ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements Rated Speech Samples
Language Proficiency Rating
|Test Taker ID||021|
|Test Date||29 May 2005|
|Individual Ratings and Final Rating
(To be completed by Lead Rater)
(Lowest rating among individual ratings)
This test taker responds and interacts quite successfully to the interlocutor's questions. Although the Structure and Vocabulary he produces are formally just Level 4, his obvious limitations in both these areas lead to many breakdowns in his discourse and result in a rate of speech which is not acceptable. Furthermore, the test taker's pronunciation is often so affected by his native language as to seriously interfere with ease of understanding.
The test taker's pronunciation and word stress frequently interfere with understanding:
This test taker only just achieves a Level 4 in this skill. He produces a lot of language and his basic grammatical structures are usually controlled:
However, there are errors:
though at times he does self correct and in context the errors do not interfere with meaning.
The test taker's vocabulary is usually sufficient to communicate effectively on concrete topic:
However, he does make errors:
and frequently seems to struggle to find the appropriate word, which prevents him from communicating effectively.
The test taker produces good stretches of language but hesitations while processing language caused by inadequate vocabulary and grammar and sentence structures prevent effective communication, e.g. when talking about:
Comprehension is consistently accurate in nearly all contexts. For example, in his initial response to the question about reduced vertical separation minima:
However, it is not possible to rate this test taker higher than a Level 4 because of the limitations of the test in respect of testing dialect and/or accent or registers, or being confronted with a linguistic or situational complication or an unexpected turn of events.
Responses are usually immediate, appropriate and informative and he deals adequately with misunderstandings by checking:
Influence of the test format
The interlocutor covers a wide range of appropriate topics and his questioning style elicits a wide range of language functions. However, the test format does not provide an opportunity to expose the test taker to a range of different accents and speech registers and so does not permit all the aspects of Comprehension on the ICAO Rating Scale to be assessed.
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