OXFORD TEST OF ENGLISH

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The Oxford Test of English is a general language proficiency test, benchmarked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The test is:

  • certified by the University of Oxford
  • developed and validated by Oxford University Press (OUP) and independent experts

The Oxford Test of English consists of four modules: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Modules can be taken individually or in any combination.

Marking The Listening and Reading modules of the test are adaptive. This means that the difficulty of questions changes in response to each test taker’s responses as they work through the module. Both modules are automatically computer marked.

The Speaking and Writing modules of the test are marked by trained assessors and senior assessors, according to specific marking criteria.

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Overview of the Oxford Test of English structure

Module No. parts No. tasks No. items Timing (minutes)
Speaking 4 6 15 Approximately 15
Listening 4 12 20 Approximately 30
Reading 4 9 22 35
Writing 2 2 2 45
TOTAL 14 29 59 Approximately 2 hours
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Speaking – Approximately 15 minutes
Interview
Eight questions on everyday topics
Voicemails
Two voicemails in response to two different situations
Talk
Short talk on an issue or scenario
Follow-up questions
Six follow-up questions on the theme of the Part 3 talk
Listening – Approximately 30 minutes
Multiple choice – picture options
Five short monologues/ dialogues each with one 3-option multiple-choice question with picture options
Note-completion
A longer monologue with five 3-option multiple-choice note-completion questions
Matching opinions with people who say them
A longer dialogue with five 3-option multiple-choice questions focusing on identifying opinion
Multiple choice
Five short monologues/ dialogues each with one 3-option multiple-choice question
Reading – 35 minutes
Multiple-choice questions on short texts
Six short texts from a variety of sources, each with one 3-option multiple-choice question
Multiple matching Voicemails
Six profiles of people to match with four longer text descriptions
Gapped sentences
Six extracted sentences are inserted into a longer text
Multiple-choice questions on a longer text
Four 3-option multiple-choice questions
Writing – 45 minutes
Email
Written response to an input email 80 – 130 words 20 minutes
Essay or article/review
Essay OR article/review on a topic typical of classroom discussion
100 – 160 words
25 minutes

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Oxford Test Of English Guide For Test Taker

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Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)