What is it? In this part of the Use of English exam you are given a short text with 8 gaps. For each gap you are given the ‘stem’ of a word. You must look at the gap, decide what type of word is missing – a verb, an adjective, a noun or adverb and

FCE Academy – http://fceacademy.com/ The new kid on the block, this fantastic app was created by experienced FCE teacher Michael Macdonald and also reviewed independently by a Cambridge FCE examiner and a senior examiner-trainer. Most students agree that the Use of English section of the exams can be quite challenging and it can be hard

My last blog focused on the last three sections of the Use of English and Reading exam. This blog will now focus on the first four parts. The first four parts of this paper are designed to test your knowledge of and ability to produce accurate vocabulary and grammar at Upper-Intermediate -CEFR B2 level. What

Since January 2015 the Reading and Use of English exam papers have been combined. This exam is made up of seven parts in total. The first three parts test your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar while then next three parts focus more on reading comprehension. This blog will focus on the final three parts of

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Which part of the exam includes writing a review? You may have to write a review in part two of the writing exam. Other text types that may also appear are articles, emails, letters, reports and proposals (only in CAE). You are always given a choice of three text types from which you choose one.

Countdown to EXAM day

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 by

Spring is a wonderful time, preparing for summer holidays and enjoying more and more time outdoors. It is also a busy time for exams as a lot of language learners are sitting their IELTS, FCE and CAE exams in the next coming week. 7 days to go… Try to do a complete exam under exam

The listening exam is usually done after Reading/Use of English and writing papers, though this can vary. How long does the listening exam take? It takes approximately 40 minutes How many parts does the listening exam consist of? The exam consists of four parts and a total of thirty questions. How many times do you

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What to do in Glasgow around Christmas

Thursday, 10 December 2015 by

Mrs Claus at Pollok House When: 28th November to 24th December 2015 | Where: Pollok House Mrs Claus is Keeping Christmas at Pollok House. Enjoy a truly magical family Christmas when you bring the children to meet the award-winning Mrs Claus at Pollok House. Read More IRN-BRU Carnival When: 23rd December 2015 to 17th January

10 reasons to learn another language

Thursday, 29 October 2015 by

There are many ways that the addition of a new language can enrich your life.  Here are just some of them: Travel – make your holiday a more enjoyable experience and get to know the locals.  Take the stress out of travelling by feeling more comfortable in your chosen country.  People really appreciate tourists making

Everyone learns better when they are studying in a way which suits their learning style. Personally, if I haven’t seen something written down, I will not be able to remember it. This means I am a visual learner. The other two main types are auditory (people who prefer to hear things when learning) and kinaesthetic

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