Compulsory examinations - Listening comprehension

This test is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1 tests candidates' ability to interpret statements dealing with pictures, images or illustrations depicting everyday scenes;

  • Part 2 tests candidates' ability to understand recorded extracts of brief real-life exchanges (greetings, questions, phone conversations, inquiries, travel announcements, weather bulletins, etc.);

  • Part 3 tests candidates' ability to understand a series of conversation snippets (two or three short conversations);

  • Part 4 tests candidates' ability to understand a presentation, a radio programmebrief extracts from radio newscasts. Candidates may have to cope with several questions on a single extract or rapid delivery by speakers, or background noise.