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If you are taking Aptis ESOL, it is important to familiarise yourself with the test format and task types so that you can show your best performance on the test day.  

The Aptis ESOL format and timings for each variant are listed in the table below:

Test module Aptis ESOL General   Aptis ESOL Advanced   Aptis ESOL for Teachers  
Grammar and Vocabulary  25 minutes 25 minutes 25 minutes
Speaking 12 minutes 10 minutes 12 minutes
Listening 40 minutes 30 minutes 55 minutes
Reading 35 minutes 60 minutes 35 minutes
Writing 50 minutes 45 minutes 50 minutes

Aptis ESOL Candidate Guides 

Find out more about the format of each test component in the Aptis ESOL Candidate Guides for each variant. 

For more general preparation and useful exercises, we have plenty of free resources on our  Learn English website where you can practise and improve your English skills. 

We recommend that you watch the introductory videos for each of the components in the links below and take a demo test.  

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