Ready for First (FCE)

Preparation for B2 First (Cambridge First Certificate in English)
A preparatory course ready for first (FCE) is often necessary in order to refresh or consolidate your current language level and to enable you to adapt to the particular demands of the B2 First.
There are numerous course options- varying in intensity and duration – available to you in order to prepare for the B2 First:
– It is generally necessary to take 12 or 10 weeks to prepare seriously and completely for the B2 First.
– Intensive courses of three or four weeks’ duration are also available.
– ‘At jimmimonk.com’ courses also offer a very intensive and tailor-made preparation option.

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Ready For First FCE

 

Ready for First is a comprehensive preparation course for the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam with 14 units each covering at least one part of each exam paper. This third edition supports students with a range of activities designed to systematically develop skills for success in the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam. Ready for First is the new, third edition of our popular FCE preparation course aimed at young adult students training for the Cambridge FCE exam. All four skills are systematically developed and practised in each unit, while in-depth exam training is given in the form of regular ‘What to expect in the exam’ and ‘How to go about it’ help boxes. This step-by-step approach ensures that students will be fully prepared and confident when sitting the new 2015 First Certificate exam. Contact James to get more information and to book your FREE intro lesson HERE

Описание: Ready for First

– третье издание курса английского языка для интенсивной подготовки к международному экзамену Cambridge English: First (FCE) для взрослых со знаниями языка на уровне B2, Upper-Intermediate. Разработан издательством Макмиллан. Книга для учащегося состоит из 14 секций и теперь включает ‘Writing Bank’. К книге для учащегося прилагается код активации для доступа к соответствующему курсу Macmillan Practice Online. К книге для учителя прилагается DVD-ROM с тестами как в формате PDF, так и в редактируемой версии. В книге для учителя также содержатся и ксерокопируемые материалы для теста по говорению.

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What does the B2 First (Cambridge First Certificate in English) involve?

The B2 First is made up of five papers:

Reading (Paper 1), 1 hour 15 minutes

This paper assesses your ability to read and understand texts taken from fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and magazines. You are expected to be able to show understanding of gist, detail and text structure, and deduce meaning.

Writing (Paper 2), 1 hour 30 minutes

This paper assesses your ability to write non-specialised text types such as letters, articles, reports, compositions and reviews of 120-180 words covering a range of topics and target readers and also set texts.

Use of English (Paper 3), 1 hour 15 minutes

This paper requires you to demonstrate your knowledge and control of the language system by completing various tasks at text and sentence level. These include filling gaps, transforming words and phrases, and identifying errors in texts.

Listening (Paper 4), 40 minutes (approx.)

This paper assesses your ability to understand the meaning of spoken English, and to extract gist and meaning from spoken text. The texts are taken from a variety of text types including interviews, discussions, lectures and conversations.

Speaking (Paper 5), 14 minutes

The Speaking Test assesses your ability to interact in conversational English in a range of contexts. It contains four parts, including an interview section, individual long turns of about one minute, a collaborative task and a discussion. You are provided with stimulus material such as photographs and drawings. You will normally take the Speaking Test in pairs.

Official recognition

Like all the Cambridge exams, the B2 First is recognised around the world. The B2 First validates your English language skills in a precise, reliable and official manner. This exam’s excellent reputation means that your level is recognised by employers, schools and universities in Great Britain and in the majority of anglo-saxon countries. You can consult the list of institutions that recognise the B2 First: www.cambridgeesol.org/recognition

Successful completion of this exam is officially recognised with a certificate that will be delivered to you by the ESOL exam centre of the University of Cambridge. Each year, over 270,000 people from over 100 different countries pass the B2 First.

If evaluation of your level of English is necessary for your career or your studies, the B2 First will be your first academic and professional “passport”.

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Yulia Anisakharova,

Moscow Russia

When I started learning English with James my speaking skills were so poor, that I asked him to work on General English instead of Marketing. I felt very uncomfortable while speaking. Months were passing by, James was providing me with such complex topics, which I almost never speak about in Russian. I struggled with discussing them. But in 3 months I was able to easily go through a job interview! I haven’t even realised when I became such confident! And James provided me with useful idioms, such expressions that natives use, like “I’m in between jobs” instead of “I don’t work currently”. Also, I want to mention that James is an incredibly interesting person to talk to! He has more than 20 years of travelling experience and so many brilliant stories to tell from there! So I’m very happy that I could learn from him!

