The examination consists of a written and an oral part.
In the B1 examination, test takers complete tasks in all skills. The first part consists of reading, listening and language elements with task types such as multiple-choice questions or matching exercises. In the writing and speaking section, test takers are given a variety of prompts and have to respond, expressing themselves either in writing or orally. The test taker interacts with a partner as well as with the examiner in the oral section. Everyday professional situations form the basis for topics and vocabulary
|Number of parts
|Duration in minutes
usually 2 test takers
20 minutes preparation time
This examination is available as a digital, hybrid and paper-based examination. It can be taken as a partial examination.
In the mock examination, you will find more important details, including a complete set of tests with solutions to prepare at home or in class. You will learn how the examination works and how the written and oral performances are assessed.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
Learners at B1 level can
communicate in a simple and coherent way in daily life, at work, and when travelling
write or speak about a range of topics in their own area of interest.
participate in conversations about family, hobbies, work, and current events, reporting experiences, describing goals, and giving reasons for opinions.
generally use grammar and language correctly.
understand and produce simple, connected texts on familiar topics.
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