Gabrielatos, C. (1998). FCE Listening: Format, focus and procedure. ELT News 117.

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In order for learners to maximise their potential for success in any exam they need information about the focus (what is tested), the format (number and type of texts, number and type of tasks, and time available), as well as guidelines about the procedure (a blow-by-blow description of the steps they need to take in the exam). Here I will present information about each part of the Listening Paper of the Cambridge FCE.


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English language teaching, language teaching methodology, listening, exams, EFL, ESL, ESOL, ELT, TESOL.


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