In this episode of PASS FCE….Do you have the level? How Do you know? What do you do if you already have the level? What do you do if you don’t have the level yet?
Welcome to PASS FCE, a Mansion Ingles podcast specifically created to help you pass the Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam.
I’m Craig, I’m a teacher at the British Council in Valencia, Spain, a Cambridge Oral examiner with over 20 years of teaching experience.
Do you have the level?Well, if you can understand me, your level is good. But is it good enough? How Do you know?
Go to an academy for a level test / placement test
Do one or two use of English and reading tests. You need 60% to pass.
There is a level test on the Cambridge website, but it’s only 25 questions.
What do you do if you already have the level?
It’s a good idea to go to an academy and do a short course to prepare you for the exam. You need to study exam technique, timing, writing styles etc.
Register with Cambridge at your nearest exam centre
Find the dates of the next exam on the Cambridge website
Practice exam technique with our CD Mansion First
Study at home with a course book:
Ready for First
Cambridge English Self Study practice tests with CD. – BEST CHOICE!
Cambridge Vocabulary for First Certificate (also with CD)
If you need listening practice and speaking practice, the best place is at an academy.
There are some example papers on the Cambridge website and some advice about how to prepare for the exam.
To get an idea of the speaking test go to YouTube and search for “FCE speaking test”.
What do you do if you don’t have the level yet?
Take acourse at a good academy like the British Council
Study online free with La Mansion del Inglés
You can take the PET Exam (Level B1). There is advice on Dawayingles.com.
In the next episode: 7 reasons why you should study for the FCE exam at a language academy and not prepare by yourself.
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