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To help you feel really prepared for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), there is a huge range of exam preparation resources and services.
On this page you will find sample papers, Dos and Don’ts and other free resources for each of the four papers that make up Cambridge English: Advanced – Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
You can also see our full range of exam preparation resources including past papers to buy and online practice tests.
We have produced a list of useful tips to help you prepare for both paper-based and computer-based exams.
See our guide to exam day tips
To help you get started, we have some free materials which you can download:
Reading and Use of English
Find out how to use the computer-based sample tests.
Please note you will need to use the Firefox or Chrome browser to view these sample tests.
Check your answers as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them.
Use the answer keys below:
A guide to the exam, with an overview of what’s involved and examples of papers.
Download Information for Candidates
To help you prepare for your exam you can find a huge range of official Cambridge English preparation materials – from Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press.
Materials include print and digital resources to help you improve your English skills in all the areas tested.