EmSAT Achieve English (نموذج امتحان امسات Emsat انجليزى) Public Test Specification Appendix 1: Content AreasTest-takers receive four scores in the Achieve English test: • EmSAT Overall Score: a combined score for Reading and Writing, between 300 and 2000. • Reading Score: a CEFR band is awarded for Reading, which includes questions in Grammar and Vocabulary as well as different types of reading texts. Question types can include multiple-choice, drag and drop, fill-in-the-blanks, or sentence reordering. • Writing Score: a CEFR band is awarded for Writing, based on a 30-minute, 250-word typed essay on a single topic. • EmSAT Band: This is the overall CEFR level of the student between A1 and C2 combining the writing and Reading bands. See Appendix 3: Detailed EmSAT Descriptors for information on the CEFR bandsReadingGrammarIn the Grammar sections in the test, test-takers are assessed on their ability to select the correct word or words to complete a sentence. Grammar content is primarily based on the English Grammar Profile Project ( Questions can be multiple-choice, fill in the blanks, drag, and drop, or re-ordering words to form a sentence. Vocabulary sections consist of short multiple-choice vocabulary questions that assess the extent to which students know the high‐frequency words needed to function effectively in an English‐medium environment. Vocabulary content is primarily based on the English vocabulary Project The list has been screened to ensure that the words are culturally appropriate and useful in an academic context. Questions can be multiple-choice, fill in the blanks, drag, and drop, or re-ordering words to form a sentence. Cloze Reading PassagesIn Cloze reading passage sections, test-takers see blanks in short (200-word) readings where level‐appropriate words have been removed. The removed words are presented above the text and test-takers drag the words to fill the blanks. Extended ReadingThis Reading section includes three reading texts, including descriptive, narrative, or expository texts, ranging from 275 words to 550 words. Reading skills tested include: identifying the main idea, simple factual details, finding the meaning of an unfamiliar word, inference (understanding what is implied), and sequencing (understanding the order of events). Questions on reading passages are multiple-choice. Page: 3 of 14 Publication Date: September 2019Writing: The Writing component consists of a single writing task. The response is word‐processor MediaTek, and test-takers are expected to write 200‐250 words. The prompt is given in English and Arabic. The task is assessed by at least two professional markers using a holistic branding scale (see Writing Scale in Appendix 3), and the test-taker is awarded a band on the CEFR scale between A1 and C2. Writing is included in the Overall score.TimingThe EmSAT English Achieve test is divided into multiple sections. Each section is timed individually. When test-takers have used all the allotted time for a section, their responses are saved and they've moved automatically to the next section. The total time allotted for the test is about 125minutes, but candidates can finish as soon as they have answered all questions in all sections.