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Level C2 Advanced LIVE WINTER 2016


Listening Examination Mark Scheme

Listening Mark Scheme

Question Answer Question Answer


1.1 B 3.1.1 B
1.2 B 3.1.2 C
1.3 B 3.1.3 A
1.4 A 3.1.4 B
1.5 C 3.1.5 A
1.6 B 3.1.6 C
1.7 A 3.2.1 C
1.8 B 3.2.2 A
1.9 C 3.2.3 C
1.1.0 A 3.2.4 B
2.1.1 A 3.2.5 C
2.1.2 B
2.1.3 C
2.1.4 B
2.1.5 A
2.2.1 A
2.2.2 B
2.2.3 C
2.2.4 B
2.2.5 A
Total 31

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Level C2 Advanced Listening Mark Scheme
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Level C2 Proficient LIVE WINTER 2016
Reading Examination Mark Scheme

Reading Mark Scheme

Question Answer
1 C
2 B
3 B
4 B
5 A
6 B
7 B
8 C
9 A
10 C
11 B
12 B
13 B
14 A
15 A
16 B
17 A
18 C
19 C
20 A
21 C
22 B
23 A
24 B
25 A
26 C
27 B
28 B
29 C
30 C
31 A
Total 31

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Level C2 Proficient Reading and listening Mark Scheme
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NOCN ESOL International Writing
Level C2 Proficient
Mark Scheme

The learner will be required to produce two pieces of writing, one formal and one informal. At the C2 level the learner will be asked to write between 200-250
words for Task 1 and 250 - 300 words for Task 2. Learners are not allowed to use dictionaries. Time allowed is 75 minutes. For each text a learner is awarded:
Marks 4-5 3-2 1 0

Range Learner demonstrates a wide use of Learner demonstrates some use of Learner demonstrates limited Learner does not produce a
and vocabulary to communicate ideas, impressions, vocabulary to communicate ideas, use legible text. Vocabulary used is
Spelling feelings and opinions clearly. Vocabulary is impressions, feelings and opinions but of appropriate vocabulary to not effective in communicating
chosen to meet the purpose of text and these may not be clearly expressed all communicate ideas, ideas, impressions, feelings and
idiomatic expressions are used naturally the time. Some use of idiomatic impressions, feelings and opinions.
throughout. Specialised vocabulary is used expressions used but not always in a opinions. Choice of vocabulary
appropriately where required by the task. natural way to make the language is limited. Learner produces
Learner produces text using appropriate spelling flow. Learner produces text where text with many errors in
some errors in spelling occur. spelling.
Accuracy Learner produces texts using Learner produces text where Learner produces text with Learner does not produce a
and appropriate tenses and word order. Complex occasional errors in structure, use of errors comprehensible text.
Grammar structures, including the use of subordinate clauses punctuation and tenses occur, in tenses, punctuation and
are used accurately. Present, past and future tenses however they do not impede word order. Comprehension
should be used accurately in both active and is impeded.
general comprehension.
passive forms. One or two minor errors in sentence
structures and grammar are permitted as long as
comprehension is not impeded. All punctuation is
used correctly.
Format Learner demonstrates the ability to Learner demonstrates some ability Learner demonstrates limited Learner does not produce a
write using a wide range of formats covering a to write for different functions using a awareness of the function text with a format appropriate
range of functions. Texts will be smooth flowing range of formats, but this is not and text type. Paragraphs to the context.
and natural. Style is consistent throughout. always applies consistently. Style is are not used effectively.
not always applied consistently.
Content Learner demonstrates a thorough Learner demonstrates awareness Learner demonstrates limited Learner does not produce
awareness of content relevant to the assessment of content relevant to the assessment awareness of content. text relevant to the context of
task. The learner used well-rounded cogent task most of the time. Some evidence Arguments are not the task.
expanding on key points for both complex and of presenting an argument, although coherently expressed and
abstract subjects. Linguistic markers are used to the key points may not be fully there is insufficient detail
help the reader understand significant points and emphasised or expanded. presented.
opinions.
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NOCN ESOL International Speaking
Level C2 Proficient LIVE WINTER 2016
Mark Scheme

Part 1 - Personal information

A learner should be awarded one mark for every accurate response. Grammar and
pronunciation are not assessed at this stage. One or two errors are permitted which could
be self-corrected or that do not impede comprehension.

