FCE Paper 1 Reading (< Previous > Next)

Time allowed: 1 hour

PartTask typeTests ability toQuestions
1. Multiple choiceA text followed by multiple-choice questions with four options: A, B, C or D.understand detail, opinion, gist, attitiude, meaning, tone, purpose and main ideas8
2. Gapped textA text with missing sentences; candidates choose the sentence order from a jumbled list.understand text organisation (how language achieves cohesion and coherence) 7
3. Multiple matchingOne or several texts with prompt questions; candidates match the prompt to the relevant section of the text(s).understand specific information, detail, opinion and attitude15

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