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ESOL Skills for Life: Entry 3

Exam Structure Summary

Speaking & Listening (Oral interview with Trinity examiner)
1. Individual Component (up to 8 mins)

    • Task 1: Exchange of information, comparing people and places (up to 3 mins)

    • Task 2: Narration of a simple story (factual or fictional) (up to 2 mins)

    • Task 3: Role play – giving information in a formal context (up to 3 mins)

2. Group Component (up to 10 mins)

    • Task 4: Planning a social event (up to 10 mins)

Reading (Reading exam taken under controlled exam conditions)
1. Short answer reading paper (20 items)

    • Task 1: Explanatory/chronological text (8 items)

    • Task 2: Informational texts, e.g. contents pages, indices and menus etc (6 items)

    • Task 3: Extracts from different text types for identifying text purpose (6 items)

Total time allowed: 60 mins

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

    • Task 1: Write an account or narrative (factual or fictional) of a sequenced past event (e.g. an article about the first day at college) (approx. 200 words)

    • Task 2: Write an informal letter about a planned future activity (e.g. invitation to a party) (approx. 120 words)

Total time allowed: 60 mins

Entry 3 Pass Marks

Total Possible Marks

Pass Mark

Speaking and Listening









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