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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
To get into universities in the UK, you need to take a SELT. What does this stand for?

If you are taking this test solely for immigration purposes, which test should you NOT take?

You can take the CAE test either by paper or by computer.

Which test is suitable for you if you have been learning English for just a few months?

The structure of the CAE test will be updated in:

Which speaking test do you do with a partner?

The IELTS exams are easier than the CAE exam.

There are differences between the CAE writing exam and the IELTS writing exams. Which is NOT a difference between them?

More people take the IELTS.

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104 Comments on “IELTS, CAE, or FCE? Which English exam should you take?”

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I have never taken any tests you explained. I’m interested in them though. I have taken TOEIC and EIKEN a looong time ago. I liked TOEIC very much. Thank you for your explaining the difference between IELTS, CAE, and FCE, Jade :) All of them are the new tests for me.

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

    I hope I helped you find the right test for your needs. :)

    Saturday, February 22nd 2014

      hey Jade what is thia SAT (scholastic assesment test)i heared this for the first time

      Thursday, June 26th 2014

Thank you Jade :), I like your accent

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

in your video you mentioned the difference between the tow tests and you don’t say anything about the listening paper in the cae test is it included in the use of language or what?

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

    The Listening paper is separate to the Use of English paper in CAE.

    Saturday, February 22nd 2014

I’m going to do IELTS in April
I know every thing about the exam but I’m still feel not strong in English. I plan to get 6 at least in each skill but I don’t no If I can

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Is CAE useful for my study in the faculty of engineering ?

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

    For engineering, the CAE that helps you is the Software Simulations, that doesn’t have any relation of the CAE that is trated here.

    Thursday, February 6th 2014

    In my opinion you don’t take these tests because they are useful, you take them because you have a reason that you require them – such as entrance to university.

    Saturday, February 22nd 2014

i’m really love your accent n wanna copy it but i think it’s quite to do that.Could you help me please..? i wanna brush up my pronunciation. Thank a lot for your response

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

I Will pass IELTS a few monts

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thanks Jade :(

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thanks Jade I got 56%.

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Your accent is such a good that when i listen you my ear is getting used to eng

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Hey, guys, hi, Jade. What about the titers? Jade says “test”, same time “sex” appears on titers. Wait, what?
IELTS exams = “i’ll exams”?
An advance level = “Anna levels”? and so on.
May be i am ill or I see what i want to see?
I am sorry if i seem rude or something.
Anyways, good job, Jade, love you

Thursday, February 6th 2014

    Those are the automatic titles that YouTube makes. They are really bad. You should turn them off. This video does not have our usual real subtitles yet. They will be added in a few days.

    Thursday, February 6th 2014

      Turn subtitles off? Why? BazooQa did a very good comprehension test :-) I think that listening to Jade and reading subtitles made by robot provides fun and training.

      Friday, February 7th 2014

        Well, I like watching different movies with subtitles, if even thouhgh it has similar languages, just to compare and get some fun :) But most funny is to read translation subtitles.

        Friday, February 7th 2014

        You guys should watch in a different browser if you find the subtitles aren’t working.

        Saturday, February 22nd 2014

          hi jade … my commenting authority was still not approved by engvid … plz kindly do approve ….

          Gopinath …

          Saturday, March 22nd 2014

          Namaste! salam ekam eke.

          Thursday, June 26th 2014

Thanks a lot! Unfortunately I am not level FCE yet :/ I am working on it. I hope that my comment is right.

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Stinkin’ English Language Test ???

That might be the right answer!

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Great lesson Jade, keep doing an excellent job and of course again MAKE LESSONS CONFIDENTLY!!!
Thank you.

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thanks, Jade! It was very interesting ihformation for me!

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Ok I will have test soon

Thursday, February 6th 2014

thanks, I think IELTS or International English Language Testing System is very important and more popular to become fluent in English fats

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thank you Jade for this explication. In more, I find where is the subtitle. I’m happy.

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Great lesson. Thanks :)

Thursday, February 6th 2014

thanks alot Ms jade

Thursday, February 6th 2014

i want a lesson on inversion in grammar please,?

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Please can you help me out with the correct preposition to use here?
Do you say ‘the boy’s card was captured ‘at’ or ‘by’ or ‘in’ the Barclays ATM’ OR can one use either of the three?

Friday, February 7th 2014

Hi Jade! How about the CPE test that was on the board?

