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Writing – FCE B2

PAPER 2: WRITING consists of two different writing tasks, 140-190 words each, to be completed in 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Part 1 – Essay [Compulsory]   Candidates are given input in the form of an essay title to respond to, along with accompanying notes to guide their writing.
  • Part 2    Candidates choose one from a choice of three questions. They are expected to be able to write text types such as an article, a formal or informal letter/email, a report or a review.


Writing reference

For model questions and answers, and some guidance follow the links below:

For all task types, questions are constructed to enable candidates to display their English language proficiency at CEFR B2 level; candidates should take special care to read every part of each question, and not to omit any required development of the topic.

Most of the model questions and answers, as well as the guidance, have been compiled from material found in the following reference books:

  • First Certificate expert (Pearson)
  • Complete First Certificate (Cambridge University Press)
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