Here is a 5-10-minute daily warm-up activity that gives students extra practice with parts 1 & 4 of the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Speaking Paper as well as parts 2, 3 & 4 of the Reading and Use of English Paper (for the 2016 updated version of the exam).
The activities are categorized according to the unit topics in the textbook "Complete First: Second Edition," so could easily be adapted as a post-unit review or distributed for extra practice.
The document contains 41 questions similar to those commonly used in parts 1 & 4 of the Speaking paper. Most of the questions are followed by an example answer that would earn top marks on the Speaking Paper, because it uses a diverse vocabulary and a range of grammatical structures.
The example answers have a few words or phrases omitted, inviting students to fill in the blanks following the same kinds of tasks they must perform in Reading & Use of English.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m from San Diego, which is a large city, very (1)_________ to Mexico. It (2)_______ known for its excellent climate and beautiful beaches.
1. a) near b) close c) located d) around
(1) b) close
1. Instructions for suggested classroom use
2. 41 Warm-up activities (like the example above) on various topics, highlighting diverse grammar and vocabulary sets (phrasal verbs, collocations, fixed expressions, passive voice, transitional phrases, conjunctions, word formation, etc.).
3. Solution key