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«Tuve la oportunidad de estudiar en esta escuela donde me ayudaron a preparar el alto nivel de inglés que necesitaba para trabajar como médico en Inglaterra. La recomiendo ampliamente, principalmente por su ambiente familiar y por la técnica de enseñanza que aplican.»
Jose Antonio Carbonell B2, C1
B1 Intermediate is the basic level of English required by most employers, as well as being a requirement for entry into University. For many B1 is enough as it equips learners with a basic ability to communicate, for example when on holiday or communicating online. But for students looking for more, it is a stepping stone to higher levels and the opportunities they provide.
In the exam students are expected to be able to,
– Understand simple written and oral instructions and concepts, such as shopping lists and memos.
– Read and understand more complex texts like articles and news stories.
– A knowledge of basic vocabulary for topics such as Holidays, Family and Friends.
– Write simple and informal short texts such as an email to a friend using appropriate register.
– In the latest exam format students are also required to write a semi-formal Article.
– Listening requires that learners are able to recognise information across different accents and dialects.
– An ability to express both simple and complex concepts is required in Speaking, as well as the ability to hold a conversation and share opinions.
The exam consists of four papers
Reading – 6 parts – 45 minutes
Texts taken from informal/semi-formal instructions, semi-formal articles, brochures.
Writing – 2 parts – 45 minutes
Types are informal email, semi-formal email, semi-formal article
Listening – 4 parts – 30-40 mins
Audios are taken from mainly broadcasts and interviews.
Speaking – 4 parts – 12-17 mins
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