MET Go! is a secure, multilevel test of English, covering beginner to intermediate levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR A1–B1). It is meant to be informative, with score reports that provide individualized diagnostic feedback for each test taker.

MET Go! Test Format
Test Scoring and Results
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Test Takers

Upper primary to lower secondary school students



Beginner to intermediate (CEFR A1-B1)

Skills Tested

3-skill test:
Listening, reading, writing

4-skill test:
Listening, reading, writing, speaking

Test Duration

3-skill test:
90 minutes

4-skill test:
100 minutes


Paper & Digital

Test Dates

On demand

MET Go! Test Format

Depending on the test, MET Go! is divided into 3 or 4 sections:





MET Go! is an engaging test with full-color illustrations for upper primary to lower secondary school students. It can be taken as a 3-skill test that consists of listening, reading, and writing or as a 4-skill test that also includes speaking. Listening and reading questions are multiple-choice and have one correct answer. Writing requires three responses to a range of different tasks. In the digital format, the speaking section is given at the same time as the other sections, and in the paper format it is administered separately from the other sections and may be scheduled during the seven days prior to the written test or on the same day.


The MET Go! Listening Section reflects language used in real-life situations. It contains five parts and assesses the ability of test takers to understand a variety of speech in public, personal, and educational contexts. Test takers identify people in a picture based on descriptions, respond to short questions, answer questions about conversations, and answer questions about announcements made by a single speaker. The audio for each question is played twice.

The content covers a variety of listening skills:

  • Global skills that test comprehension of the entire passage, such as asking for the main idea
  • Local skills that test a part of the passage, such as a detail mentioned by the speaker

The listening section is scored automatically by computer.

Part 1

Short descriptions are matched with people in a picture.
4 questions

Part 2

Short questions are each followed by three response choices.
4 questions


Part 3

Short recorded conversations are each followed by a question. The three answer choices are shown as pictures.
4 questions


Part 4

Longer conversations between two people are each followed by several questions.
9 questions (3 sets)


Part 5

Short announcements delivered by a single speaker are each followed by several questions.
9 questions (3 sets)

Total questions: 30

Time: 30 minutes


MET Go! reading items reflect language used in real-life situations. The content covers skills similar to those in the listening section: global and local. Part 1 features one-sentence grammar and vocabulary items centered around a single theme, each containing a blank. Part 2 features four reading passages, informational and narrative, each followed by several multiple-choice questions. All reading passages are supported by a graphic.

The reading section is scored automatically by computer.

Part 1

An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of three words or phrases to complete it. Each sentence tests either grammar or vocabulary using a thematically related set of questions supported by a single picture.
16 questions

Part 2

Two informational texts and two narrative texts are each followed by several questions.
14 questions (4 sets)



Total questions: 30
Time: 30 minutes


The MET Go! Writing Section consists of three separate tasks to cover a range of writing types and functions. Test takers describe a sequential narration of familiar events, write about a personal experience, and express a preference or opinion.

There are no word limits for the three parts of the test, but test takers are advised to write at least twenty words for part 1, one paragraph for part 2, and two paragraphs for part 3.

Test takers write a short narrative description, share an experience, and provide their opinion in three tasks.

3 parts

30 minutes


The optional MET Go! Speaking Section lets test takers demonstrate their ability to compare two pictures, describe a picture, and talk about their experiences and preferences. The three stages of the test build on each other; as the test progresses, the linguistic and interactional demands become increasingly more challenging.

In the digital format, the questions are presented onscreen and test takers record their responses, whereas the paper format involves a human examiner.

Test takers first have an informal and ungraded warmup, and then proceed to a structured, multistage speaking task. 

3 stages
7-10 minutes

Test Scoring and Results

Test Scoring

The listening and reading sections of MET Go! are scored by computer. Each correct answer adds to the final score for its section; points are not deducted for wrong answers. The writing and speaking sections are scored by trained and certified raters using scoring criteria established by Michigan Language Assessment. The following guidelines provide information on the rating process for the writing and speaking sections of MET Go!.

MET Go! Writing Rater Guidelines
MET Go! Speaking Rater Guidelines

MET Go! test takers receive a personalized score report and an official certificate of achievement. All results are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to provide an internationally recognized level of ability.

The score report includes details about test taker accomplishments, including a separate CEFR-linked score for each skill section taken.

Scaled Score Range CEFR Level
0-13 Below A1
14-26 A1
27-39 A2
40-52 B1


Score Report and Certificate

Each test taker receives personalized recommendations on the back of their score report with activities and other ways they can improve certain skills.

The MET Go! certificate is ideal for framing and displays the test taker’s name, test date, sections taken, and the overall CEFR level achieved. The certificate also features the logos of both the University of Michigan and Cambridge Assessment English.

See an example 3-skill Remote MET Go! Score Report.
See an example 3-skill Remote MET Go! Certificate.
See an example 4-skill MET Go! Score Report.
See an example 4-skill MET Go! Certificate.

Interpreting and Using Test Results

MET Go! is aimed at the A1-B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). See what learners can do at each level of the CEFR.

MET Go! estimates the test taker’s true competency by approximating the kinds of tasks that may be encountered in real life. Temporary factors, such as fatigue, anxiety, or illness, may affect exam results.

More Information

See Example MET Go! Items

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Official MET Go! Practice Books

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MET Go! Sample Test

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