What language ability do you need for this exam? At A2 level you can communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations. In a familiar context you can hold short conversations. You can use simple grammatical structures correctly. You are familiar with topics like dealing with the public authorities, work, shopping, health, children, media and where you live. At B1 level you can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations. You can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly. What is the structure of the examination? The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 100 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.