CHANGES TO CAE
The following changes to CAE are being introduced from theDecember 1999/June 2000 examining sessions:
(see page 32)The following changes to CAE Paper 3 are being introducedfor the first time in the December 1999 examining session:Anew task appears on the paper. This is a word formationtask consisting of two short texts containing in total 15 gaps.Candidates are required to form a new word to complete thegap using a prompt word provided.The current Question 6 (expansion of notes into sentences)will no longer appear on the paper.Paper 3 thus consists of:Part 1(formerly Section A, question 1)Multiple choice clozePart 2 (formerly Section A, question 2) Open clozePart 3 (formerly Section B, question 3)Error correction textPart 4 Word formation (a new task)Part 5 (formerly Section B, question 4)Register change gap-fill taskPart 6 (formerly Section C, question 5)The time allowed for the paper (1 hour and 30 minutes)remains unchanged.
(see page 40)The following change to CAE Paper 4 is being introduced forthe first time in the June 2000 examining session:Part 4 (formerly Section D): the taped material remainsunchanged (i.e. five short listening texts with commontheme), but an
will be introduced in someversions of the test consisting of ten 3-option multiplechoice questions, with two questions relating to each shorttext.
(see page 49)The following changes to CAE Paper 5 are being introducedfor the first time in the December 1999 examining session:In Part 2 ‘describe and draw’tasks no longer appear in thespecifications for the test.In Part 4 the Assessor no longer takes part in the discussion.