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ElWriting B2 First (FCE)es uno de los exámenes de Writing más populares que existen hoy día en todo el mundo. Como ya sabrás, elWriting del B2 Firstes solo una de las 5 partes del examen de B2 First, antes conocido como FCE. Además del Writing, para completar un examen de FCE tienes que realizar las partes de Use of English, Reading, Listening y el Speaking. Sin embargo, desde mi punto de vista comoprofesor de inglés y preparador de exámenes de Cambridge Assessment English, el Writing del B2 First es una de las partes más fáciles de hacer y, sobre todo, de mejorar en un periodo relativamente corto de tiempo. Por ello, en este post te voy a explicar exactamentecómo es el Writing del B2 First (FCE)y te voy a mostrar unejemplo de Writingde cadatipo de Writing del FCE. ¡Vamos allá!

Tabla de contenidos

  1. Writing B2: qué es el nivel B2
  2. Cómo es el Writing B2 First
  3. Tipos de Writing B2
    • Writing B2 First: Part 1 – Essay
    • Writing B2 First: Part 2
      • Writing B2 First: Article
      • Writing B2 First: Review
      • Writing B2 First: Report
  4. Ejemplos de Writing B2 First (FCE)
    • Ejemplo de Writing B2 Essay
    • Ejemplo de Writing B2 Article
    • Ejemplo de Writing B2 Review
    • Ejemplo de Writing B2 Report
    • Ejemplo de Writing B2 Informal Email
    • Ejemplo de Writing B2 Formal Letter (carta formal)
  5. Writing B2 First (FCE): cómo se evalúa
  6. Consejos para el Writing B2 First (FCE)
  7. Guía para el Writing B2 First con ejemplos

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Writing B2: qué es el nivel B2

El nombre del examen del que estamos hablando,B2 First, especifica claramente qué nivel de inglés se espera de ti. En este caso, elnivel B2, se trata de un nivel intermedio-alto, marcado y definido por elMarco Común Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas (MCERL). Según este documento, y en lo que a Writing (expresión escrita) se refiere, una persona con unnivel B2:

Puede producir textos claros y detallados sobre temas diversos, así como defender un punto de vista sobre temas generales, indicando los pros y los contras de las distintas opciones.

Si indagamos un poco más en la sección deexpresión escrita, veremos que elMCERLespecifica que un candidato que demuestra un nivel B2:

  • En general:
    • Escribe textos claros y detallados sobre una variedad de temas relacionados con su especialidad, sintetizando y evaluando información y argumentos procedentes de varias fuentes.
  • En escritura creativa:
    • Escribe descripciones claras y detalladas de hechos y experiencias reales o imaginarias en textos claros y estructurados, marcando la relación existente entre las ideas y siguiendo las normas establecidas del género literario elegido.
    • Escribe descripciones claras y detalladas sobre una variedad de temas relacionados con su especialidad. Sabe escribir una reseña de una película, de un libro o de una obra de teatro.
  • En escritura de informes y redacciones:
    • Escribe redacciones e informes que desarrollan sistemáticamente un argumento, destacando los aspectos significativos y ofreciendo detalles relevantes que sirvan de apoyo.
    • Sabe evaluar las diferentes ideas o soluciones que se pueden aplicar a un problema.
    • Escribe redacciones o informes que desarrollan un argumento, razonando a favor o en contra de un punto de vista concretoy explicando las ventajas y las desventajas de varias opciones.
    • Sabe sintetizar información y argumentos procedentes de varias fuentes.

Como ves, unWriting nivel B2no es moco de pavo, pues se tienen unas expectativas bastante amplias en lo que respecta ahabilidades lingüísticas escritas.

Y como ya sabemos qué nivel unWriting B2debe tener, pasemos ahora acómo es el Writing del B2 First, viendo algunosejemplos de ejercicios de Writing del FCEtomados de la propiapágina webdeCambridge Assessment English.

Cómo es el Writing B2 First

Para el Writing del FCE, desde 2015,los candidatos tienen que escribir dos textos en 1 hora y 20 minutos, y cada texto debe tener entre 140 y 190 palabras. Estos dos textos, como veremos más adelante, son diferentes tipos de Writing. En ellos se espera que demuestres tu nivel utilizando estructuras léxicas y gramaticales propias de unWriting de nivel B2.

En el caso concreto delWriting del B2 First (FCE), esta parte del examen se divide en dos tareas con distintostipos de Writingque vamos a ver a continuación.

Tipos de Writing B2

  • Part 1
    • Essay
  • Part 2
    • Article
    • Email (informal or formal) or letter (informal or formal)
    • Review
    • Report

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The Ultimate B2 First Writing Guide: 15 B2 Writing Sample Tasks and 300+ Useful Expressions

The Ultimate B2 First Writing guide es una guía escrita por Luis Porras Wadley, fundador de KSE Academy®. Este libro contiene 15 ejemplos de Writing del FCE y más de 300 expresiones útiles listas para utilizar, aparte de una descripción detallada de cada parte del examen de Writing e innumerables consejos sobre cómo afrontar la parte escrita del examen de nivel B2 de Cambridge Assessment English.

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Writing B2 First: Part 1 – Essay

En la primera parte de este examen de Writing, tendrás que escribir un ensayo, en inglés essay. En esta parte únicamente tienes una opción de tarea y siempre tendrás queescribir un essay.

Un essay es untipo de Writing de B2muy común en muchísimos ámbitos académicos. Obviamente, en un examen de inglés no se espera que tu ensayo tenga 2.000 palabras, sino que se espera que demuestres tu nivel B2 de inglés con un texto relativamente corto, 140 – 190 palabras. Además, la manera en que esta tarea se plantea siempre es la misma. A continuación puedes vercómo son las instrucciones es un ejercicio de essay en el FCE:

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Como ves, la idea es que, antes de escribir un essay, en tu supuesta clase de inglés habéis estado hablando de algún tema importante de actualidad, como puede ser el dinero, la tecnología, los amigos, los hobbies, el medioambiente, etc. Entonces, a petición de tu supuesto profesor de inglés, debes escribir un essay siguiendo las notas que supuestamente has tomado durante la discusión. Para ello, en el examen de B2 First, se te dan2 ideas fijasde las que has de hablar, ytú debes añadir otra idea de cosecha propia. Si te interesa saber cómo hacer esta tarea perfectamente, aquí te explico exactamentecómo escribir un essay para el Writing B2.

Pasemos ahora a la segunda parte.

Writing B2 First: Part 2

En esta parte, como candidato, tienes que escribir otro texto de 140 a 190 palabras, pero esta vez podrás elegir entrediferentes tipos de Writing. En concreto, existen 5tipos de Writing B2, de los cuales en la parte 2 aparecerán 3. Veamos unejemplo de cada tipo de Writing del B2 First, esto es, del enunciado.

Writing B2 First: Article

El objetivo de un artículo del FCE es hacerteescribir sobre un tema que te gusta o sobre el que eres un experto. Por este motivo, unejemplo de tarea para un articlesuele ser algo así:

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En el siguiente post te explicocómo escribir un article para B2 First. ¡Ahí tienes toda la información!

Writing B2 First: Review

Otro tipo de Writing B2 típico es la reseña o, en inglés, review. En este caso, se trata de una tarea similar a la del artículo, pero suele ser de algo mucho más concreto, ya que se te pideescribir una valoración sobre un objeto, una película, una serie, un programa de televisión, etc. Aquí tienes un ejemplo de enunciado:

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Writing B2 First: Report

Este es uno de lostipos de Writing B2que los candidatos soléis desconocer más. Sin embargo, desde mi punto de vista, es uno de los más sencillos. Se trata de un informe (report), que no es más que una valoración objetiva sobre una experiencia que has tenido. Por ejemplo, te pueden pedirescribir un report sobre una excursión o una visita turística, o sobre un programa de intercambio, o sobre cosas que un visitante a tu ciudad puede hacer, etc. Veamos un ejemplo de tarea un report:

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Como ves, se trata de una tarea de Writing que requiere un tono formal, ya que normalmente va dirigido a algún superior. Luego veremos unejemplo de report.

Writing B2 First: Letter & Email

En este apartado veremos únicamente un ejemplo de email, ya que a efectos prácticos una carta y un email son básicamente lo mismo, cambiando únicamente el formato electrónico por el de papel, o viceversa.

En el caso de que se te pida escribir un email en el Writing del FCE, se pueden dar los casos de que tengas queescribir un email a un amigo, escribir una carta solicitando un trabajo o información, o escribir un email quejándote de algo, etc.

Aquí te dejo un típico ejemplo de tarea de Writing B2.

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Aprende a escribir un email informal para el B2 coneste post.

Ya que hemos visto ejemplos de cada tipo de tarea, pasemos ahora a ver unejemplo de cada tipo de writing B2, es decir, de respuestas apropiadas para las tareas de writing.

Ejemplos de Writing B2 First (FCE)

En esta sección vamos a ver unejemplo de Writing B2para cada tipo de Writing. El propósito de esto que te familiarices con cada tipo de Writing y que te hagas una idea de lo que se espera de ti en el examen. Además, he intentado simular un nivel B2, ni muy fuerte ni muy flojo, para que sepas a lo que deben parecerse tus tareas de Writing, como mínimo. Empecemos.

Ejemplo de Writing B2 Essay

Un essay, por lo general, ha de ser unWriting formalen el que se tratan3 ideas de una manera ordenada, utilizandoconectores y lenguaje apropiadoal contexto y al tema que se está tratando. A continuación tienes unejemplo de essayde un tema muy recurrente en este tipo de exámenes: proteger medioambiente.

Protecting the Environment
One of the things that worries people most nowadays is the environment. In the last few decades, humans have been polluting way too much, which has had a negative effect on the environment. For this reason, we must protect it from now on.

First, we ought to start paying attention to the 3 Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. By doing so, we will reduce the quantity of rubbish, we will not throw away so many things and we will be able to recycle most of our waste.

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Second, a very good idea is to stop using cars so much and start cycling or walking a little more. For example, instead of commuting by car, we can try to do it on foot or by bike.

Finally, if we really want to change things, we should teach young pupils about the dangers of contamination and pollution. It’s the only way to change the future, because they are the future citizens of the world.

In conclusion, I believe that if we do these three things, we can still prevent humans from destroying the environment.

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The Ultimate B2 First Writing Guide: 15 B2 Writing Sample Tasks and 300+ Useful Expressions

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Ejemplo de Writing B2 Article

A continuación tienes un ejemplo de artículo sobre un tema que me interesa a mí: internet. Como puedes observar, se trata de unescrito con un tono informal/estándar, en el queme incluyo a mí mismotodo el tiempo, pues todo lo que digo es unaopinión personal. Además, incluyoalguna recomendacióny termino el artículo con unapregunta dirigida al lector.

The Internet: A Great Invention

The Internet has changed the way we live. It started as something that we could access only through a computer, but nowadays it is everywhere, and I love it!

One of the cool things about the world wide web is that you can look up anything you want and find out the answer straight away. Isn’t that fantastic? For example, imagine you are arguing with your friends about how to do something. Easy solution! Go online and find the answer.

However, the greatest thing about the Internet is how you can learn tons of things very cheaply or even for free! In fact, my favourite website is www.udemy.com, where people register to teach and learn about different things: music, website design, making apps, history, etc. So I totally recommend it to everyone!

In conclusion, the Internet has a lot of great things. For me, the best are finding information and learning online. What about you? What are your favourite things about it?

Ejemplo de Writing B2 Review

El siguiente ejemplo es de una review de una película. Como puedes ver, es un texto muy parecido a los artículos (el tono, la gramática, la puntuación, etc.), pero en este caso describo una película que he visto y que me gustó. En unareview de una películadebes hablar delargumento, de lospersonajes/actoresy debes ofrecer unarecomendaciónal lector.

Layer Cake

Did you know that Daniel Craig was already famous before playing James Bond? In fact, my favourite Daniel Craig movie is called “Layer Cake”, which he did a long time before becoming the most famous spy in the world.

Set in central London, “Layer Cake” tells the story of a drug dealer (played by Craig) and how he tries to give up his drug empire. However, not everything goes as planned and he gets into some serious trouble with some of his business partners.

The main characters are wonderfully played by the actors, who give an exceptional performance. However, some of the secondary roles seemed a little dull and two-dimensional.

As for the plot, it’s a real nail-biter, as you never know what is going to happen with the main characters. In fact, you will never be able to guess the ending!

If you are a fan of action movies, I completely recommend that you watch this film. I am sure you will have a great time and it will be an unforgettable movie.

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(Video) Curso Writing for B2 Lesson 1: Writing Assessment - Cambridge FCE (B2 First)

Ejemplo de Writing B2 Report

En esta sección tienes unejemplo de report. Se trata de la respuesta a la tarea planteada en la sección anterior sobre el gimnasio que está perdiendo clientela. Como se puede apreciar a simple vista,la estructura de un report es muy particular, pues aparte del título,cada párrafo o idea es en realidad un subapartadointroducido por un subtítulo. Además de eso, el lenguaje es relativamente formal y muy objetivo.

Improving Our Gym

Introduction

The aim of this report is to explain the main reasons why members are leaving the gym. After interviewing some clients, we have identified some serious problems.

Limited opening hours

Some members have complained that the gym opens a little late for them. For this reason, workers cannot exercise before going to work. If the gym opened at 7 a.m., clients could exercise easily before going to work.

The changing rooms

Many of the lockers are broken so customers cannot leave their belongings in a safe place. Also, some of the showers are not working properly so members have to queue before having a shower. In order to solve this, I suggest replacing all lockers and showers immediately.

Lack of parking spaces

Some previous members have joined gyms which have a parking lot. Although we cannot build a parking lot, we can offer a parking area for bicycles. As a result, this might encourage members to use their bikes to come to the gym.

Conclusion

To sum up, I believe that if we take care of these problems, members will be happier and will decide to stay with us.

Ejemplo de Writing B2 Informal Email

Aquí te dejo un email informal dirigido a “mi amigo” Jack. Lo importante de cualquier email o carta, aparte del lenguaje, es la estructura. Fíjate como en este tipo de Writing de B2 tenemos que: unsaludo, un párrafo deapertura, párrafos conideas principales, un párrafo decierre, unadespediday unafirma. En este caso, al tratarse de un ejemplo de email informal, el lenguaje es bastante coloquial, ya que tengo confianza con mi amigo.

Dear Jack,

It’s great to hear from you after so long! How are you doing? I’m so excited about your visit next summer. Let me give you some tips so you can get ready.

First of all, there are some places which you can’t miss! For example, here in Granada you should totally visit the Alhambra, an ancient Muslim palace.

It was nominated to become one of the new seven wonders of the world. Also, don’t forget to check out St Nicholas viewpoint – you’ll have the best views of the Alhambra and the whole city.

As for clothes, remember that it can get super hot in Granada, especially for foreigners! So forget about long sleeves or trousers and just pack some shorts, T-shirts and sandals. Oh, and remember to bring a cap, too!

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By the way, do you have a place to stay? If you want, I could put you up in my place. I have a spare room and it would be great to have you here.

Anyway, I must dash now. Drop me a line soon and let me know what you think.

Best wishes,

Carlos

Ejemplo de Writing B2 Formal Letter (carta formal)

La estructura de una carta es exactamente igual a la del email que acabamos de ver. En este caso, sin embargo, se trata de unejemplo de carta formal para B2 First. Se puede ver rápidamente un saludo y una despedida muy formales, ninguna contracción, conectores menos coloquiales, etc.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing with regard to the advertisement posted in yesterday’s newspaper about the camp for diabetic children. I would like to take part as a volunteer, if it is possible.

As you can see in my résumé, I completed a degree in nursing, so I am qualified to teach children about it. Besides, I suffer from diabetes, so I am quite familiar with this illness and how to deal with it.

Furthermore, I have some experience organising entertaining events for children, as I worked at a regular camp for children last summer. For this reason, I am capable of organising and playing fun games with children.

Finally, I must say that I can speak 3 languages, since I have spent some time abroad, in England and Germany. Therefore, apart from Spanish, I am fluent in English and German.

Can I ask about the duration of the camp? What is the daily timetable?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

José

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Writing B2 First (FCE): cómo se evalúa

Cualquier tarea de Writing del FCE se evalúa en torno a 4 criterios de evaluación fundamentales. Estos son: Content, Communicative Achievement, Organisation y Language. Veamos por encima en qué consiste cada uno:

  • Content: En este apartado se evalúa cómo de bien has sabido completar la tarea, es decir,si has hecho lo que se pedía. En este sentido es importante querespondas a cada punto propuestoen el ejercicio y que la información que escribas cubra bien cada punto y la tarea en general.
  • Communicative Achievement: Este criterio de evaluación se centra encómo de apropiado es tu Writingcon respecto al ejercicio propuesto. En este sentido, cobran especial relevancia elestiloy elregistrocon el que hayas escrito.
  • Organisation: ¿Tu writing eslógicoy está bienestructurado? Genial, entonces tendrás buena nota en este apartado. En general, cualquier Writing de B2 debe estar separado enpárrafos coherentemente interconectados, con oraciones coherentes y bien cohesionadas, ofreciendo unaprogresión lógicay fácil de seguir. Para ello, has de hacer uso de una serie deconectoresy estructuras gramaticales cohesivas propias de un nivel B2.
  • Language: En esta sección, cómo no, se trata de que tugramática y vocabulariose encuentren en un nivel B2 y de que no cometas demasiados errores linguísticos.

Consejos para el Writing B2 First (FCE)

Como cada parte del B2 First, para el Writing existen una serie de estrategias esenciales que ayudarán a que tu escrito cumpla los requisitos que los correctores están buscando. En general, yo siempre recomiendo lo siguiente:

  • Haz un esquema antes de escribir. Nunca comiences a escribir sin saber de lo que vas a hablar. Hacer anotaciones sobre cómo vas a organizar tu Writing es fundamental para que éste tenga coherencia y al lector le resulte fácil de seguir. Además, evitarás pasarte de palabras y que un párrafo te salga mucho más largo que otro y tengas un Writing descompensado.
  • Piensa siempre en quién leerá el Writing. Y no me refiero al corrector, sino a quién es tu target reader. Por ejemplo, si vas a escribir un artículo para una revista de tu instituto, el tono que deberás utilizar será informal, pero si es una carta para solicitar trabajo, tendrás que sonar más serio y formal. Por ello, siempre fíjate en quién será tu lector.
  • Escribe un borrador y mejóralo hasta llegar a la versión final. Escribir todo genial de primeras es muy difícil. Por este motivo, debes escribir un primer borrador, que luego reescribirás mil veces (xD). De este modo, irás mejorando distintos aspectos de tu Writing como el vocabulario y la gramática, añadirás conectores, corregirás fallos, verás si es coherente, y un largo etcétera. Esto es fundamental, te lo digo en serio.
  • Define bien los párrafos de cada Writing. Parece una tontería, pero el definir los párrafos hace que el Writing, aparte de organizado, sea visualmente atractivo, lo cual causará una buena impresión en el lector.
  • Escribe con conocimiento de causa. A ver, estás en un examen de inglés en el que tienes que demostrar lo que sabes. Es decir, cuando escribas intenta lucirte utilizando ciertas estructuras a propósito. Has estudiado las condicionales, ¿verdad? Pues mete una condicional. ¿Y los comparativos? También, pues mete una oración comparativa. ¿Te acuerdas de ese tema del medioambiente que viste con tu profe de inglés? Genial, pues mete palabras como greenhouse effect, acid rain, etc. ¡Intenta lucirte, copón, que pa eso estamos aquí! xD
  • Revisa antes de darlo por terminado. Obviamente, nunca entregues un ejercicio de Writing sin revisar. Tienes que hacer de self-proofreader, buscando posibles erratas, errores ortográficos, faltas de concordancia, etc. Revisando evitarás errores muy tontos y comunes que podrían afectar muy negativamente a tu nota.

Guía para el Writing B2 First con ejemplos

Aunque voy a publicar más artículos explicando cómo hacer cada tipo de writing, si no quieres esperar puedes adquirir laguía oficial de KSE Academypara elWriting del FCE.En esta guía encontrarás lo siguiente:

(Video) Cambridge B2 First (FCE) Speaking Paper: Part 3 Practice Questions - Working From Home

  • Cómo escribir unessay(ensayo) y 3 ejemplos
  • Como escribir unarticle(artículo) y 3 ejemplos
  • Cómo escribir unareview(reseña) y 3 ejemplos
  • Como escribir un report(informe) y 3 ejemplos
  • Cómo escribir un email oletter(carta) y 3 ejemplos
  • Más de 300 expresionesútileslosWriting del FCE

¿Quieres ver un extracto?Aquí lo tienes. 🙂

Pues bien, creo que ya debes tener una idea bastante más clara de cómo es el Writing del B2 First. Aún así, si todavía te queda alguna dudilla, no dudes en dejarme un comentario y preguntarme lo que quieras, que para eso estoy aquí, para ayudarte.

FAQs

How do you write an article B2 FCE? ›

B2 First (FCE) Article: Tips
  1. ANSWER THE QUESTION.
  2. PLAN your article.
  3. Give your article a title.
  4. Ask rhetorical questions to get your readers' attention. Eg. ...
  5. Speak directly to your readers. Eg. ...
  6. Give examples where appropriate.
  7. Use humour where appropriate.
  8. Give a conclusion and summary in the last paragraph.
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How do you write B2? ›

B2 First (FCE) Essay: Tips
  1. ANSWER THE QUESTION.
  2. PLAN your essay.
  3. REVISE your essay to correct mistakes.
  4. Use a variety of discussive words and phrases.
  5. Give examples where possible.
  6. Use formal language.
  7. Don't use contractions (we're, I've etc.)
  8. Sum up your argument in the final paragraph.
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How do I write a review on FCE? ›

B2 First (FCE) Review: Tips
  1. ANSWER THE QUESTION.
  2. PLAN your review.
  3. Make sure you have at least 4 paragraphs.
  4. Choose an appropriate title.
  5. The introduction will talk about what's being reviewed.
  6. Use a relaxed, friendly, chatty style.
  7. You can use contractions such as I'm, I've etc..
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How long is an essay at the FCE B2 level? ›

Students are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140–190 words. For the second, they can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or story of 140–190 words.

How do I write a letter to FCE? ›

B2 First (FCE) Formal Letter & Email: Tips

Try to avoid using exactly the same words that appear in the notes. Make sure you have included all the points from the notes. Use an appropriate closing formula. Decide what each paragraph will say before you start writing; each paragraph should have a specific purpose.

Is FCE exam hard? ›

The FCE is a very challenging exam which tests all language skills -reading, listening, writing, grammar and most importantly speaking. You need 60% to pass and have to do all the tasks under time pressure.

What is B2 level English? ›

Level B2 corresponds to independent users of the language, i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with native speakers.

How long is B2 exam? ›

1 hour 15 minutes

How do I write a letter to Cambridge in English? ›

HOW TO WRITE A FORMAL LETTER / EMAIL IN ENGLISH - YouTube

Does a review have a title? ›

The title for any review is very important. It is as a coverpage for your book. People would read the title, analyse it and move towards reading the whole review. It should be catchy enough to grab the attention of the reader.

What percentage do you need to pass FCE? ›

The Cambridge Scale

In the old system you needed to score 60% overall to pass the exam. Now everything is rated according to 'the Cambridge Scale'. The score you need to pass is 160.

Can you get C1 from FCE? ›

FCE stands for First Certificate in English and CAE stands for Cambridge English: Advanced. The CAE is also known as the C1 Advanced. Another version of the FCE is available : the.
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CAE Scale Scores.
ScoreGradeCEFR Level
200-210AC2
193–199BC1
180–192CC1
160–179-B2
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17 Sept 2021

How much does it cost to pass FCE? ›

Valid scores on the FCE Exam range from 140 to 190. A score of 160 or above is considered a “pass” and students with that score will receive the Cambridge First Certificate, which corresponds to a level B2 in English on the CEFR.

How do you end an article in FCE? ›

It is also a good idea to end your article with a rhetorical question, especially if it is going to be an online article where people could (in theory) leave a comment. Giving your opinion: An article is almost exclusively about giving your opinion, so feel free to do so throught the whole piece of writing.

How can I start an article? ›

5 Steps to Write an Article Introduction

Have something unique to say. Keep it simple. Speak directly to the reader. Explain what the article is about.

How do you write an article in paper 2 English? ›

GCSE English Language: Writing An Article - YouTube

How do I write a b2 complaint letter? ›

Letter of Complaint: Structure/Format
  1. Salutation. Dear Sir or Madam / Dear Manager.
  2. The Introductory Paragraph. Identify what the issue is.
  3. The next paragraphs (the body) Complaint 1 and justification. Complaint 2 and justification. ...
  4. Closing paragraph. Suggested action to be taken. – sign off with: Yours faithfully.
18 May 2022

How do I write a Cambridge informal letter? ›

INFORMAL LETTERS
  1. You must be familiar with the format of an informal letter: salutation (Dear/Dearest..), introduction, body (maybe two paragraphs), conclusion, signature (With Love/Yours Truly..) ...
  2. Introduction:
  3. Start with a warm, friendly opening. ...
  4. It was good to hear from you.
  5. Sorry for not replying sooner.

How do you write a letter structure? ›

Structure of a Formal Letter (and Informal)
  1. An appropriate greeting (Dear Sir/Madam, Dear Kathy, Dear Mr Brown).
  2. An introduction clearly stating the reason you are writing.
  3. A main body in which the subject is developed. ...
  4. A final paragraph in which you sum up the topic or express your wish for something to be done.

