IELTS Speaking Part 3: News (Band 4)
Published at : 21 Dec 2020
Examiner Comments on Candidate
This candidate attempts to keep going, but is unable to do so because of noticeable pauses, frequent self-correction and breakdowns in coherence. She links some ideas, but uses simple connectives repetitively. Her range of vocabulary is sufficient for only very limited discussion of unfamiliar topics. She makes errors in word choice and she is frequently imprecise (something like that; not just argue something). She has some control of basic sentence forms, but there are frequent errors or incomplete structures and few attempts at complex sentences. She is able to produce some acceptable features of pronunciation, but there are more than occasional mispronunciations, some of which cannot be understood. Stress and intonation patterns are severely distorted, causing strain for the listener.
She is a good example of candidate performance at this Band 4 level.
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