Regent's English Password Test (REPT)

Overview

Regent’s offers an English proficiency test that is open to all conditional offer holders who would like to use it as a proof of their English language level for admissions purposes. This is called the Regent’s English Password Test and consists of the following:

-    Reading, writing and listening (computer based)
-    Speaking (face to face)

Reading

This part has five sections. In each section there is one task for you to complete. You have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the five sections. Sample questions are available here.

Writing

This part assesses your ability to write an essay. You have a choice of two essay titles and should write at least 200 words in 30 minutes. Sample questions and a model answer are available here.

Listening

This part has five sections. In each section there are one or more tasks for you to complete. You can press play once and the recording cannot be paused or restarted. The recording will play twice and questions appear on the second playback. You have 1 hour to complete the five sections.
A description of each section is available here.

Speaking

This part of the exam is face-to-face and will take 11 - 14 minutes. It will consist of 3 parts:

Part 1
The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

Part 2
You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have 1 minute to prepare before speaking for up to 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test.

Part 3
You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

On the day of the test

  • Bring your passport/ID card and a pen/pencil
  • Arrive at 9:15* to register for the exam in the Student Hub
  • You will be taken to the exam room at 9:30 and the exam will start at 10:00

*If you arrive later than 9:30 you will not be allowed to enter the exam room and you will be required to re-book your exam and pay the fee again.

Exam schedule*

Time Test
10:00 - 13:00 Reading & Writing
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:00 Listening
(headphones will be provided)
From 15:15 Speaking
(you will be given the exact time on the day)

*The schedule is subject to change

Results

Your results will be sent directly to Regent's University London Admissions who will contact you about your offer.

Preparation

In order to prepare for the test:

  • Read newspapers, magazines, books and academic articles in English
  • Listen to the news and various radio programmes
  • Watch films and TV programmes in English
  • Practise essay writing
  • Practise speaking using IELTS materials

You can also book an English language course at Regent’s here.

The exam is available on a number of dates. Please note, the Regent’s REPT test will be free of charge until 31 May 2020. From 1 June 2020, there will be a £50 charge to take the REPT test. Please book online using the button below.

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