If you intend to study abroad, you can use this exam.
It is required by many government and education entities, and it also is based on daily-life English with an emphasis in academic use of the language.
This is a virtual and flexible exam, which is not the case with the other exams. As long as you have the hardware required for it, you can take it at any time.
The process is simple. Just register by following the steps given at the Pearson website, then book an appointment and present your online exam.
How does it work?
The exam is divided into three parts, each of which assesses different aspects of communication skills.
- Speaking and Writing
You'll be given a task like reading aloud, describing an image, retelling a lecture, answering short questions, summarizing a written text, or writing an essay. This last task has a time limit of 20 minutes.
You will be given different types of texts related to daily routine and academic activities. You will also have a second part focused on answering different kinds of questions and text compositions, including answering multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, as well as reordering paragraphs.
You will hear conversations or monologues from different people with a variety of English accents, including American, Australian, British, and even non-native accents like Indian and Chinese. You will then answer questions based on what you heard in formats like multiple choice, fill in the blanks, and selecting missing or incorrect words.