CAE Writing

We’ll help you pass the CAE writing test

The art of writing well requires skill and practice when we do it in our native language. Much more so in English! That’s why, even if we have a good command of the language, it never hurts to perfect our writing – especially when we want to take a test like the CAE writing.

Being familiar with the English language, having a solid grammatical base and a good vocabulary will allow you to build a coherent text. But if your goal is to go further, you’ll need to add the magic ingredients: attitude and creativity.

You don’t have to write like C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien to aspire to earning a Cambridge certification at a higher level. However, your goal should be to produce a well-structured text that surprises your examiners.

To achieve this, you need help from the best. What could be better than preparing yourself using an innovative method developed based on learning materials from various universities, the CEFR, and Cambridge? Come and live a unique learning experience. You’ll love it!

How can I take my writing to the advanced level?

Some students arrive at the writing section very confident, think quickly about how to structure the text and get ready to write it. But, when they pick up their pencil or put their fingers on the keyboard to let the words flow, they discover that their minds have gone completely blank.

This is a situation that happens quite often, even if you have a good command of English. Why? Because in situations like this that generate a certain amount of stress, knowledge isn’t the only factor that comes into play.

That’s why it’s essential for you to prepare yourself with a method that, besides helping you to consolidate your knowledge, takes into account your personality, interests, and tastes. This way, you’ll be able to experience English through what you like and acquire more confidence in yourself and your abilities.

CAE writing tips to prepare yourself and be certified as advanced

1. Read daily

If you want to reach a higher level. Reading will help you have a clear reference of how you should write in English. Pay special attention to the language, the vocabulary, and the different expressions that are used so that you can incorporate them into your writing.

2. Write frequently

Practice makes perfect. Even if you know the language very well, you aren’t immune to making mistakes. Perfect your writing skills by leaving your comments on a blog that interests you or by writing posts on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

3. Learn to think in English

This will help you avoid making common mistakes such as writing sentences that are too literal or reversing the correct word order.

4. Chat in English

Chat with your teachers or native friends. It’s the best way to practice while having fun. They will be able to help you correct the mistakes you make so that you can move from B2 to C1.

5. Take advantage of the internet

Visit blogs, websites, or download apps like the one from ABA English, where you’ll find very useful articles and exercises that will help you perfect your writing skills.

An upper intermediate level isn’t bad, but advanced is much better!

Our CAE writing guide: Everything you need to know about the test

What is the structure of the CAE writing test?

This section is divided into two CAE writing tasks. In the first task, you’ll have to read a text and write a composition based on the points it includes. In the second task, you’ll be able to choose between the different options – a letter or email/proposal/report or critique – and write a text.

What will students be expected to do?

According to the CEFR, p. 26, students are expected to have the ability to produce clear and well-structured texts about topics with a certain level of complexity, making appropriate use of the mechanisms of organization, articulation, and cohesion.

How much time will I have to complete this section?

You’ll have 1 hour and 30 minutes to write two well-structured texts about complex topics and with a length of 220 to 260 words.

Improve your writing skills with ABA English

Stephen King wrote, very insightfully, ‘If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write’. ABA English is well aware of how valuable your time is. That is why it offers you an innovative, flexible, and, on top of that, personalized learning method.

Conventional Methods

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Fixed study schedules and in-person classes

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You rely on the teacher spotting your mistakes

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Exclusive use of books

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The same content for all students

The Smart Learning® Method

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You choose when and how much to practice

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The automatic corrector shows you where you were wrong

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Content in various formats: videos, podcasts, articles, etc.

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Personalized content according to your interests

Do you want to level up?

Your examiner certainly won’t be Edgar Allan Poe so you don’t have to write something as mysterious as The Black Cat, but your writing does have to correspond to the advanced level.

It’s true that the transition from B2 to C1 isn’t always a piece of cake, but with ABA English, you’ll be able to improve your writing skills for the advanced level and write texts that have a clear structure and complex ideas and, of course, no mistakes. In short: Everything that is expected at the C1 level!

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