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FCE task types:
Multiple choice. You have to read a text or listen to a recording. Each question has three or four options and you have to decide which the correct answer is (Reading: part 1, Listening: parts 1 and 4).
Gapped text. A text with some empty spaces (gaps). After the text there are some sentences or paragraphs. You have to choose the correct sentence or paragraph for each gap. (Reading: part 2).
Multiple matching. You read a series of questions and a long text or several short texts or you listen to a series of short recording by different speakers. For each question, you have to decide which text or part of the text, or which speaker mentions this. (Reading: part 3 and Lisstening: part 3).
Cloze. A text in which there are some missing words or phrases (gaps). There are two types of "cloze" in the use of English paper. Part 1 is a multiple-choice cloze task, where you choose the answer from the four options given. Part 2 is an open cloze, where you have to think of the right word for the gap.
Word formation. A text containing ten gaps. Each gap represents a word. At the end of the line is a "prompt" word which you have to change in some way to make the correct missing word and complete the sentence correctly. (Use of English: Part 3).
Key word transformation. A sentence followed by a key word and a second sentence which has a gap in it. You have to use the key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence. (Use of English: Part 4)
Sentence completion. A recording with one, two or more speakers lasting approximately 3 minutes. To answer the questions, you have to complete the sentences on the question paper with information you hear on the recording. (Listening: part 2).
Long turn. The examiner gives you a pair of photographs to talk about and you have to speak for 1 minute without interruption. (Speaking: part 2).
Collaborative task. Conversation with the other candidate. the examiner gives you some pictures and a decision-making task to do. yYou have to talk with the other candidate and make a decision. (Speaking: part 3).