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Level 12. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 11. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 10. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 12. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 11. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 10. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 12. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 11. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

Level 10. Advanced proficiency in workplace and community contexts

Content/Coherence
At this level, I can:

Communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives

Present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details

Vocabulary
At this level, I can:

Use a very broad range of concrete and abstract language.

Use a broad range of figures of speech and idioms

Listenability
At this level, I can:

Speak with very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structuresSpeak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation

Task Fulfillment
At this level, I can:

Adapt my language to the situation, my desired purposes and my relationships to listeners.

Precisely communicate my ideas to others when I speak

When
At this level, I can:

I speak with peers or authority figures

I speak face-to-face, online, or on the phone

the situation is formal or informal

Task A

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response A

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Task B

Your friend has just graduated with a business degree and has been offered a job overseas. Although the job would be an excellent opportunity, she is not sure about moving so far away from her friends and family. Give her advice on what she should consider when making her decision.

Sample Response B

Transcript.

Hi Joanne. So I head you got a job overseas in China, but I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here. And also, you’ll be away from your friends and family a lot. But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity. First of all, it’s a really good paying job. You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada. So, it would be best if you take this job. Also, since it’s a higher paying job, you would be able to take care of your family more cuz I know that your dad has some health issues and I know that he’s not being able to take care of his self. So because of that, you’d be able to take care of your parents more. Also, I know that your job is providing you one free ticket, it’s a return ticket, back and forth once a year. So, you would always be able to come and visit your family. And when you’re visiting your family, you’d always be able to visit your friends. And I would never mind visiting you in China because I really wanna see that place and I’m pretty sure every once in a while, I’d be able to come and visit you there, too. We can always chat on Skype online, that way you won’t have to feel so lonely. Overall, I think it’s a perfect opportunity

Content/Coherence

Speakers can communicate in demanding non-routine situations for a full range of purposes, intentions, and objectives. In Task A, the speaker lessens the certainty of some statements (e.g., “You probably would not be able to get a salary like this here in Canada”) and strengthens other statements to indicate more certainty (e.g. “So, you would always be able to come and visit your family”).

Speakers are also able to present information and develop ideas with complex, clear, and precise descriptions or details. In Task B, the speaker provides clear and precise details when stating, “I should note that on the back of the chair, there’s a switch to control the reading light above your head.”

Vocabulary

Speakers can use a broad range of concrete and abstract vocabulary and use figures of speech and idioms accurately. In Task B, the speaker describes the chair by stating, “there’s a light on the top of it which kind of winds around to focus in on where you would be sitting in the center of the chair” and later indicates that “if you fancied a snooze as you tend to do when you’re reading, you could just turn off the light and drift off.”

Listenability

Speakers have very good control of a very broad range of complex and diverse grammatical structures. In Both Tasks A and B, the speakers can produce extended responses and incorporate a range of complex structures (e.g., “But after thinking about a few things, I would like to give you an advice based on why you should take this opportunity” and “If you did fall asleep, you would probably fall off the chair.”)

Speakers can speak intelligibly with fluent rhythm, pronunciation, and intonation.

Task Fulfillment

Speakers can communicate their ideas to others and adapt their language to the situation, their desired purposes, and their relationship to listeners. In Task A, the speaker indicates that he is aware of the challenges the other person is experiencing when stating, “I know that you are a little bit concerned because it’s really far from here.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a sympathetic advisor. In Task B, the speaker expresses excitement at finding the chair and the need to “ring you to tell you about it.” In this way, the speaker assumes the role of a friend offering information of interest to the listener.

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