ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements
Language Proficiency Rating
|Test Taker ID||080|
|Test Date||29 September 2005|
|Individual Ratings and Final Rating
(To be completed by Lead Rater)
(Lowest rating among individual ratings)
The test taker exhibits very strong proficiency, performing at Level 5 or higher across most of the ICAO Language Proficiency Skills. However, his fluency brings his performance to a Level 4.
There are many examples of stress being used naturally:
Intonation is usually correct. One exception was:
The test taker is sensitive to natural rhythms that facilitate understanding and enhance expression:
Although pronunciation is influenced by the test taker's own language, the only cases when this interferes with ease of understanding are the occasional failures to pronounce the final ‘s’ and distinguish singular and plural:
The test taker demonstrates his ability to control even complex language structures accurately and appropriately:
There is one instance of an inappropriate use of a verb tense which affects ease of understanding momentarily:
Vocabulary range and accuracy are sufficient to communicate effectively on common and work-related topics:
He demonstrates mastery of idiomatic stylistic expressions:
The test taker paraphrases successfully:
and also qualifies his own statements:
The test taker is able to speak at length about a wide range of topics and varies his speech flow, combined with stress, as a stylistic device in a way that is characteristic of Level 5:
He demonstrates consistent use of appropriate speech markers:
Although his discourse is relatively slow, it is measured and extremely thoughtful, and might be
evaluated at a Level 5 overall. However, there are several instances of loss of fluency when addressing
some new topics (
Comprehension is consistently accurate in all contexts and includes evident comprehension of linguistic and cultural subtleties. In this interview, he deals unhesitatingly with two different accents.
The test taker's responses are immediate, appropriate and informative. He manages the speaker/listener relationship effectively and sensitively. He makes very idiomatic use of discourse markers (see Fluency) to engage expressively with his interlocutors.
Influence of the test format
The format of the interview with two interlocutors covering a wide range of topics enabled the test taker's capabilities to be explored quite fully.
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