Saturday, November 10, 2007

English Exam Preparation Courses

Preparation courses for Cambridge University English as a Second Language (ESOL) as well as preparation for IELTS are offered at Yethreb Institute. Below is an overview of the exams and some practice tests. For information about enrolling in exam preparation courses please drop by the office or call us 360 4565.

  • Cambridge Key English Test (KET)

Difficulty level: 1 elementary
The Key English Test is the easiest of the Cambridge exams.

Who is it for?
Do this test if you want to know your studies have started well and you have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

What is the KET test like?
The test has three sections:

  1. Reading & Writing - 70 minutes
  2. Listening - 25 minutes
  3. Speaking - 8-10 minutes
You can do these free practice tests: Grammar Test, Vocabulary Test


Yethreb Institute offers Cambridge University KET preparation courses. For information about enrolling in courses please drop by the office or call us 360 4565.

  • Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET)

Difficulty level: 2 low intermediate
The Preliminary English Test is one of the Cambridge exams.

Who is it for?
Do this test if you want to know that you have an intermediate level of English. With this level of English you will enjoy holidays in English speaking countries. You should probably continue studying once you have passed the PET exam.

What is the PET test like?
The test has three sections:

  1. Reading and Writing - 90 minutes
  2. Listening - 30 minutes
  3. Speaking - an interview, 10 minutes
You can do these free practice tests: Reading Test


Yethreb Institute offers Cambridge University PET preparation courses. For information about enrolling in courses please drop by the office or call us 360 4565.

  • Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE)

Difficulty level: 3 upper intermediate
The First Certificate in English is the most important of the Cambridge exams.

Who is it for?
Pass this test and everybody knows you have an acceptable level of English. You can operate effectively in a business or social context.

What is the FCE test like?
The test has five sections:

  1. Reading - 75 minutes
  2. Writing - 2 essays, 90 minutes
  3. Use of English - 90 minutes
  4. Listening - 40 minutes
  5. Speaking - interview, normally with another candidate, 15 minutes
You can do these free practice tests: Use of English Test, Listening Test, Writing Test


Yethreb Institute offers Cambridge University FCE preparation courses. For information about enrolling in courses please drop by the office or call us 360 4565.

  • IELTS, the International English Language Testing System

Designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.

Who is it for?
IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
More than 700,000 people a year take the test.

What is the IELTS test like?
You can choose between the Academic or General Training versions of the test. All candidates do the same Listening and Speaking sections.
The test has four sections:

  1. Listening - 4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes
  2. Speaking - interview, 15 minutes
  3. Reading - different for Academic or General Training - 3 sections, 40 questions, 60 minutes
  4. Writing - different for Academic or General Training - 2 pieces of writing, 60 minutes



Yethreb Institute offers IELTS preparation courses. For information about enrolling in courses please drop by the office or call us 360 4565.

1 comment:

top2learn said...

Hi
Here you may download the Study English IELTS Preparation video course,
along with transcripts and other video series's .
it contains 52 videos + 52 transcripts + Free IELTS & TOEFL books
Click here to get the course
I hope you like it .
Best regards