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Reading and Use of English

(1 hour 15 minutes)

7 parts/52 questions


Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.


(1 hour 20 minutes)

2 parts


Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.


(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/30 questions


Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.


(14 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts


Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

What’s in the exam?
This is a machine generated translation and we cannot guarantee the accuracy Prüfungsübersicht Updated FCE handbook for 2015