The G-TELP Writing Test is an Assessment Tool Specifically Designed to Measure the
English Writing Proficiency of Nonnative Speakers of English
These tasks simulate “real-life” activities, such as school assignments, work reports, cultural articles, scientific journals, media ads, and personal letters. Each composition (or writing task) gives examinees the opportunity to develop and organize ideas in response to a set of requirements, and to express those ideas in English.
The G-TELP Writing Test is composed of five (5) parts. Each part requires examinees to write compositions in response to the situations and questions presented in the part.
Part1 : Constructing a Paragraph The examinee is required to compose a paragraph based on the title provided in the part. The ideas and details provided by the examinee must be both appropriate and directly related to the title, and the paragraph should be composed of at least six (6) sentences, with each sentence containing one (1) of the keywords provided in the directions.
Part2 : Composing a Personal Letter The examinee is required to compose a personal letter in response to the situation depicted in the part. The letter must be addressed to the person indicated in the situation, and must include all the information provided by the situation. The examinee must also be able to include an appropriate subject, greeting, and closing.
Part3 : Composing a Formal Letter The examinee is required to compose a formal letter in response to the situation depicted in the part. The letter must include all the information provided by the situation, and the examinee must provide additional information or detail to further develop and explain the main idea of the letter. Lastly, the examinee must be able to include an appropriate subject, greeting, and closing.
Part4 : Descibing a Situation The examinee is required to write a detailed article about the information presented in a graph, chart, or table. The examinee should create an appropriate title for the article, and must be able to give an example of an event or a situation that could possibly happen or occur as a result of the situation depicted in the graph. Lastly, the example of the event or situation must be described in detail, and should be based on the information provided by the graph.
Part5 : Writing an Essay In this part of the test, the examinee will be presented with a topic. The examinee will be required to compose an essay on the topic. The essay must include a clear statement of the examinee's opinion on the topic, and the examinee must provide sufficient detail to explain and justify his or her opinion.