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  • Preparation resources
  • Cambridge apps, games and activities
  • Social media
  • Candidates with disabilities
 
Computer-based vs Paper-based
What are the differences between the computer-based and paper-based exam versions?
Most Cambridge English exams are available to be taken as a computer or paper-based test. This has added more exam dates each year allowing the exam to be taken when candidates are ready for it.

Paper-based (PB) and computer-based (CB) tests are different versions of the same exam.

They lead to exactly the same certificate and are scored in exactly the same way. The two versions allow you more choice in how you take the exam.

If you take the computer-based exam, you can register for your exam later (up to three weeks before the exam date) and you will receive your exam results more quickly (in two weeks instead of four weeks for paper-based tests).



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C2 Proficiency
TUTORIAL
Reading-Use of English
Listening
Writing
C1 Advanced
TUTORIAL
Reading
Writing
Use of English
Listening
B2 First
TUTORIAL
Reading
Writing
Use of English
Listening
B2 First for Schools
TUTORIAL
Reading
Writing
Use of English
Listening
B1 Preliminary
TUTORIAL
Reading & Writing
Listening
B1 Preliminary for Schools
TUTORIAL
Listening
Reading & Writing
A2 Key
TUTORIAL
Reading & Writing
Listening
A2 Key for Schools
TUTORIAL
Listening
Reading & Writing

Business B1 Preliminary
TUTORIAL

Listening
Reading & Writing

Business B2 Vantage
TUTORIAL
Listening
Reading
Writing

Business C1 Higher
TUTORIAL
Listening
Reading
Writing
Free resources to prepare your exam
High quality support to help you prepare your exam
There is a huge range of free exam preparation resources for candidates and for teachers preparing students for the Cambridge English exams. You can download sample papers with answer keys, worksheets, vocabulary lists, classroom activities, exam guides and the Handbook for Teachers for each exam.

There is also a comprehensive publisher list where you will find the official study books and the books available for each Cambridge English exam.


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Free Practice Tests

Computer tests
Try a computer-based sample Advanced exam paper.
Computer-based exams...
Paper and pencil tests
You can download free sample papers from the "Support" tab on each exam page.
Free Cambridge English resources

Improve your English listening skills
This Cambridge English new audio series tells a story about university students Geeta and Paul. They are struggling with their coursework, when a mysterious professor offers to help. Each of the seven episodes comes with B1-B2 level activities to help learners practise the language used in each episode.

Get feedback on your writing in seconds
Write & Improve is a research project carried out by Cambridge English Language Assessment and iLexIR. As part of the research project you will be able to submit your writing and receive feedback on it. You can then use the feedback to improve your writing.


You will find more information about the resources available to help you prepare for your exam on the Cambridge English support webpage:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/prepare-and-practise/


Cambridge English Apps, games and activities
Play our games: Practice your English!

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Shop & Drop
To keep customers happy and reach the next level, players need to make sure that the right orders are placed in the box. Each level offers more new words. With Shop and Drop children can build vocabulary and compete with other English language learners around the world. They will also be able to see their name on the national and international leaderboards.


Parents please note: before you can access level 3 we will need a few contact details from you.

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Monkey Puzzles World Tour
Join Monkey's trip around the world and play 8 mini games, including 2 new games to practise listening skills. Unlock games as you progress – but watch out, they get harder as you go along! Play the game on our website or download the FREE app on the iOS App Store. Android users can play Monkey Puzzles World Tour on our website with an internet connection.

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Monkey Puzzles
Visit our Monkey's favourite places and play 8 mini games to test your English. Unlock new games as you progress - but watch out, the games get harder as you go along!
Exam level: Young Learners (Starters, Movers, Flyers)
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading
Word Fun World
Enter a fantastic world of fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers exams. Play exciting games to practise and learn key vocabulary for Cambridge English: Young Learners exams. It’s perfect preparation for Young Learners or simply a fun way to practise English at an early stage of learning. Ideal for English learners and great word fun for kids of any age. Available on the App Store and Google Play to download for free.
Exam level: Young Learners (Starters, Movers, Flyers)
CEFR level: A1-B1
Skills practised: Reading, Listening

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Funland
Visit Funland and play a range of classic fairground games to practise your English language. Control the ferris wheel, splash the clowns and collect prizes along the way. Available on the App Store and Google Play to download for free.
Exam level: Young Learners (Movers, Flyers), Key (KEY), Preliminary (PET)
CEFR level: A1-B1
Skills practised: Reading, Listening


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Academy island
An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get around. Progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery or visiting places such as an art gallery and library.
Exam level: Preliminary, (PET), First (FCE),
Advanced (CAE)
CEFR level: B1-C1
Skills practised: Reading

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Cambridge English Young Learners Games
Encourage your learners with fun vocabulary practice using these interactive games.
Exam levels: Starters, Movers, Flyers
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading

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Cambridge English Young Learners Activities
Extend and consolidate your lessons with this selection of interactive activities co-developed with Modern Education Network Limited.
Exam levels: Starters, Movers, Flyers
CEFR level: A1-A2
Skills practised: Reading

Free Apps
These Apps are designed to be a fun, motivating and useful free time activity for students. The collection comprises of practice test apps, addictive games such as English Monstruo, Phrasal Verbs Machine, Phrasalstein or Quiz your English.


Social Media
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Join the Cambridge English Facebook page for help with exam preparation.
Cambridge English YouTube Channel
Watch videos featuring English learning and exam tips on Cambridge English TV YouTube channel.
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Special arrangements for candidates
Cambridge English provides a Special Arrangements service for some candidates, for example those with learning difficulties, hearing difficulties or visual difficulties.

For further information on the services we provide, click the links on the left or below:
Learning difficulties
Hearing or speaking difficulties
Visual difficulties



We also have information on the range of modified materials that can be provided for candidates with special requirements.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to apply for special arrangements or modified examination materials you should make your application when you register for your examination.

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