MET Format and Content
The MET tests listening, grammar, vocabulary, reading, and speaking. The test is divided into three separate sections: a listening test, a reading and grammar test, and a speaking test. The following table presents the format and content of the MET:
|Section||Time||Description||# of items|
|Listening||approx. 45 minutes||Multiple-choice questions assessing the ability to understand conversations and talks in social, educational, and workplace contexts.||60|
|Reading and Grammar||90 minutes||
Multiple-choice questions testing a variety of grammar structures of written English.
Questions assessing the ability to understand a variety of texts in social, educational, and workplace contexts.
|Speaking||15 minutes max.||
Structured one-on-one interaction between examiner and test taker that includes five distinct tasks on a number of different topics. The tasks require test takers to describe information about a picture and about themselves, give a supported opinion, and state the advantages and disadvantages of a particular situation. In particular:
- The two first parts (Listening and Reading and Grammar) comprise the written section of the examination and they are both administered on the same day. The third part, the Speaking Test, is administered before, after, or even at the same day of the written examinations.
- Listening recordings and reading passages reflect everyday interactions in an American-English-speaking environment.
- Vocabulary is assessed within the listening and reading sections.
- Speaking Section Materials