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Fundamentals

  • External Assessment
  • Children aged 11 to Adult Learners Target Group
  • 300 Guided Learning Hours

Overview

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 Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International All Modes (B2) 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 learners who are able to communicate independently in English. The 2 hour 30 minute 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.

Syllabus

ESB Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International All Modes (B2)

2 parts / 20 questions. Candidates listen to a range of texts and answer multiple-choice questions and true/false questions.

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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.

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4 parts / 35 questions. Candidates are assessed on accuracy, grammatical control and vocabulary.

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Candidates write an email, story or essay of 180-200 words based on a provided title and description of the expected content.

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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.

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