The ‘Re-tell Lecture’ question integrates listening and speaking skills, and requires you to understand and re-tell a lecture.
|Number of items||3-4|
|Prompt Length||Up to 90 seconds|
|Time to answer||40 seconds|
|Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored||Listening and speaking
Oral fluency, pronunciation
|Subskills tested||Listening: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying supporting points or examples; identifying a speaker’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; understanding academic vocabulary; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; classifying and categorizing information; following an oral sequencing of information; comprehending variations in tone, speed and accent.
Speaking: Speaking for a purpose (to repeat, to inform, to explain); supporting an opinion with details, examples and explanations; organizing an oral presentation in a logical way; developing complex ideas within a spoken discourse; using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar; speaking at a natural rate; producing fluent speech; using correct intonation; using correct pronunciation; using correct stress; speaking under timed conditions.
Introductory and concluding phrases can be:
“The speaker discussed/described/talked about…”
“The lecture was regarding/talked about…”
“To conclude, the speaker…”
“Overall, the lecture was…”
Sample transitional words and phrases are in addition to, furthermore and moreover.
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