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The Oxford English Test from Oxford University Press is a quick and efficient way to obtain English language certification for A2-B2 level and is endorsed by the University of Oxford. The Oxford exam has been developed by experts in English language teaching of the worldly renowned Oxford University Press. Like to the Linguaskill and the APTIS exams, it is an adaptive-test that is completely computer based and supervised by Oxford exam centre invigilators, and also tests all 4 language skills (Reading, Listening, Writing and speaking).

 

Pros:

  • reasonably priced
  • short exam (only 2 hours)
  • quick results and certificate in 14 days
  • adaptive official exam so that you cannot fail it!
  • Online demo available
  • It never expires!

 

Cons:

  • less preparation material than with Cambridge Exam English
  • only A2, B1 and B2 levels
  • lack of interaction in the examination process

 

Candidates are graded to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It is grades 51-140 and the candidate will receive a A2-C1 level certificate.

 

Overview:

OXFORD EXAM OVERVIEW

SKILL

PART

TASK

TIME

Reading

Part 1: Short text

Part 2: Multiple matching

Part 3: Gapped sentences

Part 4: Long text

Six short texts with a multiple choice answer

Match profiles to text descriptions

Six sentences inserted into longer text

3 option multiple choice questions

35 minutes

Writing

Part 1: Email

Part 2: Essay, article or review

80-130 words

100-160 words

45 minutes

Speaking

Part 1: Interview

Part 2: Voicemails

Part 3: Talk

Part 4: Follow-up questions

8 questions on familiar topics

Respond to two voicemails

Monologue on a topic

Six follow-up questions on topic in part 3

15 minutes

Listening

Part 1: Multiple choice

Part 2: Note completion

Part 3: Matching options

Part 4: Multiple choice

5 multiple choice questions (images)

Long audio: 5 multiple-choice gaps fill

Long audio: 5 multiple-choice gaps fill (opinions)

5 short monologues with a multiple choice question

30 minutes

 

Results:

Candidates are graded to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It is grades 51-140 and the candidate will receive a A2-B2 level certificate.
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