Communicative skills tested: Listening and speaking.
Subskills tested: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; 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; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent.
Speaking for a purpose (to repeat, to inform, to explain); supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanations; organizing an oral presentation in a logical way; developing complex ideas within a spoken discourse; using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar; speaking at a natural rate; producing fluent speech; using correct intonation; using correct pronunciation; using correct stress; speaking under timed conditions.
Listening and speaking
Enabling skills and other traits scored
5 Re-tells all points of the presentation and describes characters, aspects and actions, their relationships, the underlying development, implications and conclusions
4 Describes all key points of the presentation and their relations, referring to their implications and conclusions
3 Deals with most points in the presentation and refers to their implications and conclusions
2 Deals with only one key point and refers to an implication or conclusion. Shows basic understanding of several core elements of the presentation
1 Describes some basic elements of the presentation but does not make clear their interrelations or implications
0 Mentions some disjointed elements of the presentation