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FCE Exam Summary

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Summary of Cambridge First Certificate exam contents.

Summary of Cambridge First Certificate exam contents.

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  • 1. First Certificate
    Summary of Exam Content
  • 2. The Reading Exam
    One hour long
    30 questions in total
    Eachtextis 550 to 700 wordslong
    2000 wordstoread in total
    3 parts
  • 3. Types of Texts
    Part 1 - multiple choice
    8 questions
    2 marks each
    Part 2 - gapped text
    7 questions
    2 marks each
    Part 3 - multiple matching
    15 questions
    1 mark each
  • 4. The Writing Exam
    One hour and 20 minutes long
    Two parts
  • 5. QuestionTypes
    Part 1
    Compulsory
    Letteror email
    120-150 Words
    Bothpartshaveequalmarks
    Part 2
    7 types of writing
    choice of 4 in theexam
    120-180 Words
    Article
    Essay
    Report
    email
    Letter
    Review
    story
  • 6. Use of English
    42 questions
    45 minutes long
    4 parts
  • 7. Question Types
    Part 2 - Open Cloze
    12 questions
    Vocabulary and Grammar
    1 markeach
    Part 1 - MultipleChoiceCloze
    12 questions
    Vocabulary and Grammar
    1 markeach
    Part 3 - Word Formation
    10 questions
    Vocabulary
    1 markeach
    Part 4 - Key Word Transformations
    8 questions
    Grammar and Vocabulary
    Up to 2 markseach
  • 8. The Listening Exam
    40 minutes long
    30 questions in total
    4 parts
  • 9. Question Types
    Part 2 - Sentence Completion
    10 questions
    1 mark each
    Part 1 - MultipleChoice
    8 questions
    1 markeach
    Part 3 - Multiple Matching
    5 questions
    1 mark each
    Part 4 - Multiple Choice
    7 questions
    1 mark each
  • 10. The Speaking Exam
    14 minutes long
    4 parts
    Two or three candidates
    Two examiners
    Only one speaks
  • 11. Tasks 1 and 2
    Part 1 - Conversationbetween Interlocutor
    and eachcandidate
    General social interaction (personal information)
    3 minutes
    Part 2 - Long turn
    Compare twopictures
    Comparing, describing, givingopinion
    1 minute
    Partnergives 20 second response
  • 12. Tasks 3 and 4
    Part 3 - Twowayconversationbetweencandidates
    Decisionmakingtaskwithpictures
    Listening and responding
    Agreeing and disagreeing
    Suggesting and speculating
    3 minutes
    Part 4 - Discussionrelatingtotopic in part 3
    Interlocutor asksfurtherquestions
    Listen topartner and respondto ideas
    4 minutes
  • 13. That’s all for now!
    Foryour time

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