domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

Basic information about ISE I and ISE II


Welcome to this blog created by teachers at Albert Einstein Secondary School, so our students can succeed in the Trinity ISE exams.

Here you will find resources and links with activities to improve the four skills necessary to pass these exams.

Integrated Skills in English B1

ISE I is at level B1 on the CEFR and consists of two exam modules: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.

You take ISE I in two different modules — Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.

The Reading & Writing exam takes 2 hours and has four parts:
  • Task 1 — Long reading - one long text and 15 questions
  • Task 2 — Multi-text reading - read 4 short text and answer 15 questions
  • Task 3 — Reading into writing - write an essay or an article based on the four texts in Task 2. 100–130 words
  • Task 4 — Extended writing - An essay, article, letter, review or email in response to a question.100–130 words.
The Speaking & Listening exam is a one-to-one interview with a Trinity examiner.
The exam is in three parts:
  • Topic task (4 minutes) - You need to talk about a topic you have already prepared
  • Conversation task (2 minutes) - Look at some pictures about different subjects and discuss one of them with the examiner
  • Independent listening tasks (7 minutes) - You listen to two recordings and take notes. The examiner will ask you about the recordings

Resources for students

The Guide for Students for ISE I tells students what to expect and provides tips on how to prepare for exams.
Guide for students - ISE I
Visit the student information pages for more resources.

Integrated Skills in English B2

ISE II is at level B2 on the CEFR and consists of two exam modules: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.

This test from Trinity College is at B2 level.

You take Trinity B2 in two parts — Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.

The Reading & Writing exam takes 2 hours and has four parts:
  • Task 1 — Long reading - one long text and 15 questions
  • Task 2 — Multi-text reading - read 4 short text and answer 15 questions
  • Task 3 — Reading into writing - write an essay or an article based on the four texts in Task 2. 150–180 words
  • Task 4 — Extended writing- An essay, article, letter, review or email in response to a question.150–180 words.
The Speaking & Listening exam is a one-to-one interview with a Trinity examiner.
The exam is in three parts:
  • Topic task - You need to talk about a topic you have already prepared
  • Collaborative task -The examiner reads a short prompt. The prompt has some information about a situation or opinion. Ask questions and give a solution to the problem.
  • Conversation task - Discuss a topic with the examiner
  • Independent listening tasks - You listen to two recordings and take notes. The examiner will ask you about the recordings

Resources for students

The Guide for Students for ISE II tells students what to expect and provides tips on how to prepare for exams.
Guide for students - ISE II
Visit the student information pages for more resources.

Here are two videos that explain the structure of the new ISE exam.

READING & SPEAKING MODULE


LISTENING & SPEAKING MODULE



This is the official website of Trinity College London where you can find more resources to prepare for your exam.

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