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FCE Speaking: Complete Overview and Tips to Score Well

B2 First Speaking (FCE) test is unique among others because candidates are evaluated in pairs. Two examiners are present at each evaluation. While one engages with the candidates, the other listens and observes the interaction and the responses. FCE aims to recreate a more realistic communicative situation. Both B2 First for Schools (FCE) and B2 First for General and Higher Education (FCE) follow the same structure and carry 20% of the final score.   What to expect on FCE Speaking The FCE speaking test is structured into four parts and lasts for 14 minutes per pair of candidates. Part 1: Interview [...]

FCE Speaking: Complete Overview and Tips to Score Well 2019-09-16T23:32:19+09:00

12 Best FCE Practice Tests

Facing an exam paper that you are unfamiliar with can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately, there are many online and paperback resources available both free of charge and for purchase, to help candidates prepare for their FCE examination.   Best FCE Practice Tests 1. Cambridge English Preparation Tests The official website for B2 First (FCE) www.cambridgeenglish.org offers a series of downloadable practice papers to candidates with answer keys and a guiding tutorial. These include reading, listening and writing sample tests and can be accessed at : https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/first/preparation/. Answer keys for the writing paper are not available but candidates can refer to [...]

12 Best FCE Practice Tests 2019-09-16T09:38:00+09:00

FCE Speaking Test Part 1: Great Tips to Dramatically Increase Your Score

Are you searching for information about Part 1 of the FCE Speaking Test? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll learn about the conduct of the test and how you can practice answering the questions. As the cliché goes, practice makes perfect. We also have a list of sample questions that you can use to prepare for your exam. Are you ready to learn with us? Let’s start.   Overview of FCE Speaking Test Part 1 Part 1 lasts for about three minutes with two examiners interviewing a pair of candidates. In case of an odd number of [...]

FCE Speaking Test Part 1: Great Tips to Dramatically Increase Your Score 2019-09-11T12:56:29+09:00

FCE Speaking Test Part 2: How to Dramatically Increase Your Score

The FCE Speaking Test Part 2, known as the Long Turn, involves two examinees that take their turns in delivering long speeches. Each of the participants receives two color photographs that they can use as a topic for their talk for one minute. Then, the interlocutor asks the second examinee a few questions about the photographs of the first person. This participant needs to share his thoughts for 30 seconds. Afterward, he needs to deliver a speech about his two images, and then examiner asks the first speaker about the photographs for which he has 30 seconds to answer.   The [...]

FCE Speaking Test Part 2: How to Dramatically Increase Your Score 2019-09-11T12:55:59+09:00

FCE Speaking Part 4: Great Tips to Improve Your Score Dramatically

Designed as a continuation of the previous part, in this exam, candidates will reuse their topics during the part 3 exam and make a continuation. However, there is a difference between the interactions in the first exam to this exam. While FCE Speaking Part 3 is the introduction of the topic, in Part 4, candidates will continue their discussion and dive into further details about the topic.   What will FCE Speaking Part 4 Contain? The FCE Speaking Part 4 exam is similar to the part 3, which means that it is also a collaborative and interactive exam. Not only will [...]

FCE Speaking Part 4: Great Tips to Improve Your Score Dramatically 2019-09-04T22:56:42+09:00

FCE Speaking Part 3: Great Tips to Increase Your Score Dramatically

The FCE Speaking Part 3 involves actual interaction between you and other candidates as it entails a thorough discussion about a certain topic that will be given to you by the examiner. This test will prove your competency in speaking and expressing yourself in English. You will have to show your skills in conveying your ideas and conversing entirely in English if you are serious about passing this test.   What Does FCE Speaking Part 3 Contain? Similar to the other standardized English exams, FCE Speaking Part 3 is also a time-pressured exam. A strict number of minutes will be allotted [...]

FCE Speaking Part 3: Great Tips to Increase Your Score Dramatically 2019-09-04T13:52:34+09:00

FCE Exam Overview and Great Tips to Score Well

First Certificate in English (FCE), also known in some places as Cambridge English: First or B2 First, is an English language examination conducted by the Cambridge Assessment English. The basic purpose this exam fulfills is showing that the candidate is comfortable and fluent enough in a totally English speaking environment, whether it be work or study, that he or she can successfully transmit and receive messages in the said language. The exam has worldwide recognition in the fields like commerce and industry, and it takes around 500 hours on average for a regular secondary school student to prepare for it. A [...]

FCE Exam Overview and Great Tips to Score Well 2019-08-31T15:09:53+09:00

FCE Listening: Great Tips to Increase Your Score Dramatically

FCE (First Certificate in English) is an exam by the University of Cambridge among other sets of examinations for students. The exam falls in the category of B2 Upper Intermediate Level Exam. The FCE listening is among the different parts of FCE which include Reading, Writing, Use of English and Speaking. The FCE listening paper makes a lot of students worry, but with the right preparation, it is easy to sail through this exam. The listening paper comes in four parts. Students will have to listen to different excerpts which either come in the form of dialogues or monologues. All the [...]

FCE Listening: Great Tips to Increase Your Score Dramatically 2019-08-30T12:19:32+09:00

FCE Writing: Great Tips to Increase Your Score Dramatically

FCE (First Certificate in English) is a B2 level examination that serves as a bridging test between B1 Preliminary and C1 Advanced. It is a Cambridge Assessment English qualification which testifies that a migrant, for instance, can navigate, work and study on their own in an English-speaking country.  B2 First comprises of four skills assessments; Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. This article focuses on FCE Writing.   Overview of the FCE Writing Section The candidate is allowed 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete this section. The test includes two parts. The first question is a compulsory essay. The second offers [...]

FCE Writing: Great Tips to Increase Your Score Dramatically 2019-08-30T09:16:05+09:00