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BULATS- Speaking Practice

Prepared by Tiffany


Outline
Intro. to BULATS Speaking test
Types of questions
(Sample Speaking Practice)
Assessment Criteria
Online sources for your practice
Reference
Introduction: What is in the speaking test?
Part 1: Interview
(about 4 minutes)

The examiner asks you
questions about yourself,
your work and your
interests.


Introduction: What is in the speaking test?
Part 2: Presentation (about 4
minutes)

The examiner gives you a sheet with
three topics on it. You choose a topic
and have one minute to prepare a
short presentation. You speak on the
topic for one minute. Afterwards, the
examiner asks you one or two
questions about your presentation.
Introduction: What is in the speaking test?
Part 3: Information Exchange and
Discussion (about 4 minutes)

The examiner gives you a sheet with
a role-play situation. You ask the
examiner questions to get the
required information. This leads to a
discussion on a related topic.
Assessment Criteria
Accuracy
Range
Pronunciation
Discourse Management
Interaction
Assessment Criteria (cont'd)
...how accurately and appropriately they
use the language (grammar and
vocabulary)
...how well they develop the conversation
and organise their ideas
...how fluently they speak
...how comprehensible their pronunciation
is
...how positively they contributed to the
conversation.
Online sources for your practice
Online conversation tutors
available
One-on-one 30-min. sessions
Speaking practice to simulate
the real test
Immediate feedback based
on the assessment criteria
Reference
Sample test.
http://www.bulats.org/Bulats/Sample-
tests.html
Candidate Handbook.
http://www.bulats.org/docs/candidate_en.
pdf
Speaking test paper.
http://www.bulats.org/docs/speaking_en.
pdf