Exam structure

Listening tasks
Rading tasks
Writing tasks
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.

Exam dates this year

July 10th, 2020 (register before May 13th)

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

More info on the official site of IC

Specific structure of each section

Task 1, 3: Read a text and answer six questions with three options each.

Task 2: Read an incomplete text and identify, among seven available fragments, those that complete the six spaces given.

Task 4: Read six texts and relate them with eight brief statements.

Task 5: Read a text with fourteen spaces and choose one of the three options available for each space.


Task 1: Listen to a monologue and complete six sentences with six options out of the twelve available.

Task 2: Listen to four conversations and answer eight questions with three response options each.

Task 3: Listen to an interview or debate and answer six questions with three response options each.

Task 4: Listen to ten short dialogues and answer ten questions with three response options each.


Task 1: Understand an oral text, take notes and write a text that contains a personal opinion on the subject dealt with in the entry text.

Task 2: Write an argumentative or epistolary text based on a given information, expanding and transferring data in order to persuade, argue, evaluate or give your opinion, and adapting the message to the style of the text gender that is requested. The candidate chooses between two options.

Task 1: Make a short monologue from a text. The candidate chooses between two options. 

Task 2: Hold a conversation with the interviewer based on the opinion expressed by the candidate in the previous task.

Task 3: Participate in a conversation with the interviewer to reach an agreement, based on graphic or visual stimuli.

General tips and tricks

Practice of each section

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