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Skype English lessons for CAE

One sure way to improve your educational and career prospects on a global scale is to study for one of the prestigious Cambridge English examinations.

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A particularly popular choice for high achievers is the Cambridge Advanced English exam, more popularly referred to as CAE. Achieving the CAE qualification will provide potential employers or universities with evidence that you have excellent English language skills. Skype English lessons for CAE can give you the competitive advantage you need to succeed.

Even the most capable students need some support while studying for CAE, which is a particularly demanding examination. Choosing to prepare for CAE online will help you to organise your studies and will provide accurate assessments of your progress.

Skype English lessons for CAE

Preparing for the CAE exam online makes sense for busy people who want the benefit of one-to-one tuition from the comfort of their own home or office. Highly skilled online English teachers will be able to guide you towards exam success through a course of lessons designed to suit your individual study needs and schedule. Choosing Skype lessons for CAE exam preparation is now the preferred educational pathway for an increasing number of discerning students.

CAE exam Structure

Skype lessons for CAE will help to prepare you for each of the following exam components:

  • Reading (1 hour 15 minutes)
    The reading exam is in four parts and you will be tested on your ability to read and respond confidently and accurately to a variety of written materials. These could include: newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, and documentary reports.
  • Writing (1 hour 30 minutes)
    For this part of the CEA exam you will be expected to produce two written pieces using English creatively and precisely. These may include: articles, essays, letters, proposals, reports and reviews.
  • Use of English (1 hour)
    This exam section focuses on your ability to use English in response to a range of different topics. The exam material will be presented in five different ways designed to test your vocabulary range and grammatical accuracy.
  • Listening (approx. 40 minutes)
    The listening exam is in four separate parts. You will be expected to listen to and understand audio material such as: interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations. The CAE examiner will ask you a series of questions to check the depth and accuracy of your understanding.
  • Speaking (15 minutes)
    During the speaking exam you will be partnered with another CAE exam candidate. The purpose of this test is for the examiner to observe how well you speak in a realistic face-to-face situation. There are four separate sections in which you will be required to speak for varying lengths of time.Each component of the CAE examination is worth 20% of the final mark. It will be necessary for candidates to set sufficient time aside to allow thorough preparation for each of the sections. Preparing for CAE exam online will ensure that you maximise your chance of exam success.
Is CAE right for you?

A quick discussion with an online English teacher will help you to decide whether the CAE exam is the best option for you. This exam is designed for students who already have an advanced understanding of the English language. Skype lessons for CAE make certain that your exam preparation reflects and extends your ability. It may be that your Skype English teacher advises you to enter for one of the other Cambridge English exams, for example, Cambridge First English (CFE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).

Advantages of CAE preparation by Skype

There are many advantages to choosing to learn English by Skype. One of the main benefits of preparing for CAE online is that you will be tutored by a native English speaker. Naturally, it makes sense to study for a Cambridge English language exam with a British English teacher. This is just one of the opportunities that Skype lessons offer that may not be available in your hometown.

Specialist online English teachers support your CAE studies

Cambridge University describes CAE as an English language qualification which offers:

“…. endless opportunities” and also “provides high-level English skills for academic and professional success.”

OTUK British English teachers are experienced in offering professional support to students preparing for CAE online. If you would like to discuss your learning needs with one of our team, contact us today for a trial consultation.

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Written by Alex Jude —
ESL Specialist & CEO at Online Teachers UK

Alex Jude is the Founder & CEO of Online Teachers UK. He holds a BA hons degree in Linguistics from The University of Manchester and is a life-long English teacher. Following graduation, he spent 2002-2012 living and teaching in Russia, where he lectured in General Linguistics and Translation Studies. Alex is a fluent Russian speaker and worked with the BBC at the World Cup in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys camping/bushcraft, playing guitar and watching rugby league.

Written by Alex Jude —
ESL Specialist & CEO at Online Teachers UK