This course is aimed at students who plan to take the Cambridge B2 First exam soon.

This is a 20-hour (approximately) self-study course, but I am available as you work through the sections (via chats/forums).  

You have 28 days to complete the course - you plan your time around your commitments.

Price of the course is non-refundable and payable in USD via PayPal.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome! A message from your tutor, Yolanda Hartshorne.

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Instructions for Modules

  • 3

    Paper 1: Reading and Use of English (a)

    • Paper 1 index

    • Paper 1 Part 1 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 1

    • Paper 1 Part 2 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 2

    • Paper 1 Part 3 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 3

    • Paper 1 Part 4 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 4

    • Instructions for Paper 1 Use of English

    • Paper 1 Use of English

    • Now you try! Enter your answers for Part 1

    • What are your answers for Part 2?

    • What are your answers for Part 3?

    • What are your answers for Part 4?

    • Paper 1 Use of English Can-do statement

  • 4

    Paper 1 Reading and Use of English (b)

    • Paper 1 Part 5 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 5

    • Paper 1 Part 6 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 6

    • Paper 1 Part 7 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 7

    • Instructions for Paper 1 Reading

    • Paper 1 Reading

    • Now you try! What are your answers for Part 5?

    • What are your answers for Part 6?

    • What are your answers for Part 7?

    • Complete Paper 1 Reading and Use of English.

    • Paper 1 Reading Can-do statement

  • 5

    Paper 2: Writing

    • Paper 2 Index

    • Paper 2 Part 1 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 1

    • Paper 2 Part 1: BONUS Assignment

    • Paper 2 Part 2 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 2

    • Paper 2 Part 2: BONUS Assignment

    • Paper 2 Can-do statement

  • 6

    Paper 3: Listening

    • Paper 3 Index

    • Paper 3 Part 1 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 1

    • Paper 3 Part 2 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 2

    • Paper 3 Part 3 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 3

    • Paper 3 Part 4 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 4

    • Instructions for Paper 3

    • Paper 3 Listening download

    • Paper 3: Full Listening exam

    • Now you try! What are your final answers for Part 1?

    • What are your answers for Part 2

    • What are your answers for Part 3?

    • What are your answers for Part 4?

    • Paper 3 Can-do statement

  • 7

    Paper 4: Speaking

    • Paper 4 Index

    • Paper 4 Part 1 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 1

    • Paper 4 Part 1 download

    • Paper 4 Part 2 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 2

    • Paper 4 Part 2 download

    • Paper 4 Part 3 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 3

    • Paper 4 Part 4 Tutorial

    • Quiz Part 4

    • Paper 4 Parts 3 and 4 download

    • Paper 4 Can-do statement

  • 8

    A few things before we finish!

    • Last quiz: the exam, venue and rules!

  • 9

    Next Steps...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • A few last things...

    • Before you go...

All you need to pass the B2 First exam : 2020-2021

Empower your learning!

  • Tips that work!

    Tips and techniques that work! Over 20 years' experience all here for you! I want you to pass - I really recommend you take this course before you go for the B2 First.

  • Fun Quizzes!

    Fun quizzes to test your understanding of the techniques you have learned. By the end of the course you will be a confident learner, ready to pass the B2 First exam! Retake as many times as you need!

  • BONUS! Writing tasks!

    BONUS! Included in the course are TWO B2 First Exam writing tasks that you will submit to me online and I will provide you with feedback and tips on how to improve.

  • Uncomplicated!

    Easy to understand steps to each part of the B2 First exam. Making your learning simply better and faster!

  • Video Tutorials

    Video tutorials to guide you through each Paper and show you how to answer each Part. Rewatch as many times as you need!

  • B2 First Exam Practice

    Yes! You will do ALL the Parts for each Paper, just like in the real exam! I will provide you with the answers and explanations and you can ask me your questions as you work through each part in our 'Chat'!

  • Chat!

    You can ask me questions as you work through the tasks. Yes, I am with you all through the course!

  • Intensive but doable!

    This a 20-hour course (approximately). You have 28 days to complete the course but you go at your own speed. Study when it is convenient to you. Rewatch the tutorials, redo* the quizzes or tasks (*does not apply to the writings!). Flexible, intensive but doable (you can do it!).

  • Certificate

    When you successfully complete the course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement! (Successfully completing this course allows you to enrol on the Academic English Courses I also offer!).

Instructor

Yolanda Hartshorne

Academic Coach

I coach committed international students to excel in their academic performance at university by developing their academic English skills.
I have over 20 years' experience in the ELT sector, which includes at Higher Education level both in Spain and the UK. I am a qualified proofreader as well as a Cambridge examiner. I am bilingual in Spanish and English (native - British - English speaker).
I have a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Hispanic Studies, from University College London; a Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (Master in Research, MRes, equivalent) in Spanish Film and Literature (Distinction), from the University of Oviedo; an MA in Education (TESOL) (Merit with Distinction for Thesis) from Oxford Brookes University and the CELTA.
I am also an author. I founded CBN CandleBook News® in 2008, under which name I publish my books and offer editorial services (candlebooknews.com).