The format and content of the BCCE™

 

Section

Time

Short Description

Number of items

Listening

 

 

Approx. 30 minutes

Part 1(multiple choice)

A short recorded conversation is followed by a question. The answer choices are shown as pictures.

 

10

Part 2(multiple choice)

A short recorded message or announcement is followed by a question that is also printed in the test booklet.

 

9

Part 3(multiple choice)

A recorded radio interview is broken into three segments. Two questions follow each segment. The questions are also printed in the test booklet.

 

6

Part 4 (multiple choice)

A short recorded talk is followed by five questions that are also printed in the test booklet.

 

5

Grammar,

Vocabulary,

Reading(GVR)

 

70 minutes

Grammar (multiple choice)

An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one choice is grammatically correct.

 

25

Vocabulary(multiple choice)

An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one choice is semantically correct.

 

25

Reading Part 1 (multiple choice)

Four short related texts presented as advertisements or reviews are accompanied by ten questions.

 

10

 

Reading Part 2(multiple choice)

A short argumentative text is accompanied by five questions.

 

5

Reading Part 3(multiple choice)

A short informal email is accompanied by five questions.

 

5

Reading Part 4 (multiple choice)

A short text is accompanied by five questions.

 

5

Writing

50 minutes

Task A: Email 1

Candidates write an informal email using provided information.

 

2 tasks

 

Task B: Email 2

Candidates write a competition entry email using provided information.

Speaking

10 – 15 minutes

Task 1:Warm Up

Candidates answer non-sensitive personal questions.

 

4 tasks

Task 2:Picture-related questions

Candidates are presented with a picture and are asked to answer picture-related questions.

Task 3:Role Play

Candidates take part in a role-play activity.

Task 4:General Questions

Candidates answer general questions related to the role play.

 

The written test (sections 1-3), including the delivery of instructions, takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

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