Preparación First Certificate - Curso Online

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This course provides six examination papers for the Intermediate level exam. These papers allow candidates to practise and become familiar with the exam format.

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Each paper is made up of four parts, designed to test the key language skills. The four papers are: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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English

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  • Paper 1

    • Part 1: Reading and Use of English

      The Reading and Use of English part tests how confidently the candidate can deal with different types of texts and how well the candidate can control grammar and vocabulary. It is made up of 7 exercises. The first four parts test the candidate's grammar and vocabulary. The last three parts each contain a text and a comprehension task. The candidate has 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this part.

      • Reading and Use of English (7 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple-choice gap-fill, mainly testing vocabulary.
        Candidates need to choose between 4 possible answers to complete each of the 8 gaps in a text.
        • Exercise 2 - Open gap-fill, testing mainly grammar.
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 8 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates have to find the correct missing word.
        • Exercise 3 - Word formation
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 6 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates are provided with a 'root' word which they have to change to make it fit the sentence correctly.
        • Exercise 4 - Key word transformation testing grammar and vocabulary
        Candidates are provided with 6 questions and a 'key' word for each question. Candidates need to complete the sentence using the key word.
        • Exercise 5 - Multiple choice
        Candidates need to read a text and answer 6 questions. In order to answer, candidates are provided with different options for each question.
        • Exercise 6 - Gapped text
        Candidates are presented with a text that has some missing paragraphs. Candidates are provided with a set of paragraphs and they need to decide which one best fits each gap. There are 6 questions in this exercise.
        • Exercise 7 - Multiple matching
        Candidates have to match the prompts provided to elements in the text provided. There are 10 questions in this exercise.

    • Part 2: Writing

      The Writing part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to create different types of text. In this part the candidate needs to write 2 texts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
      Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language.

      • Technology - Writing (essay)

        • Exercise 1
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write an essay based on the information included in the short text provided. Candidates have to write 140-190 words.

      • Favourite holiday - Writing (article)

        • Exercise 2
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write a text (options vary between letter/email, proposal, report or review) based on the information provided.

    • Part 3: Listening

      The Listening part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to understand different types of spoken materials. This part has 4 exercises with 30 questions in total and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates listen to each extract twice.

      • Listening (4 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to some short extracts and answer 8 multiple-choice questions.
        • Exercise 2 - Sentence completion
        Candidates listen to an extract and complete the 10 gaps provided.
        • Exercise 3 - Multiple matching
        Candidates listen to 5 short extracts from different speakers and have to match 5 possible answers, from a list of eight, to each of the speakers.  
        •Exercise 4 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to an extract and answer 7 multiple-choice questions.

    • Part 4: Speaking

      The Speaking part tests the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different situations. This part is normally taken with another candidate. It has 4 exercises and it takes approximately 14 minutes per pair of candidates.

      • Speaking (interview)

        • Exercise 1 - Interview
        Candidates are asked to provide some personal information by answering questions. This exercise lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

      • Types of market - Speaking (long turn)

        • Exercise 2 - Long turn
        Each candidate talks for about 4 minutes following the instructions provided.

      • Customers - Speaking (collaborative task)

        • Exercise 3 - Collaborative task
        Candidates discuss a topic for about 4 minutes using the written prompts provided and then make a decision (1 minute approximately).

      • Shopping - Speaking (discussion)

        • Exercise 4 - Discussion
        Candidates are led to continue the discussion of the topic for approximately 4 minutes.

  • Paper 2

    • Part 1: Reading and Use of English

      The Reading and Use of English part tests how confidently the candidate can deal with different types of texts and how well you can control grammar and vocabulary. It is made up of 7 exercises. The first four parts test the candidate's grammar and vocabulary. The last three parts each contain a text and a comprehension task. The candidate has 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this part.

