This is a simple explanation of the tasks in the B2 First, or formally known as the FCE. The B2 First is an exam from Cambridge Assessment English that is at level B2 in the EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK FOR LANGUAGES

 

Key Data:

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:

SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL POST FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH PART

The use of English and reading (1:15 minutes). There are 7 parts in this section.

How to pass the Use of English and reading part of the B2 FIRST – INCLUDES FREE MOCK EXAM

 

The writing (1:20 minutes) – Question 1 is compulsory. You must choose one of the 3 options in question 2

Question 1 How to write a great essay for the B2 FIRST

Question 2 (choose 1)

How to write a great article for the B2 FIRST – FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

How to write a report for the B2 FIRST – FREE PRACTICE QUESTION INCLUDED

How to write a great letter OR email for the B2 FIRST – INCLUDES FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

How to write a review for the B2 FIRST – FREE EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

 

The listening (35-40 minutes). There are 4 tasks to complete. You can read the questions and listen at the same time.

LISTENING – B2 FIRST

 

The speaking (12-14 minutes). There are 4 different tasks to complete.

SPEAKING with FREE PDF MOCK EXAM – B2 FIRST

 

Extra practice:

B2 FIRST SPEAKING PART 1: COMPLEX ANSWERS and PART 1 SPEAKING QUESTIONS BY TOPIC

B2 FIRST SPEAKING PART 2 – LONG TURN and PART 2 EXAM EXAMPLES

B2 FIRST: COLLABORATIVE TASK – SPEAKING PART 3 and PART 3 EXAM EXAMPLES

B2 FIRST:SPEAKING PART 4: DISCUSSION QUESTIONSB2 FIRST PART 4: HEALTH and B2 FIRST PART 4: EDUCATION

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