The Reading Part of the FCE is one hour in duration and consists of three parts:
- Part 1: a text followed by 4-option multiple-choice questions, in total eight questions. In this part, you are tested on your understanding of content and text organisation and you will get 2 marks per correct answer.
- Part 2: a text from which seven sentences have been removed and jumbled up. The jumbled sentences have been placed with one extra sentence and you will need to decide from where in the text the sentences have been removed. In this part, you are tested on your ability to follow the development of ideas, opinions and events through a text. You will get 2 marks per correct answer.
- Part 3: a text or several short texts preceded by 15 questions. In this part, you are tested on your ability to understand detail, attitude and opinion in the questions as well as your ability to locating where the idea has been expressed, discounting ideas that may seem similar but which are not accurate. You will get 1 mark per correct answer.
The FCE Reading Paper counts for 20% of the overall mark.