What does B1 Preliminary for Schools involve?B1 Preliminary for Schools
is an intermediate level assessment of English for people who want to use English for work and study situations. It consists of four papers:
Reading, Writing, Listening
. The Speaking
exam uses a face-to-face test with two candidates and two assessors.
This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to
use English to communicate.B1 Preliminary for Schools has four papers:
|Reading: 45 minutes|
The B1 Preliminary for Schools Reading paper shows you can read and understand the main points from signs, newspapers and magazines. It has six parts and 32 questions. There are different types of texts and questions. This paper accounts for 25% of the total mark.
|Writing: 45 minutes|
The B1 Preliminary for Schools Reading paper shows you can use vocabulary and structure correctly. It has two parts and 3 questions. There are different types of texts and questions. This paper accounts for 25% of the total mark.
|Listening: 30 minutes |
The B1 Preliminary for Schools Listening paper has four parts. For each part
you have to listen to a recorded text or texts and answer some
questions. You have to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials including announcements and discussions about everyday life. Each recording is heard twice. You will need to show
that you can listen for gist (the main point), listen for specific
information and recognise the attitudes and opinions of the speakers.
You will hear individual people talking (monologues) and two people
talking to each other (dialogues). This paper accounts for 25% of the total mark.
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