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ENGLISH(LANGUAGE(PROFICIENCY(TEST((

Choose!the!best!word!or!phrase!(a,!b,!c!or!d)!to!fill!each!blank.!!
(1)!! Roberta!_____!from!The!United!States.!
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a)!!are!!
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b)!!is!!
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c)!!am!
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(2)!! Whats!_____!name?!
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a)!!A!
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b)!!his!!
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c)!!him!
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d)!!he!
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(3)!! Where!_____?!
a) works!Tom!!
b) Tom!works!!
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c) Tom!does!work! !
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d) does!Tom!work!
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(4)!! I!_____!watch!TV!tonight.!
a) am!!
b) go!to!!
c) going!to! !
d) am!going!to!
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(5)!
Harry!can!_____!English.!
a) to!speak!
b) speaking! !
c) speak!!
d)!!!speaks!
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(6)!! _____!to!Australia,!Ginny?! Yes,!two!years!ago.!
a) !Did!you!ever!go! !
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b) Do!you!ever!go!!!
c) Have!you!ever!been!
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d) Are!you!ever!going!
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Tokyo!is!_____!city!Ive!ever!lived!in.!
a) the!most!big!
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b) the!bigger! !
c) the!biggest!
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d) the!more!big!
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Its!my!birthday!_____!Friday.!
a) on! !
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b) in!! !
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c) at! !
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d) by!
She!likes!_____!expensive!clothes.!
a) !wearing! !
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b) !to!wearing!
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c) !wear!
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d) !is!wearing!
A!vegetarian!is!someone!_____!doesnt!eat!meat.!
a) who!!
b) what!
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c) which!
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d) whose!

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(11)!! Harry!_____!his!fathers!car!when!the!accident!happened.!
a) was!driving!
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b) drove!
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c) had!driven!!
d) has!been!driving!
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(12)!! I!was!wondering!_____!tell!me!when!the!next!plane!from!Chicago!arrives?!
a) could!you! !
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b) can!you! !
c) if!you!could!
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d) if!could!you!
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(13)!! The!weather!has!been!awful.!Weve!had!very!_____!sunshine!this!summer.!
a) little!
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b) a!little!
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c) few!
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d) a!few!
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(14)!! If!you!_____!me,!what!would!you!do?!
a) was!
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b) would!be! !
c) were!
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d) have!been!
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(15)!! Im!so!hungry!!If!only!Bill!_____!all!the!food!in!the!fridge!!
a) wasnt!eating!
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b) didnt!eat! !
c) hadnt!eaten!
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d) hasnt!eaten!
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(16)! I!like!your!hair.!Where!_____?!
a) do!you!have!cut!!
b) have!you!cut!it! !
c) do!you!have!cut!it!!
d) do!you!have!it!cut!!
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(17)!! John!tells!me!Jacks!going!out!with!Helen,!_____!I!find!hard!to!believe.!
a) which!
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b) who!
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c) whose!
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d) that!
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(18)!How much money do they have ?
Sorry, I can't tell you____
a) how much they have money
b) how much money they have
c) how much money do they have
d) how much money is it they have

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I!think!Joey!must!_____!late!tonight.!His!office!light!is!still!on.!
a) have!worked!
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b) work!
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c) be!working!
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d) to!work!

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(20)!! (By!the!time!she!retires!next!year,!Lisa!_____!25!years!as!a!receptionist!!!!with!
Krebbs!Industries.!
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a)!will!have!been!spending!
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b)!will!have!spent!
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c)!will!be!having!spent!!
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d)!has!spent!
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LISTENING(TEST(PART(I(
Read%the%questions%first.%You%will%hear%the%audio%only%once.%Listen%carefully%then%answer%the%
questions.!
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1.(Where(is(the(conversation(taking(place?(*(
A.!Outside!the!classroom.!
B.!In!a!grammar!class.!
C.!On!the!phone.!
