Cambridge English: C1 Advanced (CAE) Use of English

Difficulty level: C1 / advanced

What is The C1 AdvancedUse of English test like?
The test has five sections and takes 60 minutes:

  1. Part 1 - Multiple-choice cloze
  2. Part 2 - Open cloze
  3. Part 3 - Word formation
  4. Part 4 - Gapped sentences
  5. Part 5 - Key word transformations

There are 50 questions in The C1 AdvancedUse of English Test. It makes up 20% of the entire exam.

How to prepare for The C1 AdvancedUse of English test

  • The Use of English paper tests your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
  • Read as much as possible, and use a dictionary to help you learn new words
  • Use a grammar book to help you understand sentence structure
  • Read the instructions carefully before you start each section
  • Look at the example question at the beginning of each section
  • Correct spelling is necessary. Get into the habit of checking the spelling of words
  • Read the surrounding context before giving an answer
  • Don’t give alternative answers for any questions