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  ESOL with Citizenship - Exam Preparation Training - (CEFR Level B1 - GESE Grade 5) - Trinity ESOL B1
This course is suitable if you wish to apply for settlement and naturalisation in the UK. Students prepare for and sit the UKBA required examination in Speaking and Listening at Level B1.

From 19 November 2015, you must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to apply for UK citizenship or indefinite leave to remain (to settle).

For Indefinite Leave to Remain (to settle) or British Citizenship you must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening.

“B1 Test” is the English Language Test which is a Home Office requirement, if applying for settlement or British Citizenship. We conducts “GESE Grade 5 exam” (Grade 5 is equivalent to B1) preparation classes.

You also need to PASS ‘Life in the UK’ Test as part of your application. We run Exam Preparation Classes for both “Life in the UK” and “Trinity B1” Exams.

Our Highly qualified teachers will assess your level at the start and then make a learning plan for you. Our B1 ESOL Entry 3 / Life in the UK- classes start every month. Classes are available on week days. We have flexible courses to suit your individual needs. You can do the course on a part time basis by studying one day a week or two days a week.


About the Exam
The Exam is 10 minutes long. There are two parts, up to 5 minutes each:

Discussion of a prepared topic (up to 5 minutes)
You choose a topic to prepare in advance of the test, for discussion with the examiner.  You must complete a Topic Form in advance and bring it with you to the exam.

When choosing your topic, you should choose a subject that you know a lot about and can talk about with the examiner for up to 5 minutes such as: a hobby, holiday, your family, your job, your home country.

The examiner uses the information on the Topic form to help begin and develop a discussion about your chosen topic area.  You do not need to try to memorise what you are going to say.

Conversation on two subject areas (up to 5 minutes)
You have a short conversation with the examiner about two subject areas chosen by the examiner.

This gives you the opportunity to have a real and interesting exchange of information, ideas and opinions, while showing you are capable of using the language correctly.

The examiner chooses any two of the following six subjects to talk to you about:

Subject areas:

  • Festivals
  • Means of transport
  • Special occasions, eg birthday celebrations
  • Entertainment, eg cinema, television, clubs
  • Music
  • Recent personal experiences
  Duration: 1 Month
  Availability: Wembley Centre
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