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CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 1 Printable

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CAE Reading and Use of English Part 1

For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (А, В, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Our obsession with recording every detail of our happiest moments could be 0__________ our ability to remember them, according to new research.

Dr Linda Henkel, from Fairfield University, Connecticut, described this as the ‘photo-taking impairment effect’. She said, ‘People often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to 1__________ a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening 2__________ in front of them. When people rely on technology to remember for them — 3__________on the camera to record the event and thus not needing to 4__________ to it fully themselves — it can have a negative 5__________ on how well they remember their experiences.

In Dr Henkel’s experiment, a group of university students were 6__________ on a tour of a museum and asked to either photograph or try to remember objects on display. The next day each student’s memory was tested. The results showed that people were less 7__________ in recognising the objects they had photographed 8__________ with those they had only looked at.


0A interferingB upsettingC damaging D intruding
1A seizeВ graspC captureD snatch
2A quiteВ rightC merelyD barely
3A countingВ settlingC assumingD swearing
4A engageВ applyC attendD dedicate
5A resultВ aspectC extentD impact
6A steeredВ runC ledD conveyed
7A accurateВ faithfulC exactD factual
8A measuredВ comparedC matchedD confronted

CAE Reading and Use of English Part 2

For questions 9-16, read the text below and think o f the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet

Example: (0) TO

On the hunt for the best young female entrepreneurs

Founded in 1972, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is celebrated in 27 countries. Veuve Clicquot has now introduced a new award 0__________ complement its Business Woman of the Year category. Called The New Generation Award, 9__________ recognises the best young female talent across business and corporate life.

The first winner of the award, Kathryn Parsons, 10__________ innovative start-up company, Decoded, teaches people to code in a day, has joined the judging panel to help find this year’s winner. The importance of these awards cannot 11__________ overestimated’ she says. ‘Women need role models that prove to 12__________ that they can do it, too.’

The New Generation Award is open to entrepreneurial businesswomen 13__________ the ages of 25 and 35. They can run 14__________ own businesses or hail from corporate life. This award isn’t about how much money you’ve made or how long you’ve been in business, it’s about recognising young women 15__________ a mission and a vision’ says Parsons. ‘We want to meet women who are working to 16__________ the world a better place.

CAE Reading and Use of English Part 3

For questions 17-24, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the gap in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate answer sheet.

Example: (0) RESIGNATION


If you are thinking of leaving your job, you may think that handing in your letter of 0 __________ is the end of the matter. But an increasing number of companies now conduct ‘exit interviews’ with staff.

For the employee, an exit interview may feel like an ideal opportunity
to rant and rave about every little 17__________ that has troubled them since they got the job. But, 18__________ in mind that you will probably still need a 19__________ from these people, it is best to avoid getting angry or 20__________ , and just answer the questions as calmly and with as much 21__________ as possible.

For employers, the exit interview is a rare opportunity to gather some valuable information about the way staff perceive the company. Existing employees may not wish to cause 22__________ to the boss or damage their chances of promotion, so are unlikely to 23__________ their real feelings about the company. However, someone who has already resigned is more likely to be 24__________ when giving their opinions.

18. BEAR
24. TRUE

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15 thoughts on “CAE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 1 Printable”

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  2. My englis teacher plagiarized this and gave this to us as a test.
    It helped me get a 5. Thank you so mutch! 🙂

  3. Really happy for you guys, but remember that there is no substitute for knowledge. Knowing gives confidence!

  4. Yeah, your answer should be all capitals in the answer sheet. This is mainly done to avoid confusion and ambiguity

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