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ISE II (B2)
ISE II is at level B2 on the CEFR and consists of two exam modules: Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening.
Download our Guide for Teachers - ISE II. This covers both modules and contains details of the exam structure, content, timings and what candidates need to be able to do at this level. Longer versions of the exam specification for Reading & Writing and Speaking & Listening contained in the Guide are also available if required.
Use the resources provided here to help you prepare for these exams.
Reading & Writing
The structure of the Reading & Writing module for ISE II is:
2 x Reading tasks + 1 x Reading-into-writing task + 1 x Writing task = 2 hrs
You can use these sample test papers and classroom activities in your lessons.
In addition to these resources, there is a Portfolio Toolkit. No longer assessed in revised format ISE, this is now a useful teaching aid containing exercises to help students to practise writing as a process.
Note students' portfolio work is NOT assessed in revised ISE exam format levels A2-C1.
Speaking & Listening
At ISE II the Speaking & Listening exam lasts 20 minutes. The structure of the exam includes these components:
3 x Speaking tasks:
1 x Listening task
You can use these classroom activities in your lessons:
Link to video and origin of above information