Auckland Examination Centre
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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Each of the written papers is returned to Cambridge for marking and assessment. The Speaking Test is conducted by two locally based examiners who examine candidates face to face.

Reading & Use of English (Paper 1) 1 hour 30 minutes

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Writing (Paper 2) 1 hour 30 minutes

You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.

Listening (Paper 4) 40 minutes 

Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.

Speaking (Paper 5) 15 minutes 

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.