In addition to international examinations, there are English language testing that is held in Russia, it is called basic state examination BSE.
The BSE is usually taken by students in grade 9 of the secondary school. Like international testing, the exam checks not only the general level of the English proficiency, but also knowledge of its structure, features, subtleties, readiness for numerous exam "traps" and tricks. The successful passing of the OGE exam will require a high-level student to have all the basic language skills:
- Listening (listening to speech)
- Written language
- Speaking (spoken English)
Structure of the BSE
The exam consists of 2 parts, which includes assignments for all 4 language skills:
- Written part (listening, reading and analyzing the text, writing - usually "Letter to a friend", grammar of the English language)
- Oral (reading the text and its retelling or answering questions By content, a monologue for a given topic, a dialogue with the examiner).
Here you can learn about the preparation and other testing: