GESE Advanced Grades 10-12
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GESE Advanced stage exams are for people with ‘advanced/proficient’ English language ability. At these grades, the candidate is expected to understand fully the examiner’s contributions and demonstrate accurate use of a wide variety of complex language. They need to express themselves spontaneously and fluently, and maintain and develop the
The exam takes the form of an unscripted conversation and a listening task with a Trinity examiner and lasts for 25 minutes. There are five parts to the exam:
The Topic presentation: the candidate prepares in advance to give a presentation on a topic of their choice.
The Topic discussion: the candidate discusses the content of their presentation in more detail and responds to the examiner’s questions and comments.
The Interactive task: the candidate has to respond spontaneously to a task they have not seen before. It’s their responsibility to maintain the interaction – they’re expected to make comments and ask questions.
The Listening task: the candidate listens to three short passages read by the examiner and responds by completing the passage or answering a question.
The Conversation: the candidate engages in a one-to-one conversation based on two subject areas appropriate to the grade.