Free: Paper-based sample test

Download sample paper 1 for B2 First for Schools
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Free: Computer-based sample tests

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Reading and Use of English sample test

Listening sample test

Writing sample test

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Reading and Use of English answer key

Listening answer key

There is no answer key for the Writing Paper, but there are sample answers and examiner comments on the relevant pages of the B2 First for Schools Handbook.

Free: English practice

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Free: Self-study activities

Practice your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills using these free online resources. These materials are designed to help you to develop reading for gist and detail, managing unfamiliar vocabulary, as well as planning, drafting, editing and writing for the exam.

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Writing Part 1 (An opinion essay)

Writing Part 2 – Writing an article

Reading and Use of English Part 1 (Multiple-choice cloze)

Reading and Use of English Part 5

Reading and Use of English Part 6 (Gapped text)

Speaking Part 2 (Long turn)

Listening Part 1 (Multiple choice)

Information for candidates

A guide to the exam, with advice on preparing for the exam, tips for exam day and useful links.

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Summary regulations for candidates

All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.

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Frequently asked questions and exam day tips

B2 First for Schools FAQs

Exam day tips – paper-based exams

Exam day tips – computer-based exams

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