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Paper

Content

Marks % of total

Purpose

Reading and Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes)

8 parts/56 questions

40%

Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Writing

(1 hour 30 minutes)

2 parts

20%

You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.

Listening

(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/30 questions

20%

Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.

Speaking

(15 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts

20%

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.

What’s in the exam?
This is a machine generated translation and we cannot guarantee the accuracy Prüfungsübersicht Updated handbook from January 2015