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Cambridge B2 First | Frequently Asked Questions

Cambridge B2 First | Frequently Asked Questions

I get asked several questions a day regarding the Cambridge B2 First exam. So, I decided to start noting these questions down, along with my answers.

I will categorise these questions in the future, but for now, these are some of the most common questions I am asked:

Question:

Good night, teacher! I'm doubt with how much time do I have to pass my answers to the answer sheet paper. For example, in the Listening test I have minutes after the test to do this. In the Use of English and Reading test I have this 5 minutes after the 75 min, or is during this 75 min that I have to do this? Thank you very much!!!

My response:

Hi José, You have five minutes at the end of each exam paper to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

Question:

What can I expect on the exam day?

My response:

Hey, that's a good question. Here is a 10 minute long video giving you loads of important details:

 

Question:

My exam is tomorrow, what should I do?

My response:

Many students are very nervous the day before the exam, especially if they haven't prepared. Here is some useful advice:

 

Question:

"I have one question. I'm confused if the reading part (5,6 e 7) it's in the same day of the use of english (1, 2 e 3). All together?"

My response:

"Hi, yes, the reading and use of English exercises are combined into one long exam paper, so you will do them both on the same day."

Question:

"Do we use a pen or pencil?"

My response:

"Use a pencil and write in capital letters. In the writing paper you can write in small letters but write neatly."

I will update this page with more Cambridge B2 First questions soon.

If you have any questions, you can write them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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4 thoughts on “Cambridge B2 First | Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I write straight away in the paper exam? Why do we have to save time to pass the answer at the exam ? I don’t get it. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Carla,
      You can write immediately on the answer sheet. The paper where you read the questions for Reading, Use of English and Writing is separate to the answer sheet.
      Most students tend to write their answers on the question paper first because it is easier to see. They then save a few minutes to transfer their answers to the answer sheet.
      You should have a look at the Cambridge English B2 First Handbook for teachers. It has templates of the answer sheets, for example on page 26 of this document: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/Images/CER_6168_V1_APR19_Cambridge_English_First_Handbook_WEB_v3.PDF
      #cambridgerory

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