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    Who is Advanced Trainer for?
    This book is suitable for anyone who is preparing to take Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). You can use Advanced Trainer in class with your teacher or-if you have the with answers edition of the book-on your own at home.

    What is Advanced Trainer
    Advanced Trainer contains six practice tests for Cambridge English: Advanced, each covering the Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking papers. The first two tests are Guided Tests, which means that they contain extra training and support to help you with each of the tasks in the exam. Tests 3 to 6 are purely practice tests. All six tests are at Cambridge English: Advanced level and match the exam in format and standard.
    In Test 1 each part of each paper consists of a Training section and an Exam Practice section. The Training sections give information about each part of the exam and have advice and practice to help you prepare for it. They focus on grammar, vocabulary and functional language directly relevant to particular task types. This is supported by work based on correcting common grammar and vocabulary mistakes made in the exam by Cambridge English: Advanced candidates, as shown by the Cambridge Learner Corpus.
    The Exam Practice sections consist of the test itself accompanied by an Action Plan, giving step-by-step guidance for each task with tips on general strategy and advice linked to the specific questions. A Follow-up task at the end of the Exam Practice section invites you to reflect on the task and consider how you could improve your performance.
    Test 2 also consists of a Training section and an Exam Practice section for each part of the exam. The Training sections are shorter than those in Test 1. They review the information provided in Test 1 and also include further practice for that part of the test. The Exam Practice sections provide additional tips and advice.
    Tests 3 to 6 are complete practice tests without advice or training. They give you the opportunity to practice the advice and skills you have acquired while working through Tests 1 and 2.
    There is an Explanatory Answer Key (see below) for each test.

    Features of Advanced Trainer
    Full colour visual material for the Speaking paper of all six tests.
    Explanatory answer keys in the with-answers edition of the book, giving information not only about which answers are right, but also, where appropriate, explaining why certain answers are correct and other options are not.
    Notes on all writing tasks to explain what is required, with, in addition, model answers for each task type in the with-answers edition.
    In the with-answers edition a Listening transcript with underlining to indicate the sections that provide the answers to the exam questions.
    Photocopiable answer sheets for the Reading, Use of English and Listening papers. Before you take the exam, you should study these so that you know how to mark or write your answer correctly. In Writing, the question paper has plenty of lined paper for you to write your answers.
    Three audio CD's, available separately and with the 'with-answers' edition, contain recordings for the six
    Listening tests. The CD's also contain some Listening and Speaking practice materials relating to the two Guided Tests at the beginning of the book.

    How to use Advanced Trainer

    Test 1 Training
    For each part of each paper you should begin by studying Task information, which tells you the facts you need to know, such as what the task type tests and the kinds of questions it uses. Throughout Test 1 you will see information marked Tip! These tips give you practical advice on how to tackle each task type.
    In all papers, training exercises help you develop the skills you need, e.g. working out meaning from context, by working through example items.
    Answers to all the training exercises are in the Explanatory answer key in the with-answers edition.

    Throughout Test 1 there are Useful language sections which present and practise grammatical structures, vocabulary or functional expressions that are often tested by particular task types.
    Many exercises involve focusing on and correcting common language mistakes made by actual Cambridge English: Advanced candidates as shown by the Cambridge Learner Corpus (see below).
    In Listening, you are prompted to use one of the numbered CD's: If you are working on your own using the with-answers edition of Advanced Trainer, you will need a CD player (or a computer that plays CDs) plus a watch or clock to make sure that you keep to the times allowed for each part of the test.
    In Writing, the Explanatory answer key contains model answers for the tasks. Although there are many different ways of answering each question, it is worth studying these and thinking about the structure and language of each of the answers provided.
    In Speaking, you are sometimes prompted to use one of the numbered CDs and do tasks as you listen. You can practise speaking on your own or with a partner, using what you have learnt in Useful language and in Tips!

