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Password Listening
Password Listening consists of five sections. Test-takers have 1 hour to complete the five sections. In each section there are one or more listening tasks to be completed.
Once test-takers press the play button, it is not possible to pause or restart the recording. Test-takers will hear each recording twice. The second time they hear the recording the question(s) will appear.
Notes can be made to help prepare answers.

Section 1

This section has ten short recordings of information, messages, lecture clips and so on with a single multiple choice question for each.
Each recording lasts approx. 1 minute and is repeated once.

Section 2

This section has one longer recording of a talk, such as a lecture. Test-takers decide whether eight points are correct, incorrect or not mentioned.
This recording lasts approx. 3 minutes and is repeated once.

Section 3

This section has six short recordings of information, messages, lecture clips and so on with a single multiple choice question for each.
Each recording lasts approx. 1 minute and is repeated once.

Section 4

This section has one longer recording of a talk, such as a lecture with five multiple choice questions.
This recording lasts approx. 5 minutes and is repeated once.

Section 5

This section has one longer recording of two speakers with different views on a topic. Test-takers choose four from ten points which are mentioned by each speaker.
This recording lasts approx. 3 minutes and is repeated once.