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2.(What(is(the(problem(in(the(conversation?(*(
A.!The!man!didn't!do!his!homework.!
B.!The!man!can't!find!his!book.!
C.!The!man!missed!his!grammar!class.!
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Why(does(the(man(want(to(call(Brittany(first?(*(
A.!She!was!sitting!next!to!him.!
B.!She!must!have!taken!the!book!home.!
C.!She!is!like!his!sister.!
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4.(The(man(wants(Audrey's(phone(number(because(_______.(*(
A.!he!needs!the!homework!
B.!he!likes!her!
C.!he!wants!to!find!his!computer!
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5.(What(is(Audrey's(phone(number?(*(
A.!558A6016!
B.!558A6010!
C.!558A1660!
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LISTENING(TEST(PART(II(
Read%the%questions%first.%You%will%see%the%video%only%once.%Listen%carefully%then%answer%the%
questions.!
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1.(According(to(Randall,(what(is(one(of(the(causes(of(the(hazy(and(dirty(air(in(his(valley?(
A.!businesses!
B.!forest!fires!
!C.!vehicles(
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2.(People(with(health(issues(should(____.(
A.!see!a!doctor!for!appropriate!medication!
!B.!restrict!the!time!they!spend!outdoors!
C.!live!outside!of!the!city!in!the!clean!air!!
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3.(Finally,(Randall(emphasizes(the(importance(of(_____________.(
A.!riding!buses!and!trains!to!get!around!
B.!building!energyAefficient!homes!
C.!recycling!trash!instead!of!burning!it(
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READING(COMPREHENSION(AND(WRITING(TEST(PART(I.(
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Section(A.%Read%the%text%below%and%answer%the%questions%that%follow.%%
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Banks!are!places!where!people!can!keep!their!money.!Most!people!use!banks!to!save!
money!in!their!savings!accounts!and!to!pay!money!from!their!checking!accounts.!Today,!
when!a!person!earns!money!from!their!job,!their!paycheck!is!often!electronically!
deposited!(put)!into!their!savings!or!checking!account.!Then,!he!or!she!can!pay!their!bills!
by!writing!checks!from!their!checking!accounts!or!pay!online!where!their!bills!are!
electronically!connected!to!their!bank!accounts.!!
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Banks!also!give!loans!to!people.!Banks!use!the!money!that!their!customers!deposit!to!
lend!to!people!to!buy!new!houses,!cars,!or!to!start!businesses!among!other!reasons.!The!
bank!makes!money!from!lending!by!charging!interest.!In!other!words,!people!have!to!
pay!back!more!than!they!borrowed.!This!amount!depends!on!how!risky!the!bank!thinks!
the!borrower!is!and!how!fast!the!loan!is!paid!back!among!other!things.!!
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(13)(How!much!"interest"!do!borrowers!have!to!pay?!!
a)!!The!story!doesn't!say.!!!
b)!!Most!borrowers!don't!have!to!pay!interest.!!!
c)!!It!depends!on!some!things.!!!
d)!!Everyone!pays!the!same!amount!of!interest.!!!
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(14)(What!do!banks!NOT!do?!!
a)!!Charge!interest!!!
b)!!Give!loans!!!
c)!!Tax!people!!!
d)!!Allow!people!to!pay!bills!online!from!their!accounts!!!
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(15)(How!do!banks!make!money?!!
a)!!Saving!their!customers!deposits!!!
b)!!By!having!a!lot!of!accounts!!!
c)!!Charging!interest!to!those!they!lend!to!!!
d)!Electronically!!
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(16)(How!does!"interest"!work?!
a)!Banks!require!people!to!pay!back!more!money!than!they!borrowed.!!
b)!Banks!pay!people!more!money!than!they!borrowed.!!
c)!Banks!require!people!to!pay!back!the!same!amount!they!borrowed.!!
d)!Banks!require!people!to!pay!back!money!they!borrowed!very!quickly.!!
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Section(B.(Writing(!
