FCE is an upper-intermediate level examination that requires application of all language skills, targeting students from age of 15. It assesses English language ability at ALTE level 3. It also represents a third step for those wishing to progress towards the rest of the Cambridge ESOL examinations such as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). It has widespread recognition in commerce and industry. It is also recognized by some university faculties, colleges and other institutions as fulfilling English language requirements.

Paper 1 (Reading) – 1 hour 15 minutes
Candidates are expected to be able to read semi-authentic texts of various kinds (informative and general interest) and to show understanding of gist, detail and text structure, and deduce meaning.

Paper 2 (Writing) – 1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates are expected to be able to write non-specialized text types such as letter, articles, reports and compositions for a given purpose and target reader, covering a range of topics.

Paper 3 (Use of English) – 1 hour 15 minutes
Candidates are expected to be able to demonstrate their knowledge and control of the language system by completing a number of tasks, some of which are based on specially written texts.

Paper 4 (Listening) – 40 minutes
Candidates are provided with short extracts and longer monologues, announcements, extracts from radio programs, news features, etc., at an intermediate level. They are expected to be able to show understanding of detail and gist, and to deduce meaning.

Paper 5 (Speaking) – 14 minutes
Candidates are expected to be able to respond to questions and to interact in conversational English.

Lesson Planning:
In class: This course is taught systematically and sequentially. It reviews those topics which will be included in the test such as English reading, writing, grammar, comprehension, listening and speaking. Exam-taking skills will also be taught in order for students to enhance their performance in the exam.

Quizzes and Dictations: In order to ensure the students are capable of applying their knowledge, students will have small quizzes or dictations in every class.

Examination: There will be two mock examinations throughout the course.


Level (適讀年齡) F.5 or above (中五或以上)

Duration (課程時間) 60 Minutes (60分鐘)

Fee (費用) $700/ 4 lessons ($700/4堂)