Exam format and timings

Reading & Writing - 2 hours

  • 2 x Reading tasks:
    • Long reading
    • Multi-text reading
  • 1 x Reading into writing task
  • 1 x Extended writing task

Speaking & Listening - 20 minutes

  • 3 x Speaking tasks:
    • Topic discussion task
    • Collaborative task
    • Conversation task
  • 1 x Independent listening task

Useful guides at this level

  • Guide for Teachers
    Everything you need to know to prepare students for the exams - the exam structure, content, timings and what candidates need to be able to do at this level

Technical for background reference only:


Related links

Guidance information for ISE as a Secure English Language Test in the UK


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