Total marks for Part 1 is 9.

Question Number Example Learner response


of
marks
1. What would you like to 1 e.g. I would like to be most famous for …. (sport,
be famous for? acting etc)

2. What do you think 3 e.g. Social media is good because… (brings


about social media is it people together…)
a good or bad thing
and why?

3. Which celebrity would 1 e.g. I would like to meet…


you like to meet and
why?

4. What three things do 3 e.g. My friend I enjoy…


you and your best
friend like to do
together?

5. If you could start a 1 e.g. I would like to start a (restaurant) business


small business what because…
would it be?

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Mark Scheme

Part 2 - Responding to the situation / general use of English in formal and informal
environments

The purpose is to differentiate between formal/informal register, to assess accuracy and


grammar appropriate for Level C2 and assess learner’s pronunciation.

Skills 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

Register Clear distinction Distinction Distinction between Learner does not


between formal and between formal formal/informal maintain a clear
informal situations is and informal situations is not fully distinction between
made throughout. situations is made throughout. formal and informal
Learner shows mainly Some degree of situations
confidence maintained confidence shown. throughout. Lacks
throughout. throughout. confidence.
Mainly confident.
Accuracy A high degree of Occasional errors Lack of accuracy A significant number
accuracy in the use are made but occasionally impedes of errors which are
of complex most are self- the meaning. Most not corrected.
grammatical corrected. errors are self-
structures is Meaning is not corrected but not all.
maintained impeded.
throughout. One or
two errors are made
which are self-
corrected or do not
impede
comprehension.
Pronunciation Stress, pronunciation Some evidence of Largely connected Learner’s speech is
and intonation are the use of stress, speech where stress, monotonous, and
used naturally in pronunciation pronunciation and some errors in
connected speech to and intonation is intonation is used pronunciation.
convey finer shades demonstrated but does not convey
of meaning, with occasional shades of meaning.
highlighting, lapses to convey
emphasising and finer points of
modifying meaning. meaning.
Effective Clarity of interaction Mainly controlled Limited evidence of Minimal discourse
communication with natural use of use of discourse discourse organisation and
discourse organisation, organisation and use appropriate turn
organisation, connectors and of connectors and taking management.
connectors and cohesive devices cohesive devices.
cohesive devices. with occasional Limited evidence of
Confident in errors. Able to using appropriate
management of turn backtrack when turn taking
taking. encountering conventions.
difficulty.

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Mark Scheme

Part 3 - Discussion

The purpose of Part 3 is to demonstrate comprehension and fluency of speaking with an


application of accurate grammar and pronunciation.

Skill 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

Use of vocabulary Uses complex Some use of Minimal use of Very limited use of
sentences, idiomatic complex complex sentences. complex sentences.
expressions and sentences, Occasional errors in Repetitive and
colloquialisms idiomatic the use of limited vocabulary.
naturally. Able to expressions and vocabulary.
provide sophisticated colloquialisms. Occasionally has to
explanations, Able to qualify search to find the
narratives, ideas and opinions and right word.
opinions and come to statements but
a conclusion. not always
without
hesitation.
Accuracy and A high degree of Occasional errors Lack of accuracy A significant number
grammar accuracy in the use of are made but occasionally impedes of errors which are
complex grammatical most are self- the meaning. Most not corrected.
structures is corrected. errors are self-
maintained Meaning is not corrected but not all.
throughout. One or impeded.
two errors are made
which are self-
corrected or do not
impede
comprehension.

Pronunciation Stress, pronunciation Some evidence of Largely connected Learner’s speech is


and intonation are the use of stress, speech where stress, monotonous and
used naturally in pronunciation pronunciation and some errors in
connected speech to and intonation is intonation is used pronunciation.
convey finer shades demonstrated but does not convey
of meaning, with occasional shades of meaning.
highlighting, lapses to convey
emphasising and finer points of
modifying meaning. meaning.
Listening and Engages in discussion Clear interaction Some evidence of Very limited
responding to express and elicit with occasional detailed and clear interaction to show
opinion, defend and errors in responses to others. any evidence of
justify arguments understanding or Limited evidence of being able to give
when challenged. giving responses. detailed arguments and defend
Able to persuade Arguments and and opinions. arguments and
someone to a point opinions not opinions.
of view. always clearly
made or justified.

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