The 4 Parts of the CAE Listening Exam

Below you will find an example of each of the four parts of the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Listening exam

Each part of the below exam is from Cambridge. If you want to practise doing each part, I recommend that you download a copy of this exam (sample paper 1) directly from the Cambridge​ website. With the download you will get a copy of the audio recording(s) for each part and also the answers.

To find out more out about the Listening exam (what you have to do, what each part is testing you on, how much you need to pass etc...), read our article called 'CAE Listening Exam Basics’.

Part 1

CAE Listening Part 1 Test

Part 2

CAE Listening Part 2 Test

Part 3

CAE Listening Part 3 Test

Part 4

You will find that in the actual exam Task 1 and Task 2 are placed/laid out differently on the page to what you’ll find below. Unlike below (where Task 1 is positioned above Task 2), on the exam question paper each task is placed next to each other horizontally (so Task 1 is on the left half of the sheet of paper and Task 2 is on the right half). I’ve changed the layout of it here to make it easier to read on a computer or a mobile phone.

CAE Listening Part 4 Test