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Learning support resources for private hire drivers

What is in the exam?

ISE I (BI) consists of two exam modules:

  • Reading & Writing
  • Speaking & Listening

Candidates must pass both modules for an ISE I (B1) qualification.

 

Reading & Writing

2 hours:

  • 2 x Reading tasks
  • 1 x Reading into writing task
  • 1 x Writing task

Speaking & Listening

18 minutes:

  • 1 x Topic task
  • 1 x Conversation task
  • 2 x Listening tasks

 

ISE I (B1) learning resources

 

Resource type

Resource name and link

Test overview

Test overview - ISE I (B1) - an overview of your ISE I (B1) test, including tips.

Guide for students

Guide for Students - ISE I (B1) – SELT version
For candidates taking Secure English Language Test (SELT) ISE in the UK (ie where the whole test must be taken on one day). 

Self-study activities – Reading & Writing

Self-study activities – Speaking & Listening

Practice papers - Reading & Writing

Marked candidate responses

See examples of marked candidate responses to Reading & Writing exam tasks:

Example marked candidate responses - ISE I

Guidance on writing genres

Guidance on Writing genres – what to consider when writing a response in a specific genre for the exam – eg a letter, email, essay, review, report, etc.

Topic form - Speaking & Listening

Topic Form - ISE I - for practice and for candidates to complete and take with them to the exam as discussion prompts for the examiner.

Practice audio activities - for exam listening tasks

Use these examples to practise the Independent listening tasks:

Independent listening task 1 - Giraffes


Independent listening task 1 - Emus


Independent listening task 1 - Cheese Rolling Festival


Independent listening task 1 - Charles Dickens


Independent listening task 1 - Basketball


Independent listening task 1 - Burlington Arcade


Independent listening task 2 - Inspire Kids


Independent listening task 2 - Child language learning


Independent listening task 2 - Tigers


Independent listening task 2 - Shakespeare


Independent listening task 2 - First colour film

Sample videos

These videos show the format of the test. They are not intended to show model exam performance.

Watch sample videos below and use the following rationale documents to see how they were marked:

 


 

Download here the ISE I (B1) sample paper used in the sample videos below.


Transcriptions of the sample videos above are available to download below:

 

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