Test format

Levels A2 B1 B2 C1
READING COMPREHENSION
Time (minute) 35 35 45 45
Number of Tasks 2 2 2  

2

 

Number of Words (texts and tasks) 400-600 words/2 tasks 500-700words /2 tasks 800-1000 words/2 tasks 1000-1300 words/two tasks
Correct Answers 10 correct answers/task 10 correct answers/task 10 correct answers/task 10 correct answers/task
Number of Correct answers See “The Structure of ECL Tests”
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Time (minute) 35 40 60 75
Number of Tasks 2 2 2 2
Number of Words 50 words/task 100 words/task 150 words/task 200 words/task
LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Time (minute) ca 15-20 ca 20-25 ca 25-30 ca 30-35
Number of Tasks 2 2 2 2
 

Number of Words

 

400-600/2 tasks 500-700/2 tasks 800-1000/2 tasks 1200-1500/2 tasks
Correct Answers 10 correct answers/task 10 correct answers/task 10 correct answers/task 10 correct answers/task
PAUSES IN THE RECORDING
Before the first playing Maximum 120 seconds, depending on the difficulty of the task
After the first playing 10-30 seconds 60-90 seconds
After the second playing Max. 60 seconds Max. 120 seconds
ORAL COMMUNICATION
Time (minutes)

2 candidates

ca 15-18 ca 18-20 ca 18-20 ca 18-20
3 candidates ca 22-25 ca 28-30 ca 28-30 ca 28-30
1 candidate ca 10-12 ca 13-15 ca 13-15 ca 13-15
Number of tasks 2 2 2 2

 

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