The MET Listening, Reading, and Grammar Test
The MET that tests listening, reading, and grammar is a paper-and-pencil test that contains 135 multiple-choice questions in two sections.
Section I: Listening (approximately 45 minutes)
- 60 questions assessing the ability to understand conversations and talks in social, educational, and workplace contexts
Section II: Reading and Grammar (90 minutes)
- 25 questions testing a variety of grammar structures
- 50 reading questions assessing the ability to understand a variety of texts in social, educational, and workplace contexts
- vocabulary is assessed within the listening and reading sections
The MET Speaking Test measures an individual’s ability to produce comprehensible speech in response to a range of tasks and topics. It is a structured, one-on-one interaction between examiner and test taker that includes five distinct tasks. The tasks require test takers to convey information about a picture and about themselves, give a supported opinion, and state the advantages and disadvantages of a particular proposal.
The five tasks are designed to give test takers the opportunity to speak on a number of different topics.
- Task 1: The test taker describes a picture.
- Task 2: The test taker talks about a personal experience on a topic related to what is seen in the picture.
- Task 3: The test taker gives a personal opinion about a topic related to the picture.
- Task 4: The test taker is presented with a situation and will have to explain some advantages and disadvantages related to that situation.
- Task 5: The test taker is asked to give an opinion on a new topic and to try to convince the examiner to agree with the idea.
The MET Speaking Test takes approximately ten minutes to complete. Ratings will take into account the fluency, accuracy, and clarity of speech in addition to the ability to effectively complete each task. The final rating is based on answers to all five parts of the test. A sample speaking prompt is available in the MET Resources section. For more information or if you have questions about the speaking test, please contact email@example.com.