Cambridge English: First (FCE)
Cambridge English: First is an upper-intermediate level qualification that is recognised by governments, universities and employers around the world.
There are four papers: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 15 minutes
Candidates need to be able to understand texts from publications such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and magazines.
Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes
Candidates have to show that they can produce two different pieces of writing: a compulsory task in Part 1 and one from a choice of three in Part 2.
Listening: 40 minutes (approximately)
Candidates need to show that they can understand the meaning of a range of spoken material; including lectures, radio broadcasts, speeches and talks.
Speaking: 14 minutes
Candidates take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three, and are tested on their ability to take part in different types of interaction; with the examiner, with the other candidate and by themselves.
Your Cambridge First Certificate in English will be recognised by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutions around the world. It is an achievement you can be really proud of.