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First Certificate in English The First Certificate in English (FCE) is one of the examinations available from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations in England. Its possession proves one's adequacy in the English language, and its successful completion means that one is able to interact socially efficiently.[citation needed] The FCE examination falls in the grade A2, B1, B2 and C1. Its advantage is that its expiration date is throughout life. The test consists of five sections:[1] ReadingWritingUse of EnglishListeningSpeaking In the reading section, the candidate is expected to answer a set of questions based on the context of three texts, which are approximately 350-700 words in length each. The Writing section consists of two parts. The Use of English section includes four tasks, whose types vary, including multiple choice filling, open gap filling, word formation and key word transformation. The Listening section consists of a set of questions based on four spoken texts. Official site

250 Conversation Starters Here are some great questions for starting a conversation. There are a lot of random conversation starters to get you started and then conversation questions listed by topic. You can start with the random questions or find a topic that interests you. There’s no right place to start, just scroll down to wherever you want and get started! There are tons of ways to use these questions. I find that the most rewarding way is for everyone to pull up this list of conversation starters on a phone or tablet, and then take turns letting everyone choose a question to ask the group. The title would have you believe that there are 250 questions, but there are actually more. Random Conversation Starters What was the last funny video you saw? What do you do to get rid of stress? What is something you are obsessed with? Who is your favorite entertainer (comedian, musician, actor, etc.)? What’s your favorite way to waste time? Do you have any pets? Where did you go last weekend? Who is your oldest friend?

50 FCE Speaking questions | Online TEFL Training If any of you are teaching FCE (First Certificate), you will need to give your learners lots of exam training practice. Part 1 of the exam (the interview) is a good place to start because the learners have to talk about everyday topics, such as their home town, what they do in their free time and work and study. Here is a list of about 50 questions (most of which have been used in FCE exams in the last 10 years). Feel free to share them with your learners: Click here for a pdf copy: FCEpart1questionspdf (1) FCE Speaking Exam Part 1 – Interview Questions In the first part of the exam, the interviewer will ask you and your partner several questions about everyday topics. Area where you live or used to live Is there anything you would like to learn about your country? Sports Are you interested in sport? Leisure How much TV do you watch in a week? Work and study Do you find it easy to study where you live? Family and friends Travel and holidays Have you ever used your English on holiday? Entertainment

40 FCE Speaking Part 4 Questions (with model answers) — FCE Exam Tips TV and FILMs Is watching TV the best way for people to spend their free time? People know what they want and if they want to watch TV that's okay with me. What kind of TV programmes do you like best? I really like BBC documentaries about animals. Some people have more than one television in their home. I don't like telling people what to do. Do you think children generally watch too much television in your country? It's hard to say how much is good and how much is bad. Is television the best way of following the news in the world? Definitely not! Do you think watching TV is a good way to learn a language? It's better than nothing but the problem is people think they can turn the TV on and start learning. What sort of films do you never watch? I never watch horror movies and I don't understand why other people like them! Are there any films that you’d like to see again? The other day I watched Frozen and cried like a little baby. Would you prefer to be in a film or behind the camera?

Sample Papers: Download & print | Objective: First Certificate (FCE) If you click on the category “Practice Tests”, you will get to see some sites I know to download tests or to take them online…This way you don’t need to wait for me, i.e. for our face-to-face lesson, to get more sample papers. Click on the following links to get a sample paper of each part…Print them and good luck. I will upload the answers in a week. Reading: Paper 1: paper1reading.pdf and Paper 2: paper2reading.pdfUse of English: Paper 3: paper3useofenglish.pdfListening: Paper 4: paper4listening.pdf Listening 1 / Listening 2 / Listening 3 / Listening 4 Speaking: Paper 5: paper5speaking.pdf For the speaking part, you can record yourself here at Odeo (it is a free service that offers a way to record and share audio online for free. Web possibilities are endless. Like this: Like Loading...

101 Conversation Starters 101 Conversation Starters (Also see How to Start a Conversation) Ice Breakers Where did you grow up? Childhood Questions What was your favorite children's book? School/Work Topics Where did (do) you go to school? Relationship Questions What is the first think you notice about a guy or girl? Sports Conversation Starters Who is your favorite athlete? Vacation Questions Where was the last place you went on vacation? Food/Drink Topics What is your favorite drink? Entertainment Topics Who is your favorite actor? Personal Questions Who do you look up to? Misc. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

Top 10 Most Common Idioms in English You’re talking to your native English-speaking friend about your recent breakup and how depressed you are when suddenly he turns toward you and says “Don’t worry about it man, girls like that are a dime a dozen!” You then stare at your friend in confusion. You simply don’t understand why your good friend is comparing the girl that was once the love of your life to $1.20. Actually “dime a dozen” doesn’t mean anything even remotely close to what the individual words in the phrase implies. For native speakers of English, a dime a dozen simply means that something is common and easy to obtain. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. That’s all for now, be sure to keep checking our blog for more idioms in the future!

Picture Description Once again I thank my students for kindly contributing to this blog. These two examples of Picture Description have been sent by Noelia and Carmen from the Intermediate Level. Thank you girls! Well done! FOOD by Carmen Gayol These pictures are clearly both connected with the topic of food. The picture on the left shows two women who are cooking in a kitchen. In the picture on the right, we can see a young couple eating. We all need to eat to live, but It‘s clear that the food, in our society, is something more than nutrition. Sometimes we prefer eating at home, like in the photo on the left, but other times, we eat out. However, the main problem isn’t where, but what we eat. If I had to choose one of the photos, I’m sure I’d choose the first, because it makes me remember old times with my mother , and in addition, I believe that it’s a good way to enjoy eating and cooking. INTERNET AND THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES by Noelia Espinosa Nowadays, both pictures are very common in daily life, although in

Cambridge English: First (FCE) Cambridge English: Key, ou Key English Test (KET), est l’examen qui teste le niveau d’anglais général le plus élémentaire. La réussite au KET montre que vous pouvez utiliser l’anglais dans des situations simples et que vous commencez à avoir de bonnes bases dans cette langue. Cambridge English: Key for Schools évalue exactement le même niveau que le Cambridge English: Key et aboutit au même diplôme. La seule différence réside dans le contenu et le traitement des sujets proposés. Dans la version for Schools, les thèmes abordés sont parfaitement adaptés aux centres d’intérêt et à l’expérience des élèves du secondaire. Niveau de qualification: Elémentaire = A2 du Cadre européen commun. Qui peut passer cet examen ? Nous vous conseillons de passer cet examen si vous avez suivi environ 250 heures de cours en anglais, ou si vous avez des connaissances de base en compréhension et expression écrite et orale. Format de l'examen L’examen comporte trois parties. L’examen comporte trois parties.