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Preparing for a Cambridge English exam


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Studying for an exam can be difficult. There are lots of things to remember and think about ahead of your test. We’ve gathered some of our top resources to help you, or your child, prepare for a Cambridge English exam.

Improve your English

Use a range of preparation materials when you study so you can feel prepared on exam day:

Make sure you’re ready

Many schools and language centres run courses to help candidates improve their English and prepare for Cambridge English exams. Although we cannot recommend specific courses or course providers and we do not offer any face-to-face English courses directly, you can carry out your own research to find local providers, or you can contact:

  • Cambridge English Authorised exam centres: Use our online database to find a centre near you. Exam centres can tell you about courses in their area.

  • English UK: If you’re planning on studying in the UK, you can contact English UK. Their online search lists schools and colleges that offer preparation courses in the UK.

Help your child prepare

If you’re a parent, we have lots of information and advice to help your child get ready for their exam. For some important things to remember, read our article for tips to help prepare your child for Cambridge English exams. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for parents so you can get tips sent straight to your inbox.

Our website has lots more information for parents including language activities, English games and useful tips to help your child learn English.

For information about other ways to prepare and practise for our exams, please see our FAQs.


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