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Component

Test Specifications Description


1
- expressing agreement and disagreement Weighting
15% Paper 1: Listening (800/1)
- persuading 2
Duration
30 minutes
- interpreting information from non-linear 3
texts Number of texts
5
- drawing conclusions 4
- stating and justifying points of view Basic criteria for text
selection
- presenting an argument Length, level of complexity
(v) task fulfilment (content and language), text type
5
- presenting relevant ideas Possible genres

Lecture, briefing, talk, discussion,


- providing adequate content
interview, telephone conversation,
announcement, instructions,
- showing a mature treatment of topic
advertisement, news, meeting,
Possible genres: documentary
6
Report, article, letter, essay Number of questions
20
7
Possible question types

(1) Information transfer


(i i ) Short-answer questions
(iii ) 3-option multiple-choice questions
(i v) 4-option multiple-choice questions
8
Skills tested
As in the test specifications