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ESOL Skills for Life: Entry 1

Exam Structure Summary

Speaking & Listening (Oral interview with Trinity examiner)
1. Individual Component (up to 7 mins)

    • Task 1: Exchange of personal information (up to 4 mins)

    • Task 2: Instructions and directions (up to 3 mins)

Reading (Reading exam taken under controlled exam conditions)
1. Short answer reading paper (15 items)

    • Task 1: Simple narrative (10 items)

    • Task 2: Signs and symbols (5 items)

Total time allowed: 30 mins

Writing (Writing exam taken under controlled exam conditions)
1. Writing paper (2 tasks)

    • Task 1: Write a text giving basic personal details (e.g. complete a form) (approx. 30 words)

    • Task 2: Write a brief message giving details of present activities (e.g. a postcard) (approx. 30 words)

Total time allowed: 20 mins

Entry 1 Pass Marks

Total Possible Marks

Pass Mark

Speaking and Listening









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