Elementary

General Level Description
GEPT Description CEFR
Elementary Test-takers who pass this level have basic ability in English and can understand and use rudimentary language needed in daily life. A2
Waystage
Skill-Area Level Descriptions
Skill Description
Listening
  • can understand simple English sentences, short conversations, and stories
Reading
  • can understand simple written English related to daily life
  • can read simple short passages, stories, letters, and frequently used signs
Writing
  • can write simple sentences and paragraphs
Speaking
  • can read aloud simple passages and give a simple self-introduction
  • can engage in simple dialogue in situations with which they are familiar
Test Format & Structure
Stage Module Part Task Types Numberof Items Time(mins.)
First Listening 1 Picture Description 30 20 (approx.)
2 AnsweringQuestions
3 Conversations
4 Short Talks
Reading 1 Sentence Completion 35 35
2 Cloze
3 Reading Comprehension
Second  Writing 1 Sentence Writing 16 40
2 Paragraph Writing
Speaking 1 Repeating 18 10 (approx.) 
2 Reading Aloud
3 Answering Questions

Sample test

Not for official use.

For the official Elementary Writing Test Rating Scale, please refer to https://www.gept.org.tw/Exam_Intro/t01_introduction.asp#3.

GEPT Elementary Level Writing Test
Rating Scale

Part II: Guided Writing (50%)

Band Score Description
5 The writing fully satisfies the requirements of the task; contains very few errors in grammar and vocabulary, etc.
4
(pass)
The writing largely satisfies the requirements of the task; contains a few grammatical and lexical errors which do not impede comprehension.
3 The writing generally addresses the requirements of the task; grammatical and lexical errors sometimes impede comprehension.
2 The writing only partially addresses the requirements of the task; ideas are sometimes confusing due to frequent grammatical and lexical errors.
1 The writing responds to very limited part of the task; frequent errors in grammar and vocabulary greatly impede comprehension.
0 No answer / Non-ratable

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For the official Elementary Speaking Test Rating Scale, please refer to https://www.gept.org.tw/Exam_Intro/t01_introduction.asp#3.

GEPT Elementary-Level Speaking Test
Rating Scale

1. Pronunciation, intonation, and fluency (overall grade based on performance in parts 1, 2, and 3)

Band Score Description
5 Pronunciation and intonation correct and natural. Response is fluent, and communication unhindered.
4 Pronunciation and intonation generally correct and natural. Although there are errors, these do not impede comprehension. Response can still be considered fluent, and communication is unhindered.
3 Some errors in pronunciation and intonation, but still intelligible. Examinee speaks slowly and sometimes hesitates, but can still communicate.
2 Numerous errors in pronunciation and intonation affect comprehension. Slow speech and frequent hesitation impede communication.
1 Many errors in pronunciation and intonation; many inappropriate hesitations; responses difficult to understand.
0 Unanswered or irrelevant response.

2. Accuracy and appropriateness of grammar, lexical use (grade based on performance in part 3)

Band Score Description
5 Content answers the question; examinee has a generally good command of basic grammar and vocabulary.
4 Content generally answers the question; basic grammar and vocabulary generally correct, but still somewhat restrained.
3 Much of the content difficult to comprehend; frequent grammatical errors and limited vocabulary hinder expression.
2 Content difficult to understand; many grammatical errors; speaks largely in phrases; many inappropriate hesitations; insufficient vocabulary; communication takes a lot of effort.
1 Almost no sentence structure; vocabulary severely lacking; expression difficult.
0 Unanswered or irrelevant response.