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|B2 First for Schools is an upper-intermediate English language exam set at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). B2 First for Schools shows students can use everyday written and spoken English for work and study purposes.|
For example, at B2 level, a student can:
|Real-life language skills|
The exam uses real-life situations that are especially designed to help students:
|Fair and reliable|
B2 First for Schools is respected and accepted internationally. The exam:
Choose when and how to take the exam - B2 First for Schools is available as either a paper-based or computer-based exam, allowing students even more choice over how they take their test.
B2 First for Schools is accepted as a qualification in upper-intermediate English by many thousands of employers, universities, colleges and leading businesses around the world.
Find out more about institutions that accept B2 First for Schools...
Results are available in just two weeks if students take B2 First for Schools as a computer-based exam
|A Cambridge English qualification|
Students who successfully take B2 First for Schools will receive the same internationally accepted certificate as candidates that take Cambridge English: First.
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|Free practice tests|
Try a computer-based sample B2 First for Schools paper
Reading and Use of English
Reading and Use of English answer key
Listening answer key
Check your answers as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them.
|Paper and pencil tests|
Samples of B2 First for Schools with answer key:
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Download examiner comments on the Speaking paper
There is no Answer Key for the Writing paper, but there are sample answers and Examiner Comments in the Assessment of Writing section of the Handbook for Teachers.
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|Visit the B2 First for Schools support page here:
https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-qualifications/First for Schools/how-to-prepare/
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