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Sample papers for C2 Proficiency
There are also sample papers in the C2 Proficiency Handbook.
Download the audio for the handbook Listening paper
Watch this short video to see what it’s like to take a computer-based exam.
Watch the video tutorial below for help on how to complete a C2 Proficiency computer-based exam.
Read our FAQs if you have any more questions about taking computer-based exams.
Make a note of your answers as you do the test.
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 C2 Proficiency Handbook.
Watch Sofia on the day of her exam, and learn what it’s like to take a Cambridge English Qualification, from B1 Preliminary for Schools to C2 Proficiency.
Explore useful information about the exam day, including exam day tips and FAQs to help you prepare.
Free online activities for reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
Write & Improve is a free tool that helps you to improve your English writing online. The Write & Improve workbooks contain hundreds of writing tasks at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, and for Business and Just for Fun, too.
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.
Use this checklist to improve your written English and practise for your exam.
C2 writing checklist
A guide to preparing for the exam, with study tips, frequently asked questions and exam day advice.
C2 Proficiency information for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Summary regulations for candidates
Cambridge English Proficiency 2 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 provides a variety of challenging, lively topics providing thorough training in exam-skills and high-level language development.
View the full range of support materials for the C2 Proficiency exam.