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SPEAKING RATING CRITERIA

Vocabulary
Pronunciatio
Fluency
range &
n
- Hesitation
control
- Individual
- Extended
sounds
speech
- Stress
- Intonation

Ban
d

Grammar
range &
accuracy

Test-taker is
not present
Performance
does not
satisfy band 2
descriptors

Test-taker is
not present
Performance
does not
satisfy band
2 descriptors

Test-taker is
not present
Performance
does not
satisfy band 2
descriptors

Shows only
limited control
of a few
simple
grammatical
structures and
sentence
patterns in a
learnt
repertoire

Only uses a
basic
vocabulary
repertoire of
isolated
words and
phrases
related to
particular
concrete
topics

- Is often
unintelligible
- Can articulate
a very limited
repertoire of
learnt words
and phrases
with limited
accuracy

- Uses some
simple
structures
correctly, but
still
systematically
makes basic
mistakes,
however, he
she can
manage to
make himself/
herself
understood

- Uses
appropriate
vocabulary
and can
control a
narrow
repertoire
dealing with
familiar
situations

- Is mostly
unintelligible
- Can articulate
simple words
and phrases
but
conversational
partners will
need to ask for
repetition from
time to time

Discourse
managem
ent
- Thematic
developm
ent
Coherence
&
cohesion
Test-taker is
Test-taker is
not present
not present
Performance
Performanc
does not
e does not
satisfy band 2 satisfy band
descriptors
2
descriptors
- Can only
- Hardly
manage very expresses
short, isolated or develops
words and
his/ her
phrases,
ideas
mainly learnt - Only links
utterances,
words or
with much
groups of
pausing
words with
very basic
connectors
like and
and then
- Can
- Expresses
construct
his/ her
short words
ideas with
and phrases
limited
with
relevance
noticeable
to questions
hesitation,
and cannot
frequent false develop
starts, and
ideas
repetition
without
relying
heavily on
the
repetition of
the prompts
- Links
groups of
words with
simple
connectors
like and,
but and
because

- Uses
relatively
accurately
frequentlyused simple
structures.
Some errors
occur but he/
she can make
himself/
herself easily
understood

- Uses
sufficient
vocabulary of
similar topics
and at times
uses them
repetitively
- Has some
difficulty with
unfamiliar
topics and
makes many
lexical errors

- Is mostly
intelligible and
has acquired a
quite clear
pronunciation
- Makes some
errors with
individual
sounds
- Shows some
efforts in word
stress despite
frequent
mispronunciati
ons

- Uses
relatively
accurately
frequentlyuses
structures.
Some errors
occur but he/
she can make
himself/
herself easily
understood.
- Shows some
attempts to
use complex
sentences but
makes many
errors

- Uses a
range of
vocabulary of
familiar
topics and
occasionally
uses them
repetitively
- Has some
difficulty with
unfamiliar
topics and
makes some
lexical errors

- Is mostly
intelligible and
has acquired a
clear
pronunciation
- Makes
occasional
errors with
individual
sounds
- Shows efforts
in word stress
despite some
mispronunciati
ons

- Uses flexibly
and accurately
simple
structures and
shows some

- Uses a
range of
vocabulary of
most topics
but

- Is intelligible
and has
acquired a
quite clear and
natural

- Keeps
speaking
comprehensiv
ely on
familiar topics
and shows
some
attempts to
express
complex
ideas, despite
evident
hesitations
for
grammatical
and lexical
planning
- Produces
extended
response
using simple
structures
- Keeps
speaking
comprehensiv
ely on
familiar and
unfamiliar
topics,
despite some
hesitation for
grammatical
and lexical
planning
- Produces
extended
responses but
shows clear
evidence of
error
correction

- Deals with
familiar and
unfamiliar
topics with
relative ease;

- Relevantly
responds to
questions
and can
develop
ideas in a
simple list
of points,
shows some
attempts of
idea
elaboration
- Links
ideas with
some
simple
connectors,
nut
repetition is
still
common
- Relevantly
responds to
questions
and can
develop
ideas in a
simple list
of points;
even
though
some
attempts of
idea
elaboration
s (details
and
examples)
are evident,
they are
either
vaguely or
repetitively
expressed
- Flexibly
links ideas
with simple
connectors
- Relevantly
develops
ideas with
relative
ease,

control of
some complex
structures.
Nonsystematic
errors occur,
but do not
lead to
misunderstand
ing

occasionally
shows efforts
to avoid
lexical
repetition for
unfamiliar
topics
- Has
relatively
high lexical
accuracy
(incorrect
word choice
and wrong
word forms
are found)

- Uses simple
structures
flexibly and
accurately and
shows a good
control of
complex
structures
- Nonsystematic
errors
sometimes
occur but do
not lead to
misunderstand
ing

- Uses a wide
range of
vocabulary of
most topics
and shows
some efforts
of avoiding
lexical
repetition for
unfamiliar
topics
- Has
generally
high lexical
accuracy
despite some
confusion
and incorrect
word choices

- Uses simple
structures and
a range of
complex
structures
flexibly Nonsystematic
errors may
occur with
instances of
self-correction

