English Speaking and Writing exam

Add the oral and writing skills assessment to your English Core test and get the Complete English certificate for all four skills.

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The Speaking&Writing exam is the optional complementary module to the English Core tests.

The Complete Test certificate

The Speaking and Writing result is delivered in 7 business days after the test completion.

In order to obtain the Complete test certificate for all four skills, you need to meet these conditions:

  1. The overall score is equal or higher than 65%
  2. None of the sub-scores (Core test, Speaking, Writing) is below 44%

Submitted production needs to be original, without any signs of plagiarism. You are expected to complete the Core level test before proceeding to the Speaking and Writing test.


The Speaking exam

You get eight general conversational questions in the English language.
Answers (max.1 min long) are recorded and evaluated by our trained assessors in four aspects: range, accuracy, coherence and
 fluency of your oral performance.
The English Speaking test takes about 10 minutes.

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The Writing exam

You get two writing tasks assessing written interaction (forms, notes, messages) and written English production (reports and short essays). Each task has the minimum words limit (60-150 words, depending on the level and type of task).
Writings are evaluated in four aspects:  range, accuracy, coherence and task completion.
The English Writing test takes about 10 minutes.

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Speaking&Writing test methodology

using the CEFR Grid for speaking and writing test from the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)

Duration of the Speaking and Writing tests: Approximately 2×10 minutes (including preparation time)
Target CEFR level of the speaking test: Separate tests for A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 proficiency levels
Channel for test delivery: Audio recording (Speaking), Word processed (Writing)
Test content: General English language proficiency test (vocational assessment upon request)

Key test purpose:  Proficiency test and placement tests

Other possible test purposes include:

  • Achievement tests, sometimes called progress tests, measure what students have learned. The content is generally based on the course syllabus or the course textbook.
  • Diagnostic tests seek to identify those areas in which a student needs further help.
  • Placement tests are designed to assess students’ levels of language ability so that they can be placed in an appropriate group or class.
  • Proficiency tests are not based on a particular language programme. They are designed to test the ability of students with different language training backgrounds.

Rating method: A combination of a holistic and analytical approach.
It has been claimed that the holistic approach more closely resembles how language production is judged in real life and can be quicker than using an analytic approach. However, analytic marking can offer richer diagnostic information for L2 learners.

The TrackTest Speaking&Writing Test combines a holistic approach with the analytical for rating. For the purposes of the certificate, it uses quantitative feedback: below the level / meets the level /above the level where is the test taker’s performance judged as a whole.

In the accompanying Speaking&Writing test report, raters provide the percentage scores for both skills,  3-grade quantitative feedback as well as qualitative feedback for the specific rating criteria: coherence, lexical and grammatical range, and lexical and grammatical accuracy, and fluency (speaking) /task completion (writing). 
Oral and writing performance is pre-processed by artificial intelligence. The final rating is provided by manual marking, using 1-2 raters.

Feedback: Both quantitative and qualitative feedback is provided for test-takers.

Quantitative feedback: below the level (below 65%) / meets the level (65-80%) / above the level (above 80%)
Qualitative feedback: General feedback and optional specific feedback based on rating criteria.

Instructions: Task instructions are provided written, via pictures, or via spoken prompts.
The prevailing discourse type required for the Speaking exam is in the form of question and answer. The expected response is a short monologue (up to 1 min.) and extended interaction.

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and get the Complete certificate for all four skills