Category Archives: FCE Speaking

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 8)

We are going to continue to look at the fourth and final part of the FCE Speaking paper. In this part, the examiner will be asking you questions based on the topic discussed in Part 3. If you found that the discussion in Part 3 didn’t go very well, this is the time to make […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 7)

This week we are going to revisit the second part of the FCE Speaking paper. If you haven’t already made your “speaking template” for this part of the speaking exam, you should read these three previous posts first: FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 3)   FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 6)

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 […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 5)

On the third part of the FCE Speaking paper, you will have a two-way conversation with an other candidate. The examiner will give you spoken instructions with written and visual stimuli which you will use in a decision-making task. Remember, there are two parts to this task:

FCE Vocabulary: Vocabulary Building (1)

When doing the FCE exam you will need to have quite an extensive vocabulary range. With this post we will be starting a new series of vocabulary building exercises. Each week we will touch on a different topic that may come up on the exam. We would like to know what you think, so please feel free to […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 4)

We are going to continue to look at Paper 2 on the FCE Speaking exam. Once the other candidate has completed the long turn, you will be asked a question which you are expected to answer in about 20 seconds. It is more difficult to make a template for this task on Part 2 of […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 3)

In this week’s tips for the FCE Speaking paper, we will continue to look at Paper 2. Last week’s speaking tips talked about how to make a speaking template. We are now going to show you how such a template can be used. You should note how we try to “recycle” the words in the […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 2)

On the second part of the FCE Speaking Paper, you are given two pictures that you will need to compare while speaking uninterrupted for one minute. The comparison should be based on the question that is printed above the pictures. As with part 1 on the FCE Speaking Paper, try and speak for one minute […]

FCE Speaking Paper: The Key to Success (Step 1)

On the first part of the FCE Speaking Paper, you will need to speak about yourself for up to one minute. However, this is not as easy as it may sound! Try and speak for one minute while recording yourself and then listen back. How does it sound? Is it fluent with no pauses? Do […]