Toward Speaking Excellence The Michigan Guide to Maximizing Your Performance on the TSE(R) Test and Other Speaking Tests

ISBN-10: 0472030868
ISBN-13: 9780472030866
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Dean Papajohn
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Description: The new edition of Toward Speaking Excellence addresses the recent changes to the Test of Spoken English (TSEreg;). The text introduces readers to the format of the new TSEreg;, typical questions, and scoring criteria. The second edition of Toward  More...

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List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 2/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The new edition of Toward Speaking Excellence addresses the recent changes to the Test of Spoken English (TSEreg;). The text introduces readers to the format of the new TSEreg;, typical questions, and scoring criteria. The second edition of Toward Speaking Excellence includes actual student responses that are used or modified to highlight specific characteristics of effective communication. Two complete sample TSEreg;-like tests are included for further practice. Also provided are practice with some of the skills that, while no longer tested on the TSEreg;, are key to sounding more native-like and fluent. Toward Speaking Excellence may be used as an individual study tool or as a course text. While the material is directed toward the TSEreg; and SPEAKreg; tests, the communication strategies presented will prepare students for other types of oral exams (including the TASTreg;, interviews, and performance tests. Toward Speaking Excellence is a course book but may also be used for individual test-preparation/self-study. Dean Papajohn is a Specialist in Education at the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign..

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Introduction to oral proficiency testing
Preparing for the TSE test and other speaking tests
Test scoring
Pronunciation
The new TSE test
A sample test
Warm-up questions
Narrate a story
Discuss advantages and disadvantages
Share an opinion
Discuss a hypothetical situation
Describe graph
Analyze a graph
Extend a greeting
Respond to a phone message
Give a progress report
Final notes and test registration information
Practice tests
The SPEAK test
Recommending, giving directions, and describing questions for the SPEAK test
Suggest and persuade questions for the SPEAK test
Define or explain questions for the SPEAK test
Announcement questions for the SPEAK test

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