CAE Writing Exam

Here is everything you need to know about the Cambridge Advanced Writing Exam: The writing exam counts for 20% of the FCE. The exam is 1 hour 30 minutes long and you must answer 2 questions. Both questions are equally weighted so you should spend 40 minutes per...

First Certificate Writing Exam

Here is everything you need to know about the First Certificate Writing Exam: The writing exam counts for 20% of the FCE. The exam is 1 hour 20 minutes long and you must answer 2 questions. Both questions are equally weighted so you should spend 40 minutes per...

Is this woman black or white?

Rachel Dolezal is an American woman, but her race is causing a lot of arguments in the press. She claims to be black, but her parents say she is white. Ms Dolezal works as a university lecturer in African American Studies and is a civil rights activist. She identifies...

How to Write a Report/Proposal

This guide is aimed at writing a Report (and Proposal) for the Cambridge First Certificate (B2) and Advanced (C1) exams. The advice might not be appropriate for other exams. Reports are an optional question in part 2 of the FCE and CAE writing exam. You will usually...

A mother fights for her son to NOT do homework

Eva Bailen, a mother-of-three, has started an online petition calling for her son’s school to stop giving the children homework. Her 10-year-old son is spending three hours a day after school doing homework and Ms Bailen says this needs to stop. Ms Bailen is...