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There are two sections in the test: Language Use and Listening, with separate scores for each.

Section Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Language Use Description Complete a short dialogue with the appropriate word Complete a short dialogue with the appropriate word Select the missing word in gapped text
Testing focus Vocabulary Functional language Grammar
Response type Three-option multiple-choice Three-option multiple choice Gapped text
Questions Six tasks Six tasks Two tasks, each with three questions
Listening Description Listen to a conversation or dialogue and identify what the speaker means Listen to a conversation or dialogue and identify what the speaker means Listen to a longer conversation and identify what the speaker means
Testing focus Listening for detail and gist Listening for detail and gist Listening for detail
Response type Three-option multiple-choice – image selection Three-option multiple-choice Listening for detail
Questions Four tasks Four tasks One task, four questions

Language Use

The Language Use section tests vocabulary, functional language and grammar. The questions focus on language use rather than language knowledge, reflecting the communicative language young learners experience in class.

Part 1 – Focus on vocabulary

List part 1
Part 1 - Test takers complete a short dialogue with the appropriate word.

Part 2 – Focus on functional language

List part 2
Part 2 - Test takers complete a short dialogue with the appropriate word.

Part 3 – Focus on grammar

List part 3
Part 3 - Test takers select the missing word in gapped text.

Listening

The Listening section tests listening for detail and gist, using short and extended listening tasks. The audio automatically plays twice.

Part 1 – Listening for detail and gist

Listening 1
Part 1 – Test takers listen to a conversation or dialogue and identify what the speaker means.

Part 2 – Listening for detail and gist

Listening 2
Part 2 – Test takers listen to a short dialogue to identify the correct answer.

Part 3 – Listening for detail

Listening 3
Part 3 – Test takers listen to a short dialogue to identify the correct answers.