Test of Interactive English Examination Summary at B2-C2 Levels


Spoken TIE Examination Summary B2–C2
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. 8-9 minutes (for two Candidates)
12-13 minutes (for three Candidates)
3. The News Story* (Prepared) Presentation and discussion of the news story (One Candidate*) One Candidate presents their news story and answers questions from the Interlocutor/the other Candidate. 5-6 minutes
4. The Book(Prepared) Presentation and discussion of the book (One Candidate*) One Candidate presents their book and answers questions from the Interlocutor/the other Candidate. 5-6 minutes
5. Decision Making Task (Spontaneous) Candidates discuss the task between themselves and make a decision which they present to the Interlocutor (All Candidates) Candidates use the visual prompts and the question or problem given by the Interlocutor to discuss the issue, arriving at a decision together. 4-5 minutes (for two Candidates)
7-8 minutes (for three Candidates)
Total Examination Time 30 minutes (for two Candidates)
45 minutes (for three Candidates)
*Candidates must be prepared to present and discuss both their book and their news story. The Interlocutor decides which task they will present in the Spoken TIE.

Written TIE Examination Summary B2-C2
Step Task Summary Timings
1. Prepared Writing Candidates are asked to write about the book OR the news story* (whichever they didn’t discuss in the Spoken TIE, i.e. if the candidate discussed their book in the Spoken TIE, they are asked to write about her news story and vice versa). The task will require Candidates to write a letter, article or report.

Approximate Word Count:
• B2: 150-200 words
• C1 & C2: over 190 words
45 minutes
2. Spontaneous Writing Candidates are asked to write a short text (letter, article, essay, review) on a familiar topic, choosing one from a set of two options.

Approximate Word Count:
• B2: 150-200 words
• C1 & C2: over 190 words
35 minutes
Total Examination Time 75 minutes
*Candidates must be prepared to present and discuss both their book and their news story. The Interlocutor decides which task they will present in the Spoken TIE.

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