Cambridge B2 First (FCE) - Preparation Activities and Guide
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE) - Preparation Activities and Guide

The best answers to questions about the Cambridge: First exam with materials and activities for your exam preparation.
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Created by Sam Nattress
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 34 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The answers to the most common questions students ask about the First exam
  • Preparation strategies, techniques and activities you can use to prepare for the exam
  • No tricks and tips - everything here takes a bit of work (and produces good results)
  • A B1 level of English

Preparing for the First exam is a big job. A B2 level is a high level of English and Cambridge don't make the First exam easy. It's normal to say "I don't know what to do!" or ask big questions about your preparation, like "what should I do to improve my speaking?"

But it feels unfair when you don't have answers. Answers to your questions give you confidence that you're doing the right preparation. 

This course will guide you to do exactly that: the right preparation.

I think this course will help you if:

  • you are preparing for the exam without a teacher (but maybe you have some course books and exam practice papers already)

  • you are stuck and don't know what to do

  • you wish you had a better way to get answers to your questions about the exam

  • you are nervous, worried or stressed about the exam

This course is your guide to preparing the Cambridge B2: First exam. It's a library of videos that you can watch whenever you need. If you've got a question, a doubt, or you just don't know what to do for your preparation, then the answer could be in this course.

Have a look at some of the free videos and see if they will work for you. Try them for a week or so. See if it's a good fit.

There's a lot of videos in the course that I've made over the years. But it's not the answer to every question (it never could be!). The videos and activities here are my best answers to the most common and most important questions.

With this course, you can answer questions like:

  • How do I prepare my Use of English section?

  • What's the best technique for the speaking exam?

  • How do I get better at listening?

  • What do I do to improve my writing?

  • What strategies and techniques should I use?

  • How do I learn vocabulary?

I've based my answers on 7 years' teaching experience and the answers I've given to hundreds of exam students. Normally these are questions you need to ask a teacher. But I think that with the right attitude, knowledge, skills and habits, you can actually answer these questions for yourself and prepare yourself for the B2 exam. 

In this course you won't find simple answers - because they're not simple questions. There is no quick and easy way to prepare for Use of English, for example. But they are my most honest, genuine answers. These are the answers I think will really help you prepare your First exam.

Just to make your expectations really clear - do not expect to sit down, watch every video in this course, and instantly get your B2 certificate. If you follow my advice it will take work and time to get your B2 level, and improve your exam results. But you can get there!

DO expect to get the help of a professional teacher, a kind voice to explain tricky ideas and a guide to the practice that will help you be successful in the exam.

Basically, you bring the energy and I'll tell you how to spend it.

If that sounds like a good deal, then Enrol in the course now. If you're not sure, then try out the free videos and see if they work for you.

See you in the course!

Your teacher,


Who this course is for:
  • Preparing the Cambridge B2 First exam
  • Wanting more complete guidance about how to prepare
Course content
Expand all 85 lectures 09:20:00
+ The B2 First (FCE) Exam - All parts explained
1 lecture 08:33

There are 4 parts of the Cambridge B2 First exam. On exam day you'll complete the Reading and Use of English, Writing, Speaking and Listening exams. Reading and Listening test your ability to really understand English. Speaking and Writing test your ability to communicate clearly and appropriately. "Use of English" is an exam for your understanding of grammar and vocabulary. 

Preview 08:33
+ Doing practice exams - is it right for you, now?
5 lectures 21:31
Exam practice is not right for everyone - only do it at the right time!
Preparing the exam is a journey...
Avoid this common mistake (please!!!)
Where are you in your journey?
Where are you in your journey? (Part 2)
+ Use of English - Get the right exam technique for YOU
3 lectures 29:19
Use of English - Find out YOUR technique
Use of English 1 - Two possible techniques
Use of English 2 - Two possible Exam techniques
+ Speaking - Exam Technique
5 lectures 41:01
Speaking Part 1 - Exam Technique
Speaking Part 2 - Exam Technique
Speaking Part 3 - Exam Technique
Speaking Part 4 - Exam Technique
Watch the Cambridge videos on Youtube too!
+ BEFORE you do any work on your listening: watch this one video
1 lecture 05:28
A 5 minute video that will save you hours of wasted work
+ Listening Exam Technique - Strategy for the Listening exam (all 4 parts)
4 lectures 01:15:44
Listening Part 1 - Exam Technique
Listening Part 2 - Exam Technique
Listening Part 3 - Exam Technique
Listening Part 4 - Exam Technique