Friday, February 7th 2014

    That’s the most difficult test at the highest level. I didn’t write about it because not that many people take it. The structure is similar to the CAE

    Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Hi Jade
Does anyone know, how long does the speaking test last ? Of course , I’d like to know about CAE test.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Thanks to your interesting method for English learning, I improve my English here, I got 89% correct.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Hello Jade. Thanks you very much for this video. I am an ESL teacher in Jakarta, and my students often ask me whether they should take IELTS or TOEFL as they want to study abroad. But could you maybe tell me if these days IELTS is more accepted than TOEFL at universities in English speaking countries (as well in Singapore)?

Sunday, February 9th 2014

    As a rule of thumb, if the country slants towards American English preference then they will live TOEFL. The UK and Australia prefer IELTS.

    Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Hello, as got no more scores in this quiz, thus how some one will help me to improve my english, I hope to …

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks!That was a great help ,, and your accent is superb

Sunday, February 9th 2014

i have a question about expression topic in exam how can i write that perfectly?

Sunday, February 9th 2014

I have an English exam in king faisal specialist hospital on 13-2-2014
iam very worry

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Hi jade
My question what case we can use prefix in and un before verbs ? Are there any grammar we can use them
Thank you very much

Monday, February 10th 2014

Thanks for your lesson , Jade! I got 67 % ( 6/9 )
Do you think I could take the FCE ?

Monday, February 10th 2014


Tuesday, February 11th 2014

    Yes there is a listening paper.

    Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Thanks Jade!

Saturday, February 15th 2014

Great job, we are waiting for next lesson, please could you hurry …it will be helpful for us. best regards, Granit

Monday, February 17th 2014

Jade, what about CPE? Could you make a video presenting some tips about passing CPE exam? I’ll be very grateful ;)

Thursday, February 20th 2014

Thanks you!

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

Thanks for the lesson. Only a question. I think you have said at the begining of the lesson “what it does mean?” instead of “what does it mean?”
Is this a mistake?
Thank you.

Monday, February 24th 2014

Nice & useful
Thank yoy

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Sorry thank you

Thursday, February 27th 2014

thanks a lot for giving an easy way of teaching .

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Hi Jade.
I watch all the videos of this site and do not need to have a subtitle to understand.Am i able to pass IELTS or CAE ?

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

Hi Jade,
thanks a lot for your useful lesson.
take care

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Thanks Jade!
It’s a very clear and understandable lesson.
I would be appreciated if you could give to me some advice about effective preparation for IELTS.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks a lot, nice speaking, I can listen this again and again!

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

could you please explain the equivalence with Esol Course? I Meant Entry L1, L2 and L3. Level 1 and Level 2.
And Could you tell me if a foreigner can take a GSCE English class in Britain. and what they does before to achieve this?

thanks a lot

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Great work!! Just want to say “Thank you”

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Thanks a lot Jade, I had so many doubts about those tests and your class definitely helped me chose the best test for my needs.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

thanks jade (y) .

Sunday, July 6th 2014

thank you very much Mrs. Jade

Sunday, August 3rd 2014


Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Hi Jade …. First of all … Love ur accent …. Secondly …. I found some missing words in the video, actually was just one “discursive” without “c” …. Oh well, also you said two thousand and five ….when in think you ment to said “two thounsand and fifhteen” …..

Ps …. Just being curious where about England do you come from ???

Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia ;)

Friday, August 15th 2014

Dear Jade,
I really really need help of you, How can I prepare my self in just one minute for IELTS speaking section task 2 (cue card)?

Please reply me at your first convince.
I appreciate your help

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Hello all the IELTS Teachers of the i would like to learn more to get high score in IELTS General Training. i have been set for the exam 2 times before, now i would like to do exam again on 6th of september. my requirement is 6 in all the module. but i have been filed to get 6 in Listen and reading.any body help me to get atleast 6 in IELTS general training for my upcoming exam at the date of 6th september?

Friday, August 29th 2014

Hi Jade,
I want to Know which the best exam IELTS Or TOFEL?
and Academic of General , please answer as soon as possible if you can .
Thank you for your effort and considerations
My email:
skybe : shadi bshara

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

thank you Jade for estimated information .Please, you had not mentioned any thing about listening in the CAE test when you compared between the two test,could I know why?. Please, could I contact you?.I need your advises to improve my English language because I`m looking forward completing PhD in electrical engineering.
best regards

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Thank you for the lesson Jade! Is there any girl from London who could speak with me on skype? I am from Azerbaijan, and looking for a virtual friend who I can share opinions with…

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

Thank you Jade,I want to you to show me the diferences between Noun and Pronoun.