Yulia Anisakharova,

Moscow, Russia

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James Monk is the best teacher of English! He has sense of humour, a lot of energy and ideas how to learn English specially for you! You can be sure that all of tasks that you set for yourself in learning English you will reach. James is the teacher who cares!

James Monk – самый потрясающий учитель английского языка! У него огромное чувство юмора и очень много энергии и идей, как интереснее изучать английский именно вам! Можно быть уверенным, что все задачи которые вы поставите перед собой в изучении английского языка вы обязательно достигните. James – это учитель , которому не всё равно!

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Proud Mum

Джеймс Монк- потрясающий человек с прекрасным чувством юмора и умением найти общий язык с такой специфичной категорией учеников, как маленькие дети! Всем известно, что обучать маленьких детей очень непростая задача, особенно, если английский язык не является родным для ребенка. Моему сыну 6 лет, и его родной язык – русский.  Поэтому, когда несколько месяцев назад он начал изучать английский язык, у меня были сомнения и опасения, сможет ли он получить хорошие знания занимаясь с педагогом – носителем английского языка. Но нам очень повезло, потому что мы нашли Джеймса! Он очень умный и профессиональный педагог и истинный джентльмен. Благодаря своему огромному опыту преподавания, терпению, позитиву и желанию добиться результата, Джеймс смог заинтересовать ребенка и помог ему полюбить английский язык. Уроки проходят очень весело, легко, а главное, плодотворно и результативно. Знания, которые ребенок получил за достаточно короткий срок обучения, меня очень радуют – ребенок выучил много слов из разных сфер жизни (семья, окружающий мир, дни недели и месяцы, приборы быта, животный мир и тд), научился считать до 100 и дальше, умеет вести простые диалоги, читать простые тексты. Очень важно, что ребенок с нетерпением ждет следующего урока с Джеймсом. Будем заниматься дальше, так как такой педагог ка Джеймс Монк – большая редкость! Спасибо тебе, Джеймс!

James Monk is an amazing person with a great sense of humor and the ability to find a common language with such a specific category of students as small children! Everyone knows that teaching young children is a very difficult task, especially if English is not the native language of the child. My son is 6 years old and his native language is Russian. Therefore, when a few months ago he began to study English, I had doubts and fears whether he would be able to get good knowledge while studying with a teacher – a native English speaker. But we are very lucky because we met James! He is a very smart and professional teacher and a true gentleman. Thanks to his vast teaching experience, patience, positivity, and desire to achieve results, James was able to interest the child and helped him to love the English language. The lessons are very entertaining, easy to percieve, and, what is most important, fruitful, and effective. The knowledge that the child received in a fairly short period of study makes me very happy – he learned many words from different spheres of life (family, the world around, days of the week and months, household appliances, the animal world, etc.), learned to count to 100 and beyond, knows how to conduct simple dialogues, read simple texts. It is very important that the child looks forward to each next lesson with James. We will continue to study since such a teacher like James Monk is a rarity! Thank you, James!
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Olesya

Gasprom Neft

Мне очень нравится в Джеймсе сочетание профессионализма с  человеческим отношениям. Мы всерьез занимаемся грамматикой и лексикой (я готовлюсь к Кембриджскому экзамену), но при этом можем и немного просто поболтать. Джеймс всегда слышит пожелания учеников и готов подстроиться. А еще он учит правильному «английскому» английскому.

 

What I like most in James is a combination of professionalism with a personal approach. We do study grammar and vocabulary quire seriously (I am preparing to the Cambridge English exam), but may sometimes just chat a bit also. James is always ready to hear what a student wants and adjust. And also he teaches true “English” English.

 

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Мария Горлякова

Gazprom

I like lessons with James, they are not as academic as I used to think they should be due to my experience in high school. The main purpose of my learning English is fluent native speech and clear understanding of my vis-à-vis’s speech. James changes the format of lessons regularly and implements new types of tasks in order to diversify and define the optimum ones for the individual needs of his student. It’s quite interesting and useful when we start to discuss unexpectable (from my side) topics and I need to immediately activate rarely used words and expressions from my mind to be able to explain my position or my opinion on the matter. Every time it is a small challenge for me.

 

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Maria

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