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The FCE exam certifies a person’s ability to undertake a given task to help them grow in their job performance. This quiz has been created to test your learning for the information in Chapter 1 and give you some information on the basic format of the FCE. Do give it a try and get to see how ready you are. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    FCE stands for... 

    • A.

      First Certification Exam

    • B.

      First Certificate Examination

    • C.

      First Certificate in English

    • D.

      First Certified English

    Correct Answer
    C. First Certificate in English
    Explanation
    FCE stands for First Certificate in English. This is a widely recognized English language qualification that is awarded to individuals who demonstrate proficiency in English. It is often taken by non-native English speakers to prove their language skills for academic or professional purposes. The other options, such as First Certification Exam, First Certificate Examination, and First Certified English, do not accurately represent the actual meaning of FCE.

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  • 2. 

    How many parts or papers does the FCE have? 

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    The FCE (First Certificate in English) has 5 parts or papers. This means that there are 5 different sections or components that make up the FCE exam.

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  • 3. 

    The FCE measures your ability to use English at work or academic situations at a B2 level. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the FCE, which stands for First Certificate in English, is a widely recognized English language qualification that measures the ability of individuals to use English in work or academic situations. It is designed for learners who have reached an intermediate level of English proficiency, which corresponds to a B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Therefore, it is true that the FCE measures the ability to use English at a B2 level.

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  • 4. 

    The parts of the FCE include the following sections: 

    • A.

      Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking

    • B.

      Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Listening and Speaking

    • C.

      Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Listening

    • D.

      Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

    Correct Answer
    A. Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking." This answer is correct because it includes all the sections of the FCE exam. The FCE exam assesses a candidate's ability in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as their use of English language and vocabulary. Therefore, the answer accurately lists all the sections that are included in the FCE exam.

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  • 5. 

    How long does the Speaking section take?

    • A.

      40 minutes

    • B.

      20 minutes

    • C.

      1 hour and 20 minutes

    • D.

      14 minutes

    Correct Answer
    D. 14 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 14 minutes. This is the shortest option among the given choices. The Speaking section is a part of a larger test, such as an English proficiency exam, and typically takes less time compared to other sections. It is designed to assess a person's ability to speak in English and may involve tasks such as giving a short speech, answering questions, or engaging in a conversation. The shorter duration of 14 minutes suggests that the Speaking section is a brief but important component of the overall test.

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  • 6. 

    In the Writing section, which of the following is NOT a task of the FCE?

    • A.

      A transactional letter

    • B.

      An invitation

    • C.

      An article

    • D.

      An essay

    Correct Answer
    B. An invitation
    Explanation
    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, is an examination that assesses a person's ability to use English for everyday communication. It tests various language skills, including writing. The tasks in the writing section typically include a transactional letter, an article, and an essay. These tasks require different writing styles and formats. However, writing an invitation is not listed as one of the tasks for the FCE. Therefore, it can be concluded that an invitation is not a task of the FCE.

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  • 7. 

    In the listening section, which of the following is NOT a task of the FCE?

    • A.

      Listening to short extracts

    • B.

      Listening to conversations

    • C.

      Listening about a science topic

    • D.

      Listening to multiple speakers

    Correct Answer
    C. Listening about a science topic
    Explanation
    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, is an exam that assesses a person's ability to use English for work or study purposes. It consists of several sections, including a listening section. The tasks in the listening section typically involve listening to short extracts, conversations, and multiple speakers. However, listening about a science topic is not mentioned as one of the tasks of the FCE. Therefore, it can be inferred that listening about a science topic is NOT a task of the FCE.

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  • 8. 

    Check the exercise that you need to do in the Use of English section. 

    • A.

      Keyword transformations

    • B.

      Verb-Subject Matching

    • C.

      Right grammar tense selection

    Correct Answer
    A. Keyword transformations
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the exercise in the Use of English section involves keyword transformations. In keyword transformations, students are required to rewrite sentences using a given keyword, while maintaining the same meaning. This exercise helps students improve their understanding of grammar rules and their ability to manipulate sentence structures. Additionally, the answer implies that the exercise also focuses on verb-subject matching and selecting the correct grammar tense. These skills are essential for effective communication in English.

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  • 9. 

    How long is the FCE? 

    • A.

      3 hours and 10 minutes

    • B.

      2 hours and 30 minutes

    • C.

      3 hours and 59 minutes

    • D.

      4 hours and 5 minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 hours and 59 minutes
    Explanation
    The FCE (First Certificate in English) is a language proficiency exam that typically lasts for 3 hours and 59 minutes.

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  • 10. 

    In the Reading section, how many parts will students have to do?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    In the Reading section, students will have to do three parts.

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