This exam will test your ability to read, listen to, and write academic English. The schedule for the exam is as follows. You can download samples for each section. Please open the files in numerical order.
PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE TEST (10 MINS) This part of the exam is to help you start thinking about the topic for the exam. Please click to download this part. This part is NOT GRADED.
PART 2 (30%) READING (80 MINS) In this part of the exam, you will read texts on a general topic. Please click to download this part. There are 4 sections in this part: Section 1: 2 short texts, Section 2: 1 medium length text Section 3: 1 longer text Section 4: comparing or contrasting 2 or more of the texts from sections 1-3
PART 4 (40%) WRITING (80 MINS) In this part of the exam, you will write an academic essay of at least 400-450 words. Please click to download this part. You will have a total of 80 minutes to write it, including: - 10 minutes planning - 60 minutes writing - 10 minutes editing