Exam Essentials Practice Tests: Cambridge English Advanced

Language(s): British English

Level(s): Intermediate, Upper-intermediate


Exam Essentials is our major British English exam preparation series combining exam preparation, practice, and tips for the revised Cambridge English exams. This effective combination of testing and teaching has proved a popular formula with teachers and students. The first two practice tests in each book are 'walk-through' tests. Students are carefully guided through the tests and shown how they work and what they have to do to succeed in each part of the exam. Additional step-by-step support for the Writing paper is offered in all the tests.

All of the tests are written by experts in the field, which means that students preparing for the exams experience material that is appropriate for and at a level at least as high as the actual exams.

Candidates internationally find the Speaking test very challenging. To help them deal with this, each Practice Test book comes with a DVD-ROM which includes a bespoke video showing a complete Speaking test interview as well as an examiner talking about this part of the exam and giving students expert guidance on how to approach it. The DVD-ROM also features worksheets to use with the interview and all the Listening test files.

  • Completely updated for the 2015 exam specifications
  • Double the amount of practice test books!
  • DVD-ROM with bespoke video showing a complete speaking test interview, expert guidance and worksheets and listening test files
  • 6 complete tests and 2 fully guided tests with Essential Tips, guide students through each part of the exam

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Carol Nuttall

Carol Nuttall has been teaching English for over twenty years, specialising in Cambridge examination preparation, and is also an oral examiner for Cambridge examinations. She has worked closely with F... more

Tom Bradbury

Tom Bradbury has been an English language teacher for many years in various parts of Europe and Latin America as well as the UK. He is also an examiner and an experienced writer of various EFL and ES... more

Eunice Yeates

Eunice Yeates taught English in Japan for a number of years before turning her attention to educational publishing in 1999. She has written extensivel... more