Do’s and Don’t for Cambridge English Assessment

Posted October 11, 2018 by seovoiceskills

Reading and Writing Do’s: Read the instructions and study any examples carefully.

Reading and Writing
Read the instructions and study any examples carefully.
Answer all the questions, even if you are not sure of your answers.
Check your answers and make sure you have written them in the correct place on the answer sheet.
Write all your answers on the answer sheet.
Take your time and don’t hurry.
There is plenty of time to answer all of the questions.
Use a pencil, not a pen, on the answer sheet.

Don’t worry if there are words you don’t understand. Try to guess what they mean.
Don’t make a spelling mistake when you are copying the words
Don’t write fewer than 25 words
How do I fill in the answer sheet correctly?
You should use a pencil and not a pen. For Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 mark ONE letter for each question. In Parts 6, 7 and 8 write your answers in the spaces next to the numbers. If you make a mistake you can use an eraser and rub it out.
Practice listening to English as much as possible.
Revise the letters of the alphabet and numbers.
Read the instructions carefully.
Work through some past papers for practice.
Make sure you understand how to complete the answer sheet.

Don’t get nervous in the exam. Just relax and do your best.
Don’t leave any answers blank
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to spell a word – this might not be a problem.
Don’t forget to take care to transfer your answers to the answer sheet correctly.
How many times will I hear the recording for each part?
You hear each part twice. This means that you can check your answers, or fill in any gaps, at the second listening.
Make sure you know what you have to do in both parts of the test.
Practice speaking English as much as possible, both inside and outside the classroom.
Practice speaking English in many different situations so that you can speak clearly even if you are nervous.
Listen carefully to the examiner’s instructions and questions during the test.
Ask the examiner to repeat the instructions, or a question, if you have not understood.
Listen to your partner’s questions and answers in Part 2 and try to make it a natural conversation.
Don’t worry too much about making grammatical mistakes.
Don’t prepare long answers and try to learn them in advance.
Don’t worry if you think your partner is not as good at speaking English as you, or is much better than you. The examiners mark you individually.
Don’t be so nervous that you don’t speak. The examiners can’t mark you if you don’t say anything.
Do both examiners speak during the test?
No. Only one examiner speaks. The other examiner stays silent, except for saying hello and goodbye to you.
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Last Updated October 11, 2018