5Findings FCE and CAE in future over 70% of respondents wanted shorter examsa majority favoured a four paper formatcombined Reading and Use of English most favouredcontent should be suitable for study purposes, work/career advancement, as well as for general purposes
6Summary of new FCE(fS) format FCE and FCEfS from 2015Paper/timingContentReadingandUse of English75 minPart 1 4-option MC clozePart 2 Open clozePart 3 Word formationPart 4 Key word transformationsPart 5 4-option multiple choicePart 6 Gapped textPart 7 Multiple matchingWriting80 minPart 1 one compulsory question (essay)Part 2 one question from a choice of three (four for FCEfS). Set text option for FCEfS onlyListening40 min (approx.)Part 1 3-option multiple choicePart 2 Sentence completionPart 3 Multiple matchingPart 4 3-option multiple choiceSpeaking14 minPart 1 InterviewPart 2 Individual long turnsPart 3/4 Collaborative task and follow-up discussionTotal timing: 3 hours 29 minutes (current exam 3 hours 59 minutes)
7Summary of new CAE format CAE from 2015Paper/timingContentReadingandUse of English90 minPart 1 4-option MC clozePart 2 Open clozePart 3 Word formationPart 4 Key word transformationsPart 5 4-option multiple choicePart 6 Cross-text multiple matchingPart 7 Gapped textPart 8 Multiple matchingWritingPart 1 one compulsory question (essay)Part 2 one question from a choice of three. No set text optionListening40 min (approx.)Part 1 3-option multiple choicePart 2 Sentence completionPart 3 4-option multiple choicePart 4 Multiple matchingSpeaking15 minPart 1 InterviewPart 2 Individual long turnsPart 3/4 Collaborative task and follow-up discussionTotal timing: 3 hours 55 minutes (current exam 4 hours 40 minutes)
8FCE(fS) and CAE Reading and Use of English Summary of main changesall current FCE(fS), and most current CAE R and UE tasks retained in shortened formats (current CAE R short texts and CAE UE gapped sentences tasks dropped)new cross-text multiple matching task developed for CAE, enhancing the academic coverage of the testUE tasks before R tasks in the new formatprogression from FCE to CPE clearer
9New CAE Reading task Four reviews of a book. A B C Which reviewer has a different view from the others on the confidence with which Botton discusses architectureshares reviewer B’s opinion of the significance of Botton’s book
10FCE(fS) and CAE Writing Summary of main changesboth FCE(fS) and CAE to include new compulsory essay in Part 1FCEfS to include a modified ‘story’ task in Part 2, while the ‘report’ as an output text type has been dropped. There will be a single set text included, rather than the current two.FCE will retain the ‘report’ text type, but will not include the story. There will be no set text option.CAE Part 2 will no longer include ‘article’ or ‘information sheet’ as output text types. There will be no set text option.the output word ranges have been increased for both exams
12FCE Part 1 Writing question In your English class you have been talking about education. Now your teacher has asked you to write an essay for homework.Write your essay using all the notes and giving your point of view.Some parents teach their children at home rather than sending them to school. Is this a good or a bad thing for the children ?Write about- Having a teacher as a parent- making friends- ___________ your own ideas.
14FCE(fS) and CAE Speaking Summary of main changesFCE(fS) and CAE Part 1 Phase 2 modified to reduce the number of follow up questions. FCE(fS) includes 12 questions grouped in three categories. CAE includes eight discrete questions. Part 1 timing reduced by one minuteFCE(fS) Part 2 the ‘listening candidate question’ (LCQ) has been extended slightly to allow for a more meaningful contribution from the listening candidate (similar to CAE)FCE(fS) and CAE Part 3 visuals replaced with written prompts. Task now split into two to include a discussion phase and a decision-making phaseFCE(fS) and CAE Part 4 timing extended by one minute
22Coherence : putting it together Main ideasShameful lack of government investment in research.Renewable energy is a security as well as an environmental issue.Fossil fuel resources are rapidly depleting.Language for developing ideascause and effectThis leads/has led toThis can impact onAs a direct result, economiesexplanationThis is obvious if you consider…What this means in reality is ..Thus, today ….Such problems have been made worseevidenceOne /another example of this is …..Approximately/Only around 10 %It is estimated that …You only have to look ….
