• Nivel: CAE – STAGE 2
  • Requisitos: C1.1.
  • Tipo: Cuatrimestral
  • Horas: 60 horas / 4 horas por semana
  • Créditos: 4 ECTS
  • Certificación: Level CAE – STAGE 2 Idiomas Complutense
  • Coordinador: Richard Griffiths

Course Outline

CAE – Stage 2 is a 60‐hr course with 15 hours of complementary work to be done outside class, to be done outside class, in which the 5 main language skills are consolidated and practised:

  1. Oral expression (speaking)
  2. Oral interaction (conversation)
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Reading comprehension
  5. Writing


This course is aimed at people thinking of taking the CAE exam. To that end, students are prepared not only in the linguistic elements required to pass the exam but also in ‘exam technique’. Students will be prepared for all papers of the exam and have the opportunity to practise the speaking part of the exam. Advice will also be given on how to manage your time in all papers.

Course Content

  • Preparing the written exam
    • Permission and necessity
    • Advice and recommendations
    • Reported speech + Reporting verbs
    • Full conditional review
    • Passives
    • Clauses of reason, purpose and contrast
    • Connecting ideas + participle clauses
    • Speculation and deduction
    • Expressing ability
    • Subject – Verb agreement
    • Hypothetical situations
    • Need + ing / to be done
    • Have / get something done
  • Preparing the speaking exam
    • Giving opinions
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Turn‐taking
    • Speculating
    • Suggesting
    • Asking for + justifying opinions
    • Agreeing / Disagreeing
    • Reaching a conclusion
  • Vocabulary
    • Clothes
    • Shopping
    • Transport
    • Press + advertising
    • Money + banks
    • Health + fitness
    • Verbs with similar meanings
    • Free time activities
    • Phrasal verbs with ‘get’
    • Word Formation
  • Writing
    • A report
    • An essay
    • An article
    • A sem‐formal email
    • A review


Final mark = 60% continuous evaluation* + 40% final exam (compulsory)
*60% Continuous Evaluation (50% assessed tasks / homework + 10% participation)


The teacher will give details of the book*, materials and class blog on the first day of class.

*Idiomas Complutense recommends that students wait until the first class before buying any course material and then follow their teacher’s instructions.

This is to avoid confusion with different versions of the book. Idiomas Complutense is not responsible for costs incurred by students who buy an incorrect version.


Other information

We will help with the necessary information so that each student can take the exam on the most convenient date and at the most convenient venue.