    Test 1 Exam Practice
    Look first at the Action plan which gives you clear step-by-step guidance on how to approach each task type.
    Read any further Tips! for that part of the exam.
    Work through an exam-style task, following the Action plan and making use of the Advice boxes, which suggest ways of dealing with specific items.
    Answers to all items are in the Explanatory answer key, which explains why the correct answers are right and others are wrong. For Listening, the parts of the Transcripts which give the correct answers are underlined.
    After doing the exam task, look at the Follow-up task and consider how you can do better in this part of the exam in future.

    Test 2 Training
    Answer the questions in the Review section as these will remind you about this part of the exam. If you need to use the cross-reference to Test 1 to check your answers.
    Look at the Tips! and work through the exercises which focus on other useful exam techniques and language to help with this part of the exam.
    There is further work based on mistakes frequently made by Cambridge English: Advanced candidates as shown by the Cambridge Learner Corpus.
    There is also an emphasis on revision with cross references for each task type to the relevant Task information and Action plan in Test 1. You can refer back to these before you begin working through each Part.

    Test 2 Exam Practice
    Think about the Action Plan for this part of the exam. Use the cross-reference if you need to.
    Use any Tips! on strategy and Advice relating to specific questions to help you work through the exam task.
    Do the task under exam conditions if possible, i.e. not using a dictionary and spending an appropriate amount of time on the task.
    Check your answers in the Explanatory answer key

    Tests 3-6 Exam practice
    In Tests 3, 4, 5 and 6 you should apply the skills, techniques and language you have learnt in Guided Tests 1 and 2.
    You can do these tests and the five papers within them in any order, but you should always try to keep to the time recommended for each paper. For the Listening paper you must listen to each recording twice only.
    It will be easier to keep to the exam instructions if you can find somewhere quiet to work, and ensure there are no interruptions.
    For the Speaking paper, it is better if you can work with a partner, but if not you can follow the instructions, and do all four parts on your own.
    If you have the with-answers edition of the book, you can check the answers and explanations for them, and also study the Listening transcripts, after you have completed the tasks.

    Audio
    In the Cambridge English: Advanced Listening Test the recordings are always repeated a second time in all four parts. In the Advanced Trainer Audio CD, Guided Tests 1 and 2. The recordings are repeated only for Part 1 of the Listening Test. For Parts 2, 3 and 4 in Guided Tests 1 and 2, you will hear an instruction to pause the recording and then repeat it. The length of the pause and the repetition reflect the test. In

    Tests 3-6 of Advanced Trainer Audio CD
    For Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 you do not need to pause the recording and repeat it as the pauses and repeats are already included on the CD. as in the actual test.

    The Cambridge Learner Corpus (CLC)
    The Cambridge Learner Corpus (CLC) is a large collection of over 200.000 exam scripts written by candidates taking Cambridge ESOL exams around the world. It is growing all the time. It forms part of the Cambridge International Corpus (CIC) and it has been built up by Cambridge University Press and Cambridge ESOL.
    The CLC currently contains scripts from over:
    150 different first languages
    200 different countries

    Level of Cambridge English: Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced is at level C1 on the Common European Framework of References for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR).
    Achieving this level means that your English is good enough for you to study or work in most situations where English is the main language used.
    A pass mark at Cambridge English: Advanced is given a grade: А, В or C.
    Achieving a grade A means that your English is considered to be at level C2 on the CEFR.
    If you do not get enough marks for a grade С in the examination, you may get a certificate stating that your English is at level B2 provided you have demonstrated that is the case.

    Grading
    The grade that you receive is based on the marks that you receive in all five papers.
    Each of the papers-Reading. Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking - has a maximum possible weighted score of 40 marks.
    There is no minimum score for each paper and so you don't have to pass all five papers to pass the exam.
    You receive a certificate if you pass the exam-grades А. В and С are passes, D and E are fails.
    Whatever your grade, you will receive a Statement of Results. This includes a graphical profile showing how well you did in each paper, illustrating your relative performance on each of the skills.
    For more information on grading and results go to the Cambridge ESOL website (see Further information on page 9).

