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The APTIS is a quick and efficient way to obtain English language certification for A1-C1 level. The APTIS exam has been developed by experts in English language teaching of the worldly renowned British Council. Like to the Linguaskill and Oxford exams, it is an adaptive-test that is completely computer based and supervised by British Council invigilators, and also tests all 4 language skills (Reading, Listening, Writing and speaking) as well as grammar and vocabulary.

 

Pros:

  • reasonably priced (74 – 88€)
  • quick results (48-74 hours) and certificate in 7-10 days
  • level test so that you cannot fail it!

 

Cons:

  • lack of preparation material
  • level test – not certification (check validity)
  • expiry (24 months)
  • lack of interaction in the examination process

 

Candidates are graded to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It is grades 0-5 and the candidate will receive a A1-C1 level certificate.

 

Exam overview:

BRITISH COUNCIL: APTIS

SKILL

ACTIVITY

SKILL

TIME

CORE

Part 1: Grammar

Part 2: Vocabulary

Sentence completion and multiple choice

Word matching and sentence completion

25 minutes

READING

Part 1: Comprehension

Part 2:Text cohesion

Part 3: Short text comprehension

Part 4: Long text comprehension

Multiple choice

Put sentences in correct order

Fill in spaces with 10 options

Match headings to paragraphs

30 minutes

LISTENING

Part 1: Message

Part 2: Identify information

Part 3: Interference

Multiple choice

Monologue: key information

Monologue: recognise opinions and attitude

50 minutes

WRITING

Part 1: respond to message

Part 2: short text

Part 3: response to questions

Part 4: informal and formal email

1-5 word phrase

20-30 words

30-40 words

30-40 and 120-150 words

50 minutes

SPEAKING

Part 1: Personal information

Part 2: Express opinions to images and answer questions

Part 3: Describe an opinion and answer two questions

Part 4: Discuss personal experience on a topic

30 second answers

45 second answers

45 second answers

1 minute preparation

2 minute response

12 minutes

Download in PDF APTIS EXAM OVERVIEW

 

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