Here are all of the useful websites I can find to help students preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate exam. Please let me know if there are any broken links, or if you find something you think I should add.
Great website, full of tips, especially for Reading, Use of English and Writing. I’d definitely recommend students look at the word bank every day, and that teachers try to make use of those words in their classes to motivate students to use it! There is also a bank of writing showcasing all of the different text types, including teacher feedback.
The official Cambridge FCE website, with information about the length of the papers and the task types, as well as some free materials to download.
Two blogs aimed at students. Both include information, tips and exercises covering all parts of the exam.
Two sets of Reading, Writing and Use of English practise exercises..
A free practice test, not including speaking.
Three places to find online flashcards to play games with on the quizlet website, to download onto smartphones or to print off and use in class.
The rest of the links are organised by paper. The links above also include some information for each paper, and there’s doesn’t seem to be anything specific for Paper 1: Reading that isn’t just a practice test.
Paper 2: Writing
Hints and tips on how to write reviews, articles, reports and stories.
Paper 3: Use of English
Lots of Use of English exercises.
Use of English exercises (under the ‘Intermediate’ heading)
72 key word transformation sentences, but no key.
This link will take you to Use of English part 4 Key Word Transformation information and exercises. At the top of the page you can also find links to Reading and the other Use of English sections.
Key word transformations on quizlet. Students can play games to help them practise the forms.
Paper 4: Listening
Listening practice from the British Council.
Paper 5: Speaking
Speaking practice from the British Council.
Tips and example questions to help students prepare for the Speaking Paper (Paper 5)
A video showing two students doing part 1 of the Speaking paper. Once you have watched the video, click on the links to the right to take you to the next section. All four sections are available.
Here is another directory of links from teflgeek.