Exam Structure

  • Reading section: 60 minutes
  • Listening section: 20 minutes total to answer the questions of all six recordings. Stop the timer when you are listening to the recordings.
  • BREAK: 10 minutes (have a quick snack!)
  • Speaking section: (You will need to time yourself and record yourself in the speaking section, so be prepared.)
    • 15 seconds to prepare, 45 seconds to speak.
    • 15 seconds to prepare, 45 seconds to speak.
    • 30 seconds to prepare, 60 seconds to speak.
    • 30 seconds to prepare, 60 seconds to speak.
    • 20 seconds to prepare, 60 seconds to speak.
    • 20 seconds to prepare, 60 seconds to speak.
  • Writing section:
    • 20 minutes
    • 30 minutes

Reading Section


  • Concentrate maximumly on reading part.
  • Read the first line of each paragraph to get a general idea.
  • Questions and answers come one after another.
  • You need just one sentence to get the answer. Make that sentence before finding that sentence.
  • Leave five minutes to check the answers at the end.


Listening Section

2) 3)


  • Note down every detail.


  • 1 conversation: 3-5 minutes between a man and a woman
  • 1 lecture: 4-6 minutes of a professor delivering a speech by him- or herself
  • 1 discussion lecture: 4-6 minutes of a professor interacting with students

You will have the following number of questions for each listening:

  • 1 conversation: 5 questions
  • 1 lecture: 6 questions
  • 1 discussion lecture: 6 questions

Speaking Section

4) 5) 6)


  • Lie if you don't have an exact answer to that specific question. Just imagine someone who argues that way and then write down his ideas.
  • Write down template after the break. Then begin the speaking part.
  • Don't overexplain. Say only important ideas and specifics.
  • Remember to breathe. Imagine you are talking to a friend.
  • Don't stare at the clock. But look at the clock few times.

Question 1 and 2

Question 3 and 4

  • You have a reading. Then a lecture. Then speaking part.
  • ٌWhen you see the lecture, write down the title first. Then find the definition and write it down.
  • When you listen the lecture, take down all the keywords which make you remember.

  • Write down most important key details of example relates to the topic.
  • Then cross some unnecessary details.
  • Underline a word for transition sentence. Here 'friend' used for transition from the topic to “The proffessor gives an example of […]”.



  • The reading states that […]
  • The speaker's opinion is that […]
  • The first example […] The second example is […]
  • This is why […]

Question 5


  • Second question is always better.
  • Subject is real life problem.

Question 6


  • Subject is on the academic paper.

Writing Section

7) 8)

Question 1

  • We have an essay and professor opinions in listening part which objects it.
  • Exceed essay required word count.
  • The article claims that […] however the professor refuses that statement […]
  • Paragraphs should be similar regarding a number of words.
  • Use “do not” not “don't”.
  • Repeat an exact word in the next sentence. (Coherence)

Question 2