Cambridge English: First (FCE)



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The Cambridge English: First (FCE) is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level (B2). It is an ideal exam for people who want to use English for work or study purposes

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Is FCE for you?

Can you...

If this describes your skills now, or describes the level of skills you are working towards, then FCE is the right exam for you.

What will taking FCE help you do?

Cambridge English: First is at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The framework uses six levels to describe language ability from A1 to C2. 'Can Do' statements have been used to describe these levels in terms of real skills with language.

For example, at B2 level, typical users can be expected to:

Your preparation for FCE will give you these kinds of practical language skills.

What does FCE involve?

Cambridge English: First has four papers:

Reading & Use of English: 1 hour 15 minutes
The Reading and Use of English paper tests your reading skills and your knowledge and use of vocabulary and grammar. You will be assessed on how well you can use a range of vocabulary and grammar, and a range of reading skills, including reading for detail, understanding opinions and feelings, understanding how a text is organised and understanding the main idea. You also need to be able to read a text quickly to get the general idea.

Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes
The Writing paper has two parts. The first is compulsory, and you must write an essay which shows your opinion about the topic, using two ideas you’re given and one idea of your own. Then you have a choice of three questions, and you must choose one. You’ll need to write an article, an email/letter, a report or a review.

Listening: 40 minutes
This paper tests different real-life listening skills, such as listening for information, opinion or detail, or listening for the general meaning of the whole text.

Speaking: up to 14 minutes
You’re tested on different aspects of speaking, such as pronunciation, how well you use grammar and vocabulary, how you organise your ideas and how well you participate in discussions with other people.

For further information see Information for Candidates .