- Uses a wide
range of
vocabulary of
most topics
and shows
great efforts
of avoiding
lexical
repetition for
unfamiliar
topics
- Attempts to
sue a few

pronunciation
- Generally
clearly
articulates
individual
sounds
- Generally
places words
stress, but
does not show
efforts with
sentence stress
- Shows few
efforts with
intonation

hesitation
may occur for
grammatical
and lexical
planning but
not too
noticeable
- Produces
extended
stretches of
language but
show some
evidence of
error
correction

elaborating
on ideas
with some
appropriate
details and
examples
- Uses more
complex
connectors
to link his/
her
utterances
but fails to
clearly
mark the
relationship
s between
ideas
- Is intelligible
- Deals with
- Relevantly
and has
familiar and
develops
acquire a clear unfamiliar
ideas with
and natural
topics with
relative
pronunciation
ease,
ease,
- Generally
remarkable
elaborating
clearly
fluency, and a on ideas
articulates
fairly even
with many
individual
tempo;
appropriate
sounds
hesitation
details and
- Generally
may occur for examples
places word
grammatical
- Uses a
stress, and
and lexical
variety of
shows efforts
planning but
linking
with sentence
not too
words to
stress despite
noticeable
mark the
rather low
- Produces
relationship
accuracy
extended
s between
- Shows some
stretches of
ideas
efforts with
language with clearly
intonation
occasional
repetition and
self correction
- Is intelligible
- Deals with
- Relevantly
and has
familiar and
develops
acquired a very unfamiliar
ideas with
clear and
topics with
ease,
natural
ease,
elaborating
pronunciation
remarkable
on ideas
- Clearly
fluency, and a with
articulates
fairly even
appropriate
individual
tempo;
details and
sound
hesitation
examples
- Generally
may occur for - Uses a
places word
grammatical
variety of
and sentence
and lexical
linking

- Uses a wide
range of
grammatical
structures
flexibly and
accurately
- Occasional
nonsystematic
errors may
occur

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- Uses flexibly
and accurately
a wide range
of grammatical
forms and
hardly makes
mistakes

less common
words and
idiomatic
expressions
- Has high
lexical
accuracy
despite
occasional
confusion
and incorrect
word choices
- Has a good
command of
broad
vocabulary,
including less
common
words,
idiomatic
expressions
and
colloquialism
s
- Possibly
searches for
other
expressions
and/ or
avoidance
strategies,
despite some
pauses
- Occasionally
makes minor
slips, but
there are no
significant
lexical errors

stress
- Shows good
efforts with
intonation

planning but
only
sometimes
too
noticeable
- Produces
extended
stretches of
language with
rare
repetition and
self-correction
- Is intelligible
- Frequently
with individual produces
sounds clearly
extended
articulated,
stretches f
sentence and
language with
word stress
little
accurately
hesitation;
placed
maintains an
- Has
easy, fluent
appropriate
and natural
intonation
flow with
- Places
occasional
sentence stress repetition or
flexibly and
error
correctly to
correction
express
- Uses the
different
pauses (if
meanings
any) to
search for
appropriate
ideas for
difficult topics

- Has a good
command of
broad
vocabulary,
including less
common
words,
idiomatic
expressions
and

- Is intelligible
with individual
sounds clearly
articulated,
sentence and
word stress
accurately
placed
- Has
appropriate

words
efficiently
to clearly
mark the
relationship
s between
ideas

- Generally
coherently
develops
ideas with
elaborated
details and
examples
and can
round off
with an
appropriate
conclusion
- Produces
clear,
smoothly
flowing,
wellstructured
speech,
showing
rather
efficient
and
controlled
use of
organizatio
nal
patterns,
connectors
and
cohesive
devices
- Frequently
- Coherently
produces
and easily
extended
develops
stretches of
ideas with
language with elaborative
very little
details and
hesitation;
examples
maintains an
and can
easy, fluent
round off
and natural
with an

colloquialism
s
- Possibly
searches for
other
expressions
and/ or
avoidance
strategies
with a few
insignificant
pauses
- Makes
almost no
minor slips
and there are
no significant
errors

intonation
- Varies
intonation and
places
sentence stress
correctly to
express
different
meanings and
intended
functions

B GIO DC V O TO
TRNG I HC S PHM H NI
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flow with little


repetition or
error
correction
- Uses the
pauses (if
any) to
search for
appropriate
ideas for
difficult
concepts

appropriate
conclusion
- Produces
clear,
smoothly
flowing,
wellstructured
speech,
showing
efficient
controlled
use of
organizatio
nal
patterns,
connectors,
and
cohesive
devices

PHIU CHM NI

SPEAKING TEST
Full name: . Registration No.:
Date of birth:.Place of examination:.
Results
Component
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Grammatical

- Range
- Accuracy
Vocabulary
- Range
- Control
Pronunciation
- Individual
sounds
- Stress
- Intonation
Fluency
- Hesitation
- Extended
speech
Discourse
management
- Thematic
development
- Coherence &
cohesion
Sub-total:
Total:

_____/ 5 = ___
(1)

_____/ 5 = ____
(2)

_____/ 5 = ____
(3)

[ (1) + (2) + (3) ] / 3 = ____________

Note: - The maximum score for each component is 10.


- Sub-total: add up the 5 components, then divide by 5.
- Total: multiple the sum of Task 1 + Task 2 + Task 2, then divide by 3.
Examiner 1
Examiner 2
(name and signature)
(name and signature)