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CAE Reading Part 5

CAE Reading Part 5

On this page you will learn the strategy you need in order to pass CAE Reading Part 5. Some of my students have told me the alternatives for this part drive them crazy!!! This is because they never know which option to choose.

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Cry, Barbed Wire, Caught, Kneeling, Blind, Terror

The phrase ‘drive them crazy‘ which you can see above is the type of phrase that would be good to use in the CAE Speaking test, or that you might hear in the CAE Listening test.

I will highlight some powerful phrasal verbs to use in the exam throughout these courses. So watch for the bold writing and note them down in a separate notebook!

CAE Reading Part 5 Technique

My technique should prevent you from needing to decide between the options. Just watch the video below and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Remember to time yourself and count your marks when you are practising my technique with other sample exam papers.

CAE Tip: You can move from part 5 to part 8 to part 1….Find out which are the easiest and quickest parts for you. Use this information to decide in which order to tackle CAE Reading part 5 and the other parts of the Reading and Use of English paper.

Extra CAE Tip: Notice I used the phrasal verb ‘find out’ in the last CAE tip 😉 To find out is another way to say ‘discover’ or ‘learn’ something. Good C1 Advanced books will teach you more of these phrasal verbs. They might pop up in various parts of the exam….and as you can see they pop up in many many many sentences in English 😉 I could continue writing more and more exam tips…but if I did that, you’d be reading this article all day and we’d never get to the technique that you need to follow for CAE Reading part 5, so let’s crack on with that…

Watch this video, complete the exercises with me and make sure you watch till the end and complete the homework!

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