The CELI 2 – B1 examination is made of three parts ‘prove’ as well as a 10-minute speaking test.
Part 1: Prova di comprensione della lettura (Prova A)
Reading comprehension (1 hour)
Part 2: Prova di produzione di testi scritti (Prova B)
Written production (1 hour)
Part 3: Prova di comprensione dell’ascolto (Prova C)
Listening comprehension (20 minutes)
Prova di produzione orale
Speaking task (10 to 12 minutes)
The total duration of the exam is approximately 2h30.
| CELI 2 – B1 Exam Sections
|5 short reading exercises – Texts to read – Gap-filling exercises
|3 short writing assignments – Fictional questionnaire to complete – Two short texts/emails (90-100 words each)
|3 short listening prompts – Multiple-choice questionnaires based on audio prompts
|Prova di produzione orale
|Speaking exam including:
1. Brief self-introduction
2. Role play with examiner
3. Description of a visual prompt with questions
The CELI 2 examination certifies knowledge of the Italian language at level B1, which is required to obtain Italian citizenship.
The candidate must have developed language skills such that they are able to handle themselves in largely predictable situations of social and working life in a context where Italian is spoken.
At B1 level, candidates are able to interact (speaking, understanding and writing) in the context of familiar situations and topics of interest to them. They are also able to ask questions, express wishes and hopes, give reasons and give explanations, briefly and in a simple way.
Reading comprehension and written production.
Comprehension: Candidates must be able to understand instructions, public notices, advertisements, and be able to read short texts with practical information content in order to extract information from them. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand the general meaning and to extract specific information relevant to the text.
Production: In addition to completing short texts with missing words, candidates must complete a form, write a message, letter or email, and be able to request and provide information, recount facts, describe situations and express simple opinions.
Understanding oral texts.
Candidates must be able to understand salient points as well as specific details of a series of recorded texts or conversations focused on every-day life events. They must be able to demonstrate a minimal ability to reconstruct what they have heard through a written multiple-choice test.
For more details about the CELI 2 examinations.
About The Teacher
Debora was born in Rome and she lived in different regions, in the centre, North and South of Italy. She moved to Dublin in 2018 and joined Languages Unlimited in 2010. She earned a Master’s Degree in Science of Education from the University of Florence and she then specialised in Didactics of Italian Language for Foreigners. She has been teaching Italian for many years working in the field of linguistics, language and literature education, translation and interpretation.
She teaches Italian in different settings and to different types of students (children, young people, adults and corporates) . She is aware that Italian is not an easy language, but she really enjoys supporting her students during their learning process and she always makes sure her classes are fun and interesting too.
In her spare time, Debora practises meditation and yoga; she loves cooking delicious vegetarian meals and she is passionate about storytelling performances from all over the world.