The Linguaskill test is a computer-based, online test divided into Listening, Reading and Writing. In each test, you will have to answer questions on screen. These can be in a variety of different types.
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|Read and select
||Candidates read a notice, diagram, label, memo or letter containing a short text and choose the sentence or phrase that most closely matches the meaning of the text. There are three possible answers.
||Candidates read a sentence with a missing word (gap) and choose the correct word to fill the gap. There are four choices for each gap.
||Candidates choose the right word or phrase to fill the gaps in a text. There are four choices for each gap.
||Candidates read a short text in which there are some missing words (gaps) and write in the missing word in each gap.
||Candidates read a longer text and answer a series of multiple-choice questions. The questions are in the same order as the information in the text.
|Listen and select
||Candidates listen to a short audio recording and answer a multiple-choice question with three options.
||Candidates listen to a longer recording and answer a series of multiple-choice questions based on it. The questions are in the same order as the information they hear in the recording.
||Candidates read a short prompt, usually an email. They use the information in the prompt and the three bullet points to write an email of at least 50 words to a private audience. Candidates should spend about 15 minutes on this.
||Candidates read a short text outlining a scenario and respond using the information in the scenario and the three bullet points. Candidates will write at least 180 words to a wider audience and may be asked to produce a variety of text types (e.g. review, article, web post). Candidates should spend about 30 minutes on this.
||Candidate answers eight questions about him/herself and his/her background/experience/future plans (e.g. What’s your job?). The first two questions are not marked.
||Candidate is required to read aloud eight sentences.
||Candidate is given a topic (e.g. practical skills) to talk about for one minute. The candidate is given prompts about the topic and 40 seconds in which to prepare.
|Long turn with visual information
||Candidate is given one or more graphics (e.g. diagrams, information sheet) to talk about for one minute, in the form of leaving a voice message for a friend. The candidate also has one minute in which to prepare.
||Candidate gives their opinion on five questions related to one topic (e.g. technology and the internet). The candidate has one minute in which to prepare from the scenario and from prompts which the questions will be about.