Cambridge English: First ( FCE) Reading & Use of English

Difficulty level: B2 /Upper Intermediate

What is the Cambridge First Reading & Use of English test like?
The test has seven sections and takes 75 minutes:

  1. Part 1 - multiple choice cloze, test 2
  2. Part 2 - open cloze, text with gaps, test 2
  3. Part 3 - word formation, test 2
  4. Part 4 - key word transformations, test 2
  5. Part 5 - text with 6 multiple choice questions, test 2
  6. Part 6 - text with 6 sentences missing, test 2
  7. Part 7 - multiple matching, 10 questions, test 2

Scoring
Parts 1–3 – each correct answer receives 1 mark; Part 4 – each correct answer receives up to 2 marks.
For Parts 5–6, each correct answer receives 2 marks; for Part 7, each correct answer receives 1 mark.

How to prepare for the Cambridge First Reading & Use of English test

  • This paper tests your knowledge of reading, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Read as much as possible, and use a dictionary to help you learn new words
  • Use a grammar book to help you understand sentence structure
  • Read the instructions carefully before you start each section
  • Correct spelling is necessary. Get into the habit of checking the spelling of words
  • Read widely. The texts used in the Cambridge First can be: newspaper and magazine articles, reports, fiction, advertisements, correspondence, informational material (brochures, guides, etc.)
  • Read the instructions carefully before you start
  • Read all the text before you answer any questions