Languages › English as a Second Language Top 5 First Certificate Exam Preparation Materials Share Flipboard Email Print Use these exam preparation resources on your own or in a study group. PeopleImages / Getty Images Languages Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated January 29, 2020 Cambridge University's First Certificate Examination (FCE) is one of the most widely recognized qualifications around the world. The test is difficult and requires serious preparation on very specific types of exam questions. These materials will help you prepare effectively for the examination. 01 of 05 First Certificate Gold Exam Maximiser This is the self-study practice book which goes hand in hand with the course book. The FCE Gold Maximiser is a great choice for improving the core skills such as vocabulary forms, grammar formulas and strategies that you will need to do well on the exam. 02 of 05 First Certificate Avenues First Certificate Avenues is an excellent course preparation book which can also be used for self-study in this version of the workbook with the correction key. This is a good choice if you are looking for a one-book solution to study for the exam. 03 of 05 Cambridge First Certificate Listening and Speaking Many students find the listening part of the exam the most difficult of all. This book focuses solely on the listening and speaking parts of FCE and can be a big help not only for listening skills improvement, but also for improving your conversation skills. 04 of 05 Cambridge First Certificate in English 5, with Answers Eventually, you'll just need to practice, practice and practice the exam itself. This is the latest exam practice book employing actual exams used in past examinations. 05 of 05 Cambridge First Certificate in English 4, with Answers Eventually, you'll just need to practice, practice and practice the exam itself. This is the latest exam practice book employing actual exams used in past examinations.