The URV's B1 English exam consists of five sections, which evaluate different aspects of language competence. The pass mark is 60% but candidates must obtain at least 50% on each section.
|Reading||Candidates must show that they understand simple original and/or slightly adapted texts at the word, phrase, paragraph and whole text level. There are two parts and a minimum of two texts (one of the parts can contain more than one text). The items that evaluate a candidate's understanding can be of various types: multiple choice, chronological ordering of paragraphs, inserting sentences into the text, true-false, etc.||60 minutes||20%|
|Listening||Candidates must show that they can understand both formal and informal dialogues and monologues on everyday matters. The items that evaluate a candidate's understanding can be of various types: multiple choice, matching, ordering events, true-false, etc.||30 minutes||20%|
|Writing||Candidates must show that they can produce two simple texts of different types: a narrative, a description, a letter, an email, a report, a review, etc.||75 minutes||20%|
|Speaking||The speaking test consists of an interview in pairs. Candidates must show that they can make a presentation, respond to questions and interact with their partner.||15-20 minutes||20%|
|Use of English||Candidates must show that they understand the language system by completing texts with appropriate verb forms, responding to multiple-choice questions, formulating questions, transforming sentences, completing texts with appropriate words (rational cloze test), etc.||60 minutes||20%|