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How To Self-Study For IELTS And Improve Your English

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IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System”. It is your gateway to scholarships, immigration and work abroad. Types of IELTS There are two types of IELTS: Academic IELTS for university studying and General IELTS for immigration. The Structure Of The IELTS Exam Speaking Exam (15 minutes): one-to-one...
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What You Must Know About Assessment

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There are two main types of assessment: Formative or WHILE TEACHING assessment. Summative or AFTER TEACHING assessment. And here’s an introduction to them to know what you must know about them Characteristics Of Formative Assessment: Used all the time. Students don’t know it is taking place. Monitoring progress...
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16 Types Of School Tests For Young Learners

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There are different kinds of tests in schools but there are eight main types vs. the other eight ones. Recognize them and the main differences among them and utilize this information so that you can create the right test in the right situation. 1- Objective Test vs. Subjective...
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Assessment Of, For & As Learning – The Main Differences & Principles

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Assessment Of, For & As Learning – What are the Main Differences? 1. Assessment Of Learning It involves looking at assessment information at the end of the teaching and learning process to rank students’ achievement levels against a standard. It is summative in nature and typically involves standardized tests. Assessment OF learning scores are...
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Five Tasks To Test Your Students’ Listening

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1. Number the jumbled words as you hear them: Don’t be restricted to nouns only, include adjectives as well. Use content words rather than form words (i.e. no prepositions, conjunctions or articles). You might include 1 or 2 words that do not spell as they sound, like ‘eight’...
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12 Characteristics Of A Good Language Test

Characteristics of a Good Language Test
A Good Language Test Should Be: 1- Valid: It means that it measures what its composer supposes to measure. It tests what it ought to test. E.g. the test which measures control of grammar should have no difficult lexical items. 2- Reliable: If it is taken again by...
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9 Key Patterns Of Questions To Test The Writing Skills

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Here are the main nine patterns of questions to test writing skills and tips to excel in writing each pattern. 1. Fill in the missing vocabulary items in sentences: The first sentence should have no gaps. Provide sufficient textual clues for students to answer. Each sentence should contain...
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