Measured Constructs

Measured Constructs

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This volume establishes how English language constructs were measured in Cambridge English examinations over the period 1913 to 2012. An addition to the Studies in Language Testing series, this volume provides an overview of English language testing over the last century, with coverage of key theoretical and practical aspects of the assessment of reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. It includes examples of the Cambridge English exams, old and new, and is the first volume to describe in a systematic way the different theoretical influences which have shaped the development of the constructs underlying Cambridge English exams in the last 100 years.The range of task types for Part 2 are: article, proposal (not for set texts), report, review, essay (for set texts only) and letter. ... produce between 300 and 350 words for each task, so that the overall output across the two tasks is between 600 and 700 words. ... Article Candidates are asked to produce a piece of writing on a particular topic or theme in a style which would make it suitable for ... An article will often include some description and narrative, as both serve to engage the reader.

Title:Measured Constructs
Author:Cyril J. Weir, Ivana Vidaković, Evelina D. Galaczi
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-05-23


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