Write from dictation

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Communicative skills tested: Listening and writing. Subskills tested: Understanding academic vocabulary; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent; writing from dictation; using correct spelling. Scoring: Communicative skills Listening and writing   Partial credit: 1 Each correct word spelled correctly 0 Each incorrect or misspelled word

Highlight incorrect words

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Communicative skills tested: Listening and reading Subskills tested: Identifying errors in a transcription; understanding academic vocabulary; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent; understanding academic vocabulary; following a logical or chronological sequence of events; reading a text under timed conditions; matching written text to speech. Scoring: This is the […]

Select missing word

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Communicative skills tested: Listening Subskills tested: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; following an oral sequencing of information; predicting how a speaker may continue; forming a conclusion […]

Multiple-choice, choose single answer

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Communicative skills tested: Listening Subskills tested: Any of the following dependent on the item: Any of the following dependent on the item: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; Identifying specific details, facts, opinions, definitions or sequences of events; identifying a speaker’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; identifying the overall […]

Highlight correct summary

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Communicative skills tested: Listening and reading. Subskills tested: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; classifying and categorizing information; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and […]

Fill in the blanks

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Communicative skills tested: Listening and writing Subskills tested: Identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; understanding academic vocabulary; comprehending explicit and implicit information; following an oral sequencing of information. Writing from dictation; using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar; using correct spelling. Scoring: Communicative skills Listening and writing   Partial […]

Multiple-choice, choose multiple answers

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Communicative skills tested: Listening Subskills tested: Any of the following dependent on the item: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; Identifying specific details, facts, opinions, definitions or sequences of events; identifying a speaker’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; identifying the overall organization of information and connections between pieces of […]

Summarize spoken text

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Communicative skills tested: Listening and writing. Subskills tested: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; summarizing the main idea; identifying supporting points or examples; identifying a speaker’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; classifying and categorizing information; […]

Reading and writing: Fill in the blanks

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Communicative skills tested: Reading and writing. Subskills tested: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; understanding academic vocabulary; understanding the difference between connotation and denotation; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; following a logical or chronological sequence […]