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Top FCE and CAE exam tips

Cambridge FCE teacherTop FCE and CAE exam tips

Eastbourne School of English teacher, Clive, gives his top tips for students taking the FCE and CAE exam.

1. Do not go out to the pub the night before!

2. Make sure to bring a bottle of water, pens, pencils and ID with you and wear comfortable clothes.

3. Switch off your mobile phone, or do not take it with you.

4. Keep calm, take deep breaths and focus.

5. Read and listen very carefully.

6. Divide your time for each section carefully and do not spend too much time planning.

7. If you find a question too difficult, do your best and move on to the next.

8. In the writing exam, read the questions very carefully before choosing and write clearly.

9. Complete all the sections.

10. Finally don’t worry, stay relaxed! You CAN do it!

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