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Cycling SchemeThe Cycling Scheme In Brighton is an exercise for the B2 First Use of English Part 1 set at an Upper Intermediate Level of English.

This exercise consists of a text about a new cycling scheme in Brighton in which there are 8 gaps. Each gap represents a missing word or phrase.

About 10 minutesStrengthening vocabulary and grammarCambridge English B2 First Exam

Cycling Scheme

The County Council has decided to give a higher (1) to cycling and agreed a new strategy to guide the (2) ahead in East Sussex. Cycling is a low-cost, healthy and environmentally-friendly form of transport. It is (3) to make it safer, more convenient and attractive for cyclists journeys. Cycling is being encouraged both for utility purposes such as journeys to work, school and the shops and for (4) trips for exercise and enjoyment, including longer trips by tourists. Recent cycle schemes carried out in conjunction with District Councils and other bodies (5) the Brighton and Hove seafront route and the Cross Levels Way cycle route, in Eastbourne. (6) people will be consulted as the strategy is implemented. The County Council will work with local cycling and other groups, and a countywide Cycling Forum will be formed to (7) that all bodies concerned with cycling are in regular contact. The cyclists are given a leaflet, and a (8) of the full strategy document can be seen in County Council Public Libraries.


 

Listen to check your answers about the cycling scheme.

B2 First Use of English,B2 First Part 2B2 First Use of English and Reading Section

You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students. Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.

For this part, you practice how to understand the details of a text, including opinions and attitudes.

For this part, you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.

For this part, you practice how to find specific information in a text or texts.

B2 First Writing Section

You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a story) of 140-190 words.

B2 First Listening and Speaking Section

Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources, but targeted at the interests of the learners.

In this part you talk to the examiner about yourself and your life, e.g. your name, school, interests and future plans.

In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.

In this part you express ideas with your partner by looking at a discussion point that the examiner gives you.

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In this part, you focus on general aspects of a topic with the examiner or you may involve your partner.

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In this part, you will hear people talking in eight different situations.

In this part, you will hear five people talking about different things.

In this part, you will hear an interview.

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully. We have many activities to get your English up to speed in no time.

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Entertainment and Leisure explores how we spent our free time.

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Exploring how different societies create roles for people to develop their skills and knowledge.

Exploring how we learn and adjust to the world around us. .

Exploring how we experience the world through our life journeys

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles such as our films word search are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
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This free material is for students at an Upper Intermediate Level of English. This will probably be suitable for students in their third or fourth year of English studies. We add exercises on grammar and vocabulary as well as whole text activities on a regular basis. In addition, we provide test practice activity for students who are preparing for the C1 Advanced which is part of the Cambridge Assessment English Main Suite as well as the English Language B for the IB Diploma. The material will also support students studying for the Cambridge Advanced courses and IELTS examinations.

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