This unit is designed to explain the format of the First Certificate in English (FCE) exam and to practise answering the types of questions that are used in the actual FCE evaluation. The exercises for this unit are here. This unit is part of a complete upper-intermediate English course.
The Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE) is made up of four parts.
The Use of English assessment requires candidates to complete various types of grammar and vocabulary based tasks. In this lesson you can practice the four question types in the FCE Use of English Exam;
Practising these question types will help you to anticipate the questions that you can find in the FCE Use of English paper. The questions are written to test a variety of aspects of grammar and vocabulary so will help identify areas that you can improve on.
This is a short text with various words missing. The candidate has to select the word that best fits each gap from a selection of four possibilities. You can practise this question type here.
This is a text, as in the multiple choice cloze, but here candidates have to deduce what word best fits the gap. You can practise this question type here.
This is a short text with various words missing. At the end of each line that contains a missing word there is a word in bold next to the text. Candidates need to transform this word to the form that best fits the gap. You can practise this question type here.
In this question type candidates must write a sentence with the same meaning as a given sentence, but must include a specified word in their answer. The answer must be between two and five words. You can practise this question type here.