Exam structure

1
Listening tasks
1
Rading tasks
1
Writing tasks
1
Speaking tasks

Learning objectives

Exam grade

The maximum score for the exam is 100 points and it is divided in two groups:

Group 1: Reading skills (25 points) + Writing skills (25 points).
Group 2: Listening skills (25 points) + Speaking (25 points).

There are two possible grades: “Pass” or “Fail”.  “Pass”  means the score is equal to or higher than 30 points in each one of the groups.

Exams dates this year

July 10, 2020 (register before May 13)

September 11, 2020 (register before Jul 15)

October 2, 2020 (register before August 5)

November 13 and 14, 2020 (register before October 7)

More info on the official site of IC

General tips and tricks

Specific structure of each section

Task 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Read daily texts 

Read daily texts and match with the correct sentence (task 1 and 4) or answer multiple choice questions (tasks 2, 3 and 5)

Task 1, 2 and 3: Listen to short messages

Listen to short messages and complete multiple-choice questions and matching exercices.

Task 4 and Task 5: Listen to daily conversations

Listen to daily conversations and complete multiple-choice questions (task 4) and match the listening with a picture (task 5).

 

Task 1: Fill in a form

Complete fields or comments from forms, sheets, surveys or forums.

Task 2: Write a small postcard or email

Create a brief text addressed to someone such as a note, postcard, message, email or letter.

Task 3: Write a small text

Create a short composition (description, narration, journal entry, real or imaginary biography) based on the data provided.

Task 1: Oral exposition about daily topics.

Make a short monologue about a daily topic (free time, friends and family, personal description…)

Task 2: Picture description

Make a short monologue from a photograph

Task 3: Dialogue

Hold a conversation with the examiner in a simulated situation from the photograph described in Task 2.

Task 4: Role play

Participate in a conversation with the examiner in a simulated situation from a role card. 

Practice of each section

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