Passing B2 First Part 3: Reading and Use of English

Are you studying for the B2 First exam? You’re in the right place! In this series of blogs we want to show you all you need to know about passing the B2 First with flying colours! We’re going to offer you tips and tricks, as well as explore some ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Passing C1 Advanced Part 8: Reading and Use of English

If you’re wondering how to do Part 8 of the Reading and Use of English paper, you’re in the right place! After sitting through the first seven sections of this paper, you’ll start to feel like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel – y... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Passing C1 Advanced Part 7: Reading and Use of English

Welcome to Part 7 of the Reading and Use of English paper. This task is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. One where you have to arrange pieces of a text, until everything reads perfectly. Undoubtedly, this is one of the longest, and most difficult tasks in... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Get A High Score In The B2 First Listening Test

So, you’re preparing to take the . You’ve been studying for each of the four sections; reading, writing, speaking and listening. They all have their challenges - but listening is tricky. You never know what people are going to say - and you’re a lit... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Write A B2 First Formal Email/Letter

Dear reader… We sincerely hope you enjoyed our previous blog posts about the Writing section of the B2 First. As promised, here’s the latest instalment in the series. That’s right, today we’ll be teaching you how to write a formal letter or email ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How to write a B2 First informal email/letter

You're probably very familiar with sending emails (and sometimes letters) in your first language. But how about in English? Writing in another language is not always so simple. If you want to pass your B2 First Certificate exam (FCE), this is an essential... Read More

  • By: Sandra

How To Write a Report: Cambridge B2 First

Imagine the scene. It’s exam day. You’re nearly at the end of your . You’ve just finished writing Part 1 - , and now it’s time to start Part 2. So you turn over the page to find three options: - A you know - An you’ve seen before - But ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Free Online Resources For Cambridge English Exams

Are you preparing for a Cambridge English qualification? Have you devoured all of your past papers and need some extra exam practise? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a number of websites for you, with helpful resources related ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How to write a C1 Advanced Essay

The is an excellent qualification to aim for if you’re thinking of studying or working abroad. It’s recognised by universities and governments all over the world and also helps you prove your language skills to future employers. One of the most dema... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Am I ready for the C1 Advanced?

Congratulations! You’ve passed your Cambridge B2 First exam. It was a hard road but you did it. Now what’s next? Some people may want to take a break from their English exams. Others might want to throw themselves back in the deep end and start prepar... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Our Year In Review: Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

2019 went by in a flash - and what a year it’s been! We’re just as excited to be looking back on the past 12 months as we are for the New Year. If you’re like us and you’re ready to get cosy with a hot chocolate in hand, we’re sure you’ll ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Write A Review: Cambridge B2 First

Students who are taking their B2 First Certificate exam (FCE) will be asked to do two pieces of writing within an 80 minute time limit. Part 1 is . Part 2 is where you can get a bit more creative. You might, for example, be asked to write a letter, a repo... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Which English Exam Is Right For Me?

Are you struggling to decide which English language exam to take? You’re not alone: with so many different options on the table, it’s a difficult decision to make - especially when you need to choose the right exam for your studies, work, or visa appl... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Passing C2 Proficiency: A Guide to Reading Part 6

We’re sure you’ve done a great job answering the questions for of your . But now you’re faced with a completely different challenge. In front of you is a jigsaw puzzle of a story, with some big gaps, odd linking expressions, mysterious pronouns, a... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Passing C2 Proficiency: A Guide to Reading Part 5

You have survived the Use of English section of your , but now you are faced with a long text full of strange language, an unfamiliar theme, a list of ambiguous questions, and a ticking clock. But don’t worry! We are here to get you through this sectio... Read More

  • By: Brenda

6 Tools To Take Your Writing To The Next Level

Written language is as important today as it has ever been. Whether you want to prepare for an , to respond to or it’s just for personal interest, being able to write clearly and concisely in English is a valuable skill to have. For most language l... Read More

  • By: Brenda

A Guide To The Cambridge English Computer-Based Exams

Making the decision to do a Cambridge English language qualification can be intimidating. Whether you’re taking it because you need it for work, or just because you want to push yourself and improve your English skills, it requires time and dedication t... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Exam Day Tips: The Written Paper [Infographic]

Exams are nerve-wracking. Between going to class, studying at home and worrying about the results, it’s easy to forget the little things that could make or break your exam day success. So, Whether you are preparing for the , , or even the , check out ... Read More

  • By: Brenda