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USEFUL FCE WEBSITES

Here are all of the useful websites I could find to help students preparing for the Cambridge
First Certificate exam. The key to succeed in it is PRACTICE. Also, make sure to take the
following placement test to confirm that the FCE is suitable for you. All the best!!! 

PLACEMENT TEST

 http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/
The Cambridge English Placement Test is a fast and reliable way to group learners by their
English level. This means you can be placed on the right courses, in the right classes, or be
entered for the right exams. It will help you to take the right Cambridge exam.

GENERAL
 http://www.flo-joe.com/fce/
Great website, full of tips, especially for Reading, Use of English and Writing. Check the word
bank every day and the bank of writing showcasing all of the different text types, including
teacher feedback.

 http://englishexamhelp.com/fce-speaking/
A wonderful website with free material and tips. You can get extra materials if you pay for the
selected contents. Still a fantastic website, clearly organised and well-designed for candidates.

 http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/fce/index.html
The official Cambridge FCE website, with information about the length of the papers and the
task types, as well as some free materials to download.

 http://www.fceexam.com/
 http://www.fcepracticetests.com/
 http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com/
 http://www.fcepass.com
 http://www.examenglish.com/FCE
 http://todayschool.es/first-certificate-tests-2/
 http://englishtests.ucoz.com/index/0-15
All include information, tips and exercises covering all parts of the exam.

 http://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/exams/cambridge-exams/fce/
Alex Case’s excellent collection of FCE worksheets.

PAPER 4: LISTENING

 https://virtuaule.com/fce-listening-practice.html
 http://www.fcepracticetests.com/fce-listening/
 http://englishtests.ucoz.com/index/0-21
PAPER 5: SPEAKING
 http://www.splendid-speaking.com/exams/fce_speaking.html
A very useful website, however, if you want to see what the speaking paper is like, go to
YouTube, type the key words: FCE speaking and get examples of past performances and tips
as well.

VOCABULARY
 https://quizlet.com/class/114523/
 https://quizlet.com/subject/fce/
 http://www.englishrevealed.co.uk/fce_vocabulary.php

DICTIONARIES
 http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
 http://www.macmillandictionary.com/
 www.urbandictionary.com/ (for conversational language only)

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR FCE RESULT


Whenever you practise on you own, here there is a link with the written explanation and a short
video to teach you how to get your official FCE score and what it means.
 https://www.fceexamtips.com/articles/how-do-i-calculate-my-fce-score

AFTER ALL THIS INFORMATION, DON´T


FORGET TO…

 Get to know the exam:


Look out for the exam tips and information about the format of the exam– they tell you more
about the exam and give you loads of useful advice about how to prepare.
Try using the exam answer sheets your teacher will give you so you know how you should
complete the exam on the day.
Look at videos on YouTube and practise doing a complete paper with a timer.

 Keep doing practice tests: Doing practice tests helps you review the language you have learnt
and get used to the way the exam works. You will feel more relaxed if you know what to expect
in the exam!
 Write your own exam questions: Writing your own exam questions will help you understand
how the test works and which skills you need for each type of question. Swap questions with a
friend to get extra exam practice.
 Learn new words...: Finding ways to remember the new vocabulary you’ve learnt is really
important. Try keeping a vocabulary notebook, with words organised by topic - you could draw
pictures, or write translations, definitions and example sentences to help you remember the
words.
 ...and more!: In the FCE exam, you will be tested on more than just vocabulary so make sure
you include phrasal verbs, collocations and idiomatic phrases in your vocabulary learning. These
will come in very useful in the test!
 Make your own flashcards: Make some small cards. Write the English word or phrase on the
front and a translation or a picture on the back. When you test yourself, think of an example
sentence for each word - it’s important to learn how different words are used, as well as their
meaning.
 Practise English outside the classroom!: It’s a good idea to read and listen to as much English
as you can. Try reading magazine or news articles, downloading podcasts in English or watching
an English film – you can always use the subtitles to help you!
 Practice answering questions – but don’t learn answers: In the speaking test, the examiner
will begin by asking you about yourself. Practise introducing yourself and answering different
questions about your family, your interests and your likes and dislikes.
 Talk to other people who have done the exam: Ask students who have done the exam to tell
you what it was like and how they studied. They might have some good advice for you.
 After the exam: Think about your experience and what you learned. Will you prepare
differently for your next exam?