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How To Complete A Mock Exam For The Cambridge Assessments (A2 Key And B1 Preliminary)

What is a mock exam?

Mock exams ๐Ÿ“œ are, basically, imitations of real assessments/exams ๐Ÿ“œ.

What is the purpose of a mock exam?

Mock exams ๐Ÿ“œ are a great ๐Ÿ‘ way for learners to prepare for their final English test. Whether it's a written test โœ or a face-to-face ๐Ÿง‘โžก๐Ÿง‘ interview, a mock exam ๐Ÿ“œ can be greatly beneficial for a learners' final test to be successful โญ.

How do I complete a mock exam?

1. Create a study schedule/ time table ๐Ÿ“‘:

*Drawing โœ๏ธ a study plan helps you find a balance that you are comfortable with when preparing. It will also help you develop good study โœ habits.

*It is important to have a good study schedule ๐Ÿ“‘ to help you manage the time ๐Ÿ• you spend on each subject ๐Ÿ“š.


Preparing for your exam ๐Ÿ“œ is the key ๐Ÿ”‘ to success ๐ŸŒŸ. Being well prepared boosts your confidence ๐Ÿ˜„ and helps you to focus ๐Ÿค“. Remember to stay positive ๐Ÿ’ฏ.

Here are our top 5 tips on how to prepare for the mock exam:

3. Complete past exam papers ๐Ÿ“œโœ:

If you have access to past โฌ… papers ๐Ÿ“œ, try and do them in the time ๐Ÿ• frame of the initial exam a few weeks before your mock exam. This way you know what type of questions โ” you'll be asked and how much time ๐Ÿ• you need to allocate for each section.

4. Avoid stress:

  • Stress may cause you to feel under-pressure or overwhelmed ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ , which may have a negative โž– impact on your performance in the exam ๐Ÿ“œ.

  • Try to take 5-minute breaks for every hour of studying ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค“ and if you're feeling overwhelmed, go for a short walk ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ.

Here are some tips on how to deal with stress:

5. So, why are mock exams important and why should you take the exam?

*Students ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿ‘ง don't always have the same strengths ๐Ÿ’ช and weaknesses ๐Ÿ‘Ž in the classroom ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ as they do in an exam ๐Ÿ“œ setting. Mocks help students identify areas where they may struggle under time ๐Ÿ• pressure. A Mock exam will help each student identify their opportunities for improvement before they need to take the exam.

Have a look at our video on what Cambridge mock exams can do for you here:

Remember to stay positive ๐Ÿ‘ and calm ๐Ÿ™‚. Good luck!

Have you got any other tips or ideas? Share your knowledge in the comments section below!

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