Print this page The descriptions that follow are not standards themselves but instead offer a portrait of students who meet the standards set out in this document. As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity these capacities of the literate individual. Students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information. Without prompting, they demonstrate command of standard English and acquire and use a wide-ranging vocabulary.
The test has four sections and takes 15 minutes: Normally you will do the speaking test with another candidate. The two of you will meet two examiners. One of the examiners will talk to you, the other does not particpate in the conversations.
The examiner gives you between two and five photographs and asks you to talk about them.
You have to speak for 1 minute without interruption and the interlocutor then asks the other candidate to comment on what you have said for about 30 seconds. The other candidate receives a different set of photographs and you have to listen and comment when they have finished speaking.
Conversation with the other candidate. The examiner gives you some pictures and a task to do. You have to talk with the other candidate and make a decision. Further discussion with the other candidate based on the topics or issues raised in the task in Part 3.
Your speaking is assessed using five criteria: Grammar - have you used a range of grammar structures Lexical resource - have you used a range of vocabulary Discourse management - have you participated effectively in the conversations and discussions?
Proununciation Interactive Communication - have you completed the tasks effectively? Speak as much as you can, with your friends Practise looking at photographs and speaking about them Listen!
The more English you listen to the better your will do. Listen to the radio, English language TV, podcasts1.
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What is the CAE Speaking test like? The test has four sections and takes 15 minutes: Normally you will do the speaking test with another candidate. The two of you will meet two examiners. One of the examiners will talk to you, the other does not particpate in the conversations.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab Welcome to the Purdue OWL.
We offer free resources including Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Job Search and Professional Writing. The four major skills of language learning, listening, speaking, reading and writing provide the right key to success.
English teachers in rural areas often face the non-availability of required technical support and relevant atmosphere to teach English effectively. English is also a life skill and rich English speaking, vocabulary and writing skills make a person to excel in the long run, so it is imperative to prepare and learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases and creativity to make yourself visible among the general crowd.