HOW TO PASS THE B1 SPEAKING AND LISTENING ENGLISH TEST FOR BRITISH CITIZENSHIP AND SETTLEMENT
Discover how to pass your B1 Speaking and Listening English Test for British Citizenship and Settlement. The B1 exam checks that your English level matches the descriptions of the CEFR in the Common European Framework. Use our 2020 guide to ensure you pass the B1 test with ease.
ABOUT THE B1 SPEAKING AND LISTENING TESTS
The English language speaking and listening B1 exam is an important part of the process if you want to become a permanent resident or a naturalised British citizen. You must pass this test and supply the results as proof of your English language ability in your application. This test is done separately from the Life in the UK test but the results count towards the final assessment. You will need to send the details of your language test result together with the confirmation of the results from your Life in the UK test to the Home Office as part of your application.
There are thousands and thousands of people who take the speaking and listening test for visas every year, but not everyone who takes the test passes. With an attempt costing around £150 a time, this can be very expensive for people who fail and who need to take the exam again. However, if you understand what you need to do, prepare and practise, then you can be confident that you will pass the first time.
B1 ENGLISH TEST TOPICS – THE IELTS LIFE SKILLS TEST
This section will give you some information about this test and what you have to do in the interview. You can take this exam in many parts of the world. The result is either pass or fail. If you receive a fail, then you cannot use the test result in your application for a visa.
This test lasts a total of 22 minutes. However, you will not be expected to talk all that time as you will go into the interview room with another test taker and share the time given. You may ask why you have to be with another test taker. The reason given is that the test will judge your skills at communicating with another person and at having a discussion. The examiner has the job of judging the language skills of both of you at the same time. This test is broadly divided into just two sections but there are five different tasks that you will have to do and be ready for:
In the first part, you will:
- ask and answer personal questions (up to 3 minutes)
- give a short talk and ask questions (up to 7 minutes)
In the second part, you will:
- listen to two different recordings and answer some questions (up to 5 minutes)
- plan an activity (up to 3 minutes)
- ask and answer questions about a specific topic (up to 4 minutes)
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How To Pass The B1 Speaking And Listening English Test For British Citizenship And Settlement Test
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