B2 First

Preparation

Free: Paper-based sample test

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Free: Computer-based sample tests

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  • Check your answers as you do the test. Once the test has finished you will not be able to check them.

Listening sample test

Writing sample test

Answer keys:

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 handbook.


Free: English practice

Free online activities for reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.  

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Free: exam preparation emails

Subscribe to our free B2 First exam preparation emails. Over six weeks you will be sent two emails a week full of tips, activities and exercises.


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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Frequently asked questions and exam day tips

B2 First FAQs

Exam day tips – paper-based exams

Exam day tips – computer-based exams


Games and social media

Have fun learning by playing our free English games. You can practice your English with other language learners on our Cambridge English Facebook page.


Official Cambridge English preparation materials

You can find a wide range of official Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats.