University of Khartoum

English Language Institute

Training and Testing Unit

English Language Institute – Proficiency Test

The ELI-PT PC Layout

 

The layout of the test is as follow:

Section Number of questions Type of questions (may vary)
Grammar 10    or 20 *Choose the correct answer

Reading

700-750 words

10

* Read the sentences and choose the correct ending.

* True or false.

* Complete the summary.

 

Listening 1

 

Listening 2

10

 

10

 

*Fill in the blanks.

* Choose the correct sentence.

* Choose the correct answer.

* Complete the sentence.

Writing 1

Writing 2

1

1

*Describe a given graph or a table in 150 words.

* Give your opinion about a topic in 250 words.

Speaking

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

*Giving personal information.

* Talk about a picture.

* Give your opinion about a topic.

 

 

Academic                                                  

IELTS

RawScoreoutof40

IELTSBAND

ELI-PT

Raw scores out of 100

39-40 9 97.5
37-38 8.5 92.5
35-36 8 87.5
32-34 7.5 80
29-31 7 72.5
26-28 6.5 65
24-25 6 55.5
18-21 5.5 45
15-17 5 37.5
12-14 4.5 30
10-11 4 25
8-9 3.5 20
6-7 3 15
4-5 2.5 10
3 2 7.5
2 1.5 5
1 1 2.5
0 0 0

 

 

Topics for part 3 of the speaking test are:

• Problems that affect your country

• Financial success and how to achieve it

• Poverty and hunger in the Third World

• Crime and punishment

• Fashion and design

• Public transport

• Youth and the problems they face

• The role of television and radio in society

• The influence of the print media

• The changing nature of family life

• Nuclear energy

• World economic solutions

• Diet, health and exercise

• The consequences of global warming

• Recreational facilities in modern cities

• Future energy resources

• The relevance of school examinations

• Materialism and the consumer

• Space travel

• Modern medicine

• Censorship and the Internet

• Types of governments in the world today

• Women in the workplace

• The qualities and skills of a good company manager

• The necessity of a strong defense force

• The advantages of an international language

• The design of modern cities

• The influence of sport in society

• Street protests and individual rights

• Religion and the modern world

• The pros and cons of living in a foreign country

• The meaning of happiness

• Marriage and divorcer

The grading of the speaking test will be according to following criteria:

1. Fluency and Coherence - (Does your speech flow? Can you be easily understood?)

2. Lexical Resource - (Do you use a reasonably wide range of vocabulary in your speech?)

3. Grammatical Range and Accuracy - (Do you use English grammar properly when you speak?)

4. Pronunciation - (Do you use English sounds, stress and intonation patterns etc. correctly?)

The grading of the writing test will be according to the following criteria:

  1. Task achievement.
  2. Accuracy in grammar and mechanics (spelling, punctuation).
  3. Vocabulary choice.
  4. Clarity of ideas.