Writing Essays for FCE Cambridge Exam

Learn how to effectively pass the FCE exam Writing paper by getting clear explanations and real practice.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

This is an invaluable short course that will help you prepare for the writing part of the First Certificate exam, Part 1: essay writing, which is the compulsory question in the new exam format. It is also essential for teachers who need to prepare their students for the exam and for anyone who needs to know how to write academic essays.

It will take you little more than one hour to complete.

Learn essential tips and be ready to write successfully and pass your FCE exam!

  • Learn what it is expected in the FCE exam writing paper
  • Fully understand the task through clear analysis of each part
  • Practise choosing the best way to introduce, develop and conclude an essay
  • Learn how to write academic essays in general

An invaluable course to learn and practise for the FCE exam

The course will provide you with a deep analysis of the compulsory task in the exam. As a result, it will give you a clear advantage as you will be completely prepared to tackle this part of the writing paper or teach your students how to do it.

Content and Overview

It is specially designed for students who are preparing for the FCE Cambridge English exam and teachers who need to prepare their students for it. You will learn all the necessary components of an academic essay and what language to use to be successful in the exam.

It is an interactive course which provides short explanatory videos (about 40 minutes in all), with accompanying presentation material and engaging self-correction quizzes.

By the end of this course, you will have learnt how to organise your essay and the appropriate language the task requires and how to link your ideas and express them clearly. You will also benefit from the practice the course provides so that you can check you are getting the most out of it. In a word, you will feel confident about essay writing and ready to apply this new knowledge to successfully pass your FCE exam or to effectively teach your students to do so.

What are the requirements?

  • • You don’t need any material for this course: Study Notes will be provided
  • • Your level of English should be appropriate to prepare for the FCE Cambridge English exam
  • • You only need access to internet and a computer or any other suitable device

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the writing task part 1 of the FCE Cambridge English exam
  • Write efficiently following clear guidelines to structure an essay
  • Learn how to write an essay for academic purposes, which is the compulsory question in the new format of the exam
  • Use appropriate language to connect ideas
  • Feel confident about the writing part of the exam
  • Teach these skills to your students who are preparing for this exam

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is ideal for people preparing for the FCE Cambridge English exam, as it deals with essay writing, which is the compulsory question in the new format of the exam. Therefore, it is also very useful for anyone who needs to know how to write academic essays. It is essential to fully understand and practice the task and be ready to successfully pass the writing paper of the exam

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: What is the course about?

This introductory video explains eveverything you will learn in this course

Section 2: How the exam task is

This short video will help you understand the format of the task and what is expected in the exam

Section 3: Analysis of sample exam task

In this short video we analyse a sample task to fully understand their parts and how to organise it effectively

14 pages
This material is for you to study what you learnt in the video and use as reference notes.
Section 4: Possible topics for the exam

In this short video we talk about the content and the possible topics that may appear in the exam and how much you need to know about each of them.

Section 5: Appropriate Language and connecting ideas

In this video we discuss what language is appropriate to write an essay and how to connect your ideas clearly

Section 6: Practice essay writing

In this video we provide practice of all the different parts an essay should include for you to get ready for the exam

11 pages
This material is for you to study what you learnt in the video and use as reference notes.
Section 7: Concept Checking

In this short video we revise everything that was said in the course through an interactive quiz.

Section 8: Check what you learnt
15 questions

These questions are about the course you have just finished.

Answer true or false to each of them

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Instructor Biography

GI Online Language Studies, Quality learning and professional development

GI Online Language Studies is the online department of Greenwich Institute, a Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre, founded in 2001.

We offer a comprehensive e-learning platform where you can choose from a wide range of courses, either to improve your abilities in English or to become a qualified English teacher, gaining a TEFL Certificate.

Our goal is to provide high quality courses which can be done from your home, at any time. They consist of interactive recorded classes and accompanying presentation material to make the learning both easy and enjoyable. We combine the best teaching practices with the possibilities modern technology brings: Convenience, Flexibility and Personal Development.


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