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Reading and Use of English sample test
Listening sample test
Writing sample test
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Reading and Use of English answer key
Listening answer key
There is no answer key for the Writing Paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the relevant pages of the C2 Proficiency Handbook.
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A document containing detailed comments on the student performances, seen in this video. It also includes information on the format of the Speaking test and how it is assessed.
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Use this checklist to improve your written English and practise for your exam.
Download the Level C2 writing checklist
A guide to the exam, with an overview of what’s involved, advice on preparing for the exam, tips for exam day and useful links.
Download C2 Proficiency information for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Download Summary regulations for candidates
C2 Proficiency FAQs
Exam day tips – paper-based exams
Exam day tips – computer-based exams
You can find a wide range of official Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats.
Cambridge English Proficiency 2 for updated exam contains four complete tests for the C2 Proficiency exam.
This invaluable little book highlights the real mistakes that students make in the C2 Proficiency exam and shows how to avoid them.
Objective Proficiency second edition has been fully updated for the revised exam. Its twenty short units provide a wide range of challenging topics, and lively, stimulating exam preparation.
The Speaking Test Preparation Pack for Proficiency is a comprehensive teacher resource pack.
View the full range of support materials for the C2 Proficiency exam.