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LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) A1-C2 Writing

An English Writing test aligned to the A1-C2 levels of the CEFR*. Exams are delivered through our global network of Test Centres.

About the exam:

  • All candidates take the same test regardless of language proficiency and receive a certificate placing them at levels A1 to C2 of the CEFR based on their performance
  • Assesses Writing skills, as well as command of English grammar and vocabulary
  • Establishes English language proficiency reliably and quickly


Paper-based:

  • Taken at a Test Centre
  • Duration 1 hour
  • 2 tasks


Computer-based:

  • Taken at a Test Centre
  • Duration 1 hour
  • 2 tasks

All exam delivery methods lead to the same results, the same certificate and the same international recognition.

*Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe, is widely used to describe levels of language proficiency.


Test Centre exams

Take an exam at a LanguageCert approved Test Centre

Key features
 EXAM LEVEL A1 -C2
 FORMAT Paper-based or computer-based
 CERTIFICATE Awarded for scores of 10 or above out of 100
GRADE BOUNDARIES
Candidates are awarded 0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2
C2 90-100
C1
75-89
B2
60-74
B1
40-59
A2
20-39
A1
10-19
0     
0-9
Exam format
Paper-based 1 hour
LanguageCert language exams - writing
Writing

1 hour

Computer-based 1 hour
LanguageCert language exams - writing
Writing

1 hour

Writing

Part 1: Approx. 60 – 100 words
Task
: Write a short communicative message. The task tests the candidate’s ability to produce a short piece of writing which successfully communicates the required information.
This is a guided writing task.

Part 2: Approx. 200 – 250 words
Write an extended piece of text in the form of a brief report, article or review. The task tests the candidate’s ability to produce extended writing about a topical issue or a workplace matter. Candidates will need to demonstrate an advanced level of grammar and vocabulary while coherently organising an extended piece of writing.

Results, certificates and digital badges
  • Certificate of Achievement & e-certificate are available in 10 business days.
  • Results are sent by email directly to candidates or to their Test Centre.
  • Digital badges are available on the same day as results and sent by email.
  • Hard-copy certificates are sent either to the candidate or to the Test Centre shortly after results are released.
Breakdown of Levels

LTE (W) A1 - CEFR A1

  • Can give information in writing about matters of personal relevance (e.g. likes and dislikes, job, family,) using simple words and basic expressions.
  • Can write simple isolated phrases and sentences in documents such as forms, lists, emails and messages.
  • Can ask questions about personal details such as possessions, job, address and people known.

LTE (W) A2 - CEFR A2

  • Can write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors like ‘and,’ ‘but’ and ‘because’.
  • Can write a series of simple phrases and sentences about their family, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent job.
  • Can give his/her impressions and opinions in writing about topics of personal interest (e.g. lifestyles and culture, job), using basic everyday vocabulary and expressions.

LTE (W) B1 - CEFR B1

  • Can write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar subjects within his/her field of interest/work by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence.
  • Can write very brief reports to a standard conventionalised format, which pass on routine factual information and state reasons for actions.
  • Can summarise, report and give his/her opinion about accumulated factual information on familiar routine and non-routine matters within his/her field with some confidence.
  • Can convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics, using appropriate formality and adapting to the intended audience.

LTE (W) B2 - CEFR B2

  • Can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects related to his/her field of interest, synthesising and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources.
  • Can write an essay or report which develops an argument, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Can communicate with a degree of fluency that makes comprehension possible for the reader without strain.
  • Can communicate clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint, varying format and style appropriate to purpose and audience.

LTE (W) C1 - CEFR C1

  • Can write clear, well-structured texts of complex subjects, underlining the relevant salient issues, expanding and supporting points of view at some length with subsidiary points, reasons and relevant examples, and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
  • Can employ the structure and conventions of a variety of written genres, varying the tone, style and register according to addressee, text type and theme.
  • Can produce clear well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
  • Can communicate ideas and opinions effectively, using length, format and style appropriate to purpose, content and audience.

LTE (W) C2 - CEFR C2

  • Can write clear, smoothly flowing, complex texts in an appropriate and effective style and a logical structure which helps the reader to find significant points.
  • Can produce clear, smoothly flowing, complex reports, articles or essays which present a case, or give critical appreciation of proposals.
  • Can set out multiple perspectives on complex academic or professional topics, clearly distinguishing his/her own ideas and opinions from those in the sources.
  • Can express him/herself very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Books

Vocabulary books

  • Edwards, L. & Redman, S. (2017) English Vocabulary in Use: Pre-intermediate and Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Emmerson, P. (2007) Business English Handbook: Advanced. London: Macmillan
  • Emmerson, P. (2009) Business Vocabulary Builder: Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. London: Macmillan.
  • Emmerson, P. (2011) Essential Business Vocabulary Builder: Pre-intermediate to Intermediate. London: Macmillan.

Grammar books

  • Brieger, N. & Sweeney, S. (2011) Business Grammar and Practice: Pre-Intermediate. London: Collins
  • Emmerson, P. (2010) Business Grammar Builder: Intermediate to Upper-intermediate. London: Macmillan.
  • Murphy, R. (2019) English Grammar in Use: Intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. (2011) Oxford English Grammar Course: Basic. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. (2015) Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Swan, M. & Walter, C. (2019) Oxford English Grammar Course: Advanced. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Business English Course Books

  • Cosgrove, A. (2017) English at Work: Practical Language Activities for Working in the UK. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cotton, D., Falvey, D., & Kent, S. (2011) Market leader: Upper Intermediate Business English course book. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • Cotton, D., Falvey, D., Kent, S. & Rogers, J. (2016) Market leader: Pre-intermediate Business English Flexi Course book 1. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
  • Hughes, J. & Naunton, J. (2016) Business Result: Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.