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Cambridge English (General English)

The Cambridge ESOL General English suite of exams has a wide choice of certificates reflecting the very different needs and abilities of people. The Cambridge ESOL certificates cover basic exams for those beginning to learn English, through to advanced certificates for those who have attained a high level of fluency.

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Cambridge ESOL General English exams:

  • KET (Key English Test) -  is the Cambridge ESOL exam which recognises the ability to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.
  • PET (Preliminary English Test) - is a certificate for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level.
  • FCE (First Certificate in English) - is aimed at people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level. It is an ideal exam for people who want to use English for work or study purposes.
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) - is an exam for advanced users of English. This exam is aimed at people who can use written and spoken English for most professional and social purposes. It is widely recognised for work or study purposes.
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - is Cambridge ESOL's most advanced exam. It is aimed at people who can use English for professional or study purposes.

The Cambridge ESOL certificates are recognised around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English.
These certificates never expire, and will not need to be renewed - they are an achievement for life.


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