Auckland Examination Centre
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Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Each of the written papers is returned to Cambridge for marking and assessment. The Speaking Test is conducted by two locally based examiners who examine candidates face to face. All examiners are accredited by Cambridge.

Reading  & Use of English (Paper 1) 1 hour 15 minutes

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Writing (Paper 2) 1 hour 20 minutes

Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.

Listening (Paper 4) 40 minutes

Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.

Speaking (Paper 5) 14 minutes 

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.