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The writing test is paper 2 of the Cambridge Advanced English exam. The paper takes two hours, and it is for 20% of your total mark in the exam. The CAE writing paper tests your grammar, vocabulary and spelling, and also your ability to organize your writing in a logical manner that does exactly what each question asks. The paper also checks that you use the correct register in your writing, and that you make your points effectively to your reader.

There are two papers in this part of the exam. Each requires you to write about 250 words.


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