CAEL Preparation Course

The CAEL Preparation Courses for Writing & Speaking

My CAEL Preparation courses for writing and speaking help you prepare for the writing and speaking sections of the CAEL test based on the score you need to achieve.

As you probably already know, there are very specific requirements for each band score. What you need to show the examiner for a 50 is very different to a 70. In these courses, I show you what you need to do for your score and practice doing them with you.

Your language skills must be at this level to take this course. If your language skills need improvement before you take this course, please talk to us about tutoring.

Whenever you prepare for a language test, it’s important to remember that 70% of your score depends on your language level, while only 30% of your success is related to being familiar with the test and knowing some tips and techniques to make sure you give the examiner the things he, or she, needs to hear or see to give you your score.

CAEL Preparation Course for speaking

In the CAEL preparation course for speaking, we look at the 5 speaking questions in the CAEL test and practice the responses.

The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the requirements for the band score you need to achieve. If you need lessons to improve your grammar, tenses, or punctuation, please talk to us about tutoring.

Before you can sign up for this course, I will need to spend a few minutes with you to make sure your language skills are at the level you need to achieve. You don’t need to be nervous about this little chat. I just want to make sure that I’m setting you up for the right type of preparation. I know how important this test is to your future, and if you’re going to lose points on grammar, it’s better that we talk about that now.

The five speaking questions are:

  1. A description about one of your experience.
  2. An explanation about your preference for something
  3. A short presentation about a visual.
  4. A verbal summary of a written article.
  5. A verbal summary of lecture.

How Long Should My Response Be?

For each of the five CAEL speaking questions, you are given some time to prepare and some time to speak.

  • Q1 – 30 seconds to prepare and 60 seconds to speak.
  • Q2 – 60 seconds to prepare and 90 seconds to speak.
  • Q3 – 1 minute to prepare and 2 minutes to speak.
  • Q4 – 1 minute to prepare and 2 minutes to speak.
  • Q5 – 1 minute to prepare and 2 minutes to speak.

Cost of CAEL Preparation for Speaking

The cost of the CAEL preparation course for speaking is $100.

You can usually complete the course in 2 hours and speaking correction is included.

“…I understand much better now…”

CAEL Preparation Course for writing

In the CAEL preparation course for writing, we look at the 2 writing questions in the CAEL test and practice the responses.

Before you can sign up for this course, I will need to see a writing sample for the long and short writing. You can use either of these free practice tests. You’ll find the writing prompts at the end of part 4 and 5. The purpose of these writing tasks is to make sure that I’m setting you up for the right type of preparation. I know how important this test is to your future, and if you’re going to lose points on grammar or punctuation, it’s better that we talk about that now.

The Long Writing Task

In the long writing task, you need to write an essay based on information about the same topic from two sources. The first of the sources is a written article. The second source is a lecture.

You have about 35 minutes to complete your essay in about 250 words.

It’s really important to refer to both information sources.

The Short Writing Task

For the short writing task, you’re presented with a reading and a lecture about the same topic, and you need to write an essay based one of those sources. The writing prompt tells you which of the two sources it wants you to use.

You have about 10 minutes to write approximately 100 words; therefore, it’s important to be very concise. It’s also extremely important that you limit yourself to the content of the stipulated source. In other words, if you’re writing about the reading, don’t mention the lecture or any examples from it, and if you’re writing about the lecture, don’t say anything about the reading.

Cost of CAEL Preparation for Writing

The cost of the CAEL preparation course for writing is $100.

You can usually complete the course in 2 hours and writing correction is included.