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Divine Trainings International ESOL SELT B1 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking

A 4-skills (Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking) exam in English, aligned to the B1 level of the CEFR*. It is a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) delivered through Divine Training’s global network of SELT centers.

About the exam:

  • Consists of a Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) component
  • Both components can be taken on the same day or within 14 days of each other

CEFR level B1 is the minimum requirement for the following visa types:

  • Tier 2 (General)
  • Student visa (this route replaces Tier 4) – (below degree level)

Applicants with a higher language level can take a B2, C1 or C2 Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking exam, which also satisfies the application requirement.

After the exam, candidates receive a Test Report with their score and unique reference number (URN). The URN must be included in the visa application.

Visa requirement information is subject to change. Applicants should refer to UK Government guidance on English language exams for visas and are responsible for ensuring they take the correct exam.

Candidates are advised to contact their sponsors to confirm which CEFR level is required before registering for an exam.

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

Speaking & Listening

SELT SCOREListening:  33/50
Reading:    33/50
Writing:     33/50
 TEST REPORT Issued 5 business days after the exam


Computer-based 2 hours & 40 minutes

LanguageCert language exams - listening

30 minutes

LanguageCert language exams - reading and writing
Reading & Writing

2 hours & 10 mins uninterrupted


Part 1: 7 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)


  • Listen twice to 7 short sentences between 2 speakers, 1 being a formal
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Part 2: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)


  • Listen twice to 3 short conversations between 2 speakers to identify: topic, purpose, context, speakers, gist, relationship between speakers, roles, functions, attitudes, feeling and opinions
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Part 3: 7 questions (write notes on the message pad based on the information in the recording)


  • Listen twice to the recording to identify specific information
  • Jot down answers consisting of 1 to 3 words

Part 4: 6 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)


  • Listen twice to a discussion to identify gist, examples, fact, opinion, contrast, purpose, key ideas, attitude, cause and effect
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question


Part 1: 5 multiple choice questions (each with 3 options)


  • 5 short texts each with one gap testing layout, lexis, cohesive devices, coherence
  • Choose the appropriate response for each question

Part 2: 6 questions multiple choice options to fill in an incomplete text (1 option is a distractor)


  • Choose the appropriate sentence for each gap in the text

Part 3: 7 questions (4 texts provide the answers)


  • Read the 4 texts, e.g. email, article, advert, etc. and choose which text answers which question

Part 4: 8 questions (requiring short answers of 1 to 3 words)


  • A continuous text: narrative, descriptive, expository, biographical, instructive


Part 1: 70 – 100 words (respond appropriately to a given text in order to produce a formal response for an intended public audience)


  • Write a response to a letter, poster, diary, timetable, leaflet, etc. for a specified reader addressing a clearly defined number of content points.

Part 2: 100 – 120 words (produce an informal letter to a friend)


  • Write a letter on a given topic of personal interest
  • Include 2 functions e.g. invite a friend to stay, describe what you will do

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Added value

Candidates who achieve an average score of 50% or more in the Written component and/or 50% or more in the Spoken component will be awarded the corresponding Divine Trainings International ESOL Certificate in Listening, Reading and Writing and/or in Speaking.

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