Faq. Exámenes Aptis

What is the APTIS oral test like?

Aptis assesses English skills relevant to your requirements. It allows an organization / institution to test all four English skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking together with the required core component (grammar and vocabulary) or to test just one skill, for example speaking.

WHAT IS THE APTIS SPEECH TEST LIKE?

The Aptis Speaking test is divided into four parts and takes about 12 minutes to complete. The following is a brief description of the test parts.

  • Personal Information  (In this part, you are asked to answer three questions on personal matters. You are expected to speak for 30 seconds per question).
  • Describe, state your opinion, provide reasons and explanations  (in this part you are asked to describe a photograph and then answer two questions related to the subject illustrated in the photo. All three questions increase in complexity (from description to opinion) is expected to speak for 45 seconds per question.
  • Describe, compare and provide reasons and explanations (in this part you are asked to compare two pictures and then answer two questions related to the topic. All three questions increase in complexity (from description to speculation). You are expected to speak for 45 seconds for each question)
  • Discuss personal experience and opinion on an abstract topic (in the final part, you will see a picture and will be asked three questions about an abstract topic. You are given one minute to prepare an answer and can take notes. You are expected to speak in two minutes.

WHAT DOES THE APTIS SCORE MEAN?

You will receive results based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They will indicate their CEFR level (A1-C2) for each skill tested. If you take all 4 skills, you will receive an overall CEFR level and a scaled score (0-50) showing your level for each skill level tested.

If you would like to use the Aptis Speaking Test to assess candidates, teachers, or students at your organization or institution,  please contact the Aptis team  , who will guide you through the process.