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Exam Preparation Online Support is a free online platform to support students who register for Cambridge English exams with the British Council.

You can use the platform for extra exam practice at the same time as taking a preparation course or for last-minute exam revision. 

It is available for students preparing for Cambridge exams - B2 First / B2 First for Schools (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE). 

On the platform you can:

  • Read expert advice and tips about how to approach each skill and the different types of questions in your exam
  • Complete all the exercises or choose the parts of the exam you want to focus on
  • Complete practice exercises and get instant answers with explanations for Listening, Reading and Use of English
  • Analyse model answers for Speaking and Writing
  • Apply different exam strategies in the practice exercises to help you to do better on each paper
  • Submit two writing and two speaking answers online and get feedback from a British Council expert
  • Reflect on your learning and see why you got something right or wrong
  • Find links to more online expert materials from British Council and Cambridge English to help you with your exam preparation and improve your English skills further

How do I get started?

Go to the Exam Preparation Online Support platform for more information including our privacy policy and to create your account. You will need to enter the unique activation code provided to you by your local British Council authorised exam centre after you register for your Cambridge exam (B2 First, B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced) or provided to your school, language centre or institution as part of their Advantage membership. 

If you are under 18 years old, you will need to ask your parent or guardian for consent to use the platform and provide their email address to create your account. 

How does the platform work?

The Exam Preparation Online Support platform is accessible on your desktop, laptop, mobile and other devices. We recommend a stable, high-speed internet connection (preferably broadband speed) and Chrome, Mozilla, Safari or Edge browsers. For the best experience we suggest using a pair of headphones with microphone for the listening and speaking exercises.  

As there are no time limits or restrictions you can take as long as you need and repeat the exercises as many times as you want.  

Learn wherever you are, whenever you want. You will have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Note that your account may be deactivated if you do not use it in any 3-month period. 

Register for B2 First / B2 First for Schools (FCE) or C1 Advanced (CAE) with your local British Council authorised exam centre and get extra support from the Exam Preparation Online Support platform today.