Briefly, it is an exam that assesses your ability to use Spanish. The scores of the Bright Español correspond to the CEFR levels. It’s used for work, school and personal purposes. The exam takes about one hour.
Why should I read about the instructions?
You would be surprised at how often people give what appears to be a good answer on an exam, but they have read the instructions incorrectly, so their answer isn’t what was asked for. You don’t get any points for that.
Often, people plunge straight into the grammar, or listening activities without thinking about the exam itself. Familiarity with the instructions of any exam helps in three ways:
- If you don’t know what the instructions mean, then you may answer incorrectly. You want to avoid that. Instructions can be phrased little oddly at times, so dealing with this before your actual exam reduces the chance of you screwing up on your exam day.
- Well-placed confidence leads to better performance. If you know what each type of question on the Bright Español is going to ask you, then during the exam you can focus on your answer instead of panicking over what to do.
- You’ll be faster and more efficient if you clearly understand what the aims of the questions are. You’ll know what to listen for, what to write and what type of answer to give. Being an efficient test taker typically leads to a better performance and a higher score.
In this blog, our staff at GlobalExam have provided you with a breakdown of the instructions that’ll you find in each of the sections of the Bright Español. After reading, our explanations you’ll have a clear idea of what you will encounter on your exam day.