Password tests are made up of one or more Password test modules. The following test modules can be combined in various ways depending on each your language school’s requirements. You will need to ask your school which modules you will be taking.
Password Knowledge is a sophisticated test of English language grammar, vocabulary and reading. It consists of five sections and takes 1 hour to complete. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).
Password Knowledge Intro
Password Knowledge Intro is a simplified version of Password Knowledge. It is a sophisticated test of English language grammar and vocabulary. It consists of four sections and takes 45 minutes to complete. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A1 to B1).
Password Reading consists of five sections. In each section there is one reading task to be completed. Test-takers have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete all tasks. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).
Password Writing assesses a test-taker’s ability to write an essay. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two essay titles to choose from and are given instructions regarding length and content. The test takes 30 minutes and is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).
Password Listening consists of five sections. In each section there are one or more listening tasks to be completed. Once test-takers press the play button, it is not possible to pause or restart the recording. Test-takers will hear the recording twice. The second time they hear the recording the question(s) will appear. Notes can be made to help prepare answers. Test-takers have 1 hour to complete the five sections. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).
Password Speaking has five sections with one or more speaking tasks (questions) in each, simply answered by speaking into a microphone. There is about the same amount of time available to prepare answers as there is to speak. Notes can be made to help prepare answers. The test takes 20 minutes. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A2 to C1).