Reading tests – how to approach them

Reading comprehension tests

Many tests have been already published here, but never any hints on how to do these lightbulbparticular tests. I do clarify on that but only face-to-face with my students. Based on the lessons already conducted, I prepared a bunch of tips you should find handy. The presentation below is based on level 3 exam with the main focus on task 1. Firstly, texts in task one are short so it’s easier to analyze them, secondly if you do task one correctly, you will have almost the required number of points to pass the exam. The presentation (and this post alike) is bilingual; each slide is played twice: in English and Polish, to be sure that the Polish students will understand all nuances.

The slides will lead you through the desired way of reasoning which will help you find the good answer. Once you learn the proper methodology, you will be able to deal with the subsequent two slides with some tasks for you. Some hints are still given, but the whole process is up to you. Finally, general prompts are on the last slide which should shape up your preparation and expectations. Good luck!

Wiele testów już tu publikowaliśmy ale nigdy żadnych wskazówek jak je rozwiązywać. Wprawdzie udzielamy takich wskazówek ale zawsze odbywało się to przy osobistym kontakcie ze studentami. Bazując na przeprowadzonych lekcjach, przygotowaliśmy dla was zbiór przydatnych porad. Poniższa prezentacja została oparta na egzaminie z poziomu 3 i skupia się na zadaniu pierwszym. Po pierwsze, dlatego, że w zadaniu 1 mamy do czynienia z krótkimi tekstami, które łatwiej przeanalizować, a po drugie jeśli dobrze wykonamy to zadanie, to już mamy prawie całą wymaganą ilość punktów, wymaganą do zaliczenia. Prezentacja (jak i sam post) są wykonane w dwóch językach: po angielsku i po polsku. Chcieliśmy być pewni, że polscy studenci zrozumieją wszystkie niuanse językowe, które zostały omówione na przykładzie tekstów. Continue reading “Reading tests – how to approach them” »

Reading test – level 3

Test your reading comprehension skills with this new set, courtesy of PASFL. In Poland, you have 65 minutes to read and mark the right answers. You can find the answer key at the end of the page. If you prefer to do the test online, you can go directly to the interactive version of task 1, and task 2, where you will get the final score immediately. Good luck!

Level 3 – reading



You are going to read short texts. For questions 1 to 13 choose the answer (A, B or C), which fits best according to the texts.

1. The world has let down the people of Syria. Continue reading “Reading test – level 3” »

Briefings on level 3

Recently we have published task 2 speaking topics from level 3 exam (link). To complement this part of the exam you also need to handle briefings as it is task 1 during such exams. Below you will find the set of ten examination papers (derived from PAFSL website) with different topics for the briefings you are supposed to develop and present during exam. You will have 15 minutes for the preparation since the moment you draw one sheet. Your task is to Continue reading “Briefings on level 3” »

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From time to time we go non-profit. As we just started a new school year it’s time for a free evaluation programme again. Just choose any of the tests from those already published on our website and we will correct it for you for free. Don’t miss the deadline for submissions. Details in the short movie below.

Coffee break exercises

coffee_cupI’m tired of listening to people complaining about lack of time for studying languages. It’s nothing extraordinary. Everyone has the same problem nowadays. If you want to change it start from a single, short step and use your coffee break (for example) for some activities which will move you forward a bit. The aim of this article is just to give you some hints how you can spend short breaks, still developing your language skills. Here is the short lists of activities you can do Continue reading “Coffee break exercises” »

Speaking topics for level 3 exam

Level 3 exam – speaking part

Task 2


While preparing for the exam you usually wonder what tasks you would receive. Here are the latest speaking topics you would be required to deal with at the exam on level 3. Not difficult, still need to be developed in advance to avoid surprises. If you try to answer the tasks now, your final performence at the exam will be much better and smooth. Each set contains some statements and possible options supporting/delevoping it – let’s call them “hints for students”. Continue reading “Speaking topics for level 3 exam” »