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The 4 grading criteria

There are 4 criteria:

Fluency and coherenceHow fluently you speak and how well you link your ideas  together
PronunciationHow accurate your pronunciation is
Lexical resourceHow accurate and varied your vocabulary is
Grammatical range and accuracyHow accurate and varied your grammar is

 

Fluency and coherence

Fluency is a combination:

  1. speed of speech
  2. length of answer
  3. pausing correctly

Coherence is the ability to:

  1. expand your answers
  2. answer the questions directly
  3. add relevant detail to explain or illustrate your answers
  4. connect your sentences by using tenses and connectors

Common mistakes

You should note that very fast or very long answers are not necessarily good, as you may be penalised for poor pronunciation or lack of coherence. In the speaking the main point is that you are able to express yourself clearly.

Another common mistake is to not answer the question. This is where you will be penalised.

Pronunciation

The main point here is that your pronunciation is easy to understand and whether your are able to make your meaning clear. Features of good pronunciation include:

  1. basic word pronunciation
  2. linked speech sounds
  3. correct sentence stress
  4. correct use of intonation (rising and falling)

You should note that there is no need to have a “British” or “American” accent.

Lexical Resource (Vocabulary)

Once again the key concept  here is clarity: do you have enough words to express yourself clearly? This is judged by your ability to:

  1. have enough vocabulary to discuss a range of topics
  2. to use vocabulary accurately
  3. be able to explain yourself when you do not have the right word

Common Mistake

A common mistake here is to use long words without really knowing what they mean.



Grammatical Range and Accuracy

There are two key key points to understand here:

  1. you need to avoid grammar mistakes especially with your tenses
  2. you need to use a range of grammatical structures and you should not just use simple sentences all the time

 

Video : how speaking task scored tips

Video : how speaking task scored tips

Video : how speaking task scored tips

Video : how speaking task scored tips

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