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Content of the test
Students have 45 minutes to answer multiple-choice questions, with 4 possible answers and only one correct answer, the number of which depends on the format chosen.
Because each student progresses at his or her own pace, some may complete the test before the time runs out. It is important to note that the actual time taken by each participant has no bearing on the calculation of results.
There are 3 levels of difficulty for the questions: easy, intermediate and difficult. The test starts with easy questions, then gradually progresses to intermediate and then difficult questions. The toughest questions (« The Biggest Challenge ») are offered at the end of the test.
The table below provides detailed information on the content of both Flexible and Online formats.
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|Structure of the test||
The quiz is composed of two parts: oral comprehension and written comprehension.
Students have the option of answering the questions in order or not. If they wish, they can skip questions or even return to earlier questions throughout the test. However, we recommend that they follow the order given, as the questions increase in difficulty.
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The quiz is composed of 55 questions:
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In addition to listening comprehension, students will also be asked to answer pronunciation questions (e.g., Anglophone sounds, tonal accent). They will also be asked to recognize identical phonemes by completing a list or finding the instrusive.
Finally, the quizz also includes general knowledge questions covering both written and oral comprehension. These questions test students’ knowledge of history, geography and culture.
All audios are recorded by native English speakers. The speed of the utterances is adapted to the expected level.
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Frequently asked questions
The test is aimed at students of English at CEFR levels A0 to B1.
It includes questions on :
Vocabulary might include: the alphabet, numbers, colours, days of the week, months and seasons of the year, parts and times of the day, family, home, classroom objects, school, sport and leisure, daily activities, food, animals, clothes, places in a town. Adjectives relating to states and feelings, and physical descriptions of people and objects could also be tested.
Students will be expected to understand and be able to respond to everyday greetings and exchanges, to use polite expressions, to be able to give information about themselves and others, and to be able to ask others for this information (e.g. name, age, nationality). In later parts of the test, students may be asked about their abilities, likes and dislikes, possessions, daily routines, current activities, quantities and identifying where an object is physically located. To do this, they will need to know the present simple (with particular emphasis on to be), have got, can + infinitive, (don't) like/love + -ING, present continuous, WH questions and prepositions of place.
English pronunciation will also be covered in the test. Students will be asked to identify sounds (phonemes) by finding words or syllables that rhyme. This can be done by listening to a word or series of words, or by reading the written word(s). There will probably be no more than one or two questions of this type in the quiz.
The final area tested is cultural knowledge. It covers the United Kingdom and may include questions on geography, landmarks, important people from the present or the past (real or fictional), food and national celebrations.
This list is not exhaustive; it is intended to give an indication of the types of subjects that might be present in the test.
The questionnaires are presented differently depending on the chosen mode of participation (Flexible format or Online format). In both cases the content of the questionnaires is the same and consists of 55 questions.
The questions are grouped by competences and the questionnaires are accompanied by a table of answers that the student fills in by ticking the box corresponding to the answer to each question (directly on his/her device for the online format and on a paper answer template for the flexible format).
The test consists of 55 questions: 22 questions are written and 33 in audio format, which allows students' listening comprehension to be assessed.
Only one correct answer is possible per question. Students have 45 minutes to answer all the questions.
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