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The GEP C1 Exam tests the students’ ability to understand and follow extended speech on abstract or complex topics as well as recognize a wide range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

Students who successfully pass the GEP C1 exam can follow extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly.

GEP C1 Exam- Grammar tested

  • Futures (revision)
  • Inversion with negative adverbials
  • Mixed conditionals in past, present, and future
  • Modals in the past
  • Narrative tenses for experience, incl. passive
  • Passive forms
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Wish/if

GEP C1 Exam- Vocabulary tested

  • Approximating (vague language)
  • Collocation
  • Colloquial language
  • Differentiated use of vocabulary
  • Eliminating false friends
  • Formal and informal registers
  • Idiomatic expressions

GEP C1 Exam- Topics of Conversation tested

  • Arts
  • Books and literature
  • Film
  • Media
  • News, lifestyles and current affairs
  • Scientific Developments
  • Technical and legal language

In general, the GEP C1 Exam tests a student’s ability to listen and easily follow complex interactions in group discussions and debates, even on abstract, complex unfamiliar topics.

The student must be able to identify the attitude of each speaker in a discussion, digressions, and colloquialisms that are delivered at a natural speed.

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