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    Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    Greetings, I am 18 year old student. I finishes successfully my CAE preparation course three months ago and the time to sit the exam is drawing near. I should have already registered myself but due to anxiety I procrastinated and decided to wait till the next date. The ''registration'' deadline for this next day is tomorrow and , to tell the truth, I have been feeling extremely perturbed these days. The thing is, I want to achieve an A grade so that it is certified that my skills match the C2 level. However, my mock exam scores during the course were - 193, 196, 197, which, unsurprisingly, has put me off . I am well aware that the more I wait, the worse my form will get. What should I do ?

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    #2

    Re: Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    Quote Originally Posted by orfeox5 View Post
    Greetings, Unnecessarily formal.

    Hello.

    I am an 18-year-old student. I successfully finished successfully my CAE preparation course three months ago and the time to sit the exam is drawing near. I should have already registered myself but, due to anxiety, I procrastinated and decided to wait till the next date.

    The ''registration'' deadline for this next day that exam is tomorrow and, to tell the truth, I have been feeling extremely perturbed these in/over the last few days.

    The thing is, I want to achieve an A grade so that it is certified I can show/prove that my skills match the English is at C2 level.

    However, my mock exam scores during the course were (no dash here) 193, 196, and 197, which, unsurprisingly, has put me off. I am well aware that the more I wait, the worse my form will get. What should I do?
    Welcome to the forum.

    My advice - get yourself to wherever you need to go tomorrow and register for that exam! Never mind your form; the longer you wait, the less confident you will be. No one ever feels 100% confident about an exam. Just do it! If you fail, you can just take it again.

    (Note my corrections above.)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 13-Sep-2019 at 07:30. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    Take it and do your best. You will probably get a good result, a result that will allow you to use it as a qualification. If it's not quite the result you want, you will be able to take it again at some point, with the benefit of experience. I hope it goes well for you.

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    #4

    Re: Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    Chillax, mate.
    To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

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    Re: Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Chillax, mate.
    Good advice, bruv.

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    Re: Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    Chillax, mate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Good advice, bruv.
    Word. Obvs.

    (orfeox5, if you're actually reading this thread, please make sure you don't use similar terminology to that in posts 4 and 5 and the first part of this one - we are just playing around.)
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    Re: Anxiety before registering for the CAE exam

    orfeox5, if you're reading these replies, you might like to thank the members who wrote them by clicking 'Thank' in the bottom left-hand corner of every post.

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