Choose%a%question%from%the%list%below.%Support%your%opinion%with%reasons%and%examples.%
Write%4@6%sentences.%%
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*!How!useful!are!banks!to!you!and!to!people?!!
*!Do!you!think!online!banking!is!safe?!Why/!why!not?!!
*!What!do!you!think!about!borrowing!money!from!banks?!!
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READING(COMPREHENSION(AND(WRITING(TEST(PART(II!
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Section(A.%Rearrange!the!letter!of!complaint!written!by!Mr.!Jones,!a!customer!in!a!
resort.!!
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I!would!appreciate!it!if!you!would!look!into!this!matter!as!soon!as!possible!
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with!a!view!to!refunding!my!money!in!full.!!
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It!took!a!day!to!restore!the!running!water!supply!and!two!days!before!the!
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air!conditioning!was!repaired.!!
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However,!our!bungalow!was!a!fiveAminute!walk!from!the!beach!and!located!
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between!a!car!park!and!a!disco!that!was!open!every!night!until!3!a.m.!!
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I!am!writing!to!complain!about!!
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Secondly,!your!brochure!said!that!all!bungalows!have!a!sea!view!and!are!
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situated!in!a!pleasant!and!quiet!area!!
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the!bungalow!accommodation!provided!for!my!family!at!the!Palm!Tree!
Resort,!Phuket,!Thailand,!from!2!A!16!December!2006.!!
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Because!of!the!noise,!We!barely!had!enough!sleep!for!our!two!nights!stay!in!
your!accommodation!so!we!all!decided!to!pack!up!and!go!despite!having!
paid!for!full!4!nights!of!stay.!!
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When!we!arrived,!the!accommodation!had!not!been!cleaned,!the!air!
conditioning!was!not!working,!and!there!was!no!running!water!in!the!
bathroom.!!

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Section(B.(Writing((
Write!a!response!to!the!customer's!complaint!below.!Show!*empathy!towards!the!
customer!by!apologising.!Talk!about!how!you!will!improve!the!following:!a)!the!brochure!
b)!water!supply.!Offer!the!customer!a!full!refund!of!their!payment!and!a!free!2Anight!
stay!in!their!deluxe!cabins!closest!to!the!sea.!!Write!at!least!5!sentences.!
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*empathy - ability to understand one's feelings
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Dear!Mr.!Jones,!!
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Sincerely,(
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Joey(Roberts(
General(Manager(
Palm(Tree(Resort!
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WRITING'TEST'I:'SCORING'RUBRIC'

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TOTAL'SCORE:'___________'

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Exemplary'(4'points)'
Above'Average'(3'points)'
Adequate'(2'points)'
Inadequate'(1'point)'
"responds"to"the"prompt""
"responds"to"the"prompt""
"responds"partially"to"the"
"evidence"of"attempt"to"
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"appropriate"to"the"audience"
appropriate"to"the"audience""
prompt"but"is"off"target"in"some" respond"to"prompt""no"
and"purpose"
focus"not"clear"at"every"point"" way""may"not"show"evidence"
evidence"of"attentiveness"to"
"single,"distinct"focus""
some"main"points"
of"attentiveness"to"audience""
audience""focus"on"topic"not"
generally"well7developed"ideas" underdeveloped""ideas"may"
focus"on"topic"not"consistently"
sustained""no"opening"or"
or"narrative""logical"flow"of"
not"be"in"the"most"effective"
sustained""some"lack"of"
closing""piece"is"not"complete"
Focus'
ideas"or"events""opening"that"
order""an"opening,"but"not"
distinction"between"main"ideas" "
draws"in"reader;"effective"
necessarily"focused"or"attention" and"details""order"of"ideas"not"
