Daily test practice

Shared goals

Test strategies

Cambridge Preparation 

If you want to sit a Cambridge English test, our Cambridge English test preparation courses will give you the skills you need to succeed.

Cambridge English language tests are recognised and respected by companies, governments and universities around the world.

We run courses at three levels of Cambridge Preparation:

  • Cambridge English: First (FCE)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 

Navitas Cambridge courses are closed courses. Each course has a start and finish date and runs for a set number of weeks. Courses are aligned to the test schedules set by Cambridge. You and your classmates all sit the final official Cambridge test, so you share the same goals and will get to know each other well.

You will develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills you need to achieve the best result you can. You will also learn special test strategies and life-long study skills to improve your Cambridge performance and help you become an independent learner.

Each day, you will do an hour of test practice. This is an opportunity to familiarise yourself with each section of the test and practise each one under test conditions. You will get ongoing feedback on your progress. On the day of the test, all this practice will make it much less stressful!

Our Cambridge test preparation courses all have two mock tests. You receive individualised feedback on your progress and personalised advice for course learning goals.

Your learning outcomes

Your learning in our Cambridge courses is linked directly to the official Cambridge test skills, and will help you improve your Cambridge score.

Reading

You will improve your reading skills to better understand written texts on general topics. 

Writing

You will produce a range of texts, including letters, emails, articles, reviews, reports and essays. 

Listening

You will improve your listening skills across a range of situations from short monologues to multi-person conversations between native speakers.

Speaking

You will learn to speak with greater control and accuracy, and develop your pronunciation and intonation.

Language

You will learn to use more complex sentences. In higher levels, you will learn to better manipulate grammar structures and vocabulary.

Intermediate to advanced 

Lesson plan

Morning lessons 8.20am to 10.20am
Listening and speaking: earning a living
Practice – vocab review.
Vocabulary – jobs, matching activity.
Watch – TED video about work/life balance.
Speaking – construct a study/life balance for the course.

Test practice 10.40am to 11.40am

Afternoon lessons 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
Listening 
Language – past simple vs present perfect.
Lead-In – summer camp jobs model letter.
Practice – controlled written practice in context of job interview questions.
Practice – controlled and freer oral practice.

Morning lessons 8.20am to 10.20am 
Writing: formal letter
Lead-In – job application letter.
Text type analysis – structure, tone, practice genre specific chunks and salutations.
Writing – pairs plan a formal letter and peer edit.

Test practice 10.40am to 11.40am 

Afternoon lessons 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
Language – present perfect vs present perfect continuous.
Test – peer check test practice.
Language – present perfect vs present perfect simple.
Practice – controlled written and oral practice.
Edit – error correction.

Morning lessons 8.20am to 10.20am
Reading: Innocent Smoothies
Skills – identifying the topic – skimming.
Skills – identifying text structure.
Practice – multiple choice (Reading).
Language – vocabulary – deducing meaning from context.
Reading

Test practice 10.40am to 11.40am

Afternoon lessons 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
Listening – higher education.
Skills – prediction and listening for gist.
Exam strategy – listening for opinion and agreement/disagreement.
Practice – part 1 – multiple choice.
Speaking – advice to school leavers.
Language – vocabulary – collocation.

Morning lessons 8.20am to 10.20am
Language – articles, count/uncountable nouns.
Test focus – use of English part 2.
Test strategy – part 2.
Practice – part 2 – Albert Einstein gap fill.
Language – articles, count/uncountable nouns related to text.

Test practice 10.40am to 11.40am

Afternoon lessons 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
Speaking: education
Practice – discussing education systems in your country.
Vocabulary – collocations in ‘education’.
Test strategy – giving/asking for opinion.
Language – language for agreement/disagreement.
Test focus – part 4 – discussion (Speaking).

Morning lessons 8.20am to 10.20am
Language – remembering things
Exam focus – use of English part 3.
Exam strategy – part 3.
Practice – part 3 – remembering for exams ¬– word formation task.
Language – forming adjectives with suffixes.
Speaking

Test practice 10.40am to 11.40am 
Afternoon lessons 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
Team-building excursion
Motivational tasks – students perform team-building tasks to help the group get to know each other and build a strong foundation for group learning.

Choice of study locations

We have small schools and bigger schools, schools in the city and schools by the beach. The schools on the map below offer Cambridge Preparation courses.

See more information on the Brisbane schoolSee more information on the Manly Beach schoolSee more information on the Bondi schoolSee more information on the Sydney Hyde Park schoolSee more information on the Perth school

Courses are delivered by Navitas English Services Pty Ltd (ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider 00289M; The Certificate IV in TESOL is delivered by Navitas English Pty Ltd (ACN 003 916 701), CRICOS Provider 00031D.