Part 3: The Creative One! On the third part of the FCE Use of English paper you have use your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary to create new words. Here are some tips on how you could approach this type of exercise:
This is the final knowledge check for the FCE exam in the current series. The main topic for this week is prepositions: prepositions of time, place and movement prepositions after verbs and nouns prepositional phrases
There are about 20 different topics that can come up on the FCE exam. The topic we are touching on this week is health and fitness. Would you be able to answer if the examiner asked you the following questions on the Speaking exam? Do people in your country worry about their health and keeping [...]
Eight multiple-choice questions – sounds easy enough. However, with four options, there is a very high chance of getting it wrong! So, how do you narrow the odds on the FCE Reading paper 1? First of all, you need to find a good reading technique. Here is an 18-step plan that will help you:
In this week’s knowledge check for the FCE exam we are going to take a closer look at: relative clauses participles linking words and phrases phrasal verbs with get
It’s time for another vocabulary building exercise for the FCE exam. The topic this week is the environment. Would you be able to answer if the examiner asked you the following questions on the Speaking exam?
Part 2: The Tricky One! The second part of the FCE Use of English paper can be really difficult to complete as you can be tested on a number of different grammar and vocabulary points, for example:
The knowledge check for the FCE exam for this week is going back to basics. It is surprising how many students are struggling with the following grammar points: articles determiners countable and uncountable nouns uncountable nouns ending in –s and collective nouns
In this week’s vocabulary-building exercise for the FCE exam, we are continuing with how to describe people. In particular, we are going to look at adjectives describing personality. Would you be able to answer if the examiner asked you the following questions on the Speaking exam?
We are going to continue to look at the third part of the FCE Speaking paper. As mentioned in our previous post in this series, you will have a two-way conversation with an other candidate for about three minutes. Most likely you have never met the other candidate before, so you don’t know how he [...]