This is a complex language and study skills exam which has to be taken at the end of the second study phase. The exam consists of 3 written and an oral components. The written part examines the reading skills and essay writing skills as well as the student’s use of English. (cloze, sentence transformation, multiple choice, word formation) The speaking exam has two candidates engaged in three activities. The first activity is a conversation between an examiner and each candidate (covering personal information and personal opinions). The second is a two-way conversation between the candidates. Here candidates are given visual and spoken prompts to use in a decision-making task. The third activity involves each candidate providing a long response to a written question followed by a discussion on topics related to that response.