Date of publication: 2017-09-06 09:14
This issue focuses on the linguistic features of a variety of Cambridge English examinations and how they differ from one proficiency level to another. Topics covered include: insights and issues arising from the English Profile Wordlists project use of words and multi-word units in Skills for Life Writing examinations lexis in the assessment of Speaking and Writing – an illustration from Cambridge English’s General English tests a mixed-method approach towards investigating lexical progression in Main Suite Reading test papers a corpus-led exploration of lexical verb use in Main Suite Writing papers TKT: Knowledge About Language and the assessment of lexis, phonology, grammar and discourse.
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This Chapter outlines the logical steps to writing a good research paper. To achieve supreme excellence or perfection in anything you do, you need more than just the knowledge. Like the Olympic athlete aiming for the gold medal, you must have a positive attitude and the belief that you have the ability to achieve it. That is the real start to writing an A+ research paper.
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Summarize, paraphrase or quote directly for each idea you plan to use in your essay. Use a technique that suits you, . write summaries, paraphrases or quotations on note cards, or separate sheets of lined paper. Mark each card or sheet of paper clearly with your outline code or reference, ., IB7a or IIC, etc.
Read the assignment sheet again to be sure that you understand fully what is expected of you, and that your essay meets the requirements as specified by your teacher. Know how your essay will be evaluated.
This issue focuses on candidates with special needs. Topics include: responding to diversity providing tests for language learners with disabilities producing modified versions of Cambridge English examinations legibility and the rating of second language writing task difficulty in the assessment of writing – comparing performance across three levels of Certificates in English Language Skills (CELS).
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Devise your own method to organize your notes. One method may be to mark with a different color ink or use a hi-liter to identify sections in your outline, ., IA8b - meaning that the item "Accessing WWW" belongs in the following location of your outline:
The second of two issues that continue the theme of the ALTE 7558 conference, hosted by Cambridge Assessment. This event focused on the social and educational impact of language assessment and involved hundreds of delegates from many countries. In this issue we include contributions from Cambridge English colleagues and external contributors, all of whom describe various aspects of the social impact of language assessment in a range of contexts.
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Focuses on developing English tests for learners. Other subjects include reviewing Cambridge English: Key (KET) and Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) and the ALTE Code of Practice.
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The Global Housing Watch is a webpage that tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. The Housing Watch provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price-to-rent and house-price-to-income ratios. Access the data and read the latest report.
This issue focuses on the productive skill of writing, which is an integral component for most of our language testing products, with the exception of modular products such as Certificates in English Language Skills (CELS) and BULATS in which candidates can opt to take the Writing component as they wish. This issue considers a range of issues linked to assessing learners’ proficiency in writing including general assessment issues and more specific issues such as how we develop and use rating scales to accurately assess writing, how exam levels can be equated by investigating vocabulary and what is included in each syllabus.
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NoodleTools gives students a systematic but flexible framework for navigating the tangled web of research. Students develop expert critical-thinking skills, gain confidence, and replace patchwriting and plagiarism with synthesis.
Start with the first topic in your outline. Read all the relevant notes you have gathered that have been marked, . with the capital Roman numeral I.
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Group your notes following the outline codes you have assigned to your notes, ., IA7, IA8, IA9, etc. This method will enable you to quickly put all your resources in the right place as you organize your notes according to your outline.