closing""sense"of"completeness" getting;"attempt"at"a"closing""
effective""may"be"no"opening"
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sense"of"completeness"
sentence;"no"attention"to"
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closing""piece"seems"
incomplete"
"each"main"idea"supported"by" "each"main"idea"supported"by" "uneven"development;"
"half"or"more"of"main"ideas"not" "
details;"narrative"brought"to"life" details,"but"details"in"some"
narrative"details"sketchy""
supported"by"details""half"or"
by"details""all"details"related"to" paragraphs"may"be"sketchy;"
details"may"appear"to"be"listed" more"details"may"be"irrelevant"
topic""choice"of"details"
narrative"details"sufficient"to"
rather"than"integrated"into"
"no"transitions""sentence"style"
effective""ideas/events"related" flesh"out"events""all"details"
coherent"flow""some"details"
choppy""vocabulary"limited"
Elaboration/'
by"effective"transition"words"
related"to"topic""some"details"
are"irrelevant""few"or"no"
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Support/'Style'
and"phrases""varied"sentence"
not"used"effectively""
transitions""most"sentences"
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style""precise,"interesting,"and" transitions"used""varied"
simple;"overall"style"choppy""
vivid"word"choice"
sentence"style""word"choice"
word"choice"adequate"to"
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adequate"to"convey"meaning;"
convey"meaning"but"few"
some"precise,"vivid"words"
precise"or"vivid"words"
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Essay"is"free"of"distracting"
Essay"has"few"spelling,"
Most"spelling,"punctuation,"
Spelling,"punctuation,"and"
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Grammar,'
spelling,""punctuation,"and"
punctuation,"and"grammatical"
and"grammar"correct"allowing"
grammatical"errors"create"
Usage,'and'
grammatical"errors""
errors"allowing"reader"to"
reader"to"progress"though"
distraction,"making"reading"
Mechanics'
absence"of"fragments,"comma"
follow"ideas"clearly""Very"
essay"""Some"errors"remain.""
difficult;"fragments,"comma"
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splices,"and"run7ons.""
few"fragments"or"run7ons.""
splices,"run7ons"evident."
Errors"are"frequent.""
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A"0"paper"is"a"paper"that"is"not"scorable"because""it"does"not"respond"to"the"type"of"writing"the"prompt"is"intended"to"elicit""it"cannot"be"read"because"it"is"
illegible""it"consists"of"lists,"notes,"or"drawings"rather"than"sentences"and"paragraphs""the"amount"of"writing"is"too"minimal"to"be"evaluated"
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Exemplary'(4'points)'
Above'Average'(3'points)'
Adequate'(2'points)'
Inadequate'(1'point)'
SCORE'
Organization!is!
Organization!is!
Organization!is!not!
No!organization!
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appropriate!to!the!
appropriate!to!the!
appropriate!to!the!
pattern!is!apparent.!
writers!purpose.!
writers!purpose.!
writers!purpose.!
!Paragraph!order!does!
!Paragraph!order!
!Paragraph!order!is!
!Paragraph!order!is!
not!follow!suggested!
Content'Organization' follows!the!suggested!
close!to!the!
close!to!the!
format.!
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model.!!
suggested!model.!
suggested!model.!
!Message!has!enough!
!Message!is!complete!
!One!piece!of!
!Two!pieces!of!
missing!or!incorrect!
and!correct.!
information!is!missing!
information!are!
information!to!be!
or!incorrect.!
missing!or!incorrect.!
ineffective!in!meeting!
the!writers!goal.!
Word!choice!is!
Word!choice!is!mostly!
Word!choice!is!
Word!choice!is!
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appropriate!for!
appropriate!for!
inappropriate!for!
unprofessional.!
audience.!Writer!
audience.!
audience.!
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!Writer!demonstrates!
!Writer!demonstrates!
Word'Choice'and'Tone' demonstrates!strong!
willingness!to!act.!
some!willingness!to!act. !
little!willingness!to!act. ! Writer!demonstrates!no!
!Use!of!passive!voice!
willingness!to!act. !
Use!of!passive!voice!
Too!much!use!of!
ONLY!as!needed.!
ONLY!as!needed.!
passive!voice.!
Essay!is!free!of!
