B2 First Reading and Use of English Quiz

Are you preparing yourself for the B2 First (FCE) examination? This quiz is just the ticket since it will enhance your success in this exam.

There are seven questions in the B2 First quiz. Each of them focuses on one of the seven parts of the Reading and Use of English paper.

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Reading and Use of English, Part 1

Read the sentence. Decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits the gap.

Many film stars were once out of ………….. .

A. career

B. business

C. job

D. work

Reading and Use of English, Part 2

Read the sentence. Think of the word which best fits the gap. Use only one word.

A recent survey has shown an increase ………….. distrust for politicians.

Reading and Use of English, Part 3

Read the sentence below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of the line to form a word that fits in the gap.

There is a well-known ………….., “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” SAY

Reading and Use of English, Part 4

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

I understand what you are saying, but I don’t agree with you. POINT

I can ………………………………………………………… but I don’t agree with you.

Reading and Use of English, Part 5

Read the extract. Choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text.

It was a warm Friday, a few weeks before the airport closed in 1999. George had been writing a feature article about the new airport for the last few days. He had just sent it off to a newspaper, so George had a free afternoon.  He couldn’t afford to go shopping. As a freelancer, you never have any money. George had heard about the locals who regularly gathered in the car park to watch the infamous landings of jumbo jets that were almost brushing the tops of the neighbouring flats.

George spent the afternoon at the old airport because he

A. wanted to write a report about it for a newspaper.

B. wanted to visit it before it finally closed.

C. was looking for a way of passing his time.

D. had always wanted to watch the jumbo jets landing there. 

Reading and Use of English, Part 6

Read the extract. One sentence has been removed from the text. Choose from the sentences  (A-C) the one which fits the gap.

When Chris went to Cambridge University to study low, he fell in love with the place. While he was there, he was enjoying his luck without thinking further than that. When he left Cambridge, he didn’t believe life could be better.

♦  ?

He is 29, and he is the new face of television news bulletin on BBC One.

A. During college, Chris considered many serious professions.

B. However, it has got better and continues to do so.

C. But Chris does not really take the media interest seriously.                                                                                                                           

Reading and Use of English, Part 7

Read about what people do during the time between school and university. Choose from the sections (A-E) the one which answers the question.

A. Angie is going to have a break through. Just before the university term starts, she’s going to have a fortnight in Italy with some school classmates.

B. Sally is definitely going to have to work before she does anything else, because she is short of cash. She wants to go away on holiday somewhere by the sea, and she’ll have to earn enough for that, so she’s got to look for a temporary job first.

C. Tracy has to spend the last month of the summer break getting ready for her course. She’s got a job in a shop for the first month until she goes on her holiday. As soon as she’s had a couple of weeks’ holiday, she’s going to settle down and get on studying.

D. Polly doubts whether she’ll go away, because she’s already been on holiday with her parents earlier in the year, and anyway she’ll have to do some studying before the term starts, because otherwise she’ll just have to work so hard when she gets to university.

E. Hilary is going to start with a break. After her school exams, she is feeling exhausted. She’s going to have a fortnight with her parents, somewhere abroad and lovely. Then, she’ll find a job, it doesn’t matter what, just so that she can have some pocket money for the rest of the year.

Who is confident that they will be able to find work after their holidays?

Part 1: D

Part 2: IN

Part 3: SAYING


Part 5: C

Part 6: B

Part 7: E

B2 Reading and Use of English quiz

Though just a quick quiz, its questions clearly show what the structure is in each of the seven parts of the B2 First Reading and Use of English paper. Besides, each question is giving you a hint on what to pay attention to when doing a whole exam task.

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