ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements
Language Proficiency Rating
|Test Taker ID||068|
|Test Date||19 September 2005|
|Individual Ratings and Final Rating
(To be completed by Lead Rater)
(Lowest rating among individual ratings)
The test taker is a confident, animated speaker who understands easily, knows how to pick up clues and manages his interactions with the interlocutors well. His pronunciation and sentence structure, and the resulting lapses in fluency, do however diminish somewhat the overall effectiveness of his natural communicational ability. This explains why he was rated as an ICAO Level 4.
There are some good examples of stress being used for clarification:
or for emphasis:
and when acknowledging what the interlocutor has said:
However, pronunciation, stress and rhythm are influenced by the first language and sometimes interfere with ease of understanding. Moreover there are cases where words are indistinct:
Basic grammatical structures and sentence patterns are usually well controlled and there are examples of more complex structures and idioms:
However, errors do occur, though they rarely interfere with meaning:
The test taker demonstrates a sufficient range of technical vocabulary:
However, errors do occur:
The test taker can also paraphrase when lacking vocabulary:
The test taker produces stretches of language at an appropriate tempo. However, there is occasional loss of fluency when he fails to link short pieces of information together:
Comprehension is consistently accurate in nearly all contexts, including a limited range of speech varieties.
The test taker's responses are immediate, appropriate and informative:
and he manages the speaker/listener relationship effectively.
Influence of the test format
The test contains a wide variety of suitable work-related topics. The presence of a flight crew member as an interlocutor gives added validity to the test although it would have been preferable for the captain to have taken a more active role and to have spoken at a more natural pace. The main interlocutor is able to elicit the test taker's strengths and weaknesses.
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