      • Reading and Use of English (7 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple-choice gap-fill, mainly testing vocabulary.
        Candidates need to choose between 4 possible answers to complete each of the 8 gaps in a text.
        • Exercise 2 - Open gap-fill, testing mainly grammar.
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 8 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates have to find the correct missing word.
        • Exercise 3 - Word formation
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 6 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates are provided with a 'root' word which they have to change to make it fit the sentence correctly.
        • Exercise 4 - Key word transformation testing grammar and vocabulary
        Candidates are provided with 6 questions and a 'key' word for each question. Candidates need to complete the sentence using the key word.
        • Exercise 5 - Multiple choice
        Candidates need to read a text and answer 6 questions. In order to answer, candidates are provided with different options for each question.
        • Exercise 6 - Gapped text
        Candidates are presented with a text that has some missing paragraphs. Candidates are provided with a set of paragraphs and they need to decide which one best fits each gap. There are 6 questions in this exercise.
        • Exercise 7 - Multiple matching
        Candidates have to match the prompts provided to elements in the text provided. There are 10 questions in this exercise.

    • Part 2: Writing

      The Writing part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to create different types of text. In this part the candidate needs to write 2 texts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
      Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language.

      • Studying abroad - Writing (essay)

        • Exercise 1
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write an essay based on the information included in the short text provided. Candidates have to write 140-190 words.

      • Theatre play - Writing (review)

        • Exercise 2
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write a text (options vary between letter/email, proposal, report or review) based on the information provided.

    • Part 3: Listening

      The Listening part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to understand different types of spoken materials. This part has 4 exercises with 30 questions in total and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates listen to each extract twice.

      • Listening (4 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to some short extracts and answer 8 multiple-choice questions.
        • Exercise 2 - Sentence completion
        Candidates listen to an extract and complete the 10 gaps provided.
        • Exercise 3 - Multiple matching
        Candidates listen to 5 short extracts from different speakers and have to match 5 possible answers, from a list of eight, to each of the speakers.  
        •Exercise 4 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to an extract and answer 7 multiple-choice questions.

    • Part 4: Speaking

      The Speaking part tests the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different situations. This part is normally taken with another candidate. It has 4 exercises and it takes approximately 14 minutes per pair of candidates.

      • Speaking (interview)

        • Exercise 1 - Interview
        Candidates are asked to provide some personal information by answering questions. This exercise lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

      • Classroom learning - Speaking (long turn)

        • Exercise 2 - Long turn
        Each candidate talks for about 4 minutes following the instructions provided.

      • At the beach - Speaking (collaborative task)

        • Exercise 3 - Collaborative task
        Candidates discuss a topic for about 4 minutes using the written prompts provided and then make a decision (1 minute approximately).

      • Holidays - Speaking (discussion)

        • Exercise 4 - Discussion
        Candidates are led to continue the discussion of the topic for approximately 4 minutes.

  • Paper 3

    • Part 1: Reading and Use of English

      The Reading and Use of English part tests how confidently the candidate can deal with different types of texts and how well you can control grammar and vocabulary. It is made up of 7 exercises. The first four parts test the candidate's grammar and vocabulary. The last three parts each contain a text and a comprehension task. The candidate has 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this part.

      • Reading and Use of English (7 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple-choice gap-fill, mainly testing vocabulary.
        Candidates need to choose between 4 possible answers to complete each of the 8 gaps in a text.
        • Exercise 2 - Open gap-fill, testing mainly grammar.
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 8 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates have to find the correct missing word.
        • Exercise 3 - Word formation
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 6 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates are provided with a 'root' word which they have to change to make it fit the sentence correctly.
        • Exercise 4 - Key word transformation testing grammar and vocabulary
        Candidates are provided with 6 questions and a 'key' word for each question. Candidates need to complete the sentence using the key word.
        • Exercise 5 - Multiple choice
        Candidates need to read a text and answer 6 questions. In order to answer, candidates are provided with different options for each question.
        • Exercise 6 - Gapped text
        Candidates are presented with a text that has some missing paragraphs. Candidates are provided with a set of paragraphs and they need to decide which one best fits each gap. There are 6 questions in this exercise.
        • Exercise 7 - Multiple matching
        Candidates have to match the prompts provided to elements in the text provided. There are 10 questions in this exercise.