23Impact on teaching Speaking [discursivity] we will probably want to emphasise turn shape and turn development more
28A good Part 3 candidate will.. actively listen …support and comment ….seek and help to clarifyinitiate and respond …probe and question ….help navigate …..…….. agreeing / disagreeing …. tend to seek closure
29Encourage simple ‘across turn’ strategies for development in Parts 3 and 4 …And ….But ….That’s
31Doctors in a sense …..…I, the exam teacher, shall do my utmost to engage you with language through and around the exam and to train you in all its aspects, shedding light into its darker corners ... and thereby enhancing your accuracy, dexterity and fluency in English..and above all I shall do no harm
32….and above all I shall do no harm Slavish ‘exam practice’ can potentially do harm in terms of ..- demotivation- not optimising opportunities for languagedevelopment- potential re-enforcement of poor strategies
33Exam Teaching Mix Exam practice [full specification, comprehensive ] Exam Training [ modified tasks , task platform ]Exam awareness-raising[familiarisation , post-task review and reflection ]
34Exam Practice and above all I shall do no harm Genuinelooks like the testno modification of test feature e.g. text lengthfull range of test item difficultyrequires total strategy engagementis just thereAuthenticlooks like some of the testsome modification of test feature e.g. text lengthpart range of test item difficultycan prioritise/delimit strategy engagementcan be used within a progressive cycle
35Authentic v Genuine FCE Reading and USE 1 You only get depressed because you worryIf you _______ not get so depressed NOT2 You’re always blaming me for things that go wrongWhenever _____________ me ANYTHING3 I didn’t phone because I didn’t know you were backI _____________ I’d known you were back. IFFCE Reading and USE
36One day : One focus -able -ible CAE Reading and Use poss access- comprehens- afford- sustain flex-biodegrad fashion-valu respons suit profit- exhaust vis-renew feas-revers desir- compat reus--able-ibleCAE Reading and Use
37One day : One focus [or maybe 2] poss access- comprehens- afford-sustain- flex-biodegrad- fashion-valu respons-suit profit-exhaust vis-renew feas-revers desir-compat reus-un –im –ir –non-in-CAE Reading and Use
38Exam Practice CAE Reading and Use Tidal EnergyBased in Sheffield [UK] Pulse Tidal is a companythat has developed an 1 ______ machine that AFFORDgenerates electrical power from the ocean tides;providing electricity that is clean and 2 ______ VISIONand unlike other 3 ______ energy sources totally NEW4 _________ PREDICTOur power comes from the current created as thetides ebb and flow, a motion as 5 _______ as the RELYrising and setting of the sun
39Exam Training provide a task and interactive class platform ..that allows you to explore with students the discreet target skills implied by the different test tasks .....that allows you to meaningfully explore student current skills and strategies and engage them cognitively and affectively with the content....train you in all its aspects
40Multiple-choice elimination I shifted uncomfortably inside my best suit and eased a finger inside the tight white collar. It was hot in the little bus and I had taken a seat on the wrong side where the summer sun beat on the windows. It was a strange outfit for the weather, but a few miles ahead my future employer might be waiting for me and I had to make a good impression.There was a lot depending on this interview. Many friends who had qualifiedwith me were unemployed or working in shops or as labourers in the shipyards. Somany that I had almost given up hope of any future for myself as a veterinarysurgeon.1 As he travelled, the writer regretted his choice ofAB clothes.C career.D means of transport FCE Reading and Use
42Exam awareness : deeper familiarity with test Completing mark sheetsUsing/allocating timeAssessment and weightingAwareness of question shapeAwareness of question focusEffective test strategies for questionshedding light into its darker corners....
43Lack of test awareness may lead a candidate to … overlook required and/or possible feature of an answeruse an ineffective or less effective strategywander off-taskspend too long on one part of a paper or not make effective use of timeshedding light into its darker corners....43
44Familiarisation44 Do you think you could help me to fill in this application form? WONDERING +I ………………..……………….. me a hand filling in this application form.48 Unless the weather improves, they will have to stop the tennis match. +MEAN+If the weather doesn’t get …………………….. ……… the tennis match.
45Answer Awareness44 was wondering if/_____ ][ you could/____/might ___/give48 (___) better ][ it will mean stopping][ shows where the answer issplit into two parts for markingpurposes.
46Cambridge English on You Tube Speaking testsYou Tube channel for Cambridge English with lots of clips, also sample Speaking tests recordings.
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48Teacher Support website free resources for the classroom A screen shot from Teacher Support webiste.The Resources section where you cam download free support materials
49FCE, FCE for Schools and CAE from 2015 About the changes in FCE, Fce for Schools and CAE from 2015