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FCE (now called Cambridge English: First) is an exam for students at an upper-intermediate level, who need to use English for work or study. This exam is levelled at B2 and proves students can use everyday written and spoken English at that level.

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The Cambridge English: First exam is being revised in 2015. For information on the new test specifications click here.
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For information regarding the FCE exam go to the Cambridge ESOL website.
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This video clip is taken from NEW edition of Practice Test Plus FCE 2, published in 2011. Both students and teachers have a lot of questions about the speaking exam. Here you can find answers about what to expect and what will happen, meaning that students are much better prepared.
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