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Trinity Graded Examinations in Spoken English

Course Description

Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)

GESE examinations are an assessment of speaking and listening skills. They are one-to-one oral examinations with a native English-speaking Trinity examiner who travels from the UK.

Our training through grades 1-12 helps students prepare the practical English skills they need for this exam, and for use in their lives beyond it.

Learners as young as 4 can take this course, and gain communication skills through fun activities, songs and games.

Trinity certificates are recognized worldwide by academic institutions, companies and professional organizations. Its graded examinations can be corresponded to the Common European Framework. i-Learner is a Trinity exam centre. i-Learner students can take Trinity Exams at the i-Learner Education Centre.

Learning Aids

Trinity GESE Cat Picture We have some learning aids to help students taking GESE 1 prepare for their exam. We have conversation samples, as well as some key vocabulary, for students who are taking the Trinity GESE Grade 1 spoken examinations.

Grade 1

Simple Q&A format. The conversation lasts about 5 minutes, with a little more time allowed for hello and goodbye. It’s a very low pressure situation, they’ll be tested here at the studio. The examiners are all English. They will have a variety of accents, so students need to be exposed to other accents than yours (this is why listening to stories and songs is important). The examiner will provide support in the form of repetition and rephrasing if needed, but the student won’t pass if they fail to understand too much. There is no vocab list. Trinity tests their understanding of ‘high frequency words’. These are common words that a beginner should know.

Grade 2

Simple Q&A format. The conversation lasts about 5 minutes, with a little more time allowed for hello and goodbye. It’s a very low pressure situation, they’ll be tested here at the studio. The examiners are all English. They will have a variety of accents, so students need to be exposed to other accents than yours (this is why listening to stories and songs is important). The examiner will provide support in the form of repetition and rephrasing if needed, but the student won’t pass if they fail to understand too much. There is no vocab list. Trinity tests their understanding of ‘high frequency words’. These are common words that a beginner should know.

Grade 3

Simple Q&A format. The conversation lasts about 5 minutes, with a little more time allowed for hello and goodbye. It’s a very low pressure situation, they’ll be tested here at the studio. The examiners are all English. They will have a variety of accents, so students need to be exposed to other accents than yours (this is why listening to stories and songs is important). The examiner will provide support in the form of repetition and rephrasing if needed, but the student won’t pass if they fail to understand too much. There is no vocab list. Trinity tests their understanding of ‘high frequency words’. These are common words that a beginner should know.

Timetable

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