CAEL

Reading Response

  • Duration:
    50 minutes
  • Reading Section:
    Test takers are given two readings that are on the same topic as the Listening Section and the Writing Section. The readings are taken from the following sources: first-year university textbooks magazine and academic journal articles brochures or information leaflets newspaper articles graphs and charts government documents Reading tasks include the following: identifying main ideas extracting specific information understanding vocabulary in context classifying information following a logical or chronological sequence of events .

Lecture Response

  • Duration:
    20 minutes
  • Listening Section:
    Test takers listen to a pre-recorded lecture on the same topic as the Reading Section and the Writing Section. The lecture is adapted from a first-year university course. The recording is played only once. Test takers answer questions while they are listening. While they listen, test takers take notes and respond to tasks related to the lecture. Listening tasks include the following: identifying main ideas completing charts and diagrams taking notes sequencing information filling in the blanks recording specific information

Writing Response

  • Duration:
    25 minutes
  • Writing Section:
    It is always the final task of the test. The essay topic is always provided at the beginning of the test. Test takers should use the information from the Reading Section and the Listening Section to write their essay. The essays are typically one to two pages in length. The essay topic asks the test taker to: agree or disagree with a claim argue for or against a position discuss advantages and disadvantages of a course of action Test takers are encouraged to plan their essays before they begin writing.

Oral Language Response

  • Duration:
    25 minutes
  • Oral Language Test (OLT):
    The test consists of five tasks which represent ways in which students talk about their academic work within colleges and universities. Speaking tasks include the following: making short presentations relaying information explaining choices summarizing main points listening and responding to group discussions

Eligibility Criteria

  • Min. Qualification:
    10+2
  • Qualifying Subjects:
    Candidates from any discipline who wish to study in an English-speaking country can take this test.

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