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Reading and Use of English sample test
Listening sample test
Writing sample test
Use the answer keys below:
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 Cambridge English: Proficiency Handbook.
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.
Download examiner's comments
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 Cambridge English: Proficiency information for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Download Summary regulations for candidates
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 English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press. Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats.
Cambridge English Proficiency 1 for updated exam contains four complete tests for the Cambridge English: Proficiency exam.
This invaluable little book highlights the real mistakes that students make in the 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 Cambridge English: Proficiency exam.