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    I have developed a proficiency test for Ielts students. It aims at testing students speaking skills and their knowledge and vocabulary of English language.



    Ielts students aiming for a degree abroad.


    The topic is motivating and encourages students to speak, caters to their interest.
    The objectives is testing students speaking skills.

    Time: 40 minutes
    Marks: 50 marks

    Speaking test:

    Part one: 4-5 minutes. 10 marks

    The examiner asks the candidate her/his name, where they come from, what they do and other familiar topics.


    Questions asked.
    • Do you have any hobbies or interests? What are they?
    • What’s your idea of having a good time?
    • Do you enjoy traveling during your holidays?
    • What is it about traveling that you enjoy the most?

    Part two: 3-4 (including 1 minute preparation time) 10 marks

    • You will have to talk about the topic for 1-2 minutes.
    • You have one minute to think about what you are going to say.
    • You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

    Describe your favourite hill resort.

    You should,
    • Name the place
    • Where it is
    • Explain what is the place like
    • What is it about that place, you particularly enjoy.

    Part 3: 4-5 minutes. 20 marks

    Discussion topics:
    • Imagine that you are a guide on a short coach tour for tourists to your favourite holiday destination in Pakistan.
    Prepare a short presentation explaining to passenger,

      • What they are going to see.
      • Recommending what they should visit on their own
      • Give reasons for your recommendations..

    Part 4: 20 minutes. 10 marks
    Present an argument of about 200-250 words on the following topic.
    How does tourism contribute in strengthening your country’s economy? What measures can be taken to improve the facilities provided to the tourists?

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    Re: Testing and test development !!!

    Not bad.

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