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Reading and Writing sample test
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Reading and Writing answer key
Listening answer key
There is no answer key for Writing Parts 2 and 3 of the Reading and Writing paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments in the relevant pages of the Cambridge English: Preliminary handbook.
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