The B2 First (FCE) level consists of 4 parts: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, Speaking. The level is designed to specifically help non-native speakers of English improve their verbal, listening, reading, and writing scores on the B2 First examination.
Reading and English Usage
Passages and questions from the B2 First examinations will be explained, analyzed and reviewed in both the group and individualized portions of the class. Timed readings are given to help students increase their reading pace, and skimming and scanning skills.
Strategies are presented to help students on writing types such as letters, reports, reviews, and essays. Students write on topics that simulate the actual Compulsory questions and Situationally based writing tasks, and are given feedback from the instructor.
The focus of the listening section is to learn the strategies needed to improve the ability to answer the question types presented in the listening section (all four parts. Students will learn specific strategies to effectively answer multiple choice, sentence completion and multiple matching type questions.
Speaking practice involves deep attention on the four parts of the examination: interview, long turn, collaborative task, and discussion. Students will engage in mock practice sessions to practice the face to face speaking tasks they will encounter in the actual examination.