There are two sections in the test: Use of English and Listening, with separate scores for each.
|Section||Part 1||Part 2||Part 3|
|Use of English||Description||Complete a short dialogue with the appropriate grammatical form or lexical item||Read a short dialogue and identify what a speaker means||Type the missing word in gapped text with the appropriate grammar or lexis|
|Testing focus||Grammatical form, lexical precision||Pragmatics: understanding explicit and implied meaning||Grammatical form, lexical precision|
|Response type||Four-option multiple choice||Three-option multiple choice||Gapped text. For A1–C2, test takers type their answers. For Pre–A1, test takers select their answers.|
|Questions||Ten tasks||Ten tasks, each with one or two questions||One task, seven questions|
|Listening||Description||Listen to a short dialogue and identify what the speaker means||Listen to a longer dialogue and identify what the speaker means||Listen to a monologue and identify what the speaker means|
|Testing focus||Pragmatics: understanding explicit and implied meaning|
|Response type||Four-option multiple choice|
|Questions||Five tasks per part, each with one or two questions|
Use of English
The Use of English section focuses on grammatical form and meaning.
Part 1 – Focus on form
Test takers read a short, gapped dialogue and then complete the dialogue by selecting one of four options.
Part 2 – Focus on meaning
Test takers need to understand the meaning communicated in a short dialogue. The meaning tested may be explicit, or it may be implied, where the meaning is understood from context.
Part 3 — Focus on form and meaning
The Listening section tests how well students can understand communication in different contexts (such as university lectures, going shopping, and business meetings), depending on the CEFR level. There is a focus on explicit and implied meaning. Test takers can listen to each recording twice.