Saturday, December 13th 2014

Hi teacher please tell me that English is easy or not

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Thank you !!!

Wednesday, January 28th 2015


Thursday, February 5th 2015

I´m studying the Teacher Trainee Course in my country, but I´d like to do some of this exams .Which of these you consider it may be more suitable?

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Hi Jade. In your comments as well, you use expressions that are not clear and common for all, e.g. as a rule of thumb- A useful principle having wide application but not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable in every situation. rule of thumb
a. a rough and practical approach, based on experience, rather than a scientific or precise one based on theory
Please try to simplify your words as much as possible, speak a little bit slower and plssssssssssssss stop eating half of the words
Thanks for understanding and patience.
A guide from Jordan named Amer. There’s America and me Amer, that means half of states belong to me America, me Amer- half of Amer/ica))))))) smile please))))

Tuesday, March 10th 2015


Tuesday, March 10th 2015

thank you

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Hello Jade ! I’m from South Korea and am studying English in Ireland now :) your lessons are really useful! Thanks :D

Saturday, May 16th 2015

Hi Jade!I’m new here and I must confess that you’re my favourite English teacher :) love your accent, attitude- generaly you rock!I studied at Mdx University in London and sometimes I found it difficult to understand Britons but now I see that’s mainly because of the fact of different pronounciation/ accents among Britons. And (probably) my listening skills, too ;)hope you’re fine! Mat

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Hello Jade,

I´m going to take the CPE test by the end of the year. However I´ve noticed that there isn´t much information about it in both channels and I´m referring to ENGVID and YOUTUBE. Would it be possible for you to help those ones planning to take CPE by making more comprehensive vídeos about it?

Thursday, July 9th 2015

where are you from Jade?

Thursday, July 9th 2015

Mrs.Jade I’m from Kurdistan I prepare myself to going to study master degree in the uk but I have a problems a bout English language my current level is pre-intermediate I have 8 months to get advance certification from Cambridge institute at Erbil , so what’s your opinion about my Project !? after passing advance level IELS be hard or not !?

Friday, September 11th 2015

8/9 :)

Talking about exams, How many times can I take the exams if I don’t get the necessary score to be certificated?

Thanks Jade!

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thanks teacher.

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Thank you!
Finally I understood which exam is useful for me.

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Hello, Jade!

At least in Spain, to enter university you just need to pass the FCE exam.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

Thank you for the informative video, Jade!
I was thinking of getting CELTA certificate, but should I pass CPE first?

Saturday, April 9th 2016

I took the test, but I got wrong the question N°8 and I don’t know why.

Friday, May 20th 2016

67 out of 90
well its begging

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

i want to improve my vocabulary and speaking practice for ILETS WHAT step i do in my daily life,i am undergraduate student.

Sunday, September 4th 2016

I got 67 😞 .Thanks jade ,that was a very useful lesson.

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

I am looking for a buddy for improving my speaking skill, if you are willing, please contact me @ my Instagram haridan.jhondum


Saturday, February 4th 2017

Hello, guys!
I am preparing for the FCE and want to find a study buddy. Please, contact me.

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Hi Jade,
I was just wondering if you could tell me what do you think of the Cambridge Michigan ECCE test?

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thank you Jade

Friday, September 15th 2017

If I want Intermediate level certificate, does IELTS approach for it or FCE would be better?

Sunday, March 11th 2018

Thx for your lesson, Jade! Everything I want is the scholarship, I want to travel to American! My dream is: become an astronomer and work at NASA!

Monday, July 30th 2018


Monday, January 14th 2019

Thank you Ms. Jade.

Sunday, March 10th 2019

I’d take CAE but my platou keeps my graph straight for a long time. I’m disappointed on this stage I gave up learning and came back again. It seems that’s why I here.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Another difference between CAE and IELTS is the time of be valid. I guest the IELTS expires at two years and if you need English certificate again after two years you need to prove you English level again and in the CAE case, this certificate is forever. You do not need to do an English test again if you have CAE certificate already for to prove your language level in the future because it works forever,whole life.

Friday, May 22nd 2020

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