Essay!has!few!spelling,!
Most!spelling,!
Spelling,!punctuation,!and! !
distracting!spelling,!!
punctuation,!and!
punctuation,!
grammatical!errors!create!
punctuation,!and!
grammatical!
and!grammar!correct!
distraction,!making!
Grammar,'Usage,'and'
grammatical!errors!!
errors!allowing!reader!to!
allowing!
reading!
Mechanics'
absence!of!fragments,!
follow!ideas!clearly!!Very!
reader!to!progress!though! difficult;!fragments,!
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comma!splices,!and!runF
few!fragments!or!runFons.!! essay!!!Some!errors!
comma!
ons.!!
remain.!!
splices,!runFons!evident.!
Errors!are!frequent.!!
A"0"paper"is"a"paper"that"is"not"scorable"because""it"does"not"respond"to"the"type"of"writing"the"prompt"is"intended"to"elicit""it"cannot"be"read"because"it"is"
illegible""it"consists"of"lists,"notes,"or"drawings"rather"than"sentences"and"paragraphs""the"amount"of"writing"is"too"minimal"to"be"evaluated"
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ENGLISH(LANGUAGE(PROFICIENY(TEST:(SPEAKING(
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PART(I.(
Duration:(3>5(minutes(
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This!is!a!casual!conversation,!in!a!one1on1one!interview!format,!that!aims!to!test!the!test1takers!
conversation!skills!in!familiar!topics!or!those!within!immediate!survival!needs!such!as!their!jobs,!
family,!or!hometown.!
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Section(A.((
Choose$one$question$in$the$list$below.$If$the$answer$is$too$short,$prompt$the$test<taker$to$talk$
more$by$asking$a$follow<up$question.$
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*(Tell(me(something(about(yourself.(
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Follow>up(questions:(What(do(you(do/study?(
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Choose$one$question$in$the$list$below.$If$the$answer$is$too$short,$prompt$the$test<taker$to$talk$
more$by$asking$a$follow<up$question.$
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*(Tell(me(about(your(family.(
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when(you(see(each(other?(
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do(you(dislike(about(him/her?(
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Follow>up(questions:(How(long(have(you(lived(there?(
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Section(B.(Short(Monologue(
Duration:(5(minutes((including(1(minute(preparation)(
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This!is!a!short!impromptu!speech.!Tell!the!test1taker!that!he!has!one1minute!to!prepare!for!his!
speech!that!should!last!one!to!two!minutes.!Ask!the!test1taker!if!hes!ready!for!the!question!
before!you!give!the!task!card:!
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Choose!one!from!the!following!topics:!
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Describe(an(important(choice(you(had(to(make(in(your(life.(
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You!should!say:!
When!you!had!this!choice!
What!you!had!to!choose!between!
Whether!you!made!a!good!choice!
And!explain!how!you!felt!when!you!were!making!this!choice!

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Describe(a(language(you(would(like(to(learn.(
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You!should!say:!
!What!the!language!is!
!Where!it!is!spoken!
!Why!you!are!interested!in!this!language!
And!say!if!you!think!you!will!ever!actually!have!the!chance!to!learn!it.!
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Describe(a(festival(that(is(important(in(your(country.(
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You!should!say:!
When!the!festival!occurs!
What!you!did!during!it!
What!you!like!or!dislike!about!it!
And!explain!why!this!festival!is!important!
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Describe(an(environmental(problem(that(has(occurred(in(your(country.(
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You!should!say:!
The!cause!of!the!problem!
What!effect!it!has!had!on!your!country!
The!steps,!if!any,!that!have!been!taken!to!solve!this!!
Explain!why!you!think!this!problem!is!so!important!to!solve.!
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Describe(someone(who(has(had(an(important(influence(on(your(life.(
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You!should!say:!
Who$the$person$is$
How$long$you$have$known$him/her$
What$qualities$this$person$has$
Explain!why!they!have!had!such!an!influence!on!you.!
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