The Cambridge FCE is a well regarded University of Cambridge Examination (CEFR B2). Students may start on any Monday during term time for a recommended period of 4-10 weeks. The Cambridge FCE Exam can be arranged throughout the year – usually 6-8 times per month. BLS English is also an authorised University of Cambridge Examination Centre. We will use our experience to help you succeed.
The syllabus will include:
Understanding semi-authentic texts of various kinds (informative and general interest) and deducing meaning through gist, detail and text structure.
Learning the skills of writing letters (formal and informal), articles, reports and emails for a given purpose covering a range of topics.
Learning the skills of listening for detail and gist in order to understand meaning. You will practise by listening to short extracts and longer monologues. The syllabus includes:
Chats, conversations, discussions, interviews, quizzes, radio plays, transactions, talks, reports, stories, lectures, speeches, public announcements etc.
Interacting in conversational English in a variety of contexts; demonstrating this through appropriate control of grammar and vocabulary; discourse management, pronunciation and interactive communication. The syllabus includes:
Introductions, descriptions, comparisons, agreeing, disagreeing, discussing, problem-solving and questioning.
- present tense review: simple and continuous
- past simple, continuos and perfect
- future tenses: will, going to and present continuous
- present perfect: simple and continuous (for/since)
- modal verbs: can, could, needn’t etc.
- relative clauses: relative and non-relative (which, that etc.)
- conditionals, zero, 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- ‘make’ versus ‘do’
- phrasal verbs
- prepositional phrases
- gerunds and infinitives
- word formation: verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs