B2 First Writing | FCE

B2 First Writing

There are 2 parts in the B2 First Writing paper.

You need to answer 1 question in each part which means 2 questions in total.

Part 1 - your answer is always an essay.

Part 2 - You are given 3 questions but you should only answer 1. The 3 questions might ask you to write an: article, report, review or email.

How Do Examiners Mark Your B2 First Writing?

Do you want to know how to get top marks in part 1 and 2 of the FCE writing paper? The video below shows you how examiners mark your writings. If you understand this, you can write in a way which will get you high marks.

The video below has come from my FCE writing marking criteria page which you can find in my long FCE course.



Essay Writing

If you want to know how to write an essay which will make the examiners smile, watch the video below:

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There are more videos and exercises on my FCE essay page in my FCE writing course which is inside my long FCE course. A box in a box in a box.

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Report Writing

Ahhhh, reports reports report. How do I write a good report?

I made a video which will help you answer this question:

Unfortunately the FCE Report video below is available for Gold members of my website only.

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You can also find out more about reports in my FCE writing course which is inside my long FCE course >>

Review Writing

Cambridge B2 First Handbook for teachers >>

There are more review questions, answers and critiques in my long FCE course >>


Email Writing

Do you want to know how to write a good email for the FCE exam?

Okay, watch the video below...

There are more email examples and exercises in my long FCE course >>

Writing FAQs

-Can I write notes on a separate sheet of paper?

Yes, it is possible to write on a separate sheet of paper. I advise writing a plan on a separate sheet of paper. I talk more about the importance of planning throughout my FCE writing course, where there are also sample answers with critiques. My FCE writing course has a lot more detail on ALL the FCE writing tasks. I'll talk more about this course below.

This website has some useful examples of various writing answers on as well.

If you want more common writing FAQs and FAQs for all the other parts of the FCE exam, check out this page >>

B2 First Writing Course

5 stars - valuable information, accurate course description, clear explanations, knowledgeable instructor. Mia.

There are loads of materials in the course including details and answers for each of the different writing question types in the exam.

My B2 First Writing course forms part of my longer FCE course, which you can start here >>

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