EFL Cambridge English: B2 First Writing Guide

Comprehensive guidance to prepare English as a Foreign Language students for the Cambridge English: B2 First writing exam.

Explanations of key concepts followed by relevant consolidation activities develop the core skills needed to:

To be used in classroom, for independent study and as exam practice.
  • understand language usage and structures
  • write expressively and analytically
  • consider the target reader
  • write relevant answers
  • approach different text types (article, report, review, letter and email)

Throughout, students practise exam-style questions while learning about the requirements of the exam.

PLUS! Three full practice papers, which reflect the Cambridge English: B2 First sample assessment materials and offer authentic exam practice. Model answers provide an ideal basis for self- and teacher assessment.

Answers to all activities are provided.

The use of examples for candidates to interact with – error correction, identification of word forms and rules, writing concepts – are its key strengths and would give a lot of critical reading and consciousness-raising opportunities.S Hall, EFL and ESOL Lecturer and Ind. Reviewer.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8488)
'This resource is outstanding; the extensive experience of the author emanates from every page. There is nothing superfluous here; every word is valuable, every activity guides the student towards the highest success criteria of the Cambridge mark-scheme with clear instructions, explanations and warnings. This is an academic triumph.' P Naylor, Teacher and Independent Reviewer.
‘The use of examples for candidates to interact with – error correction, identification of word forms and rules, writing concepts – are its key strengths and would give a lot of critical reading and consciousness-raising opportunities. Effort had clearly been made to exploit and explain a comprehensive list of top-tier skills needed to succeed. Acknowledging academic skills, for instance, key question words, is definitely a merit as it reinforces the need to check and consider before committing to any plan or composition.’ S Hall, ESOL and EFL Lecturer and Ind. Reviewer.