The Use of English Part of the FCE is forty-five minutes in duration and consists of four parts:
- Part 1: a text with 12 gaps followed by 4-option multiple choice items. In this part, you are tested on your vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the text. You may also be tested on your understanding of grammar. You will get 1 mark per correct answer.
- Part 2: a text with 12 gaps where you will have to think of the missing word and fill the gap. You will be tested on language structure and understanding of the text as well as your knowledge of grammar. You will get 1 mark per correct answer.
- Part 3: a text containing 10 gaps where you will have to fill in the missing word based on a given base word. In this part, you are tested on your vocabulary knowledge, especially word formations. You will get 1 mark per correct answer.
- Part 4: a lead-in sentence followed by a key word and a gapped second sentence. You will have to complete the second sentence in two to five words, one of which is the given key word. The second sentence must be similar in meaning to the first sentence. There are in total eight separate items that needs to be completed. In this part, you are tested on your vocabulary and grammar knowledge as well as your ability to express a message in different ways. You will get up to 2 marks per correct answer.
The FCE Use of English Paper counts for 20% of the overall mark.