The B2 First Reading and Use of English have seven parts and have a mix of text types and questions.
For parts 1 to 4 you have to read several texts and do some grammar and vocabulary tasks. It is not as difficult as it seems! For parts five to seven, you read a series of texts and answer questions that test your reading ability and show that you can deal with a variety of different types of texts.
Part 1. Multiple choice.
Here we have a text with some multiple-choice questions. Each question has four options (A, B, C or D) and you have to decide which the correct answer is. Pay attention to idioms, collocations and phrasal verbs, they are very important.
Part 2. Cloze Test.
In this part of the test we have a text in which there are some gaps, each of which represents one missing word. You have to think of the correct word for each gap. Here we have eight empty spaces to be completed.
Part 3. Word formation.
In this part of the test we are going to see a text which contains eight gaps. Each gap represents a word. At the end of the line is a ‘prompt’ word which you have to change in some way to complete the sentence correctly.
Part 4. Key word formation.
Each question consists of a sentence followed by a ‘key’ word and a second sentence with a gap in the middle. You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.
Part 5. Multiple choice.
A text with some multiple-choice questions. For each question, there are four options and you have to choose A, B, C or D.
Part 6. Gapped text.
A single page of text with some numbered gaps which represent missing paragraphs. After the text there are some paragraphs which are not in the right order. You have to read the text and the paragraphs and decide which paragraph best fits each gap.
Part 7. Multiple matching.
A series of statements followed by a text divided into sections or several short texts. You have to match each statement to the section or text in which you can find the information.