This book investigates the ability of first-year university students to employ their English language knowledge to perform authentic tasks, such as writing an enquiry email. The test designed and administered to gather data aims at evaluating student knowledge at a B2 level, in accordance with the Ministry of Education Guidelines, by means of two tasks and holistic and analytic rating scales based on Bachman and Palmer’s framework of language competence. At this level, students are expected to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency in writing and speaking. The results reveal that only a limited number of students who have completed the test meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education. The book also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using this kind of approach to assessment.