    • Part 2: Writing

      The Writing part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to create different types of text. In this part the candidate needs to write 2 texts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
      Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language.

      • Helping the environment - Writing (essay)

        • Exercise 1
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write an essay based on the information included in the short text provided. Candidates have to write 140-190 words.

      • Healthy habits - Writing (email)

        • Exercise 2
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write a text (options vary between letter/email, proposal, report or review) based on the information provided.

    • Part 3: Listening

      The Listening part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to understand different types of spoken materials. This part has 4 exercises with 30 questions in total and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates listen to each extract twice.

      • Listening (4 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to some short extracts and answer 8 multiple-choice questions.
        • Exercise 2 - Sentence completion
        Candidates listen to an extract and complete the 10 gaps provided.
        • Exercise 3 - Multiple matching
        Candidates listen to 5 short extracts from different speakers and have to match 5 possible answers, from a list of eight, to each of the speakers.  
        •Exercise 4 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to an extract and answer 7 multiple-choice questions.

    • Part 4: Speaking

      The Speaking part tests the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different situations. This part is normally taken with another candidate. It has 4 exercises and it takes approximately 14 minutes per pair of candidates.

      • Speaking (interview)

        • Exercise 1 - Interview
        Candidates are asked to provide some personal information by answering questions. This exercise lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

      • Music - Speaking (long turn)

        • Exercise 2 - Long turn
        Each candidate talks for about 4 minutes following the instructions provided.

      • Water conservation - Speaking (collaborative task)

        • Exercise 3 - Collaborative task
        Candidates discuss a topic for about 4 minutes using the written prompts provided and then make a decision (1 minute approximately).

      • Water - Speaking (discussion)

        • Exercise 4 - Discussion
        Candidates are led to continue the discussion of the topic for approximately 4 minutes.

  • Paper 4

    • Part 1: Reading and Use of English

      The Reading and Use of English part tests how confidently the candidate can deal with different types of texts and how well the candidate can control grammar and vocabulary. It is made up of 7 exercises. The first four parts test the candidate's grammar and vocabulary. The last three parts each contain a text and a comprehension task. The candidate has 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this part.

      • Reading and Use of English (7 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple-choice gap-fill, mainly testing vocabulary.
        Candidates need to choose between 4 possible answers to complete each of the 8 gaps in a text.
        • Exercise 2 - Open gap-fill, testing mainly grammar.
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 8 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates have to find the correct missing word.
        • Exercise 3 - Word formation
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 6 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates are provided with a 'root' word which they have to change to make it fit the sentence correctly.
        • Exercise 4 - Key word transformation testing grammar and vocabulary
        Candidates are provided with 6 questions and a 'key' word for each question. Candidates need to complete the sentence using the key word.
        • Exercise 5 - Multiple choice
        Candidates need to read a text and answer 6 questions. In order to answer, candidates are provided with different options for each question.
        • Exercise 6 - Gapped text
        Candidates are presented with a text that has some missing paragraphs. Candidates are provided with a set of paragraphs and they need to decide which one best fits each gap. There are 6 questions in this exercise.
        • Exercise 7 - Multiple matching
        Candidates have to match the prompts provided to elements in the text provided. There are 10 questions in this exercise.

    • Part 2: Writing

      The Writing part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to create different types of text. In this part the candidate needs to write 2 texts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
      Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language.

      • Eating habits - Writing (essay)

        • Exercise 1
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write an essay based on the information included in the short text provided. Candidates have to write 140-190 words.

      • Letter of application - Writing (letter)

        • Exercise 2
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write a text (options vary between letter/email, proposal, report or review) based on the information provided.

    • Part 3: Listening

      The Listening part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to understand different types of spoken materials. This part has 4 exercises with 30 questions in total and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates listen to each extract twice.

