English

B1 Exam for UK Visas - Trinity GESE Grade 5 Course

Do you need to pass a B1 English Exam for a UK visa? Here are the exams you need:

English Exams for UK Visas
Visa Application Type English level required Exam Needed

Further Leave to Remain

- Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)

- Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependant)

Representative of an Overseas Business visa

A1 (Beginner Level) Trinity SELT GESE Grade 2
Further Leave to Remain (visa extension) A2 (Elementary Level) Trinity SELT GESE Grade 3

Indefinite Leave to Remain — ILR (Settlement/Permanent Residency)

British Citizenship (Naturalisation)

B1 (Low Intermediate Level) Trinity SELT GESE Grade 5

 

Do you have a B1 level of English? Take this free test to find out.

 

 

What Happens in the B1 Exam (GESE Grade 5)?

It is a 10-minute speaking and listening exam. There will be you and the Examiner. If you don’t understand, ask the examiner to repeat. Don’t memorise sentences. Give long answers and have a discussion.

Part 1: Topic (5 minutes)

You choose a topic and take notes on a Topic Form. Bring the Topic Form to the exam. Download a Topic Form. The Examiner will use the Topic Form to make conversation with you.

Part 2: Conversation (5 minutes)

The examiner chooses the two topics to talk about. (Two of) Festivals, Means of transport, Special Occasions, Entertainment, Music and Recent Personal Experiences. (You shouldn’t choose one of these for your topic).

 

Prepare for the B1 Exam

Trinity GESE Grade 5 Exam Course

 

Online only Online Plus 2 Online Plus 4

The English you need for the exam

£34

The English you need
and practice the exam

£59

The English you need
with extra practice

£84

8-hour online course

  • videos
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary practice
  • help regarding the Topic
  • corrections from a teacher
8-hour online course

  • videos
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary practice
  • help regarding the Topic
  • corrections from a teacher
8-hour online course

  • videos
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary practice
  • help regarding the Topic
  • corrections from a teacher
 

2 Practice Lessons with a teacher

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Online via Skype or Video Call

4 Practice Lessons with a teacher

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Online via Skype or Video Call

 

Online Course

The course teaches you the grammar and vocabulary to help you pass the GESE Grade 5 B1 exam. There are videos, lots of exercises and you will get personal feedback from a teacher. You will learn how to complete the Topic Form with examples and advice to give you the best chance of passing the exam

Practice Lessons

A qualified teacher gives you a full practice test. This will help you understand what happens in the exam so you feel prepared. After the practice test, the teacher will give you feedback on your English grammar and vocabulary. They will explain your mistakes and tell you what you did well, and what you need to improve.

 

 

What English do I need to know?

Your English doesn’t have to be perfect, it needs to be at B1 level.

The Examiner checks you can do 6 things:

• Talk about the Future, In the future, I'll probably buy a house.

• Talk about your preferences, I prefer chicken to lamb.

• Talk about your experiences or recent events, I’ve just had lunch.

• Talk about duration, or how long you’ve done something, I've lived here for 5 years.

• Give reasons, I am going to the shops because I need some milk.

• Give quantities, I have a lot of herbs.

You need the Grammar and Vocabulary for these 6 things, Vocabulary for your Topic and Vocabulary for the 6 subject areas in the conversation

You need correct word pronunciation, to use ‘Short Forms’ (I've done, not I have done) and to speak naturally. It is a good idea to smile and be friendly! This helps you and the examiner to relax.

 

Booking the Exam

If you are ready to take the Trinity GESE 5 B1 exam, check availability at your nearest SELT test centre:

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Getting your Results

You will know if you have passed or not after a few minutes. You should get your official results within 7 days.

 

Trinity GESE Grade 5 Exam Course

 

Online only Online Plus 2 Online Plus 4

Check you know
the English you need

£34

The English you need
and practice the exam

£59

The English you need
with extra practice

£84

8-hour online course

  • videos
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary practice
  • help regarding the Topic
  • corrections from a teacher
8-hour online course

  • videos
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary practice
  • help regarding the Topic
  • corrections from a teacher
8-hour online course

  • videos
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary practice
  • help regarding the Topic
  • corrections from a teacher
 

2 Practice Lessons with a teacher

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Online via Skype or Video Call

4 Practice Lessons with a teacher

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Online via Skype or Video Call

 

Online Course

The course teaches you the grammar and vocabulary to help you pass the GESE Grade 5 B1 exam. There are videos, lots of exercises and you will get personal feedback from a teacher. You will learn how to complete the Topic Form with examples and advice to give you the best chance of passing the exam

Practice Lessons

A qualified teacher gives you a full practice test. This will help you understand what happens in the exam so you feel prepared. After the practice test, the teacher will give you feedback on your English grammar and vocabulary. They will explain your mistakes and tell you what you did well, and what you need to improve.