SEPT – Test Format

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SEPT
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Standardized English Proficiency Test is the main placement tool for all SCE (School of Continuing education) learners in the different instructional programs offered by the different divisions of the (SCE), AUC. SPET measures the English language proficiency of candidates. It generally addresses three language skills: listening, reading, and writing.
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Listening (40 minutes)
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A candidate will be tested to ensure: 1- Understanding native speakers interaction 2- Listening to announcements and instructions 3- Listening as a member of a live audience The candidate will be asked to complete 8 listening tasks including 35 multiple choice questions in 40 minutes.
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Reading (60 minutes)
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The reading section focuses on the following: 1- Reading correspondence 2- Reading for orientation 3- Reading for information and argument 4- Reading instructions the test taker is required to complete 8 reading tasks including 40 multiple choice questions in 60 minutes.
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Writing (40 minutes)
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The writing section focuses on: 1- Creative and imaginative writing 2- Writing personal or business letters 3- Writing reports and essays the test taker is required to write a 35-50 words description of a picture, write a 100-150 response to a business letter read, and write a 200-250 words argumentative essay.
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Listening: 8 tasks of 35 MCQs Reading: 8 tasks of 40 MCQs Writing: 3 tasks of 3 constructed response questions Total of: 78 questions

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