Level B2 (FIRST)

Level B2 (FIRST)

This exam belongs to the level B2 from the (CEFR) and in this level the student should master the English grammar, as well as more specific vocabulary. Moreover, the student must be able to write and read texts with complex grammatical structures and to keep both a formal and informal conversations. To do this, we will work with past Cambridge mock exams, so the student will always be in touch with real tests in order to know the structure and the kind of exercises apearing in the exam. Thus, we will help you to develop your linguistic skills.

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    Parts of the test
    The FCE test is divided into 4 parts: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening y Speaking.

    Reading and Use of English

    This section lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes, bears 40% of the final mark and it is divided into 7 parts (each part belongs to each activity):

    • Part 1: Fill in the gaps with the appropriate given words.
    • Part 2: Fill in the gaps with the appropriate word.
    • Part 3: Word transformation.
    • Part 4: Sentence rephrasing.
    • Part 5: Read a text and choose the best answer.
    • Part 6: Complete the text with the given paragraphs.
    • Part 7: Match the texts with the appropriate given texts.

    Writing

    This section lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes, bears 20% of the final mark and it is divided into 2 parts (each part belongs to each activity):

    • Part 1: Write an essay using the given notes.
    • Part 2: Write a text (letter/email – article – report – review).

    Listening

    This section lasts 40 minutes, bears 20% of the final mark and it is divided into 4 parts (each part belongs to each activity):

    • Part 1: Answer the 8 questions about the 8 fragment according to what yout hear.
    • Part 2: Fill in the gaps according to what you hear.
    • Part 3: Match each monologue with the sentences.
    • Part 4: Answer the questions according to what you hear.

    Speaking

    This section lasts 14 minutes per both candidates, bears 20% of the final mark and it is divided into 4 parts (each part belongs to each activity):

    • Part 1: Conversation with the examiner about personal background.
    • Part 2: Description and analysis of the visual material given (2 pictures).
    • Part 3: Conversation with your partner about the visual material given.
    • Part 4: Conversation with your partner about the visual material given in Part 3 and guided by the examiner

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      Level B2 (FIRST)

      When can I examine myself?
      FIRST 2017 dates
      March 4 – July 27
      March 10 – August 24
      April 8 – October 7
      May 13 – November 4
      June 3 – November 28
      June 6 – December 9

      How much is it worth examining?
      The exam fee for 2017 if you register with us is 188€ for the FIRST (B2) level. (Registration must be made approximately 2 months in advance):

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