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We have a range of resources to help candidates who are preparing for a Linguaskill test. Our resources will help you:
Use these online sample tests to familiarise yourself with the types of questions used on Linguaskill. These sample tests do not provide a result or save your answers.
Note: The Reading and Listening sample test is not adaptive and is shorter than a real test. The Speaking sample test requires a headphone set and microphone.
Watch our series of preparation videos.
Read our top tips for Linguaskill, created by our assessment specialists to give you the best chance of succeeding in your test:
This video series provides tips on how best to prepare for Linguaskill, and what to expect during the tests.
The official test preparation companion, the Linguaskill Quick Guide includes:
Official Quick Guide to Linguaskill
Sign up to receive a series of emails that will help you prepare to take either Linguaskill Business or Linguaskill General.
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Our practice tests help you get comfortable with the format and layout of the test while also providing you with feedback on the responses you have entered. You can take these practice tests as many times as you like.
Note: Linguaskill is an adaptive test that changes the questions based on your answers, to provide you with a score. Our practice tests are not adaptive – there are three tests available, at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Important information – please clear the cache on your computer before taking these practice tests, this will refresh the data that may have previously been entered.
We have examples of Writing responses for each level and test section. They demonstrate the content that needs to be written in order to achieve the different levels. Examiner commentary is given to explain the reasons behind why each level was achieved.
The Linguaskill Writing Assessment Criteria are a useful guide for teachers and students who want to understand more about how the writing test is assessed. However, please note that the writing test is marked using our AI Marker. This technology allows us to assess against a wider range of CEFR descriptors than is possible to include in examiner marked assessment criteria.
Linguaskill writing assessment criteria
The Speaking criteria gives information on what a candidate needs to demonstrate in order to reach each CEFR level.
Linguaskill speaking assessment criteria
Want to practise your written English? Write & Improve gives you feedback in seconds.
This free online tool includes specific Linguaskill Business-related writing topics, it is a fantastic way to improve your writing skills.
Speak and Improve is a great way to practise your speaking skills and get used to the experience of taking an online speaking test like Linguaskill.
Cambridge English Empower is a general course that covers all levels of the CEFR. You can choose a course to suit your needs, from A1-C1.
View a sample of the Empower book
A recommended course for Linguaskill, Empower offers:
Cambridge English Empower