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Preparation for Cambridge English First 1

The aim of Preparation for Cambridge English First 1 is to make students acquainted with requirements demanded for obtaining the international certificate and start preparing them for this examination. FC1 is a part of a four-semester preparatory study. The course is meant for students who wish to prepare Cambridge English First. The recommended initial level of knowledge and skills is at least B1 according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages.

What are you going to learn

  1. Grammar
    • Articles
    • Simple tenses
    • Narrative tenses
    • Like, as, as if/though
    • Modifies/intensifiers
    • Adverbs
    • Making comparison
  2. Vocabulary
    • Entertainment
    • Film
    • Adjectives of feeling
    • Sequencing expressions
  3. Writing
    • Informal e-mail
    • Semi-formal a-mail or letter
    • Story
  4. Use of English
    • Key word transformation
    • Word formation
  5. Test skills
    • Multiple-matching
    • Multiple-choice (cloze)
    • Gapped text
    • Meaning form context
    • Expanding notes
    • Ordering paragraphs
  6. Oral examination skills
    • Discussion
    • Comparing
    • Asking for and reacting to opinions

How the course is organized

Full time study

The course consist of 12 seminars, each lasting 3 hours.

Part time study

The course is taught only in full time study form for part time students.

Recommended literature

  • NEWBROOK, J., WILSON, J., ACKLAM, R.: FCE Gold Plus – Coursebook. Longman, 2008.
  • HASHEMI, L., THOMAS, B.: Grammar for First Certificate with answers. Second edition. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • PRODROMOU, L.: Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge First with Key, 2nd edition, Peareson, 2012.
  • TAYFOOR, S.: Common mistakes at First Certificate. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Cambridge English First 5 – Student's Book with answers + CDs, Cambridge University Press, 2012.