ISE II

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ISE II

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ISE II Trinity Reading Exams

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ISE II Trinity – Language Functions

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ISE II Trinity Subject Area Skills

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What is Trinity ISE II?

Trinity ISE II is an English language exam for English language learners who are at level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). The Exam is taken in two parts

  • ISE II Reading & ISE II Writing
  • ISE II Speaking & ISE II Listening

ISE II summary

How long is the Reading & Writing exam? 2 hours.

Which skills do the reading tasks test?

  • Reading for gist
  • Reading for details
  • Reading comprehension
  • Understanding the main ideas of a text and deducing meaning.

Which skills do the writing tasks test?

  • How you organise a text
  • Your range of language functions, grammar and vocabulary
  • Do well you answer the question
  • How you transform reading texts into a writing text

The Reading & Writing exam has four parts:

Task 1 — Long reading

How many texts? One text.

How long is the text? About 500 words.

How many questions? 15 questions.

  • questions 1–5 — choose the right title for each paragraph of the reading text
  • questions 6–10 — decide which five statements from a list of eight are true according to the text — three are false.
  • questions 11–15 — complete sentences with words from the reading text.

Task 2 — Multi-text reading

How many texts? Four short texts.

How long are the texts? In total, the four texts are about 500 words (One of the texts is an infographic)

How many questions? 15 questions.

  • questions 16–20 — choose which text matches a description — there are five questions that describe the main idea or purpose of the texts
  • questions 21–25 — decide which five statements from a list of eight are true according to the texts — three are false.
  • questions 26–30 — complete summary notes with exact words from the texts — the notes are a summary of the four texts.

Task 3 — Reading into writing

How many texts do I read? You use the four texts from task 2.

What do I write? A descriptive essay, a discursive essay, an argumentative essay, an article (magazine or online), an informal email or letter, a formal email or letter, a review, or a report.

How many words do I write? 150–180 words.

You can only use information from the texts in task 2 in your answer. Your answer must be in your own words and not copied from the texts.

Task 4 — Extended writing

What do I write? A descriptive essay, a discursive essay, an argumentative essay, an article (magazine or online), an informal email or letter, a formal email or letter, a review, or a report.

How many words do I write? 150–180 words.