Some of our exams have optional set text questions as part of the Writing paper. These exams are:
Cambridge English: First (FCE)
Cambridge English: First for Schools (FCE for Schools)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
The set text question is in part 2 of the Writing paper for these exams and is one of five questions you can choose from during this part. Candidates should not attempt the optional set text question in part 2 unless they have the necessary vocabulary and understanding of the text to answer the task set. Teachers are best placed to judge which, if any, of the set texts and/or film versions may be appropriate and stimulating for a given teaching situation.
1 For Cambridge English: First and Cambridge English: First for Schools the suggested editions are Graded Readers which have been adapted to the level that is suitable for candidates. Teachers and candidates should be aware that the language level in other editions may be less accessible.
2 Teachers may choose to prepare candidates for questions on this set text by studying a film version as well as, or instead of, the novel.
3 There is currently no film version of this book.
4 Teachers may choose to prepare candidates for questions on this set text by studying the 1992 film directed by James Ivory as well as, or instead of, the novel.
5 Screenplay and film directed by Lone Scherfig 2009.