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ESOL Exam Format

LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL Fox


The “Written Exam” consists of Listening, Reading and Writing sections and is available in Paper-based format.
The “Spoken Exam” is a short conversation with an Interlocutor on topics of interest to children, such as their family, hobbies or daily life situations.

LEVEL: Approximately pre-A1

SEPARATE QUALIFICATIONS EXAM FORMAT
Written Exam
(Listening, Reading, Writing)

Spoken Exam
(Speaking)

  • Paper-based

 

  • Face to Face

 

Written Exam(Listening, Reading, Writing)

Exam Duration
PAPER BASED
60 minutes

  • Listening 10 min
  • Reading & Writing 50 min
Listening Answer Type Task
Part 1
5 questions
Three-option multiple choice (pictures) for each utterance Listen and look at the pictures and choose the right one
Part 2
5 questions
Matching description of people to pictures Listen and draw lines
Part 3
5 questions
Fill in the gap with the correct answer Listen and write a name or a
number
Total Marks: 15

 

Reading Answer Type Task
Part 1
5 questions
Matching words to pictures Look and read, draw lines
Part 2
5 questions
True or false (statement based on a picture) Look and read, put a tick or
a cross
Part 3
5 questions
Gapped text followed by a choice of seven options to choose from in order to complete the text correctly Read the text and complete
the gapped text with five deletions
Part 4
5 questions
Answer questions based on a picture using one-word answer Look at the picture and read
the questions,write one-word answers
Total Marks: 20

 

Writing Answer Type Task
Part 1
3 sentences
Simple sentences
to communicate personal information
Write three sentences
Part 2
3 sentences
Simple sentences
to describe a simple picture
Look at the picture
and write three sentences about the picture
Total Marks: 6


Spoken Exam (Speaking)

Exam Duration
Face to Face
: ca. 5 min

Speaking Task
Part 1 Answer simple questions in order to give personal
information (name, age, etc.)
Part 2 A picture card with two objects is presented by the
Interlocutor and candidates are asked to identify the
object and answer some follow up questions
Part 3 A scene card, on a particular topic, is presented by the
Interlocutor
• Students respond to simple questions about the picture
• Students are asked to answer 3 follow up questions
on the same topic
Total Marks: 16

 

LanguageCert Young Learners ESOL Owl

The “Written Exam” consists of Listening, Reading and Writing sections and is available in Paper-based format.
The “Spoken Exam” is a short conversation with an Interlocutor on topics of interest to children, such as family, hobbies or their daily life situations.

Level: Approximately pre-A1

SEPARATE QUALIFICATIONS EXAM FORMAT
Written Exam
(Listening, Reading, Writing)

Spoken Exam
(Speaking)

Paper-based

Face to Face

Written Exam (Listening, Reading, Writing)

Exam Duration
PAPER BASED
75 min

  • Listening 15 min
  • Reading & Writing 60 min
Listening Answer Type Task
Part 1
5 questions
Three-option multiple choice (pictures) for each utterance Listen and look at the pictures
and choose the right one
Part 2
5 questions
Matching description of people to pictures Listen and draw lines
Part 3
5 questions
Three-option multiple choice (pictures) for each utterance Listen and look at the picture and choose the right one
Part 4
5 questions
Fill in the gap with the correct answer Listen and write a word number
Total mark: 20

 

Reading Answer Type Task
Part 1
6 questions
Yes or No Look at the image, read the sentences and write yes/no
Part 2
5 questions
Gapped text followed by a choice of three options to complete the text correctly Read the text and complete the gapped text with five deletions
Part 3
5 questions
Gapped text followed by a choice of eight options to complete the text correctly Read the text and complete the gapped text with six deletions
Part 4
5 questions
Answer some questions using one-word answers Read a short story, read the questions, write one word answers
Total Mark: 25

 

Writing Answer Type Task
Part 1
4 sentences
Simple sentences to communicate personal information Write four sentences about a real situation
Part 2
6 sentences
Sentences to describe a picture story Look at the pictures and write two sentences about each picture
Total Marks: 10

Spoken Exam (Speaking)

Exam Duration
Face to Face: ca. 7 min

Speaking Task
Part 1 Answer simple questions in order to give personal
information (name, age, hobbies, etc.)

 

Part 2 An objects’ card is presented by the Interlocutor and
candidates are asked to identify objects of the same category
Part 3 A “find the differences” card is presented by the Interlocutor
and candidates are asked to identify the different things they
see
Part 4 A “scene card” is presented by the Interlocutor and
candidates are asked to describe the picture
Total Marks: 16

Sapientify is dedicated to prepare students who want to take the Spoken and/or written ESOL exam succeed! We have an accredited ESOL speaking Interlocutor on board that can help you prepare in a minimum amount of time. If you need more information or preparation hours, please contact us via email, social media or our phone number!

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