    Content of Cambridge English: Advanced
    Cambridge English: Advanced has five papers, each with several parts in it. For details of each part, see the page reference under the Task information heading in these tables.
    Part Task type No. of questions Format Task information 1 multiple choice 6 You read three shorter texts with a common theme and answer two questions on each text.

    Paper 1 Reading 1 hour 15 minutes
    Texts are usually about 550-850 words each, making an overall total of about 3,000 words to read. They may be taken from newspapers and magazines, journals, books (fiction and non-fiction), promotional and informational materials. There are two marks for each correct answer in Parts 1, 2 and 3 and one mark for each correct answer in Part 4. The information about Cambridge English: Advanced contained in Advanced Trainer is designed to be an overview of the exam.

    Paper 2 Writing 1 hour 30 minutes
    You have to do Part 1(Question 1) plus any one of the Part 2 tasks. In Part 2 you can choose either one of questions 2 to 4 or one of the questions (5a or 5b) based on a set text. The possible marks for Part 1 and Part 2 are the same. In all tasks you are told what kind of text you must write, who you are writing to and why you are writing.

    Paper 3 Use of English 1 hour
    This paper focuses on your ability to use vocabulary and grammar accurately. There is one mark for each question in Parts 1 to 3 and two marks for each question in Parts 4 and 5.
    You can write on the question paper but you must remember to transfer your answers to the separate answer sheet before the end of the test.

    Paper 4 Listening about 40 minutes
    You will both hear and see the instructions for each task, and you will hear each of the four Parts twice. You will hear pauses announced and you can use this time to read the questions.
    There is one mark for each question in this paper. At the end of the test, you will have five minutes to copy your answers onto the answer sheet.
    If one person is speaking, you may hear announcements, radio broadcasts, speeches, talks, lectures or anecdotes, for example. If there are two speakers, then you might hear a radio interview, a discussion or a conversation, for example.

    Paper 5 Speaking 15 minutes
    You will probably do the Speaking test with one other candidate although sometimes it is necessary to form groups of three. There will be two examiners, but one of them does not take part in the conversation. The examiner will indicate who you should talk to in each part of the test.


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    Hello everyone,
    I seem to have a problem with opening the book file. When I type in the password it starts unpacking but when it's almost done the message says - !AT.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file Advanced Trainer.pdf (wrong password ?). I hope I haven't mixed anything up, the password still is langacademy.net, right. Please help!!!!
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    @joan , I downloaded the book from mediafire. Works/Opens in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Foxit Phantom and Nitro Pro9.

    You'll probably have to download it again. And why you haven't written from what server you downloaded it from?

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    Hi, thanks for a quick reply, No, I haven't written from which server I have downloaded it, it's because I have downloaded it from both and none of them worked Properly. I downloaded it again and I still get the same message: ! AT.rar: CRC failed in the encrypted file Advanced Trainer.pdf (wrong password ?). I tried lower case, upper case with the password, with a dot and without it. I just can't decode the file. You seem to be talking already about opening the file in the reader, but I simply can't get past the stage of decoding it from rar. Maybe it's possible to simply post the file without a password. I honestly don't know what is going on. Please, look into it again. Thanks in advance,
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    @joan , check the header now, below words in red. Use WinRAR to open it. Right click on it, Extract to, when asked paste langacademy.net and that's it.

    DJVU version added, 13.00MB only, below new, mirrored PDF. You need WinDjView for viewing the DJVU files.

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    Fantastic, thank you so much! Great. I know I'm not supposed to do that, but I just had to! Greetings
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    Does anyone have the NEW version of this book; for the 2015 Advanced exam? Thanks!


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    This is the old version. Do you have the new one which has been updated for the 2015 exam? Thank you in advance.


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