The format and content of the ABLE B2

 

Section

Time

Short Description

Number of items

Listening

Approx. 35 minutes

Part 1: Ten short dialogues heard twice with one question per dialogue. Candidates choose the correct answer choice from three short written options. 

10

Part 2: One dialogue heard twice, with ten interview questions. Candidates choose the correct answer choice from five short written options in order to complete a questionnaire.

10

Part 3: One dialogue heard twice, accompanied by five questions. Candidates use the information they hear to choose the correct answer choice from three short written options. 

5

Part 4: One monologue heard twice, accompanied by five questions. Candidates use the information they hear to choose the correct answer choice from three short written options.

5

 

Reading & Use of Language

75 minutes

Task 1: Candidates read fifteen short sentences, six of which contain errors. Candidates decide which sentences are grammatically correct and which are incorrect.

15

Task 2: Two short cloze texts each with five multiple-choice questions. Candidates complete each gap in a cloze text by choosing from four possible answer choices. 

10

Task 3: Five online texts about a topic are accompanied by ten multiple-choice questions, each with five answer choices. 

10

Task 4: Candidates read four short texts and answer eight multiple-choice questions, each with four answer choices.

8

Task 5: Candidates read one text comprising six paragraphs. The text describes either a process or cause and effect or advantages and disadvantages. Candidates choose the correct option from four answer choices.

7

 

Writing

40 minutes

Candidates choose one from a choice of two possible tasks. Both tasks comprise an email. Candidates choose either to provide a description or to give advice and should write about a page. Prompts to help the candidates are given.

1 task

 

Speaking

Approx. 8 minutes

Task 1: Warm Up

Candidates answer non-sensitive, personal questions.

3 tasks

Task 2: Information gap activity

Candidates are expected to understand and provide information to the examiner in an information gap activity.

Task 3: Topic questions

Candidates answer general questions on the topic.

 

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