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ASSESSMENT AND SCORING

Our English Test Assessment Report is produced instantly and is immediately emailed to you as PDF file. The reports consists of the candidate’s assessed ability in English grammar, reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. The assessment questions have been developed in line with Common European Framework (CEFR).

The English Interview Exam (IM exam) is a written exam consisting of four parts; Use of English, Reading (Cloze test), Listening, and Writing, which has a Case study or Turkish-English Translation. The IM exam is worth 80 points in total.
The first section tests the candidate’s general English skills is comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions with a value of one (1) point each. 25 minutes are given to complete this section.The second section which tests listening skills in both general and business English takes 16 minutes and includes ten questions. Each question has a value of one (1) point. The cloze test section which tests reading skills and vocabulary knowledge contains has 10 questions with each question being worth one (1) point.

The last section of the IM Exam aims to test the candidate’s writing skill. 10 minutes are given for the candidate to complete this section. A candidate who has 55 points or above from the previous sections, which total 70 points, is considered as being at B2 level and will write a case study to complete the written exam. A candidate who has below 55 points is considered to be at B1 level or lower. These candidates will translate 10 Turkish sentences to English to complete the written exam.

The last section of the IM exam is a speaking exam which is worth 20 points. The speaking exam can last between 15 and 20 minutes based on the candidate’s English level and the exam can be taken over the phone, via Skype or at the company’s premises in accordance with the agreement signed with your company. The speaking exam tests and evaluates the candidate’s speaking skill with regards to content, pronunciation, fluency and the use of language by using questions prepared in accordance with the Common European Framework (CEFR).

The IM Exam, which has 80 written and 10 to 15 oral questions, assesses the candidates out of 100 points and records their English level as A1/A2/B1/B2 and C1 in accordance with the CEFR.

IM ENGLISH INTERVIEW LEVEL SKILLS

Below you can see the abilities of the test takers in business environment based on the grades taken from IM exam.

A1

  • Can write notes including times, dates and places.
  • Can answer phones and introduce him/herself and the company with hesitation/pauses.
  • Can note down very simple messages from the clients slowly.
  • Can introduce very basic qualities of the products with simple adjectives.
  • Can complete basic forms with simple instructions.
  • Can hardly make basic timetables for meetings.

A2

  • Can answer phones and introduce him/herself and the company slowly.
  • Can hardly note down basic messages of the clients and direct to the relevant parties.
  • Can introduce the products with few details.
  • Can make basic timetables for meetings.
  • Can write and read reports and short simple e-mails and respond in a limited way.
  • Can understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products, signs and simple reports on familiar matters.
  • Can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

B1

  • Can communicate with the clients either online or face to face with some difficulty.
  • Can introduce the products and the company generally and deal with predictable requests from a visitor.
  • Can understand the general meaning of non-routine emails within own work area and make notes on routine matters such as taking/placing orders.
  • Can write e-mails and respond to the problems broadly and offer advice to clients within own job area on simple matters.
  • im-level-desc-2-4Can understand most short reports of a predictable nature.
  • Can prepare tolerable PowerPoint presentations and present adequately.
  • Can arrange schedules and organize events in English and follow a simple presentation/demonstration.
  • Can join meetings teleconferences and fairs related to his position and contribute in English reasonably.
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work.

B2

  • Can communicate with the clients effectively and direct them to the relevant parties.
  • Can make reasonably accurate notes while someone is talking or write an email including non-standard requests.
  • Can introduce the products and the company in a detailed way.
  • Can read and write e-mails and respond to the problems appropriately at any topic.
  • Can take and pass on most messages during a normal working day.
  • Can understand and write detailed reports related to most products in the company.
  • Can join meetings teleconferences and fairs and contribute in English considerably.
  • Can follow or give a talk or presentation on a familiar topic or keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics.
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.

C1

  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.
  • Can lead and engage in an extended conversation with visitors in teleconferences and fairs on matters within her/his authority/competence and direct them to the relevant parties.
  • Can understand and talk about the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can handle a wide range of routine and non-routine situations in which professional services are requested from colleagues or external contacts.
  • Can write detailed reports related to all products in the company by using advanced level of vocabulary structures and business idioms.
  • Can read and write e-mails and respond to the problems appropriately at any topic.
  • Can understand correspondence expressed in non-standard language.
  • Can effectively direct meetings and seminars within own area of work and accurate notes.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can handle complex, delicate or contentious issues, such as legal or financial matters (providing they have the necessary specialist knowledge).
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The candidate took the exam.
270
The report has been published.
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The report is waiting to be published.