Cambridge First Exam

This English exam is one of the most popular for students all over the world.  It proves that the student is able to live and work in an English speaking country and study courses taught in English.  We always recommend it to students looking for office work in London and for au pairs living with a family for a year.  It is the level at which you can truly say, “I speak English.” A Cambridge English: First (FCE) qualification demonstrates you have the language skills needed to communicate confidently in an English-speaking environment. This exam is the step in your language learning between Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

B2 First shows you can:

Communicate effectively, giving opinions, participating in discussions and arguments

Write letters, reports, stories and lots of other types of text

Reasons to choose B2 First:

Accepted for entry to foundation and pre-sessional courses in English speaking countries

Pros:  Very well recognised by employers and institutions in the UK & overseas.  A good First course will genuinely improve your General English

Cons:  Exams not held as regularly as some competitors

Best suited to:  Those who want to work in an English-speaking company.

CEFR Level: B2

English Test Format:  Computer or paper-based

No of Papers:  4

How long is the exam?  3 hours 50 mins

Skills Tested:  Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

How long until I get my test score?  4 - 6 weeks paper-based and 2 - 3 weeks computer-based

How long is the test valid for?  No expiry

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