This is a simple explanation of the tasks in the First Certificate Exam, or FCE. The FCE is an exam from Cambridge Assessment English that is at level B2 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES
CEFR level: B2
Scale score: 160-179
Test format: Computer or paper based
Number of parts: 4
Exam length: 3.5 hours
The B2 First demonstrates that you can:
- live and work independently
- Communicate with confidence
- Be part of a workforce
- Express yourself fluently
The FCE consists of 4 different parts:
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The use of English and reading (1:15 minutes). There are 7 parts in this section.
The writing (1:20 minutes) – Question 1 is compulsory. You must choose one of the 3 options in question 2
Question 2 (choose 1)
The listening (35-40 minutes). There are 4 tasks to complete. You can read the questions and listen at the same time.
The speaking (12-14 minutes). There are 4 different tasks to complete.