Introducción al FCE en Pensaris Corporate Training
Introducción al FCE
Index-What is it?- What is level B2?- How is it divided?- Sections- DOs and DON’Ts
The FCE is ideal for…? •Those whose knowledge of English is already good enough for many everyday situations. •Those who want to work or study abroad or to develop a career which requires English.FCE is an upper-intermediate-level Cambridge ESOL exam, at Level B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Level B2 means that if you pass FCE, your level of English is good enough to be of practical use in many types of jobs. Successful FCE candidates can deal with everyday letters and telephone conversations, and can understand some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.
FCE sections 1) Reading 2) Writing 3) Use of English 4) Listening 5) Speaking
FCE sections Marks (% of Paper Content Time total) READING 3 parts/30 questions 1 hour 20% WRITING 2 parts 1 hour 20 minutes 20%USE OF ENGLISH 4 parts/42 questions 45 minutes 20% LISTENING 4 parts/30 questions about 40 minutes 20% 14 minutes per pair of SPEAKING 4 parts candidates 20%
Dos & Donts for the FCE that will helpyou succeed! 1) Reading 2) Writing 3) Use of English 4) Listening 5) Speaking
Reading Section – DOs•Read the sources, titles and subtitles of the texts if they are given; they are thereto help you.•Read through each text before you answer the questions to get an overallimpression and understanding of it. This includes Part 2, the gapped-text task.•Remember, the missing word(s) may be part of an idiom, fixed phrase orcollocation, so always check the words around the gap carefully. (Part 2)•Remember, the missing sentence has to fit the context and the development ofthe text, so always check that the completed paragraph makes sense in the text as awhole. (Part 2)Read the questions carefully and check each option against the text before rejectingit. (Part 2)
Writing Section – DOs•Read the whole question thoroughly and underline important parts.•Make a plan for each answer, including ALL points.•Expand the points in Part 1 if you can, using relevant ideas andinformation.•Write in paragraphs, whenever appropriate.•Use a range of vocabulary, even if you are unsure of the correct spelling.•Check tense endings, plural forms and word order in sentences.•Check irregular past tenses and question formation.•Use language that is appropriately formal or informal for the task.•Choose a Part 2 question that you feel confident you can write about.Write clearly, so that the examiner can read your answer.