EXAM INFORMATION


Download the NEW 2008-format for the FCE exam:



Are you going to take the next FCE exam? Check the latest news here:
http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/fce-schools/index.html
http://www.britishcouncil.org/it/italy-exams-cambridge-esol-exams-esami-milano-2.htm

See the website from the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations board:
http://www.candidates.cambridgeesol.org/cs/

In this site you can get further information about specifications for all exams and get easy access to the Results Online service. You can also keep a record of your learning goals in a 'candidate portfolio'.

Do you want to train for an (almost) complete FCE exam? Have a look here:
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/tsindex.htm
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/wordbank/index.htm
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/strategy/index.htm
http://settexts.podomatic.com/

If you are taking the FCE this December or next year, you can sign up for a FREE weekly newsletter for useful study tips and hints on exam technique. FCE newsletter:
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/subscribe.htm

....and before taking the FCE Writing Paper, read these tips: "Top Ten Mistakes in the Writing Paper and How to Avoid Them":
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fcereport.htm

Finally, if you want to have a look at a FCE preparation course I have co-authored, here is the link

USEFUL ONLINE EXERCISES FOR FCE:


Lots of examples and exercises:
http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com/

Flo-Joe for FCE:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flo-Joe-for-FCE-First-Certificate/141953851889?ref=nf

Online Reading Exercises:
http://www.englishlearner.com/tests/mermaid.html

FCE - Use of English Test:
http://www.englishjet.com/english_courses_files/test_cambridge_first_certificate.asp

Upper Intermediate Test:
**http://www.englishjet.com/english_courses_files/test_upper-intermediate.asp**

Free exercises can also be found in this website. Click on FREE SAMPLE and FREE TEST.
www.selfaccess.com/

Tests on different levels (from Beginners to High Advanced)
http://www.thomas.org.br/new_ctj/teste/_teste_index.php?&menu=#5

A complete FCE course online (not updated for 2008 format, anyway)
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST/presentacion1.htm

Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs:
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/

Phrasal verbs:

BRING: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-bring.html
COME: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-come.html
GET: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-get.html
LOOK: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-look.html
PUT: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-put.html
TAKE: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-take.html
TURN: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/verb-turn.html**


Idioms:
http://www.talkiteasy.org/social.html


SPEAKING TIPS AND SAMPLES


Click on the following link: you will find some useful examples of speaking activities recorded by students from all over the world. If you want to get the transcript, follow the instructions in the page about how to subscribe. To listen to the other speaking examples, click on the next Interviews on the right top of the page.
http://splendid-speaking.com/blog/?p=13

You can find the transcripts here: http://splendid-speaking.com/extras/transcripts/transcripts.html

Further example interviews and transcript: http://www.splendid-speaking.com/4.html

Do you know how to tackle the speaking papers successfully? Take this quiz and useful advice and find it out:
http://www.splendid-speaking.com/exams/speaking_assessment.html
http://www.splendid-speaking.com/exams/course/d4.html

Do you use Facebook? Why not joining it to practise English? Read the instructions here:
http://www.splendid-speaking.com/extras/facebook.html



FCE LISTENING EXERCISES


http://www.cambridgeesol.org/resources/teacher/fce.html (click onFCE Listening Sample Papers - Test 1 and Test 2)

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/firstcertificate2/listening/fce03a.htm

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fcelistening.htm

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/UNIT2/lesson6/page1.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/UNIT3/lesson9/page2.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/UNIT3/lesson11/page2.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/TULSAN04/lesson14/page1.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/TULSAN04/lesson15/page2.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/SENEGAL05/lesson18/page3.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/SENEGAL05/lesson18/page4.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/SENEGAL05/lesson18/page5.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/SENEGAL05/lesson19/page4.htm
http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST2/EVAL1arizona/page2.htm

More FCE exercises in the same website: http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/OMFIRST/presentacion1.htm


IELTS EXAMS


IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.

If you are going to take the FCE exams, you can also use some IELTS exercises for this purpose. Have a look at this page and take the FREE IELTS tests: http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/

Then click on this site and do a practice test:
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/ielts/masterclass/a_practice_test/

WRITING TIPS

Download and print the following file