Examination of Romanian as a foreign language – Level B2
General presentation
Components
Time
Listening
30
minutes
Reading
55
minutes
Number of
tasks
3
3
Number
of items
20
20
Elements of
communication
construction
45
minutes
6
50
Writing
60
minutes
2
-
Speaking
15
minutes
3
-
Number of
marks
20
20
20
20
20
It demonstrates that a candidate can ...
understand specific information, details and main ideas, understand the global
meaning and interpret information in extended segments of text, in informative
and argumentative texts.
understand the global meaning or specific information, details and main ideas,
opinion and attitude from relatively long texts, related to current matters and
cultural events.
understand the grammatical structure of a text and use correctly in context the
forms and structures specific to the level; understand the global meaning of the
text and the specific information it contains and use adequately in context the
elements of vocabulary specific to the level.
elaborate and organise adequately coherent texts, related to a large area of
familiar topics and formal texts, following the conventions specific to the genre
and the register; use correctly markers in sentences and paragraphs; express
personal impressions, attitudes and reactions, bring arguments for a point of
view or an option, etc.
answer spontaneously and effectively questions related to personal information
and domains of interest; use a register adequate to the situation of
communication; describe precisely and in detail and compare a large area of
situations, events, experiences (environment, crimes, technology, problems and
solutions, etc.) in images; express and give arguments for preference, attitude,
opinion on these; interact spontaneously and effectively, in a register adequate
to the situation of communication, related to familiar and less familiar topics
(crimes and punishments, human relations, cultural activities, etc.); initiate,
maintain and close a conversation, speaking and inviting the interlocutor to
speak; express and argue points of view on the discussed topics; engage in
negotiation and transactions with a high degree of complexity.
*10 extra minutes are allowed to the candidates for writing the final results from the scrap paper and for verifying the exam paper.
Examination of Romanian as a foreign language – Level B2
Content, structure, marking
LISTENING
Time
Structure
Task 1
30
minutes
Task 2
Task 3
true/ false
gap filling
multiple
choice
Type of text
factual/ informative
text; dialogue (texts
from genuine sources,
adapted according to
the level)
(350-400 words)
factual/ informative
text (texts from
genuine sources,
adapted according to
the level)
(350-400 words)
factual/ informative
text, text segments or
dialogue (texts from
genuine sources,
adapted according to
the level)
(350-400 words)
Abilities
Number
of items
Modality of marking the
correct answer
Number
of marks
understanding specific
information and main
ideas
8
writing the letters A or F in
the numbered boxes
8
understanding and
interpreting specific
information and details;
global understanding
and interpretation of a
text segment
6
writing words in the
corresponding boxes
6
understanding specific
information, details and
main ideas
6
circling
6
READING
Time
Structure
Task 1
55
minutes
Task 2
Task 3
multiple
matching
(ideas with
texts)
multiple
choice
gapped text
Type of text
Abilities
Number
of items
Modality of marking the
correct answer
Number
of marks
3 texts (descriptions,
presentations, film and
book reviews)
(200-300 words)
understanding specific
information and
details; identifying
main ideas; identifying
opinion and attitude
8
writing the letter of the
corresponding text in the
numbered box
8
understanding specific
information and
details; identifying
main ideas; global
understanding
6
circling
6
identifying main ideas;
global understanding;
apprehending text
cohesion and
coherence
6
writing the letter of the
corresponding text segment in
the numbered box
6
argumentative,
narrative, descriptive
texts, formal and
informal
correspondence)
(350-500 words)
argumentative,
narrative, descriptive
texts, formal and
informal
correspondence)
(350-500 words)
ELEMENTS OF COMMUNICATION CONSTRUCTION
Time
Domain
Grammar
45
minutes
Structure
Task 1
multiple choice
Task 2
gap filling (with the
correct form of the given
words)
Task 3
gap filling (with words
which are not given)
Task 4
Vocabulary
Task 5
multiple choice
gap filling (with words
given in their correct
form)
derivation
Task 6
Abilities
Number of
items
the capacity of
understanding the grammar
structure of a text and of
using correctly in context the
grammatical forms and
structures specific to the
level
10
the capacity of
understanding the global
meaning of the text and the
specific information it
contains and of using
adequately in context the
elements of vocabulary
specific to the level
6
Modality of
marking the
correct answer
gap filling
(corresponding
letters)
gap filling (words)
10
Number of
marks
4
4
gap filling (words)
10
6
4
gap filling
(corresponding
letters)
2.4
gap filling (words)
2.4
8
gap filling words
derived from the
ones given in the
column on the right
3.2
WRITING
Time
Structure
Task1
writing a text
with an
interactional
pattern
60
minutes
Task 2
writing a
descriptive or
narrative text
Type of text
informal correspondence
(recommendations,
expressing impressions,
attitudes, feelings),
semi-formal letters
(letters, e-mails or e-mail
answers addressed to
institutions,
organisations, agencies,
etc.), formal letters
(letter of intention,
recommendation,
complaint); publicity
(towns and places in
town, products and
services, cultural
activities)
presentation (places,
personalities, events, films,
books), naration (story with
a given title, beginning or
end), argumentative
essays
Number of
words
120 – 140 words
160 – 180 words
Abilities
Modality of
elaborating the
answers
Number
of marks
the capacity of elaborating
and organising adequately
coherent texts, related to a
large area of familiar topics
and formal texts, following
the conventions specific to
genre and register; the
capacity of using correctly
textual markers in
sentence and in text
paragraph; the capacity of
expressing personal
impressions, attitudes and
reactions, of argument ting
a point of view or an
option, etc.
elaboration of texts,
based on detailed
instructions in the
rubrics and writing
them in the available
spaces;
the candidate will
consider all the details
in the rubrics and/ or
in the input
20
SPEAKING
Time
Structure
Task
1
Task
2
conversation
with the
examiner
monologue
15
minutes
Task
3
dialogue
Type of input
Number
of
minutes
questions related
to personal
information,
addressed by the
examiner (studies,
work, holidays,
travelling, etc.)
images related to
familiar topics
(work
environment,
crimes, technology,
etc.), accompanied
by detailed written
rubrics
2 minutes
written rubrics; the
dialogue will be
based on familiar
and less familiar
themes (crimes and
punishment,
human relations,
cultural activities,
etc.)
4 minutes
(for both
candidates)
3 minutes
Abilities
Communicative functions
the capacity of answering
spontaneously and effectively to
questions related to personal
information and domains of
interest; the capacity of using a
register adequate to the situation
of communication
the capacity of describing precisely
and in detail and of comparing a
large variety of situations, events,
experiences (environment issues,
crimes, technology, problems and
solutions, etc.) presented in images
and of expressing and giving
arguments for preference, attitude,
opinion about these
the capacity of interacting
spontaneously and effectively,
using a register which is adequate
to the situation of communication,
in relation to familiar and less
familiar topics (crime and
punishment, human relations,
cultural activities, etc.); the
capacity of initiating, maintaining
and closing a conversation,
speaking and inviting the
interlocutor to speak; the capacity
of expressing and bringing
arguments for points of view on
the themes discussed; the capacity
of getting involved in complex
negotiation and transactions
greeting; giving personal information;
indicating that the message was not
understood/ asking for a question to be
repeated; asking for confirmation of
understanding; self-correction;
approximating; giving examples; narrating;
expressing opinion; arguing
description of situations, events and
experiences; comparison between situations
or persons; giving examples; expressing and
motivating attitude/ preference/ interest/
opinion, underlining the main points
greeting; initiating, maintaining and closing a
conversation; asking for, offering and
verifying information; explanations,
opinions; expressing preference, wish, likes/
dislikes, joy, regret, dissatisfaction;
expressing intention/ lack of intention,
decision/ indecision; indicating that the
message was/ was not understood; asking
for clarification; expressing probability;
giving examples; asking for/ offering and
accepting/ rejecting a suggestion;
announcing a fact; expressing surprise/
admiration/ impatience; asking for/ offering
directions, instructions; expressing
interdiction; asking for permission;
circumlocution; expressing agreement/
disagreement
Number
of marks
20