ESB ESOL International qualifications are designed for learners who are not native speakers of English and who wish to achieve a high quality, internationally recognised in English. The ESB Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International All Modes (Entry 3) (B1) is part of a suite of examinations from B1 to C2. It is mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is designed for intermediate learners. The 2 hour examination is externally assessed and consists of Listening, Reading, Use of English and Writing. The Speaking test is conducted separately; candidates are assessed in pairs.
2 parts / 20 questions. Candidates listen to a range of texts and answer multiple-choice questions and true/false questions.Close
Part 1 - 10 questions. Candidates read a factual text, match headings to paragraphs and answer true/false questions.
Part 2 - 5 questions. Candidates read a factual text and answer multiple-choice questions.Close
4 parts / 35 questions. Candidates are assessed on accuracy, grammatical control and vocabulary.Close
Candidates write an email, story or essay of 120-150 words based on a provided title and description of the expected content.Close
The Speaking test consists of 3 parts. Part 1 is a series of short questions relating to personal information. In Part 2, each candidate has an individual turn to talk about a topic provided on a written prompt and respond to what their partner has said. Part 3 is an interactive discussion between the candidates and the examiner.Close
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