ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements
Language Proficiency Rating
|Test Taker ID||020|
|Test Date||27 May 2005|
|Individual Ratings and Final Ratings
(To be completed by Lead Rater)
(Lowest rating among individual ratings)
The test taker demonstrates proficiency at the Operational Level in Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Interactions. He needs to place special emphasis on his listening comprehension and the use of basic sentence structure to satisfy the overall demands of Level 4.
Pronunciation is generally clear. There are a number of sounds that reflect a
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However, other problems with individual sounds or articulation of words do sometimes interfere with meaning:
Some final sounds are not pronounced:
There are some times when the test taker's voice becomes too soft at the end of phrases to be intelligible:
Basic grammatical and sentence structures systematically lack control. For example, singular and plural, past and present are often confused:
More fundamentally, sentence structure sometimes breaks down leaving the listener in doubt about what is actually meant:
The test taker possesses the basic vocabulary he needs for standard work-related topics:
He does make a few mistakes in work-related terminology but these do not interfere with understanding:
The test taker produces stretches of speech at a tempo that is just adequate with hesitations mainly occurring during a change of subject. He knows how to use a very limited range of discourse markers correctly.
The test taker's aural comprehension is generally accurate on routine topics, but he failed to understand several key questions:
The test taker manages to maintain communication expressively with the interlocutor throughout an extended interview. His answers are usually immediate and informative despite the restricted use of structures and discourse markers. In some cases, he uses repetition of the interlocutor's phrase or questions to clarify, check or confirm:
In many cases, he effectively uses these strategies to deal with the misunderstandings.
Influence of the test format
The interlocutor intervenes frequently to provide vocabulary and re-phrase utterances when the test taker hesitates in responding. This overly cooperative listener behaviour may have prevented the test taker from displaying a full range of interaction strategies. Also, the test format includes neither a variety of accents nor unexpected circumstances and complications, and it therefore does not allow a full evaluation of all the ICAO language proficiency skills.
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