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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Paper 1: Reading and

Use of English (Part 5)


Teachers notes
Aims of the lesson

to help students become familiar with Part 5 of the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Reading and Use of English paper
to give students practice in ways of locating the answers to multiple-choice questions
to help students overcome their main reading difficulties

Time needed
120 minutes

Materials required

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of English Part 5


Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Handbook
Students worksheet
Objective Students Book (2015)
Compact Advanced

Procedure
1. Follow the lesson plan for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of English
Part 5 to familiarise students with the task type (i.e., multiple choice), the focuses, and
the ways they can best attempt this part.
2.

After they are finished with the exercises in the plan, ask them what difficulties they
mostly faced while locating answers. To do so, write the following on the board and elicit
responses from them.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

3.

Difficult words
Complicated structures
Organisation of information
Repetitious information
All of the above

It is important that students are aware of their main problems to become competent
readers. Tell students that these problems can be easily overcome if they pay close
attention to the area where they find them. For example, if a difficult word is hampering
their understanding, looking at the immediate context around the word can help them
work their way through passage. Similarly, complicated structures can be demystified by
focusing on the subject and the main action and by ignoring the extraneous information
which is usually parenthesised or separated by commas or dashes. The organisation of

information can be comprehended by skim-reading. And repetitious information can be


ignored by focusing on key words.
4.

Tell students that while predicting does help they should not apply the knowledge they
acquired elsewhere. The answers are always in the passage. What is not in the passage is
not the answer.

5. Tell students they should be able to decide instantly whether they need to scan or skim.
In either case, however, it is suggested that they spare a minute or two understanding
the organisation of the information presented.
6. Work out all the reading and grammar exercises (on pages 22 24 and 29 30) in
Objective Advanced. These exercises should help them develop the necessary skills
essential to reading comprehension. Do not, however, spend more than 45 minutes over
them. Use the relevant grammar references to offer assistance in the grammar exercises.
7.

See the Reading and Use of English section (26 27) in Compact Advanced and work it
out thoroughly with students.

8.

Ask students work out the exercises in Exam folder 5 (74 75) in Objective Advanced.

Homework
Ask students to attempt all the exercises as well as the exam tasks (48 49 and 74 75) in units
6 and 9 respectively in Compact Advanced.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Paper 1: Reading and


Use of English (Part 6)
Teachers notes
Aims of the lesson

to familiarise students with the requirements of Part 6 of the Reading and Use of English
paper
to hone students reading skills

Time needed
120 minutes

Materials required

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of English Part 6


Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Handbook
Students worksheet
Coloured pens or highlighters, if possible
Objective Students Book (2015)
Compact Advanced

Procedure
1. Start with the lesson plan for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of
English Part 6 to introduce students to the task type (i.e., cross-text multiple matching)
and explain what they need to focus on in this part and how they can best attempt it.
2. Complete all the reading and grammar exercises (42 43) in Objective Advanced with
students.
3. Refer to the relevant grammar explanations at the back of the book to help them attempt
the grammar exercises.
4. Look at Part 6 (16 17 and 80 81) in Compact - Advanced and ask students to attempt it
as directed.
5. Get students to work out Exam folder 6 (86 87) in Objective Advanced.
6. Let students discuss their answers with each other and then see the answer keys.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Paper 1: Reading and


Use of English (Part 7)
Teachers notes
Aims of the lesson

to familiarise students with the format, text type (i.e., gapped text) and task focus of
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of English Part 7
to raise awareness of text structure, the development of ideas, opinions and events,
cohesion, coherence and global meaning
to enhance students scan-reading skills

Time needed
120 minutes

Materials required

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of English Part 7


Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Handbook
Students worksheet
Objective Students Book (2015)
Compact Advanced

Procedure
1. Use the suggested lesson plan for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of
English Part 7 to realise the first two aims.
2. Refer to the reading and grammar exercises (34 37, 46 47 and 142 - 143) in Objective
Advanced and work through them with students.
3. Ask students to attempt Part 7 and all the relevant exercises (10 11, 32 33 and 58 59)
in Compact Advanced.
4. Direct students to Exam folder 7 (104 105) in Objective Advanced and let them
complete it.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Paper 1: Reading and


Use of English (Part 8)
Teachers notes
Aims of the lesson

to familiarise students with the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of
English Part 8 multiple matching task and to consider strategies for tackling the task
to enable students to scan for key words
to help locate parts containing answers
to help narrow down possibilities

Time needed
120 minutes

Materials required

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of English Part 8


Sample text
Students worksheet
Objective Students Book (2015)
Compact Advanced

Procedure
1. Use the suggested lesson plan for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Reading and Use of
English Part 8 to introduce them to the task type and offer recognised best strategies to
tackle it.
2. Ask students to attempt the reading exercises (130 131) in unit 21 in Objective
Advanced.
3. Work out Part 8 (42 43 and 64 65) in Compact Advanced with students.
4. Work out Exam folder 8 (116 117) in Objective Advanced with students.