Objective: First Certificate (FCE)

Anywhere, anytime: a FCE companion


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Welcome to our FirstCerticate blog.

This blog was born as a companion to your First Certificate Course.

I am currently teaching First at Centro de Lenguas (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain). I though that this could be an easy to way to share additional resources with you (and some general exam stress-busting tips). It’s also a chance to interact with me and other FCE students, leave comments and share with us links and other helpful info in order to successfully achieve our main objective: to pass the FCE exam. It’s not difficult, it just takes a lot of time and effort. Are you ready?


Written by ElenaBen

October 4, 2007 at 11:06 am

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  1. Hi Elena and Students!

    Indeed it takes time, but let’s say the experience is well worth it.

    Elena, look forward to getting in touch with you via email.

    Regards from Buenos Aires,

    (I’m the passionate teacher behind The FCE Blog)

    Claudia Ceraso

    October 13, 2007 at 5:19 pm

  2. Dear Elena and Students,

    Blogging takes time, but let’s say the experience is well worth it.

    Elena, I look forward to getting in touch with you via email.

    Regards from Buenos Aires,

    (I’m the passionate teacher behind The FCE Blog).

    Claudia Ceraso

    October 13, 2007 at 5:25 pm

  3. Hi Claudia,
    It seems my spam filter is too aggressive, since 3 comments were tagged as spam when they shouldn’t have been, yours amongst others…
    It is studying for the FCE what takes time, not blogging…well blogging too….but I don’t even think about it, I just do it.


    November 16, 2007 at 8:07 pm

  4. Hi Elena
    Now I don’t study English, but surfing in the net to refresh my knowlage(it’s bad spelled, but I don’t remember it) I found your blog. It is very interesting and you put a lof of very useful links (and funny ones). Thank you very much for all the work you do, not only for your class student but also for everyone in the net. Keep doing so well because reading you it’s a pleasure, good sense of homour.


    November 17, 2007 at 1:02 am

  5. Hi Belinda,
    It’s a pleasure…especially when I see with comments like yours that it’s worth the effort. You can also take a look at my main blog EFL20.com, where I post comments on useful things I happen to find in the web 2.0, for teachers and for students (English and Spanish language students)…you are invited to blog there if you want (Spanish or English)…
    Anyways, great to see you around, and feel free to comment, suggest, laugh (but not sleep)…:)
    e 2.0.


    November 17, 2007 at 10:46 am

  6. Hi Elena,
    I found your blog by chance, and I’m happy I did. It looks very useful. I’m an ESL instructor in California who regularly teaches CAE prep courses. Your site along with Claudia’s are also excellent resources for more advanced level students.
    Best wishes and continued success in blogging!


    December 3, 2007 at 6:15 am

  7. Hi Evelyn,
    Thanks a lot for your pat on the back!! It’s rewarding 🙂
    I checked your site and I’m interested in knowing a little more on your approach to the use of wikis for ESOL. How do you use them and what for exactly? Do students really find wikis easy to use? When I asked my FCE students if they knew what a blog was, I got a timid response from 3 or 4 students. I was shocked. And they’re younger! (that’s why I don’t buy the digital native/immigrant divide anymore…)


    December 3, 2007 at 12:59 pm

  8. We, admirers, misse you very much… 🙂 I hope everything is doing fine



    December 2, 2008 at 10:47 am

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