• Nivel: FCE – STAGE 1
  • Requisitos: B1.3
  • Tipo: Cuatrimestral
  • Horas: 60 horas / 4 horas por semana
  • Créditos: 4 ECTS
  • Certificación: Level FCE – STAGE 1 Idiomas Complutense
  • Coordinador: Richard Griffiths

Course Outline

ACCREDITATION B1 is a 60‐hr course with 15 hours of complementary work to be done outside class, in which the
5 main language skills are consolidated and practised:

  1. Oral expression (speaking)
  2. Oral interaction (conversation)
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Reading comprehension
  5. Writing


This course is aimed at people thinking of starting the process of preparing FCE. To that end, students are prepared not only in the linguistic elements required to pass the exam but also in ‘exam technique’. Students will be prepared for all papers of the exam and have the opportunity to practise the speaking part of the exam. Advice will also be given on how to manage your time in all papers.

Course Content

  • Preparing the written exam
    • Past habits and states
    • Present perfect review
    • Adverbs of degree
    • Narrative forms + time conjunctions
    • Future forms
    • Relative clauses
    • Modifying adjectives and adverbs
    • Some / Any
    • Gerunds and infinitives
    • Quantity – determiners
    • Reflexives Adjective / Noun + preposition
  • Preparing the speaking exam
    • Giving opinions
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Turn‐taking
    • Speculating
    • Suggesting
    • Asking for + justifying opinions
    • Agreeing / Disagreeing
    • Reaching a conclusion
  • Vocabulary
    • Special occasions
    • Education
    • Animals
    • Sports
    • Technology
    • Art and entertainment
    • The weather
    • The modern world
  • Writing
    • An informal email
    • A formal email
    • An essay
    • An article
    • A review


Final mark = 60% continuous evaluation* + 40% final exam (compulsory)
*60% Continuous Evaluation (50% assessed tasks / homework + 10% participation)


The teacher will give details of the book*, materials and class blog on the first day of class.


*Idiomas Complutense recommends that students wait until the first class before buying any course material and then follow their teacher’s instructions.

This is to avoid confusion with different versions of the book. Idiomas Complutense is not responsible for costs incurred by students who buy an incorrect version.