Use of English – Word Formation FCE and CAE
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
Websites and apps to help you prepare for the FCE and CAE exams
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
FCE Speaking Exam and why you should NOT be afraid of it!
I’ve taught several FCE and CAE classes and one common worry that my students have time and time again is their fear of the speaking exam. Many of my students come from countries where a lot of time is spent on learning grammar rules, reading and writing and very little focus is put on speaking.
What is the in the Use of English Paper and how can I prepare?
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
FCE Reading – What is it and how can I prepare?
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
FCE and CAE written exams – Writing a review
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.