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Whether you are teaching your classes online or have returned to school, we have a range of practical resources and tools for you. Discover our free resources to help you prepare your learners during Covid-19.
Download our B2 First for Schools preparation resources to find links to all of our free resources to help teachers prepare learners for their exams with confidence.
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Download sample paper 1 for B2 First for Schools
Download sample paper 2 for B2 First for Schools
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Watch this tutorial before you start to help you understand what you need to do.
Make a note of your answers as you do the test.
Reading and Use of English sample test
Listening sample test
Writing sample test
Use the answer keys below:
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 online activities for reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
Write & Improve helps you to improve your English writing level fast. Get realistic B2 First Writing questions and improve your grade with intensive exam practice.
You can also improve your English and prepare for your B2 First for Schools exam by downloading the Exam Lift app.
The app includes daily activities that encourage you to practise your English in all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.
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Test & Train is an easy-to-use practice tool to help you get ready for your B2 First for Schools exam through short, sharp workouts. With over 500 practice questions, you can use it anytime, anywhere and as many times as your like!
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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.
Covid-19 lesson plan
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)
Register to get free listening practice. Each activity takes just a few minutes. The activities give you feedback on why your answers are right or wrong, and tips on how to improve.
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Use this checklist to improve your written English and practise for your exam.
Download the Level B2 writing checklist
A guide to preparing for the exam, with study tips, frequently asked questions and exam day advice.
Download B2 First for Schools information for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the exam.
Download Summary regulations for candidates
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You can find a wide range of official Cambridge English support materials from Cambridge English and Cambridge University Press. Support materials include coursebooks and practice tests and include materials in both print and digital formats.
Fast, focused exam preparation for B2 First for Schools.
Complete First for Schools is the most thorough preparation for B2 First for Schools.
Prepare is a 7-level course combining teen-appeal topics with extensive exam preparation.
Cambridge English: First for Schools Practice Tests contains four complete and authentic examination papers.
First for Schools Trainer 2 includes six full practice tests plus easy-to-follow expert guidance and exam tips designed to guarantee exam success.
Cambridge English Official Practice Tests are now available online in Testbank. You can work in Test mode (timed) or Practice mode (multi-attempts) to help you get ready for your exam.
View the full range of support materials for the B2 First for Schools exam.