Información ISE II de Trinity

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Así es el examen ISE II de Trinity. Importante, a partir de septiembre de 2015 cambia el formato de examen y esta información ya no será valida.

El examen de B2 de Trinity tiene tres partes:

Portfolio: consiste en un conjunto de tres redacciones que el alumno hace antes del examen.
Writing: es el examen escrito de Trinity y el alumno tendrá que realizar 2 redacciones en un tiempo de 2 horas.
Interview: el examen oral se compone de tres partes y se realiza en una entrevista personal con el examinador oficial.

En este enlace encontrás toda la información sobre el examen, además de ejemplos y recomendaciones de cómo enfrentarte a cada parte del examen. A continuación haremos un resumen.

 

Portfolio ISE II Trinity

Esta primera parte del examen ISE II de Trinity consiste en la realización de tres redacciones. El alumno elaborará estos textos previamente a la fecha del examen, pudiendo utilizar diccionarios, corrector ortográfico, etc. Debido a las facilidades que tiene el alumno, los examinadores esperan unas redacciones de gran calidad.

Para las redacciones del portfolio de B2 de Trinity el alumno deberá elegir entre las opciones que la organización facilita en este enlace: Portfolio Tasks Trinity. Recuerda que tienes que buscar las correspondientes a tu nivel, en este caso ISE II.

Correspondencia: una carta o email. Debe contener entre 120 y 150 palabras. Hay que hacerlo basándonos en uno de los siguientes temas:

1. Your local council is planning to close the market which sells local produce and products. Write a letter to the council expressing your disagreement with the plan, highlighting the advantages of the market and persuading the council not to close it.

2. A new factory is being built in your area. Write an email to your local newspaper highlighting the benefits and drawbacks the factory will have. Report on the feelings of the residents who live closest to the factory.

3. You would like people in your local community to become involved in a project to clean up a place in your local area. Write a letter to your local newspaper outlining your ideas for the project, highlighting what the advantages of this project would be and persuading local residents to join the project.

4. You are concerned that students need more practical life skills to help them when they leave school. Write a letter to the minister of education expressing your concerns about the current situation, suggesting what skills would be useful and saying how students would benefit from them.

5. You would like to work with young people. Write an email to the organisation ‘Youth Empowerment’ asking about the possibility of working for them. Explain why you would like to work with young people and outline details of your relevant experience.

Relatar hechos: artículo, critica, resumen. Entorno a 170 – 200 palabras. Hay que hacerlo basándonos en uno de los siguientes temas:

1. Write an article for a social affairs magazine about the personal values of young people. Explain which personal values you think young people consider to be most important, reporting the views of some young people you know and saying if you think these personal values will remain the same in adult life.

2. Write a review for a website of a film that reflects life in a particular section of society in your country. Outline what aspects of society the film represent, how realistic you feel this image of society is and if you would recommend this film to someone from another country.

3. The principal of your college has said that there is some money available to improve one of the facilities at your college. Write a report for the principal highlighting the advantages of improving the facility of your choice. Explain how it should be improved and express the feelings of the other students on this change. ISE 0–IV PORTFOLIO TASKS 2015 8

4. Write an article for www.urbanwatch.com about a town or city you know that has changed. Outline the changes that have taken place, expressing the feelings of the people who live there and saying whether you believe these changes are beneficial.

5. Write a report for a charity suggesting that they might use public figures to raise awareness for their cause. Highlight ways in which famous people could raise awareness for the charity, outline the advantages of using famous people in this way and suggest a famous person who you feel the charity should ask to help them.

Redacción creativa o descriptiva: un escrito a modo de historia, relato o un diario. Entre 170 y 200 palabras. Hay que hacerlo basándonos en uno de los siguientes temas:

1. A childhood friend who you have not seen for a long time has become a politician. Recently you met him/her by chance. Write a diary entry describing your feelings when you met, saying what your friend told you about life as a politician and saying whether you would like to change places with him/her.

2. Write a description for a website entitled ‘Childhood Memories’ saying what period of your childhood you would like to re-live. Explain what you used to do at this time and why it was so special.

3. Imagine you became a famous sportsman or woman for just one day. Write your diary saying how you spent your day and what you think the advantages and disadvantages of being famous are, based on the experience of that day.

4. Write a story about what happened when two people’s personal values differed. Explain what led up to the difference of opinion, outline the events and speculate on whether their values will stay the same after this experience.

5. Imagine you met a well-known artist. Write a diary entry expressing your feelings when you met him/her and describing the conversation you had. Say what influence you think this meeting will have on you.

 

Controlled Written exam ISE II Trinity

Esta parte de examen ISE II de Trinity consiste en hacer dos redacciones. Los candidatos deberán completar las dos que se piden en el examen, no existiendo varias opciones a elegir.

Task 1: elaborar un escrito en base a un texto dado en el examen. 250 palabras.
Los candidatos deben evaluar la información y los argumentos de un texto auténtico o textos y a continuación, desarrollar sistemáticamente un argumento escrito basado en la información proporcionada.

Task 2: redacción de 250 palabras en el estilo que se solicite en el examen.
Esta parte es similar a la realización de los portfolios. Hay que realizar una redacción escogiendo el registro apropiado; una carta, correo electrónico, informe, artículo, opinión, etc.
El tiempo disponible para este examen es de 2 horas.

Interview ISE II Trinity (examen oral)

La parte de speaking del examen de ISE II de Trinity la realiza el candidato en una entrevista personal con el examinador.

El componente oral del examen B2 de Trinity se divide en tres partes:

Discusión sobre un tema (topic) (4 minutos): el tema (topic) puede ser sobre cualquier cosa que el alumno traiga preparado. Habrá que estar preparado para responder a las preguntas que haga el examinador sobre el tema.

Interactive Phase (4 minutos):
en esta parte del examen el candidato debe interactuar con el examinador, siendo el candidato el que lleve el control de la conversación, haciendo preguntas, exponiendo ideas y haciendo que la conversación sea fluida.

Conversación con el examinador (4 minutos): Incluye comentarios acerca del portfolio preparado previamente por el alumno y una conversación sobre alguno de los temas tocados en el examen ISE II.

La duración del examen oral B2 de Trinity es aproximadamente de 12 minutos.

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