The writing test

  • Assesses writing skills, and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
  • Lasts 45 minutes.
  • Available in English, French, German and Spanish.
  • Tasks are based on the kinds of skills and activities needed in the workplace, such as writing an email, message or letter.
  • Consists of two parts:
    • Part 1: You are given a short text, such as an email, letter extract, memo or advert, and guidelines for writing a reply or follow-up email, message or letter.
    • Part 2: You write a short report or letter following brief instructions.
  • Assessed by two trained language specialists against set criteria, for example:
  • how accurate and appropriate your language is
  • how you organise your ideas
  • how effectively your piece of writing achieves its purpose.
  • Result is provided by the organisation delivering the test.

Sample BULATS tests