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Linguaskill is a flexible, modular assessment, which tests:
Administer the test onsite using just a computer, internet connection, a microphone and a set of headphones. No specialist software or equipment is needed.
Linguaskill sample tests
The Reading and Listening module is adaptive, so there is not a fixed number of questions. Each question the candidate answers helps the computer to understand their level better. The test finishes when the candidate has answered enough questions for Linguaskill to identify their level accurately.
Download our guide to computer adaptive testing of listening and reading skills.
Results for the Reading and Listening module are provided immediately.
Read and select
Candidates read a notice, diagram, label, memo or letter containing a short text and choose the sentence or phrase that most closely matches the meaning of the text. There are three possible answers.
Candidates read a sentence with a missing word (gap) and choose the correct word to fill the gap. There are four choices for each gap.
Candidates choose the right word or phrase to fill the gaps in a text. There are four choices for each gap.
Candidates read a short text in which there are some missing words (gaps) and write in the missing word in each gap.
Candidates read a longer text and answer a series of multiple-choice questions. The questions are in the same order as the information in the text.
Listen and select
Candidates listen to a short audio recording and answer a multiple-choice question with three options.
Candidates listen to a longer recording and answer a series of multiple-choice questions based on it. The questions are in the same order as the information they hear in the recording.
Take the Linguaskill General Reading and Listening sample test
Take the Linguaskill Business Reading and Listening sample test
The Writing module asks candidates to input answers using a computer keyboard. Answers are marked automatically by the computer. Results will be available within 12 hours.
Candidates read a short prompt, usually an email. They use the information in the prompt and the three bullet points to write an email of at least 50 words. Candidates should spend about 15 minutes on this.
Candidates read a short text outlining a scenario and respond using the information in the scenario and the three bullet points. Candidates will write a letter or a report of at least 180 words. Candidates should spend about 30 minutes on this.
Take the Linguaskill General Writing sample test
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The Speaking module is taken using a computer with a microphone and headphones. Questions are presented to the candidate through the computer screen and headphones, and their responses are recorded and assessed by examiners. Results will be available within 48 hours.
There are five parts to the Speaking module.
Length: 15 minutes (5 parts)
Take the Linguaskill General Speaking sample test
Take the Linguaskill Business Speaking sample test