the style of a previous age D in line with contemporary fashion. But Gilbert was adamant that he didn't want a brutally empty. It was hard to switch off or start work in full view of the living area.
I wanted the kitchen to be a neutral zone. B It is suitable for entertaining clients. And while his futuristic chairs and sofas litter the flat. C It is of little value to the traveller.
A travel book that reinvented travel writing. A It is impossible to classify. A A defence of Chatwin's failings. D It is an admirably original work. Chatwin's life and art were strewn with secrets. B It is a purely imaginary account. B An examination of Chatwin's motives. Test 3 Bruce Chatwin To escape or to explore? The spur behind Bruce Chatwin's absurdly romantic nomadic existence has become something of a literary conundrum.
In Patagonia. Chatwin cloaked fact with concoction. D A questioning of Chatwin's integrity. His first book. But he was. C A reappraisal of Chatwin's style. I wanted to follow the rain on its meanderings about our land to rejoin the sea.
A swimming journey would give me access to that part of our world which. B It replicates an ancient skill. C It allows direct contact with nature. C destroyed illusions. It was at the height of this drenching in the summer of that the notion of a long swim through Britain began to form itself.
I nosed along. D It requires no official permission. Paper 1 Reading Swimming The warm rain tumbled from the gutter in one of those midsummer downpours as I hastened across the lawn behind my house and took shelter in the pool.
A It involves no equipment or technology. B enviable freedom. Most of us live in a world where more and more places and things are signposted. The best moments were when the storm intensified.
They allow us to regain a sense of what is old and wild. There is something about all this that is turning the reality of things into virtual reality.
Breaststroking up and down. Each raindrop exploded in a momentary. It is the reason why walking. D threatening power. Each posted jolly messages expressing their desire book had its own page on site's site.
Yet authors who posted messages knew that while site did vet them. Internet was one of its guiding principles. Authors were. Dozens of highly critical reviews were attacks on the author. From the outset. In real names and offending reviews were practice. Nor submitted. In Ultimately. A few even gave their email appeared automatically. Other online bookstores which also operated as large bricks-and-mortar bookshop chains provided similar features.
But many of the people. But as the largest player.
Test 3 Part 3 You are going to read an article about online book reviews. A little-known writer submitted an future to extend their communication with author's comment. The fake reviews were promptly removed. Lev Grossman. His ruse succeeded until D For this critical free-for-all lent itself to he wrote an article detailing his deception.
The striking thing about were prepared to invest so much time the vast majority of reader reviews at reading and writing reviews was simply good site.
Paper 1 Reading architecture of the Internet. Thousands of reviews were submitted each day. G For example. One writer. And overall the reviews supposed to be a 'forum to talk about a book' collectively provided a remarkably accurate rather than a chat room.
As readers' reviews were butors took them.