Is FCE valid for life? ›

How Long Are the Certifications Valid? Unlike the TOEFL and IELTS exams which are only valid for 2 years, the Cambridge exams (FCE & CAE) are valid FOR LIFE!

How do I pass the B2 exam? ›

B2 First (FCE Exam) Tips
  1. Identify your motivations. ...
  2. Do a diagnostic test and get to know your strengths and weaknesses. ...
  3. Use authentic exam past papers from Cambridge to practise. ...
  4. Pay attention! ...
  5. Know the common mistakes. ...
  6. Do a mock test. ...
  7. Watch YouTube recordings of the speaking test. ...
  8. Immerse yourself in English.
15 Apr 2020

Is FCE accepted in universities? ›

The B2 First certificate is accepted worldwide by employers, universities, and government departments.

Is B2 considered fluent? ›

Level B2: Basic Fluency

Reaching B2 is generally considered by most people as having basic fluency. You'll have a working vocabulary of around 4000 words.

Is B2 a good grade? ›

The exam is targeted at Level B2 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above B2 (Level C1) and the level below (Level B1).
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B2 First Scale Scores.
Cambridge English Scale ScoreGrade/CEFRCEFR level
173–179Grade BB2
160–172Grade CB2
140–159Level B1B1
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Is B2 a good level? ›

Level B2 corresponds to a more advanced, more independent level than previous levels. A B2 user can communicate easily and spontaneously in a clear and detailed manner. This is not yet an experienced speaker, but a B2 user is able to understand and be understood in most situations.

How do I get my B2 English certificate? ›

Take Tandem's standardized language B2 level English test to verify your English language level. The test will examine your reading, listening, and grammar abilities within a 45-minute timeframe. Once you've passed the test, you'll receive your official certificate straight away!

What is a B2 qualification? ›

A B2 First qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B1 Preliminary and C1 Advanced.

How is FCE marked? ›

Whole marks only are awarded; there are no half marks given. Part 1 is worth 20 marks and Part 2 is worth 20 marks. There are 40 possible marks in the Writing paper. Correct answers in the Listening paper are worth 1 mark each.

What are the 4 types of formal letter? ›

The types of Formal Letter Formats are mentioned below.
  • Letter of Enquiry.
  • Order Letter.
  • Letter of Complaint.
  • Reply to a Letter of Complaint.
  • Promotion Letter.
  • Sales Letter.
  • Recovery Letter.

What are the topics for letter writing? ›

Letter-Writing Prompts About Your Life Today
  • What is your typical day like now?
  • What do you do at church/work/school?
  • What do you like most about your hometown?
  • What are some interesting facts about your state/province/region?
  • How do you relax?
  • What's your favorite holiday? ...
  • What's your biggest challenge at the moment?

How do I write an English exam letter? ›

GCSE English Language: Writing A Letter - YouTube

How do I leave a 5 star review on Google? ›

Click the reviews tab, or scroll down until you find the starred reviews section. Under “Rate & review,” click the number of stars you want to leave the business. One star = terrible; 5 stars = fantastic.

How do you respond to a 5 star review without comments? ›

“We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.” "Thank you for the 5 star rating." "Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating - it's much appreciated!"

What's a good headline for a review? ›

The basic principles for review headlines are simple: Avoid blandness, make a brief but interesting point, don't try to say too much, and use keywords when possible. Let's look at an example. You've just been to a restaurant where the food was excellent but the service left much to be desired.

What font is used for literature review? ›

Times New Roman is the standard choice for academic documents, and the thesis preparation guidelines of some universities stipulate its use.

How do you write a catchy title for a research paper? ›

Effective titles in academic research papers have several characteristics.
  1. Indicate accurately the subject and scope of the study.
  2. Avoid using abbreviations.
  3. Use words that create a positive impression and stimulate reader interest.
  4. Use current nomenclature from the field of study.
7 Sept 2022

How long is B2 English test valid for? ›

Test results are valid for 2 years from the date the test is awarded.

How is B2 scored first? ›

What is the B2 FIRST (FCE) exam? | B2 First scoring system EXPLAINED!

What is B2 result? ›

Candidates achieving Grade A (between 180 and 190 on the Cambridge English Scale) receive a certificate stating that they have demonstrated ability at Level C1. Candidates achieving Grade B or Grade C (between 160 and 179 on the Cambridge English Scale) receive a certificate at Level B2.

