Duration: 11 or 12 weeks

Start Dates:

6th June 2022 (12 week course)
Course finishes 26th August 2022
5th September 2022 (12 week course)
Course finishes 25th November 2022

Campus: This course is available at: Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses.

Course Description

  • 20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate and homework review
  • Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with the exam structure and a variety of content
  • Covers many genres of English, e.g. formal, informal, business, academic, personal
  • Preparation for obtaining a high-level universally-accepted English language qualification

Entry Requirements


CRICOS Code: 061171J


Sample Timetable

This should be used as a guide only and may be subject to change at anytime. Our Cambridge Exam Preparation course could be scheduled onto any one of the following full time timetables: Click here to see all Sample Schedules.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 – 10:30 Reading
Matching paragraphs and headings
Understanding general meaning
Looking for synonyms
Transaction letter
Understanding the task
Letter structure
Language and content
Cloze activity – building and strengthen vocabulary
Listening for specific information
Use of English
Cloze procedure – using context clues to identify words
Creative writing activity
Language Development
Prepositions, nouns and adjectives
Feelings and expressions
10:35 – 11:35 Grammar
Identifying adverbs and adjectives
Choosing correct adjective and adverb forms
Adverbs of degree – expressing intensity
Multiple choice questions and error correction
Comparatives and superlatives
Pronunciation Stressing content words
Practicing gerunds (-ing forms)
Using infinitives
Distinguishing the two forms
Use of English
Multiple choice questions and answers
Tips and strategies for taking the exam
11:45 – 12:45 Mock Exam
13:45 – 14:45 Reading
Gapped text – reading the paragraph and filling in the gaps
Multiple matching
Awareness raising activity using predicting skills
Formal Application
Letter Having an appropriate register and format
Multiple Matching – demonstrating comprehension
Error correction
Use of English
Word formation
Identifying the noun form of adjectives and adverbs
14:55 – 15:55 Use of English
Word formation – looking at collocations
Forming nouns from verbs
Collaborative task
Initiating, interrupting, offering and closing
Skimming and scanning – two important fast reading techniques
Formal letters
Using accurate grammatical structures
Writing for the target reader
Collaborative Task
Taking turns initiating, interrupting, offering and closing




Written: English

FCE Testimonial - Brazilian Student

Andrea Rodrigues


Video: English | Portuguese

FCE Testimonial - Spanish Student

Paula Ruiz


Video: English | Spanish

FCE Testimonial - Korean Student

Sunjeng Lim


Video: English | Korean

Cambridge Guarantee

If you do not achieve a pass or above, BROWNS will guarantee you a FREE Cambridge FCE/CAE Preparation course (same number of weeks as your original booking).

Conditions Apply

  • Complete the BROWNS Cambridge FCE/CAE preparation course (10-12 weeks in length)
  • Take the BROWNS Online Placement Test (BOPT) prior to enrolling and follow the BROWNS recommended study plan
  • Take the FCE/CAE mock test in week 1, 5 and 9 of the course
  • Maintain 100% attendance rate, or provide medical documentation for explained absences
  • Receive no warnings for not “speaking English” during the course
  • This offer expires 3 months after graduation from the FCE/CAE Preparation course at BROWNS


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