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We teach Adults & Teens from 12 years old

Preparation Course «KET/PET/FCE/CAE/CPE»

The cost of a one-on-one lesson (duration – 60 mins): $ 14,20 / one group lesson (duration – 80 mins, maximum 6 people) – $8

Complete Course: 40 lessons

Express Course: 20 lessons

Personalized Course:

the number of lessons is tailored for you personally, depending on your current English level, the score you need & the time for which you need to prepare

Be Fully Ready!

Speaking

Be absolutely ready to meet all the Speaking Requirements of the Cambridge Exam that you need to pass - get the highest band score possible!

Reading

Get all reading skills & strategies for KET/PET/FCE/CAE or CPE. Just reading won’t help - you need to be prepared for what’s expected on the real exam

Listening

Build up the skills necessary for Cambridge Exams Listening, practice all question types, get all the necessary information on what to do & how to do it efficiently

Writing

Hone specific writing skills - planning & developing your paragraphs, structure, advanced fixed phrases, speed - everything in order to confidently handle writing tasks

Approach to Cambridge Exams Preparation

Only Professionals Teachers

  • This direction is taught only by the most experienced specially trained teachers with international TEFL certificates (CELTA / DELTA)
  • All our teachers are required to regularly attend trainings & webinars from Cambridge University on KET/PET/FCE/CAE & CPE

Complete Readiness

  • Boost all the necessary skills & strategies to get a high score in all parts of the exam: Speaking, Reading, Listening & Writing
  • Clear focus, all the necessary explanations & advice on how to tackle each task as efficient as possible

Get Ready for Exam Format Needed

  • The content of the course will be focused on the exam format that you need to pass: on paper or compute based
  • Before the start of the course, our head teacher will clarify all the nuances with you to make your preparation as effective as possible

Official Materials

  • Get the best materials for Cambridge Exams Preparation free of charge, compiled of leading publications (Longman, Oxford, Cambridge, etc.) & official tests
  • Best selection of videos from reliable sources for more productive preparation

Practice Tasks & Mock Test

  • A large number of timed practice tasks for each section of the exam with a simulation of a real test & their constant professional evaluation with clear feedback
  • Mock test at the end of the course with the results, their analysis and reflection on mistakes

Effective Homework

  • Get carefully designed, effective & practical home assignments on each part of the exam & do them under the supervision of your teacher
  • You systematically write essays & get detailed professional feedback along with corrections & evaluation according to all Cambridge standards

After completing the course, you'll be able to pass the test & get a high score cause:

You'll gain all the skills, techniques and strategies - everything you need on KET/  PET/ FCE/ CAE or CPE

You'll master the vocabulary and grammar necessary to pass the exam successfully

You'll work on all types of the exam questions & get all the necessary information on what to do & how to do it

You'll do a mock test at the end of the course with the results, their analysis and reflection on mistakes

You’ll gain all the skills, techniques and strategies – everything you need on KET/  PET/ FCE/ CAE or CPE

You’ll master the vocabulary and grammar necessary to pass the exam successfully

You’ll work on all types of the exam questions & get all the necessary information on what to do & how to do it

You’ll do a mock test at the end of the course with the results, their analysis and reflection on mistakes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference?

The content, the level of difficulty & the assessment criteria are absolutely identical in both exam formats: on paper and on computer. The difference is that Reading, Listening & Writing in the computer-based version are taken on computer (not at home, but at the exam center). Speaking is delivered in the same way (face-to-face with an examiner) in both versions: paper & computer-based.

What to choose: to take the exam on paper or computer?

It is better to decide on the format beforehand and to prepare for it purposefully, since there's a number of differences that must be taken into account when developing the skills needed for the exam.

For example, while preparing for Computer-Based exam:

You need to read from the monitor on a regular basis rather than from a hard book when working on your reading skills so that this mode is familiar and comfortable for you on the actual exam.

While Listening, you should be able to immediately type your answers using the keyboard as you listen, since you will not have time to first write them down on a piece of paper and then to transfer them onto the computer.

In order to get a high score on KET/PET/FCE/CAE or CPE, of course, you need to be fluent in English, but, in addition, you are to develop specific skills that you will need on the exam.

 

For example, if you complete Reading tasks as if you were just reading in real life, without knowing special techniques for taking KET/PET/FCE/CAE or CPE, you simply will not have enough time to answer all the questions.

 

All tasks on the exam are quite specific and just good knowledge of English will not be enough - you need to be prepared for the KET/PET/FCE/CAE or CPE format.

 

A2 Key (KET)

  • 140 - Level B1
  • 120 - Level A2
  • 100 - Level A1

B1 Preliminary (PET)

  • 160 - Level B2
  • 140 - Level B1
  • 120 - Level A2

B2 First (FCE)

  • 180 - Level C1
  • 160 - Level B2
  • 140 - Level B1

C1 Advanced (CAE)

  • 200 - C2
  • 180 - C1
  • 160 - B2

C2 Proficiency (CPE)

  • 220 - C2
  • 200 - C2
  • 180 - C1

A2 Key (KET)

Exam length: about 2 hours

Paper

Content

Marks
(% of total)

Purpose

Reading and Writing
(1 hour)

7 parts/
32 questions

50%

Shows you can understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines.

Listening
(30 minutes, including 6 minutes’ transfer time)

5 parts/
25 questions

25%

Requires you to be able to understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly.

Speaking
(8–10 minutes per pair of candidates)

2 parts

25%

Shows you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.

B1 Preliminary (PET)

Exam length: about 2 hours 20 minutes

Paper

Content

Marks
(% of total)

Purpose

Reading
(45 minutes)

6 parts/
32 questions

25%

Shows you can read and understand the main points from signs, newspapers and magazines.

Writing
(45 minutes)

2 parts/
2 questions

25%

Shows you can use vocabulary and structure correctly.

Listening
(30 minutes, including 6 minutes’ transfer time)

4 parts/
25 questions

25%

You have to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials including announcements and discussions about everyday life.

Speaking
(12–17 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts

25%

Shows how good your spoken English is as you take part in conversation by asking/answering questions and talking, for example, about your likes and dislikes. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.

B2 First (FCE)

Exam length: about 3.5 hours

Paper

Content

Purpose

Reading and Use of English (1 hour 15 minutes)

7 parts/52 questions

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Writing
(1 hour 20 minutes)

2 parts

Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.

Listening
(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/30 questions

Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.

Speaking
(14 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

C1 Advanced (CAE)

Exam length: about 4 hours

Paper

Content

Purpose

Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)

8 parts/
56 questions

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Writing
(1 hour 30 minutes)

2 parts

You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.

Listening
(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/
30 questions

Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.

Speaking
(15 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face–to–face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.

C2 Proficiency (CPE)

Exam length: about 4 hours

Paper

Content

Purpose

Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)

7 parts/
53 questions

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and manuals.

Writing
(1 hour 30 minutes)

2 parts

Requires you to be able to write a variety of text types, such as essays, reports and reviews.

Listening
(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/
30 questions

Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as lectures, speeches and interviews.

Speaking
(16 minutes per pair of candidates)

3 parts

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.

 For more info visit:

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/qualifications/general/

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