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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [microform] : The Speaking Test / D. E. Ingram
Bib ID 5560971
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Ingram, D. E
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1991 
15 p. 
Summary

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses proficiency in English both generally and for special purposes of non-native English speakers studying, training, or learning English in English-speaking countries. The Speaking subtest of the IELTS measures a candidate's general proficiency in speaking in everyday situations via a structured, five-phase oral interview. During the interview, the interviewer and candidate exchange introductions, the candidate speaks at length about a familiar topic, queries the interviewer, expresses ideas and attitudes, and the interviewer concludes the session. Maximum speaking proficiency is then rated against the Band Scale. Documentation for the speaking test includes training and administration manuals for interviewers, a sample test, and the Speaking Band Scale. Issues to be addressed in future research on the IELTS Speaking subtest include validity and reliability of the Speaking test, its relationship with other subtests of the IELTS and with other tests, rater consistency, the use of lay persons as interviewers, and effect of the interview situation. (JP)

Notes

ERIC Note: Presented to the 1990 RELC Regional Seminar (Singapore, April 9-12, 1990). Adapted from a paper by D. E. Ingram and Elaine Wylie presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (San Francisco, March 2-5, 1990). For serial publication in which this article appears, see FL 021 359. For a related paper, see ED 342 211.

Working Papers of the National Languages Institute of Australia, v1 n1 p101-114 1991.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects English for Academic Purposes.  |  English (Second Language)  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Foreign Students.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Tests.  |  Screening Tests.  |  Student Placement.  |  Test Construction.  |  Testing.  |  Australia (Queensland)
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.  |  Journal Articles.
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