Anyone who wants to pass the FCE Use of English Exam with a good mark needs to get to know the format of the exam, using an FCE sample paper. I hope that these English lessons (I will be adding more in the next few months) will help you get acquainted with the kind of questions which will be asked. Many other sections of this blog have classes for phrasal verbs, collocations and prepositions, and these are the topics which will be tested in this FCE sample paper. Please try the quizzes too so that your memory of these structures improves.

FCE Question 1

Here is what Question 1 of the FCE Use of English Exam looks like. I hope you can find some useful tips for getting a good mark too.

 

Preparing for FCE

There are more tips and tricks for question 1 (multiple choice) of the FCE exam here

FCE MULTIPLE CHOICE

And afterwards please try the following page to prepare for questions 2, also known as the open cloze part.

FCE OPEN CLOZE

As you are now aware, you will need to study a long list of topics in order to pass this test with flying colours. Firstly, your phrasal verbs need to be up to scratch. Click on the link for hundreds of phrasal verbs and loads of quizzes too.

PHRASAL VERBS

And nobody should ever feel overconfident with prepositions. I certainly check Oxford whenever I feel in doubt! And so I have collected the most frequent verb, noun and adjective prepositions which I see regularly appearing in the FCE exam. Ignore them at your peril! Click on the following link for lots of exercises on this grammar

PREPOSITIONS

FCE PREPOSITIONS EXERCISE

Collocations appear in all parts of the FCE exam. Fortunately there are 2 pages on this site dealing with this extensive topic. One page has regular FCE collocations, while the other has some adverb collocations which can easily spice up your writing.

FCE COLLOCATIONS

ADVERB COLLOCATIONS

ADVERB COLLOCATIONS EXERCISE 1
ADVERB COLLOCATIONS EXERCISE 2

Lastly, you’d be mad to not work on your linking words for the FCE. I believe they are not so difficult to use properly, as long as you study several example sentences for each linking word. Click on the following page for practice.

LINKING WORDS

LINKING WORDS EXERCISE 1
LINKING WORDS EXERCISE 2

And please try my complete FCE archive for plenty more lessons aimed at this exam.

FCE LESSONS