      • Listening (4 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to some short extracts and answer 8 multiple-choice questions.
        • Exercise 2 - Sentence completion
        Candidates listen to an extract and complete the 10 gaps provided.
        • Exercise 3 - Multiple matching
        Candidates listen to 5 short extracts from different speakers and have to match 5 possible answers, from a list of eight, to each of the speakers.  
        •Exercise 4 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to an extract and answer 7 multiple-choice questions.

    • Part 4: Speaking

      The Speaking part tests the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different situations. This part is normally taken with another candidate. It has 4 exercises and it takes approximately 14 minutes per pair of candidates.

      • Speaking (interview)

        • Exercise 1 - Interview
        Candidates are asked to provide some personal information by answering questions. This exercise lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

      • At work - Speaking (long turn)

        • Exercise 2 - Long turn
        Each candidate talks for about 4 minutes following the instructions provided.

      • Summer holidays - Speaking (collaborative task)

        • Exercise 3 - Collaborative task
        Candidates discuss a topic for about 4 minutes using the written prompts provided and then make a decision (1 minute approximately).

      • Summer jobs - Speaking (discussion)

        • Exercise 4 - Discussion
        Candidates are led to continue the discussion of the topic for approximately 4 minutes.

  • Paper 5

    • Part 1: Reading and Use of English

      The Reading and Use of English part tests how confidently the candidate can deal with different types of texts and how well the candidate can control grammar and vocabulary. It is made up of 7 exercises. The first four parts test the candidate's grammar and vocabulary. The last three parts each contain a text and a comprehension task. The candidate has 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this part.

      • Reading and Use of English (7 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple-choice gap-fill, mainly testing vocabulary.
        Candidates need to choose between 4 possible answers to complete each of the 8 gaps in a text.
        • Exercise 2 - Open gap-fill, testing mainly grammar.
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 8 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates have to find the correct missing word.
        • Exercise 3 - Word formation
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 6 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates are provided with a 'root' word which they have to change to make it fit the sentence correctly.
        • Exercise 4 - Key word transformation testing grammar and vocabulary
        Candidates are provided with 6 questions and a 'key' word for each question. Candidates need to complete the sentence using the key word.
        • Exercise 5 - Multiple choice
        Candidates need to read a text and answer 6 questions. In order to answer, candidates are provided with different options for each question.
        • Exercise 6 - Gapped text
        Candidates are presented with a text that has some missing paragraphs. Candidates are provided with a set of paragraphs and they need to decide which one best fits each gap. There are 6 questions in this exercise.
        • Exercise 7 - Multiple matching
        Candidates have to match the prompts provided to elements in the text provided. There are 10 questions in this exercise.

    • Part 2: Writing

      The Writing part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to create different types of text. In this part the candidate needs to write 2 texts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
      Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language.

      • Community service - Writing (essay)

        • Exercise 1
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write an essay based on the information included in the short text provided. Candidates have to write 140-190 words.

      • Your home town - Writing (article)

        • Exercise 2
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write a text (options vary between letter/email, proposal, report or review) based on the information provided.

    • Part 3: Listening

      The Listening part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to understand different types of spoken materials. This part has 4 exercises with 30 questions in total and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates listen to each extract twice.

      • Listening (4 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to some short extracts and answer 8 multiple-choice questions.
        • Exercise 2 - Sentence completion
        Candidates listen to an extract and complete the 10 gaps provided.
        • Exercise 3 - Multiple matching
        Candidates listen to 5 short extracts from different speakers and have to match 5 possible answers, from a list of eight, to each of the speakers.  
        •Exercise 4 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to an extract and answer 7 multiple-choice questions.

    • Part 4: Speaking

      The Speaking part tests the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different situations. This part is normally taken with another candidate. It has 4 exercises and it takes approximately 14 minutes per pair of candidates.

      • Speaking (interview)

        • Exercise 1 - Interview
        Candidates are asked to provide some personal information by answering questions. This exercise lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

      • Homes - Speaking (long turn)

        • Exercise 2 - Long turn
        Each candidate talks for about 4 minutes following the instructions provided.

