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Linguaskill

Cambridge Assessment English is now offering Online English Test named as Linguaskill. It is a quick and convenient online test that helps to check the English levels of individuals and groups of candidates. You can give your Linguaskill exam for skills of your choice: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Test can assess student’s language proficiency up to C1 level – equivalent to 8 bands in IELTS.

Test dates and Location:

Linguaskill exam can be scheduled at any time, for all the components and the candidate can attempt the exam at earliest within 2 to 4 working days:

Linguaskill Exam Mode:

1. Linguaskill can be taken at any nearest ICD center (Lahore, Karachi , Islamabad)
2. Linguaskill can also be taken from home/ workplace and exam will be invigilated through Online remote proctoring.

 

Test Registration:

You can also register for one, two or three skills of your own choice. Each test is booked separately.

Steps:

1. Pay Fee of Exam by checking out ICD Store
2. Fill out this form https://form.jotform.me/90491514020446
3. Attach the fee receipt
4. Select Mode of exam you want to opt in
5. Receive Testing details within 2 to 4 working days

 

Test Fee:

Test format, Duration & Pricing:

 

Skills Duration Fees
Reading and Listening 60–85 mins £40
Writing 45 mins

 

£30
Speaking 15 mins £30

 

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Test Results:

The test provides accurate and instant results within 48 hours, and can be taken at any time that suits you. Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): the international standard for describing language ability.

Please see https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/linguaskill/information-about-the-test/practice-materials/   for mock exams and resource material.

Download Sample Test Report here

Test Preparation:

Face to Face classes Online preparations
ICD provides you preparation classes that are customized according to your proficiency level and helps you score the best in Linguaskill. Online Linguaskill preparation course include Reading and Listening 20 hours online practice courseDetailed analysis of the listening and reading test sections with tips and hints, grammar and vocabulary practice • 13 modules in total, 3 introductory modules and then 5 modules for Listening and 5 for Reading based on a workplace theme • Two practice tests as part of the course

Click here to download  factsheet giving you more details of the course and you can watch a short, informative presentation here: https://youtu.be/sT75X6qNEK4.

Latest Updates:

Linguaskill Exam Mode:

1. Linguaskill can be taken at any nearest ICD center (Lahore, Karachi , Islamabad)
2. Linguaskill can also be taken from home/ workplace and exam will be invigilated through Online remote proctoring.

The Recognition database is on the website where you can view which organisations recognise the Linguaskill test – please see link – https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/why-choose-us/global-recognition

Testing Formats and task types:

Skills Test Duration Tasks
Reading and Listening 60 – 85 minutes Reading tasks:

  • Read and select
  • Gapped sentences
  • Multiple-choice gap filled
  • One gap fill
  • Extended reading

Listening tasks:

  • Listen and select
  • Extended listening
Writing 45 minutes (2 parts) Part 1:
The candidate will be asked to write about 50 words
Type: Email
Part 2:
The candidate will be asked to write about 180 words
Type: Letter / Report
Speaking 15 minutes (5 parts) Part 1:
Interview (candidate answers 8 questions)
Part 2:
Reading aloud (candidate reads 8 sentences aloud)
Part 3:
Long turn 1 (candidate is given a topic to talk about 1 min)
Part 4:
Long turn 2

IELTS & other Cambridge Exam score comparison

See https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/cambridge-english-scale/institutions/ for details

Score and Level comparison

Linguaskill assesses English language ability from below A1 to C1 or above on the CEFR:

LinguaSkill Score CEFR level/ IELTS
180+ C1 or above-IELTS 6.5 to 8.0
160–179 B2 – IELTS 5.5-6.5
140–159 B1 -IELTS 4.0-5.0
120–139 A2 – IELTS below 4.0
100–119 A1
82–99 Below A1

Test Day Information:

For Center based Exam: The candidate needs to bring their ID Document i-e CNIC OR PASSPORT on the exam day.
For Linguaskill Testing from Home: The candidate needs to have an ID Document i-e CNIC OR PASSPORT,  computer, an internet connection, a microphone , Camera and a set of headphones.

Test recognition 

Lingua Skill exam is accepted at below Institutions. List is being added with more institutions accepting the exam.

Australia

Monash – https://www.monashcollege.edu.au/courses/foundation-year/english-language-requirements

Griffith University – https://www.griffith.edu.au/international/flexible-study-options

University of Technology Sydney – https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/international/essential-information/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements

Flinders University – https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/why-choose-us/global-recognition

University of Queensland – https://icte.uq.edu.au/linguaskill

Shafston International College – http://shafston.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-ELICOS-Pricing-04-10-2018-e-copy.pdf?v=1

AIBT – https://aibtglobal.edu.au/get-started/english-requirements/

UP _ pathway programs

UK

Plymouth University – https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements/cambridge-linguaskill-online

Portsmouth University – https://www.lsi-portsmouth.co.uk/linguaskill-test/#:~:text=What%20is%20the%20Linguaskill%20test,to%20get%20your%20results%20immediately.

Cranefield University – https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/about/coronavirus/information-for-prospective-students

Anglia Ruskin University – https://aru.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements

More is at https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/why-choose-us/global-recognition

Bradford University

Frequently asked Questions:

Answer: Anyone who wants to know his CEFR level of English Language proficiency can give this test. Also those students who are going to appear in English Language Exams such as IELTS, TOEFL ,CAE can know their level of English proficiency before taking the actual exam.

Answer: There are four skills to be tested:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

All Linguaskill modules exam can be taken using your own laptop and computers.

Answer: Yes, you can take exam of any component of your own choice out of four skills i-e reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Answer: Payment can be done online. If in case you are not able to do online payment, you can always visit your nearest ICD centre. ICD staff is always there to help you.

Answer: Yes, you can always book a test again if you want to.

Answer: Linguaskill exam can be taken at any time.

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