FCE Writing test

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In the FCE writing test you will be expected to write a general (non-technical) text for a specific purpose.  This means writing an article, an email, an essay, a letter, a report, a review or a story to meet the requirements of the question.  As always, to prepare for the FCE writing test, the best advice is practice. Know the … Read More

The FCE listening test

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The best way to prepare for any of the major language exams is to become familiar with the structure of the test and then do some practice tests until you are comfortable with them. The structure of the FCE listening test Getting to know the test structure means knowing what kind of dialogue/monologue you will hear.  In the FCE listening … Read More

The secret to FCE vocabulary

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FCE Vocabulary

How extensive is your English vocabulary? Have you ever wondered how many words you know? What is the difference between passively knowing a word and being able to use it in a sentence? The secret to remembering vocabulary for good The answer here is collocations. A collocation is a set of words that are often used together. For example, we … Read More

First Certificate in English exam (FCE) – speaking test

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The FCE is a very popular English exam from Cambridge. Today, we’re going to go through the speaking part. The FCE speaking test lasts about 14 minutes and candidates are interviewed in pairs. The times below may be a little different if there are an odd number of candidates and you are in the group of three that are interviewed together. … Read More