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FCE Overview Presentation

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Kathryn Smythe

on 16 January 2017

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Exam dates
Image by Tom Mooring
FCE Overview Presentation 2016
What is in the exam?
General Info
Students eligible
Teacher fact sheet
How to prep
Where to find past
Students eligible to take the FCE must be at B2 level on the CEF.
TLC Students must be in:
Cycle 4-2
B2 Coaching

This could also include students in 4-1 who exceed expectations in both parts of the annual assessment

Reading and Use of English
1 hour 15 mins
You can find past papers on ProProfs under the
ESOL Mock exams
Tab as well as the listening exercises for the mocks.

You can also find a selection of past papers on:
These websites also have a series of exercises that could help your student on specific parts of the test.
This year the ESOL exams are held at ILC France in the 6eme in Paris.

Once the students taking mocks have been indentified and parents informed TLC teachers will be expected to complete a mock formsite available on the PWII homepage the first week of February.
30th March
the ESOL Exam sign up deadline.
The exam this year will be:
11th June 2016
Reading and Use of English has 7 Parts with 52 questions. The test focuses on text with accompanying grammar and vocabulary tasks as well as texts with a comprehension focus.
40 mins
14 mins
Writing has 2 parts that have equal marks. Part 1- 140-190 word essay focusing on giving opinion in response to a task. Part 2 - A choice of an article, email, letter, essay, short story or a review. 140-190 words.
Listening has 4 parts and has 30 questions. The students will be required to do multiple- matching, multiple-choice and sentence completion.
Speaking has 4 parts. Students will be asked to engage conversation regarding visual and written materials.
Here is a helpful document that will help you to keep track of your students progress.
TLC HO will be providing speaking test training the weekend of the

This is for students to be set up into pairs and for 'real life practice' before the exam.
Please download an FCE MOCK PREP FILE from Proprofs to your students computer. This has extra past papers and mock support.
The cost for the FCE 217€.
Mock 1
- Is to be done in the first week of February. This will be a presentation to the student to show them the structure of the exam and the basis of what they have to do. The rest of the exam is done for homework.

Mock 2
- Is to be done in the February break for homework.
After mock 2, you must look and see what needs to be improved in the reading section only and over the following 3 weeks you must work on these weak areas in class.

Mock 3
- Is to be done in the last week of March.
After mock 3, you must look and see what needs to be improved in the writing section only and over the following 3 weeks you must work on these weak areas in class.

Mock 4
- After mock 4, you should work on
listening and speaking to help you with the speaking please use this video as help.
The preparation for the mocks is a very important process for both the student and the teacher and must be executed in the following manner, for easy monitoring by TLC HO.
1 hour 20 mins
Students will talk to one another and the examiner.
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