The Intermediate Level Exam (B2)

Exam dates.

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 %
Writing
(guided)
Essay or a longer practical text 70 min. 25 %
Speaking
(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 Intermediate Level Exam Sample Test

Grading

Writing and speaking are rated in accordance with the rating scales of the programme Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language. To pass, the candidate must score at least 60% on each section of the exam. The final exam grade is descriptive: pass or fail. The competence level is B2.

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