There are 3 parts to this test. All your answers are recorded.
In part 1, there are 5 questions about yourself.
Part 1 is not assessed.
After each question, you will hear a beep.
Answer the questions after each beep.
You will have 10 seconds to answer each question.
In part 2 there are questions about 2 topics.
You will answer 5 questions about each topic.
Remember to answer the questions after each beep.
You will have up to 40 seconds to answer each question.
Now I am going to ask you some questions about homes and places where people live.
Remember to answer the questions after each beep
In part 3
you will talk about a subject on a role card.
The words on the role card will help you.
You can say more things if you like but you must say something about each point on the role card.
You have 1 minute to look at the role card. In part 3,
you have up to 5 minutes to speak.
Please remember to always check the Skills for English website for the latest version of your test specification.
C1 Listening Test
There are 3 parts to the listening test.
You will answer 10 questions in each part. You will hear each recording twice.
Listening: Part 1
You will hear 5 short recordings.
For each question, 1 to 10, choose the correct answer.
You will hear each recording twice.
You will hear a beep each time to tell you that the recording is about to start
You will hear a radio discussion between a forester and an ecologist on the topic of rewilding parts of Scotland.
Listen to the first part of the discussion and answer questions 1, 2 and 3. For questions 1, 2 and 3, write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER from the recording to fill each gap.
Your spelling must be accurate. You will hear the recording twice. You will hear a beep each time to tell you that the recording is about to start.
You have 20 seconds to read questions 1, 2 and 3.
Listen to a journalist talking on a local radio programme about creating child-friendly cities.
For each question, 1 to 10, choose ONE WORD ONLY from the recording to complete the notes.
Your spelling must be accurate.
You will hear the recording twice.
You will hear a beep each time to tell you that the recording is about to start.
You have 1 minute to read the questions.
C1 Reading Test
There are 3 parts to the reading test.
You will answer 10 questions in each part.
You have 1 hour and 15 minutes for the reading test.
Reading: Part 1
Read each short text and answer the questions that follow. For each question, choose the correct answer, a, b or c.
Read this information from an events website and answer questions 1 to 10. For questions 1 to 10, complete the sentences with ONE WORD from the text.
Blockhurst Summer Festival: Notes About the Festival
- Originally devoted to (1)_______________, the festival has become an important regional event.
- The festival organises activities based around a particular theme, this year’s being (2)_______________.
Read the blog post about school food and answer questions 1 to 10.
- Why does the writer use the example of ducks?
- To make a comparison between learned habits and innate behaviour.
- To argue in favour of learning through experience.
- To illustrate the importance of a supportive learning environment.
C1 Writing Test
There are 2 parts to this test.
You must write a response to the task in both part 1 and part 2.
You have 1 hour for the
C1 Writing Test.
We recommend you spend 20 minutes on Part 1 and 40 minutes on Part 2.
Your town council has received a proposal from a property company to replace the town’s old library building with a new hotel. You disagree with the proposal.
Write an email to the council giving your opinions on the subject. In your email:
- say why you dislike the company’s proposal
- suggest ways of using the old library building
- give your views on the value of keeping old buildings Write your email here. You should write between 150 and 200 words
Although working from home is welcomed by many members of the labour force, there may be disadvantages for some companies.
What might these disadvantages be?
What can companies do to minimise them?
Write your answer here. You should write between 250 and 300 words