The first text will always be an essay and should be 140-190 words long. The second text can be an article, informal email or letter, a formal email or letter, a report, or a review and should be 140-190 words. The examiners give you a grade based on 4 things: Content - Did you write what you were asked to write?
FCE Speaking Tip: Notice I used the phrase 'up to you' in the last sentence. This means 'it's your decision'. This is an informal expression, so you shouldn't write this in an essay, but you could say it in part 3 of the speaking exam when deciding which idea to discuss next.
Should include the description of a facility that fits into one of the three categories given in the task. The report should give personal views on a number of its aspects (including good and bad points), its suitability for young people, as well as making some suggestions or recommendations.
Read the essay below and write down any mistakes you find in the appropriate fields of this document. Then mark the essay from one to five for each of the 4 marking criteria on the template below. 1 is the worst mark and 5 is the best. You should also say why you gave it your score 1-5.Learn More
Part 1-write an essay based on prompts; Part 2 - write one from a choice of 4 questions: an article, an essay, a letter, a report, a review, a story; Scoring Each part has the same number of marks. How to prepare for the First (FCE) Writing test. Choose a question that you are interested in. You will write better if you know the subject. Read the instructions carefully before you start. Make.Learn More
After all the marking has been done, we set the grades. We use a mixture of statistical evidence and expert judgement to agree grade boundaries. Exam papers can vary slightly in difficulty, so we take care to set the grade boundaries in the right place so you don’t get a lower grade just because the paper you sat was more difficult than last year’s. Once the grade boundaries have been.Learn More
The First Certificate in English (FCE) offers an intermediate-level qualification for those wishing to use English for professional, social or study purposes. A brief description of FCE level is given below. The description is not a specification for the examination content, but refers to language activities in the real-world, non-examination context. Learners at this level are able to handle.Learn More
B2 First for Schools (FCE S) formerly known as the “First Certificate for Schools” is the most widely taken Cambridge English Exam in Switzerland. In recent years, the level of English of teenagers has risen due to the introduction of “early English” in the primary schools. Therefore, Cambridge English has introduced B2 First for Schools (FCE S), a full First Certificate exam in regard.Learn More
How to write the essay for the New FCE exam? Here’s a sample topic that has been divided into paragraphs and each of the sections explained. Let us know whether you have any questions by submitting a comment below. Part 1. You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.Learn More
If you’ve signed up for the First Certificate in English exam and need help with the Speaking test, then this page is here to help. You’ll find below an overview of the oral exam plus tips to help you do your best on the day of the FCE test. Duration: Approximately 14 minutes. Participants: Candidates interviewed in pairs. (In threes for the final session at a centre with an odd number of.Learn More
The FCE exam gives you access to loads of universities in English speaking countries. There is no other course which focuses on and instructs you how to pass each section of this exam, using exam samples for practice exercises. This course allows you to concentrate specifically on what you need to do in order to pass the FCE Writing paper - check out the promo video and course previews! This.Learn More
One of the hardest things about preparing students for the essay portion of a test is not knowing how it will be marked. If you take a look at the FCE Handbook, you see that the assessment scales used for marking evaluate the candidate’s use of language and ability to organize the text, but also evaluate content and communicative achievement, i.e. if the candidate answered the questions or.Learn More
See the Speaking test assessment criteria. Paper 3: Reading. Students may be entered for either Foundation Tier or Higher Tier but they must enter at the same tier for all four skills. 25% of the marks. Foundation Tier 60 marks; 45 minutes. Higher Tier 60 marks; 1 hour. Different types of written language will be used, including relevant personal communication, public information and factual.Learn More
Knowing the assessment criteria for your Speaking test is the first step to achieving a high score. Let's take a look at the details. IELTS Speaking Assessment Criteria. Band: Fluency and Coherence: Lexical Resource: Grammatical Range and Accuracy: Pronunciation: 9 - Speaks fluently with only rare repetition or self-correction; - Any hesitation is content-related rather than to find words or.Learn More
One of the things which you will be evaluated on in the Writing and Speaking parts of Cambridge First (FCE) exam is your use of English vocabulary. To get a higher mark in these parts you need to use a variety of words and phrases. To help you do this, you'll find below a list of advanced synonyms that you can use for some common English words that you will already know and use. Although all.Learn More