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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.

Task 1
Part 1 – Test takers complete a short dialogue with the appropriate grammatical form or lexical item.

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.

Task 2.1
Part 2 – Test takers read a short dialogue and identify what a speaker means. Here the focus is on explicit meaning.

Task 2.2
Part 2 – Test takers read a short dialogue and identify what a speaker means. Here the focus is on implied meaning.

Part 3 — Focus on form and meaning

Task 3.1
Part 3 – For A1-C2 level tasks, the test taker reads a gapped text and types in the missing words.

Task 3.2
Part 3 – For Pre-A1 level tasks, the test taker selects, rather than types, their answers.

Listening

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.

Listening 2

Listening 3