What is better B2 or C1? ›

The B2 is the better choice if you need something to use in a well-lit room because it gets brighter in SDR. However, their HDR brightness is similar, and the C1 has better gradient handling, so if you watch HDR content, it's better to go for the C1.

How long does it take from B2 to C1? ›

How long does it take to learn English?
Level of English (CEFR)Number of hours of instruction
A2 to B1300 hours
B1 to B2200 hours
B2 to C1200 hours
C1 to C2200 hours
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25 Jan 2019

Is C1 higher than C2? ›

The Cambridge English Scale is used to measure the results of C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, but each test has a different range. If you're taking C1 Advanced, your score will be somewhere between 160 and 210, while for C2 Proficiency it'll be between 180 and 230.

How long does it take to get FCE results? ›

The evaluation can take several hours, or it could take two or three days. A well-conducted FCE provides objective clinical evidence on whether the claimant is physically capable of performing the usual and customary duties of his occupation.

What is the difference between FCE and ielts? ›

The main difference between the Cambridge tests and the IELTS is that while there is only one IELTS for every level, the Cambridge tests are level-oriented. FCE is for an upper-intermediate, B2 level qualification, the CAE is a C1 qualification exam and the CPE is for a C2 proficiency level.

What is a good score in Cambridge English test? ›

An example of how the scale works

The maximum achievable score for Cambridge English: Advanced is 210. Candidates with scores from 193 to 199 will receive a grade B. Those scoring between180 and 192 will receive a grade C. These candidates will receive a Cambridge English: Advanced certificate at Level C1.

How do you write an article structure? ›

The structure of an article for a newspaper, magazine or website, is usually in three parts: introduction – engaging the reader, or outlining the main point of the article to follow. middle – making clear and interesting points about the topic. end – a concluding paragraph that draws the points together.

What is an article and examples? ›

What are articles? Articles are words that define a noun as specific or unspecific. Consider the following examples: After the long day, the cup of tea tasted particularly good. By using the article the, we've shown that it was one specific day that was long and one specific cup of tea that tasted good.

How can I start an article? ›

5 Steps to Write an Article Introduction

Have something unique to say. Keep it simple. Speak directly to the reader. Explain what the article is about.

Which topic is best for article? ›

Article Writing Topics
  • Corruption.
  • Impact of Internet.
  • Women Empowerment.
  • Education and Movies.
  • Value of Games in Education.
  • Yoga and Mind Healing.
  • Importance of Mental Health.
  • Importance of Education in Society.
18 May 2021

How do you write a good introduction? ›

Your essay introduction should include three main things, in this order: An opening hook to catch the reader's attention. Relevant background information that the reader needs to know. A thesis statement that presents your main point or argument.

What are the types of articles? ›

In English there are three articles: a, an, and the. Articles are used before nouns or noun equivalents and are a type of adjective. The definite article (the) is used before a noun to indicate that the identity of the noun is known to the reader.

What are types of letter writing? ›

Letter writing can be divided into two main types – Formal Letters and Informal Letters. Formal letters are letters that are written for official purposes, whereas informal letters are written about anything you want to let your friends or family know.

What are articles give 5 examples? ›

Definite Article
  • The President of India is going to visit the US soon.
  • The apple pie I tasted yesterday was delicious.
  • the movie I saw last night was boring.
  • the fajitas were spicy.
  • Amitabh Bachchan is the one and only mega star.

How do you use in a sentence? ›

The definite article is used before singular and plural nouns when the noun is specific or particular. The signals that the noun is definite, that it refers to a particular member of a group. For example: "The dog that bit me ran away." Here, we're talking about a specific dog, the dog that bit me.

What is a good introduction sentence? ›

The introductory paragraph of any paper, long or short, should start with a sentence that piques the interest of your readers. In a typical essay, that first sentence leads into two or three more sentences that provide details about your subject or your process. All of these sentences build up to your thesis statement.

How do you end an introduction? ›

Therefore, ending your introductory paragraph means providing the thesis of your paper.
  1. Write exactly what you will argue for in the main body paragraphs. ...
  2. Link the thesis statement to the contents of introductory paragraph; do not just present your statement out of the blue.

What is a good example of an introduction paragraph? ›

Example
1st SentenceI lead with a quick factoid about comics.
2nd & 3rdThese sentences define graphic novels and gives a brief history. This is also how the body of my paper starts.
4rd SentenceThis sentence introduces the current issue. See how I gave the history first and now give the current issue? That's flow.
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6 Aug 2021

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