TRINITY ISE I consists of two exam modules:
- Reading & Writing
- Speaking & Listening
Candidates must pass both modules:
READING AND WRITING (2 hours):
2 Reading tasks:
Task 1 — Long reading:
You'll find one text about 400 words.
You'll have to answer 15 questions:
- questions 1–5 — choose the right heading for each paragraph of the reading text.
- questions 6–10 — decide which five statements from a list of eight are true according to the text. Three are false or not stated in the text.
- questions 11–15 — complete sentences with words from the reading text.
Task 2 — Multi-text reading:
You'll find four short texts.
In total, the four texts are about 400 words.
One of the texts is an infographic.
You'll have to answer 15 questions.
- questions 16-20 — choose which text matches a description. There are 5 questions which describe the main idea or purpose od the texts.
- questions 21-25 — decide which five statements from a list of eight are true according to the texts. Three are false or not stated in the texts.
- questions 26-30 — complete summary notes with words from the texts. The notes are a summary of the four texts.
1 Reading into writing task:
Task 3 — Reading into writing:
You'll use the four texts from task 2.
You'll write a descriptive essay, discursive essay or
article (magazine or online).
You'll write 100-130 words. You can only use
information from the texts in task 2 in your answer.
This must be in your own words and not copied from the texts.
1 Writing task:
Task 4 — Extended writing:
You'll write a descriptive essay, dircursive essay,
article (magazine or online), email or letter (informal
or formal) or review.
You'll write 100-130 words.
SPEAKING AND LISTENING (18 minutes):
This part of the exam is a one-to-one interview with
The exam has three parts.
1 Topic task (4 minutes):
You'll have to talk about a topic.
Think of three different possible topics that you
can talk to the examiner about.
Before the exam, you must complete a topic form
with some of the points you want to discuss.
You take the topic form into your exam.
The examiner uses this to start the discussion.
During the exam, you discuss your topic and your
topic points with the examiner.
1 Conversation task (2 minutes):
In this part, you and the examiner have
a conversation on one of these subjects.
Travel - Money - Fashion - Rules and regulations -
Health and fitness - Learning a foreign language.
You have to think about each subject. Try to talk
about your personal experinence.
2 Listening tasks (10 minutes):
Task 1 (4 minutes 30 seconds):
You listen to a recording twice and take some notes.
You don’t have to take notes if you don’t want to.
The examiner asks you six questions about facts in
Task 2 (5 minutes 30 seconds):
You listen to a recording twice.
After the first time you tell the examiner what the
talk is about in a few words.
You listen again and take some notes if you want to.
Then you tell the examiner six facts you heard in the
After this, the examiner asks you four questions
about the recording.
Here you have an example of SPEAKING &
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