      • Traffic and pollution - Speaking (collaborative task)

        • Exercise 3 - Collaborative task
        Candidates discuss a topic for about 4 minutes using the written prompts provided and then make a decision (1 minute approximately).

      • Public transport - Speaking (discussion)

        • Exercise 4 – Discussion
        Candidates are led to continue the discussion of the topic for approximately 4 minutes.

  • Paper 6

    • Part 1: Reading and Use of English

      The Reading and Use of English part tests how confidently the candidate can deal with different types of texts and how well the candidate can control grammar and vocabulary. It is made up of 7 exercises. The first four parts test the candidate's grammar and vocabulary. The last three parts each contain a text and a comprehension task. The candidate has 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete this part.

      • Reading and Use of English (7 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple-choice gap-fill, mainly testing vocabulary.
        Candidates need to choose between 4 possible answers to complete each of the 8 gaps in a text.
        • Exercise 2 - Open gap-fill, testing mainly grammar.
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 8 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates have to find the correct missing word.
        • Exercise 3 - Word formation
        Candidates need to read a text in which there are 6 numbered gaps. For each gap, candidates are provided with a 'root' word which they have to change to make it fit the sentence correctly.
        • Exercise 4 - Key word transformation testing grammar and vocabulary
        Candidates are provided with 6 questions and a 'key' word for each question. Candidates need to complete the sentence using the key word.
        • Exercise 5 - Multiple choice
        Candidates need to read a text and answer 6 questions. In order to answer, candidates are provided with different options for each question.
        • Exercise 6 - Gapped text
        Candidates are presented with a text that has some missing paragraphs. Candidates are provided with a set of paragraphs and they need to decide which one best fits each gap. There are 6 questions in this exercise.
        • Exercise 7 - Multiple matching
        Candidates have to match the prompts provided to elements in the text provided. There are 10 questions in this exercise.

    • Part 2: Writing

      The Writing part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to create different types of text. In this part the candidate needs to write 2 texts in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
      Candidates are assessed using the following criteria: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation and Language.

      • Internships - Writing (essay)

        • Exercise 1
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write an essay based on the information included in the short text provided. Candidates have to write 140-190 words.

      • Language course - Writing (report)

        • Exercise 2
        Candidates are provided with a short text. They need to write a text (options vary between letter/email, proposal, report or review) based on the information provided.

    • Part 3: Listening

      The Listening part of the exam tests the candidate's ability to understand different types of spoken materials. This part has 4 exercises with 30 questions in total and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates listen to each extract twice.

      • Listening (4 exercises)

        • Exercise 1 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to some short extracts and answer 8 multiple-choice questions.
        • Exercise 2 - Sentence completion
        Candidates listen to an extract and complete the 10 gaps provided.
        • Exercise 3 - Multiple matching
        Candidates listen to 5 short extracts from different speakers and have to match 5 possible answers, from a list of eight, to each of the speakers.  
        •Exercise 4 - Multiple choice
        Candidates listen to an extract and answer 7 multiple-choice questions.

    • Part 4: Speaking

      The Speaking part tests the candidate's ability to communicate effectively in different situations. This part is normally taken with another candidate. It has 4 exercises and it takes approximately 14 minutes per pair of candidates.

      • Speaking (interview)

        • Exercise 1 - Interview
        Candidates are asked to provide some personal information by answering questions. This exercise lasts for approximately 2 minutes.

      • Relax - Speaking (long turn)

        • Exercise 2 - Long turn
        Each candidate talks for about 4 minutes following the instructions provided.

      • Sports centre - Speaking (collaborative task)

        • Exercise 3 - Collaborative task
        Candidates discuss a topic for about 4 minutes using the written prompts provided and then make a decision (1 minute approximately).

      • Exercise - Speaking (discussion)

        • Exercise 4 - Discussion
        Candidates are led to continue the discussion of the topic for approximately 4 minutes.

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