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Cambridge Exams

Would you like a qualification that is recognised worldwide? At First step in UK Bristol we can help you achieve this. We offer English courses for Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE, CPE. You can choose a 10-week preapartion course including exam fee or, in the summer, a 4-week preparation course including exam fee. If you want to study longer than 10 or 4 weeks, just enter the dates you want on the application form.

Cambridge English Exam Courses

Enrol on a Cambridge Exam preparation course at First step in UK Bristol and take the Cambridge Exam with us, if you don't achieve a grade from A-C we will refund 25% of your tuition fees!

punto  Cambridge English Exam 10 week course in Bristol
punto  Cambridge English Exam 4 week course in Bristol (FCE and CAE)
punto  Course aims
punto  Syllabus content and focus
punto  Class timetable
punto  Free extras

Cambridge English Exam Preparation
10 Week Course (incluiding exam)


punto  7th January to 15th March / exam date 15th March
punto  1st April to 7th june / exam date 11th June
punto  23rd September to 29th November / exam date 3rd December


punto  7th January to 15th March / exam date 15th March
punto  1st April to 7th June / exam date 12th June
punto  30th September to 6th December / exam date 7th December


punto  2nd January to 8th March / exam date 9th March
punto  8th April to 14th June / exam date 13th June 
punto  30th September to 6th December / exam date 5th December

*All courses above subject to sufficient numbers and students can enroll for more or less than 10 weeks if more or less preparation is required.

The ten-week Cambridge English Exam course runs several times a year to coincide with the Cambridge English exam dates.

Cambridge English Exam Intensive
4 Week Summer Course (incluiding exam)

The four-week Cambridge English Intensive Exam course (FCE and CAE only) run once a year in July/August.
2019 dates: 29th July - 23rd August

Course Aims

Both the 10-week and 4-week courses help students improve all their skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), review and strengthen their grammatical knowledge and improve their vocabulary with lexis and structures relevant to their exam. We aim to maximize your chance of passing the exam and achieve as high a grade as possible. There is an emphasis on the exam strategies we believe students should employ in order to do this, focusing on exam practice tasks to help you become very familiar with the format of the exam. The price of the exam is also included in the course fees.

punto  20 morning classes (45 minutes each)
punto  8 afternoon classes (45 minutes each)
punto  12 students maximum.
punto  Minimum of two teachers on each course.
punto  Practice tests with feedback.
punto  Cambridge English Exam fee included.

We prepare our English students for Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE and CPE (proficiency) exams*.
In addition to General English classes in the morning, you have 10 Cambridge Exam classes in the afternoon.

These classes will help you to:

punto  Practice the different tasks you have to do for each part of the exam.
punto  Learn personal strategies to do the task more effectively.
punto  Organize your learning.

Syllabus Content and Focus

There is a separate syllabus for the Cambridge Exam English courses. These focus on:

punto  Key topics that are often in the exams.
punto  The different writing tasks in the various Cambridge Exams.
punto  Regular practice of the reading, speaking and listening.
punto  The most useful grammar, vocabulary and functional language for tasks that you are required to do in the exam.

Class Timetable

The content and focus of our Cambridge classes are as follows (note that for the 4 week summer course, all lessons are exam focused):

Class Time Focus
Morning Class 1 09.00 - 09.45 General English - Coursebook Class
Morning Class 2 09.50 - 10.35 General English - Coursebook Class
Morning Class 3 10.55 - 11.40 General English - Grammar and Vocabulary
Morning Class 4 11.45 - 12.30 General English - Grammar and Vocabulary
Afeternoon Class 5 13.30 - 14.15 We use one main coursebook and a number of other materials to help you practise the tasks and prepare effectively.
Afeternoon Class 6 14.20 - 15.05 We use one main coursebook and a number of other materials to help you practise the tasks and prepare effectively.

Free extras

As part of a Cambridge Exam Course, we´ll also give you:

punto  Free coursebooks for both morning and afternoon classes.
punto  An extra complete practice speaking test with you when your exam date approaches.
punto  When your exam approaches we will do an extra complete practice speaking test with you.
punto  Other practice exams and other Cambridge Exam resources you can use in the study room between 4pm and 6pm, Monday to Thursday. You can also ask the tutor there for help with homework or anything connected with Cambridge Exams.
punto  Regular help with pronunciation.
punto  Suggestions about how to learn more effectively.
punto  Study room time with a tutor for two hours every afternoon after classes from Monday to Thursday; you can use our huge range of resources or our tutor can help you do your homework, explain English grammar and vocabulary  you find difficult or give you advice about improving your English.
punto  Access to our weekly conversation club on Fridays to practise your English with other students and teachers.

*Minimum numbers apply.


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Improve your fluency in English, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing to improve your level of English!

general english

Reach your English goal faster by taking more lessons and focus your course on business, conversation, grammar, exam preparation and more options.

courses intensive

Custom made courses are arranged on request for groups of students, professionals and employees from institutions and organizations.

courses groups

Develop confidence and facilitate conversation for a fluent speaking style.

courses conversational

Enjoy a family holiday in England while learning to speak English either in formal classes or through activities.

courses family

Develop the fluency, accuracy and communication skills you need to work confidently in the English speaking business world.

for professionals

ICAO Level 4 training. Our courses are adapted to meet the guidelines in the ICAO English-language proficiency descriptors.

for aviation

To students between 12-17 years old. Excellent English classes and supervised daily social programme events.

for juniors

We offer preparation exams courses for Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE, CPE and BULATS

for everyone

In 3 hours tour you will have a bank account, NIN appointment, NHS doctor, mobile, accommodation and advise to look for a job.

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