Cambridge ESOL Certificates in Skills for Life
Entry 3 Reading Test Sample Markscheme
Assessment Focus Key Marks
1 Read and understand the main points and detail She wanted help (for her 2
of the email in order to identify the writer’s reason uncle).
for writing. She wanted information to
help her uncle find a college.
2 Read and understand specific detail of the email C 1
in order to identify that Leila’s uncle will be living
with a member of his family.
3 Read and understand the details of the email in A 3
order to identify Leila’s uncle’s priorities. B
4 Read and understand the main points and detail Riverside College 2
of the college information in order to understand
that Riverside College is the more suitable for
5 Read and understand the main points and detail Riverside College has easy 2+2+2
of the college information in order to understand transport to/from London.
why Riverside College is the more suitable for Riverside College gives a
Leila’s uncle. chance to do work experience.
Riverside College offers
6 Show an understanding of the gist of the text in in a careers magazine for 1
order to identify the likely provenance of the text. students
7 Read and understand the gist of the text in order A 1
to identify that the most suitable title for the text is
How IT training can help your career.
8 Read and understand the gist of the first B 1
paragraph of the text in order to understand its
9 Read and understand the gist of paragraphs 2-5 Para 2 A 1
of the text in order to identify the topic that each Para 3 C 1
refers to. Para 4 D 1
Para 5 B 1
10 Recognise that the pronoun their (on line 9) refers A 1
to an item already introduced (experts).
11 Understand that the word proficiency (on line 15) B 1
denotes an ability to do something.
12 Read and understand the main points and some Any two of: 2+2
specific details of the article in order to identify
two advantages of working in IT. It is well paid.
There is a wide range of
Demand for trained staff will
13 Read and understand the main points and A 1
specific details of the article in order to
understand that it gives an example of someone
who has changed her job.
14 Read and understand the detail of the text in teacher 2
order to identify Nishma’s previous and current computer technician/IT 2
jobs, and job aspirations. support
15 Understand that the phrase distance learning A 1
describes Nishma’s method of study.
16 Read and understand the detail of a specific part Any three of: 2+2+2
of the text in order to identify three things that
Computeach does. distance learning courses
help with job-seeking
help with interview
17 Read and understand the main points and detail C 1
of the final paragraph in order to understand the
point that Nishma is making.
Total marks available: 42