HECTOPE and How to Prepare
HECTOPE (HEC Test of Proficiency in English) is a second language skills test and an assessment of your performance skills in Business English.
The test consists of two parts: written and oral. The written part of the test has four sections including listening, grammar and sentence structure, reading and vocabulary, and writing. The oral part is a conversation among two test candidates and an evaluator. Keep in mind that your scores in each section of the test may be different. The final result of the test is the sum of the scores for all test modules. Check the Practice Test and the Practice Test Answers.
Written Component :
Listening Comprehension (20 multiple-choice questions for 20 points)
You will hear three audio clips at different levels of difficulty. The clips are played only once, so it is essential to prepare a strategy that will help you not to waste time and focus on important information necessary to answer the questions during this exercise. You will enter your responses on a standard score sheet.
Language Structure in Context (30 multiple-choice questions for 30 points)
This module of the test focuses on various grammatical and syntactical structures. Only the most common constructions in modern Business English are tested. The best way to succeed in this part of the test is to look for contextual clues that will help you to find grammatical errors and complete the sentences. You will enter your responses on a standard score sheet.
Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary in Context (30 multiple-choice questions for 30 points)
You will be presented with three short texts on business topics at various levels of difficulty dealing with both explicit and abstract topics. The questions you may expect to see in this module are about identifying the main idea or the purpose of a text, finding specific information, making inferences, and manipulating vocabulary items. All questions follow the order of the text. You will enter your responses on a standard score sheet.
Written Expression (10 points)
In this part, you will be writing an e-mail message based on the information provided in the test booklet. We recommend that you review the rules concerning e-mail format, structure, and content in English. In your e-mail message, you are expected to express clear, fully developed ideas in an easy to read layout. You will write your e-mail message on a sheet provided for this purpose during the exam.
The Oral Evaluation Component (10 points) is a conversation among two test-takers and an evaluator. During the interaction, candidates will discuss general business ethics questions based on scenarios provided beforehand for which students can prepare prior to coming to the interview. In this part of the test, you will be tested on your general ease in language use while presenting your arguments in English.
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