- Levels :Beginner
- Duration :2 Months/
- Fee : INR 12,000
- Listening : 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes’ transfer time)
- Reading :60 minutes
- Writing :60 minutes
- Speaking :11–14 minutes
Section 1: A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context, e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency. Section 2: A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities. Section 3: A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
A variety of question types are used in order to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument, understanding inferences and implied meaning, and recognizing writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose. The Academic and General Training Reading tests both contain three sections. Test takers are required to read a number of texts, with a total length of 2,150 to 2,750 words. The General Training Reading test differs from the Academic Reading test in the choice of texts (topic, genre, length, number, etc).
Task 1: Test takers are presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in their own words. They may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event. Task 2: Test takers are asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be written in an academic or semi-formal/neutral style.
Part 1: (4-5 minutes) Test takers answer general questions about themselves and a range of familiar topics, such as their home, family, work, studies and interests. Part 2: (3-4 minutes) Test takers are given a card which asks them to talk about a particular topic. They have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner may then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test. Part 3: (4-5 minutes) Test takers are asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions give the test taker an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.