GESE 5 English Test for British Citizenship

You must pass a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in at least CEFR level B1 in Speaking and Listening for: Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) Settlement/Permanent Residency British Citizenship (Naturalisation)
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Do you need to pass a B1 English Exam for a UK visa?

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 with ALBA English Trinity GESE Grade 5 Exam Courses

Online Course

The course teaches you the grammar and vocabulary to help you pass the GESE Grade 5 B1 exam. There are videos and 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

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.

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
Alba English Trinity GESE Grade 5 Exam Course

Online only

The English you need for the exam
£34

8-hour online course

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

Enrol Now

Online Plus 2

The English you need and practice the exam
£59

8-hour online course

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

2 Practice Lessons with a teacher on Skype or Zoom

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Enrol Now

Online Plus 4

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

4 Practice Lessons with a teacher on Skype or Zoom

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Enrol Now
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.

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

The English you need for the exam
£34

8-hour online course

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

Enrol Now

Online Plus 2

The English you need and practice the exam
£59

8-hour online course

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

2 Practice Lessons with a teacher on Skype or Zoom

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Enrol Now

Online Plus 4

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

4 Practice Lessons with a teacher on Skype or Zoom

  • practice the exam
  • corrections and advice

Enrol Now
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.

Feedback from our GESE Grade 5 Course Students
“I am so happy I came across Alba English,  I didn’t know anything about GESE 5,  they taught me so well and I passed with DISTINCTION . My teacher Calum was so friendly and calm. Thank you, I recommend the course to anyone reading.” Nana
 
“It was a great success for me to study with Alba English. They have presented an excellent course for exam preparation. I would especially like to mention the teacher Calum, who helped me master the course. I passed the exam easily because I felt confident.” Irina
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