Вы находитесь на странице: 1из 4

ILEC Speaking Overview Teachers Notes

Description This task familiarises students with the format, timing, task specifications and marking of the ILEC Speaking test by getting students to read an overview of the test and matching sentences to gaps in the information. Time required: Materials required: Aims: 15 minutes Students Worksheet To familiarise teachers and students with the ILEC Speaking test

Procedure 1. Ask students if they have ever done a speaking test in any language before, and if so, what sort of things they had to do in the test. Elicit ideas about what the ILEC Speaking test might be like (accept any ideas at this stage). 2. Tell students they are going to find out some information about the ILEC Speaking test. Give out Students Worksheet and explain that they are going to do a gappedsentence task in which they have to insert missing sentences (A J) into the box which gives an overview of the test. There is one sentence that they do not need to use. Ask students to complete this task in pairs. 3. Elicit the answers (see Key to Students Worksheet). Discuss the following questions as a group (or write the questions on the board, ask students to discuss in pairs, then elicit the answers): Why are there four different parts to the test? [so candidates get a chance to use a range of language; each part is designed to show different speaking skills, e.g. in Part 2 candidates need to organise their ideas into a one-minute talk; in Parts 3 and 4 they need to respond, negotiate, agree, disagree, etc.] Is it better to say little and make few mistakes, or speak more and make more mistakes? [The latter: if you say little you will not get good marks for range of language or ability to extend speech.] 4. Ask students which part of the test they think will be easier or more difficult, and why. Tell them they will find out more about the parts of the test later.

Additional information: The standard test format is two candidates with two examiners. If there is an uneven number of candidates at a test centre, the final test of the session will be taken by three candidates. In this case the test will last 23 minutes, but the format of the test is the same.

UCLES 2009. This material may be photocopied (without alteration) and distributed for classroom use provided no charge is made. For further information see our Terms of Use at http://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

ILEC Speaking Overview Teachers Notes

www.teachers.cambridgeesol.org Page 1 of 4

ILEC Speaking Overview Answer Keys


Key to Students Worksheet

1. C 2. J 3. I 4. E 5. B 6. F 7. H 8. D 9. A

UCLES 2009. This material may be photocopied (without alteration) and distributed for classroom use provided no charge is made. For further information see our Terms of Use at http://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

ILEC Speaking Overview Answer Keys

www.teachers.cambridgeesol.org Page 2 of 4

ILEC Speaking Overview Students Worksheet


Choose the best sentence (A J) to complete each of the gaps (1 9). Do not use any sentence more than once. There is one sentence you do not need to use.

An Overview of ILEC Speaking


Paper Format: 1 _________________________ (see the table below) Timing: People: Marks: The test lasts 16 minutes. 2 _________________________ The interlocutor speaks to the candidates, and the assessor listens and does not join in the interaction. Both the interlocutor and the assessor award marks based on the candidates performance throughout the test. 3 _________________________ Grammar and vocabulary Discourse management Pronunciation Interactive communication

4 _________________________

Part 1

Task Type and Format Interview The interlocutor asks both candidates questions about themselves and their legal work or studies. 5 _________________________

Timing 2 minutes

The one-minute long turn Each candidate has one minute to choose and prepare one out of two lawrelated topics. 6 _________________________ The candidate talks about their topic on their own for about one minute. 7 _________________________

7 minutes

The collaborative task The interlocutor gives candidates a shared task on a law-related topic with written prompts for them to discuss. 8 _________________________

3 minutes

The discussion 9 _________________________ Candidates express opinions and develop the discussion.

4 minutes

UCLES 2009. This material may be photocopied (without alteration) and distributed for classroom use provided no charge is made. For further information see our Terms of Use at http://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

ILEC Speaking Overview Students Worksheet

www.teachers.cambridgeesol.org Page 3 of 4

A. The interlocutor asks both candidates questions related to the topic in Part 3. B. Candidates give personal information and express opinions. C. The test consists of four parts. D. Candidates negotiate, exchange opinions and make decisions. E. The interlocutor awards a mark for Global Achievement. F. Each topic has some prompts for the candidate to use as required. G. Candidates then ask the interlocutor questions. H. The second candidate then asks a question about the talk. I. The assessor awards marks for the following criteria:

J. There are usually two candidates and two examiners.

UCLES 2009. This material may be photocopied (without alteration) and distributed for classroom use provided no charge is made. For further information see our Terms of Use at http://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

ILEC Speaking Overview Students Worksheet

www.teachers.cambridgeesol.org Page 4 of 4