ENGLISH EXAM

APTIS

The APTIS exam has, in barely two years, become more popular than Cambridge English in Spanish regions.

It is a great choice when looking for a certification for your English level as it is 100% online, fast, simple, and economic.

¿WHY

APTIS?

RECOGNITION

The APTIS exam is the property of British Council, one of the most relevant entities in the United Kingdom as well as the majority of countries around the world.

Recognition for:

University degrees

Master degrees

95% of government exams

Work recognition
Certify your English level in the work field

The APTIS exam is the fastest when it comes to sending results and an official certificate to its students.

Because it is taken in a test format and is 100% on the computer, it is easy to reduce the correction time and issue an official certification from institutions of the United Kingdom.

Reconocimiento para:

PLAZOS

-7

days for results

-14

 days to process and send the certification 

 

 

PRICE

€79

90% of exams are: General APTIS .

REGISTRATION

There are different exam centers around the national territory. Official registration normally opens once a month. 
You don’t have to go to the official webpage, just select the registration that you’re interested in and continue by introducing your information with the correct form of payment.

EXAM STRUCTURE

It is a level test. This means on one exam you can score between A2 and C. The Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking parts have a similar structure while Grammar and Vocabulary go together. More details on each part are belog:

SPEAKING

12MIN

Parte 1: Personal information.

Part 2: Describe, express opinion and provide reasons and explanations.

Parte 3. Describe, compare and provide reasons and explanations

Part 4: Discuss personal experience and opinion on an abstract topic 

LISTENING

55MIN

Parte 1:Word and number recognition

Part 2:  Identifying specific information

Parte 3. Inference

READING

55MIN

Parte 1:  Sentence comprehension

Part 2:Text cohesion

Parte 3. Short text comprehension

Part 4: Long text comprehension

WRITING

55MIN

Parte 1:  Word-level writing

Part 2: Short text writing

Parte 3.  Three written responses to questions

Part 4: Formal and informal writing

APTIS: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

PART ONE:
GRAMMAR

This part consists of 25 questions in which you can choose the word that correctly corresponds with the sentence or text. 
 
Even though the majority of questions will be in formal English, there will be some that require you to identify whether the English is formal or informal. 
 
To prepare for this part of the exam, we recommend that you practise with classic grammar exercises, both formal and informal. On the day of the exam, if you find a question that is too complicated, don’t get overwhelmed! Keep in mind that it belongs to a higher level, so just answer to the best of your ability.

PART TWO:
VOCABULARY

This part of the exam is also formed of 25 test-type questions that consist in choosing the right word.
 
To be successful in this part you need to know the majority of the words that are shown and choose the one that most resembles the indicated word. 
 
What is our recommendation? Continuously review vocabulary lists!
 

APTIS SPEAKING

As we have told you before, the exam is taken on the computer which means the Speaking is recorded. You must answer the questions that are shown to you on the platform.

 

It is very important that you do not do the following things as they will result in a bad score:

Speak very softly. If your voice cannot be heard correctly, your answer will not count even if you responded correctly. Speak unclearly. You have to try to speak as clearly as possible.

Speak unclearly. You have to try to speak as clearly as possible.

Not answer the questions.

Answer the questions with short answers.

Use a lot of “extra words” like “and” and “so”.

Use answers that are pre-prepared or memorized. Remember that this exercise should resemble a conversation even though it is a recording, so your answers need to be natural.

Always answer the same way. You should try to change the form of your answer so that they do not all sound the same.

WHAT SHOULD YOU TALK ABOUT IN THE SPEAKING PART?

You should know that they will ask simple questions about you. For this, you should practise speaking about your hobbies, what you did on your last vacation, etc.
You will also have to respond to two questions about an image, compare two images and answer questions connected to the images..
Keep in mind that your answers must last at least 45 seconds!
 
To finish the Speaking part, you will see an image with 3 questions. You will have 1 minute to prepare your answer and take notes before recording your answer that must last at least 2 minutes. 

LISTENING APTIS

In this part you will hear a recording or a telephone conversation. Afterwards you will have to identify a piece of information from the conversation to answer the question correctly.
 
It is best to start by reading all of the possible answers on the test and pay attention to the recording. This will make it easier to identify the correct answer.
The second part is very similar, and it is important that you listen to the recordings carefully. It is important to have studied all of the vocabulary possible to understand what you hear.
The third part is more complex because you have to discern an opinion, attitude or intention from the speaker. This part must be done carefully so it is best to practise using exercising from the British Council including Cambridge.

WRITING
APTIS

This part of the APTIS exam is the most distinct compared to other certifications. 

You will have 50 minutes (the recommended times for each part are 3 minutes for the first part, 7 minutes for the second, 10 for the third and 30 for the last part).

1

On the first part your ability to communicate is the most important.

 

2

For the second part you have to write 20 to 30 words related to the given theme. Be very careful with the structure and grammar on this part. 

3

In the third part you will respond to 3 questions about the topic. In this part it is important to make sure your answers are coherent.

 

4

On the fourth part you will write an informal email of 45 words and a formal email of 120 words. Normally the formal email is written to a company.

READING APTIS

One of the most important elements to keep in mind in this part of the exam is the time: 30 minutes. 

Read the texts, questions and answers carefully.

What is this part evaluating?

In the first part your ability to comprehend the texts is being evaluated. The best recommendation? Practice!

In the second part, your reading comprehension is being evaluated.

In part three, you need to fill in the blanks of the text with the correct words.


In part four, you are given a text of 750 words and you have to choose the right title for each paragraph.

GRAMMAR

Second and third conditionals.
Simple passive.
Used to.
Relative clauses.
Modals and phrases used to give advice and make suggestions, eg should/ ought to, could, you´d better.
Modals and phrases used to express possibility and uncertainty, eg may, might, I´m not sure.
Discourse connectors, eg because of, due to.
Present perfect continuous tense.
Past perfect tense.
Report speech.
Linking expressions, eg even though, in spite of, although.

WRITING GENDER

Descriptive essay (Ensayo descriptivo).
Discursive essay (Ensayo discursivo).
Argumentative essay (Ensayo argumentativo).
Article (Articulo) .
Informal email or letter (Carta o email informal) .
Formal or Informal letter (Carta o email formal).
Review (Critica).
Report (Informe) .
Vocabulary

VOCABULARY

Society and living standards.
Personal values and ideals.
The world of work.
Natural environmental concerns.
Public figures past and present.
Education.
National customs.
Village and city life.
National and local produce and products.
Early memories.
Pollution and recycling.