The Basic Level Exam (A2−B1)
A candidate who passes at the basic level demonstrates that s/he
- can to a great extent independently communicate in predictable communicative situations on everyday topics,
- can understand the essential information in short, simple written and spoken texts,
- can, with the aid of prompts, write a short text for everyday use,
- expresses herself/himself in a simple way orally and in writing, but is able to communicate smoothly.
Format of the basic level exam
|Exam section||Contents||Time allotted||Percentage of total grade|
|Listening||Short discussions, short announcements/ opinions, a longer conversation, instructions||25 min.||25 %|
|Reading||Short and longer texts from various print media and web pages||40 min.||25 %|
(guided, while reading)
|Short practical text, responding to a letter||40 min.||25 %|
(guided, with preparation)
|Self-presentation, describing a picture, role playing||10–15 min.
(+ 10 min. preparation)
|TOTAL EXAM TIME||135 minutes|