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 transport and travel.
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 will have up to 5 minutes to speak.
C2 Listening Test
There are 3 parts to the listening test.
ou will answer 10 questions in each part. You will hear each recording twice.
You will hear 5 short recordings.
For each recording there are 2 questions.
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 two friends, Jack and Marta, talking about using interviews to conduct research.
Listen to the first part of the conversation and answer questions 1, 2 and 3.
For questions 1, 2 and 3, write ONE OR TWO WORDS 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
You are going to hear a wildlife expert talking about rewilding.
Listen to the talk and answer questions 1 to 10.
For questions 1 to 10, choose ONE WORD ONLY from the recording and write your answers 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.
C2 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 question that follows. For each question, choose the correct answer, a, b or c.
Read the email from a government minister to the leaders of local councils regarding public health campaigns
- As a result of a recent investigation, it has been found that previous public health campaigns were not _______________ at specific groups.
- The _______________ that different age groups move in a roughly similar social world should be challenged.
Read this extract from the preface to a book on the cultural history of television in the UK and answer questions 1 to 10.
- What does the writer say about those who witnessed the first ever television broadcast in the UK?
- Their experience was limited as a result of the uncomfortable conditions.
- The entertainment for this event was odd considering contemporary tastes.
- They could not have been expected to predict the appeal of the new technology.
C2 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 C2 Writing Test.
We recommend you spend 20 minutes on Part 1 and 40 minutes on Part 2.
Writing: Part 1
Many shops have been closing in town centres due to the growth of internet shopping in recent years, with a corresponding impact on local facilities.
Write a forum post highlighting the importance of local shops to the communities they serve. In your forum post:
- evaluate the effects of internet shopping
- explain why you believe it is important to keep town centres alive
- propose how traditional shops can contribute to that survival
Some educationalists argue that the formal classroom education of children should start from when they are four years old.
what are the advantages and disadvantages of starting formal education at such an age?
What, in your view, is the best age to start formal education?
Write your answer here. You should write between 250 and 300 words