Test of Interactive English Examination Summary at A1-B1 Levels


Spoken TIE Examination Summary A1–B1
Step Task Summary Timings
1. Introduction: Conversation (Spontaneous) Personal introductions Exchange of personal information(All Candidates) Candidates listen and talk to the interlocutor and each other, to introduce each other and exchange personal information. 4 minutes (for two Candidates)
5-6 minutes (for three Candidates)
2. Investigation (Prepared) Presentation and discussion of Investigation (All Candidates) In turn, each Candidate refers to their Logbook and presents their project. Both Candidates comment on the other’s project and respond to questions from the Interlocutor/each other. 5-6 minutes (for two Candidates)
8-9 minutes (for three Candidates)
3. The Book(Prepared) Presentation and discussion of the book(All Candidates) One Candidate presents their book and answers questions from the Interlocutor/the other Candidate. 5-6 minutes (for two Candidates)
8-9 minutes (for three Candidates)
4. Talking about Photos(Spontaneous) Each Candidate talks about a photo they are presented with and answers questions in relation to the photo.(All Candidates) Candidates look at and talk about the visuals and respond to questions from the Interlocutor/each other. 3-4 minutes (for two Candidates)
5-6 minutes (for three Candidates)
Total Examination Time 20 minutes (for two Candidates)
30 minutes (for three Candidates)

Written TIE Examination Summary A1–B1
Step Task Summary Timings
1. Prepared Writing Candidates are asked to complete a form, which contains some simple and more complex features. The form consists of three sections and requires single-word responses and responses requiring full sentence answers. 25 minutes
2. Spontaneous Writing Candidates are asked to produce a text, which is an informal, friendly letter/ email, postcard or note on a familiar topic of personal interest, or a short story, choosing one from a set of two options.

Approximate Word Count:
• A1: 40-70 words
• A2: 60-100 words
• B1: 90-150 words
25 minutes
Total Examination Time 50 minutes

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