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UK Visa Preparation

SELT Test A1/A2/B1 for Indefinite Leave to Remain/British Citizenship. Intensive one-to-one training that teaches you all the exam tactics for UK Visas and immigration.

Think English is an official preparation centre for Trinity College London. We can prepare you for any Trinity Secure English Language Test (SELT) including Further Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship. Our private one-to-one classes make sure you get the right tuition for you. 


Practicing all exam tactics and strategies has helped us maintain 98% passing rate; more than 90% of our students have obtained either a “Pass with Merit” or “Distinction”

Not sure which one is right for you? Have a look below at the various options or contact us directly for free advice and guidance.

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Why prepare for your Trinity exam with us?

  • We are an official Trinity College SELT Course Provider
  • 98% pass rate

  • Help booking the exam

  • One-to-one lessons with expert tutors

  • Study online or at our Manchester campus

  • Prepare your Topic Sheet for the test

  • We evaluate your level

  • Learn and practice all parts of the test

  • Learn exam tactics and tips

  • Mock tests with senior tutor

  • Home practice sheets if needed

  • We keep grammar to a minimum 

  • We are located close to the test centre in Manchester

Which exam do you need?

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Further Leave to Remain

CEFR Level Required: A1

Exam: 6 minutes speaking and listening

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)

  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependent)

You need to take: GESE Grade 2

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British Citizenship

CEFR Level Required: B1

Exam: 10 minutes speaking and listening

To become a new British citizen through Naturalisation

You need to take: GESE Grade 5

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Further Leave to Remain Visa Extension

CEFR Level Required: A2

Exam: 7 minutes speaking and listening

  • Family life as a partner of a settled person (Spouse/Partner)

  • Family life as a parent (Parent of a dependent)

An A2 English language SELT is required for family route Leave to Remain applications after 2.5 years in the UK.

You need to take: GESE Grade 3

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Other Visas

CEFR Level Required: Varies

Skills required: Varies

  • Representative of an Overseas Business visa

  • Tier 2 (General) visa

  • Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) visa

  • Innovator visa

  • Start-up visa

  • Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visa

If you need to prepare for a test in order to apply for any other UK visa, please contact us directly for a bespoke study plan. 

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Indefinite Leave to Remain ILR

CEFR Level Required: B1

Exam: 10 minutes speaking and listening

  • Settlement

  • Permanent Residency

You need to take: GESE Grade 5

Example GESE Exam Grade 2 (A1)

Example GESE Exam Grade 5 (B1)

About the Exam


GESE Grade 2 and 3 requires you to have a conversation with the examiner of up to 6 or 7 minutes. You will be expected to use specific communication skills and meet specific language requirements.

For GESE Grade 5 you will;

Topic: You will choose a topic in advance and you will talk about this during the test. You will need to prepare a Topic Sheet in advance and take it with you to the test. You should also choose 5 mini topics around your main topic. 

Conversation: You'll have a short conversation with the examiner about two things. The examiner chooses the 2 topics from a list of 6 subjects such as:

  • Festivals

  • Means of transport

  • Special occasions, e.g. birthdays

  • Entertainment, e.g. cinema, television, clubs

  • Music

  • Recent personal experiences 

Our classes are available to study both in Manchester and online. 

Learn In Manchester
Our UK Visa Preparation course is available all year round and we are located close to the Manchester test centre.
Click here to find out if you need a VISA to study in the UK.
Learn Online
Our online UK Visa Preparation course gives you the freedom to learn at your own pace and comfort. After signing up, you will be given a number of timing options to choose from.
What’s included?

Flexible hours

Extra materials

Native English teachers

Learn and practice all parts of the exam

Plan & prepare your topic sheet for the test

One-to-one lessons

Learn exam tactis and tips

Evaluate your level

Take mock tests

Help booking the exam


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