Mastering Part 1 allows you to understand and answer simple questions by developing the following competencies: Listening, Vocabulary, Fluency and Grammar.
You can see in the course content all the questions addressed. Take the tests for each question (e.g. where do you work?) and you will be able to answer simple questions efficiently and be ready for the first part of the test.
Each Question consists of a test.
Each quiz (Question) has a total of 16 points for 10 questions.
12-16 points——-Strong Beginner
06-11 points——-Intermediate Beginner
00-05 points——Low Beginner
INFO: Part 1 of the Test of oral proficiency
- You answer brief questions about your work or other familiar activities (e.g., studies or volunteer activities, if you are not currently employed) for which short, factual responses are expected.
- Duration: Two to six minutes.
- 4 themes (Directions, Routines, Workplace, Introductions)
- 19 questions with 19 tests
- Audio recordings
|Understands most speech that deals with concrete and routine topics and is delivered slowly and clearly in standard speech
|Understands the main points of clear standard speech that deals with concrete, work-related topics and is delivered at normal speed
|Understands linguistically complex speech that deals with work-related topics and is spoken in standard dialect at normal speed
|A person speaking at this level can:make themselves understood in short contributions, even though pauses and false starts are very evidenttalk about everyday aspects of routine activitieshandle a simple question-and-answer exchange
|A person speaking at this level can:give a simple description of a concrete topicexplain main points comprehensiblycompare and discuss alternatives when complications arisespeak with some spontaneity, although pauses for grammatical and lexical planning and repair are evident in longer stretches
|A person speaking at this level can:give clear, detailed descriptions of complex topicssummarize a discussionexpress and sustain opinionsrespond to complex and hypothetical questions
|A person speaking at this level:has sufficient basic vocabulary and grammatical structures to conduct routine transactions involving familiar situations and topicsuses structures and vocabulary borrowed from another language which can interfere with the clarity of the messagehas a pronunciation that requires close attention from the listener, but there are no long stretches that are unclear
|A person speaking at this level:has sufficient vocabulary and a variety of simple grammatical structures to handle concrete, non-routine situations and topics and can link a series of simple elements into a connected sequence when giving a factual descriptionmay be miscommunicating in some areas, but most stretches are clearhas a pronunciation that is generally clear enough to be understood, despite an evident accent from another languagewill, at times, be asked by the listener to repeat or clarify
|A person speaking at this level:has a fairly natural and even delivery, with occasional hesitations, but most hesitations are for ideashas a broad range of vocabulary and structures when talking about complex and abstract topics, with a relatively high degree of controlmakes errors, but these rarely lead to misunderstandinghas a pronunciation that is clear, even if an accent from another language is noticeablehas occasional mispronunciations but they rarely interfere with communication