Part1 Introduction Interview
Candidates answer general questions about themselves, their homes/families, their jobs/studies, their interests, a range of familiar topic areas.(4~5mins)
Part2 Individual long turn
The candidate is given a verbal prompt on a card is asked to talk on a particular topic. (3~4mins)
Part 3 Two-way discussion
The examiner candidate engage in a discussion of more abstract issues concepts which are thematically linked to the topic prompt in part 2.(4~5mins).
1、Examiners are getting an overall impression of the candidate’s ability in the following areas:
2 avoiding mistakes in simple/easy sentences.
3 answering without too much hesitation.
4 speaking fluently without too much repetition
2、Examiner can judge all aspects of performance. In order to give a high score, the examiner needs to hear some ‘less common’ ‘idiomatic’ vocabulary.
(‘less common ’must therefore mean ‘less commonly used by learners of English’, ‘less commonly used by native speakers’)
3、After part two of the speaker, the examiner probably has a pretty good idea of the candidate’s level.Part 3 is useful because it allows the examiner to probe a little deeper to make sure that he/she is right.
1 speak at length
2 language-related hesitation/repetition/self-correction
1 vocabulary resource
2 less common idiomatic vocabulary
Grammatical range accuracy
1 complex structures
2 Error-free sentence
1 sentence stress
4 pausing within sentence