GEP B1 Exam

The GEP B1 Exam tests the student’s ability to maintain interactions with speakers and getting across what they want in various scenarios, following the main points of extended discussions around them and expressing their main ideas comprehensively.

The GEP B1 also examines the student's’ ability to cope with problems in everyday life, for example, routine situations on public transport arising when travelling.

GEP B1 Exam- Grammar tested

  • Adverbs
  • Broader range of intensifiers such as too, enough
  • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Complex question tags
  • Conditionals, 2nd, and 3rd
  • Connecting words expressing cause and effect, contrast etc.
  • Future continuous
  • Modals - must/can’t deduction
  • Modals – might, may, will, probably
  • Modals – should have/might have/etc
  • Modals: must/have to
  • Past continuous
  • Past perfect
  • Past simple
  • Past tense responses
  • Phrasal verbs, extended
  • Present perfect continuous
  • Present perfect/past simple
  • Reported speech (range of tenses)
  • Simple passive
  • Wh- questions in the past
  • Will and going to, for prediction
  • GEP B1 Exam- Vocabulary tested
  • Collocation
  • Colloquial language
  • Things in the town, shops, and shopping
  • Travel and services

GEP B1 Exam- Topics of Conversation tested

  • Books and literature
  • Education
  • Film
  • Leisure activities
  • Media
  • News, lifestyles and current affairs


In general, the GEP B1 Exam probes the students’ preparedness to listen and understand straightforward conversations about familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school, leisure, etc., as well as their ability to follow the main points of extended discussions around them.

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