The Intermediate Level Exam (B2)
A candidate who passes at the intermediate level demonstrates that s/he
- can communicate independently in the majority of communicative situations,
- understands the main ideas of longer, complex non-specialized texts,
- can speak and write about a variety of topics, knows how to compose a clear, detailed text and to explain her/his standpoint clearly
- expresses herself/himself correctly; does not make mistakes that cause misunderstandings.
Format of the intermediate level exam
|Exam section||Contents||Time allotted||Percentage of total grade|
|Listening||Short opinions, a longer dialogue, part of a lecture (notes)||30 min.||25 %|
|Reading||Shorter and longer complex texts from various print media and web pages||50 min.||25 %|
|Essay or a longer practical text||70 min.||25 %|
(guided, with preparation)
|Discussion about a picture, monologue: summary of a text on a selected topic||15 min. (+ 15 min. preparation)||25 %|
|TOTAL EXAM TIME||180 minutes|
The exam at the intermediate level is usually administered over two days (one day written part, one day oral part).