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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write an Article

Summary Mandatory task: no Word count: 140-190 Main characteristics: interesting, engaging, personal opinion / comment Register: semi-informal to informal Structure: Title/introduction, 2-3 topic paragraphs, closing paragraph / conclusion Language: adjectives/adverbs, colloquial expressions, phrasal verbs, idioms, linking words, interesting grammar Example: The most useful thing I’ve ever learned Have you ever learned something that completely changed…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write a Report

Introduction A report is usually written for a superior (e.g. a teacher) or a peer group (e.g. members of an English club). Candidates are expected to give some factual information and make suggestions or recommendations. A report should be clearly organised and may include headings. from: Cambridge English First Handbook for Teachers Reports are part…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Writing a Review

Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write a Review

Introduction A review is usually written for an English-language magazine, newspaper or website. The main purpose is to describe and express a personal opinion about something which the writer has experienced (e.g. a film, a holiday, a product, a website etc.) and to give the reader a clear impression of what the item discussed is…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Speaking Part 3

Introduction The FCE Speaking paper is one of the more interesting exams compared to others like IELTS. In the FCE exam you get very varied tasks to do, which means that you have to be prepared for many different topics and to speak under different requirements in each of those tasks. In Speaking Part 3…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Speaking Part 2

Introduction The FCE speaking paper is one of the more interesting exams compared to others like IELTS. In the FCE exam you get varied tasks to do, which means that you have to be prepared for many different topics and to speak under different requirements in each of those tasks. Definitely one of the most…
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The 25 most common mistakes in the FCE exam (and how you can avoid them)

Offence wins games, but defence wins championships The FCE exam is one of the most important language exams in the world. Thousands of people, young and old, take the test each year to find out about their level of English and to get access to better jobs, education or visas in different English-speaking countries. While…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write an Essay

Essay writing is easier than you think The very first reaction I usually get when I want to practise essay writing with my students is wild panic. Everybody around me starts rolling on the floor crying and screaming. I try to calm them down, but there is no way of doing it and eventually all…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How your writing is marked

How your writing is marked One of the big mysteries about the FCE exam is how the writing exam is marked. Many of my students ask me about this and, to be honest, it is pretty complex. However, let me break it down for you and let’s go from simple to complex so at the…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Writing

Writing One of the most unpopular things to do in an English class is to do a writing task. You can almost be certain that at least one student is going to complain or simply refuse to do it. Luckily, in FCE, writing is necessary and most students understand this as well. Even though they…
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Multiple matching - Reading & Use of English Part 7

Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Reading & Use of English Part 7

Reading & Use of English Part 7 If you are looking for the best information you can get about Reading & Use of English Part 7, you have come to the right place. On teacherphill.com read about Cambridge B2 First, the different parts of the exam as well as the best tips and tricks so…
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