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Model Standards - Employability Listening

Model Standards - Employability Listening


Employability Listening

 

Test Forms

Model Standards Listening Skill

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Beginning Literacy
Demonstrate understanding of simple words, phrases, and questions drawn from familiar material such as personal information or the immediate physical setting

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Demonstrate understanding of high-frequency commands and expressions of courtesy

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Beginning – Low
Demonstrate comprehension of simple words in context of common, everyday situations

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Demonstrate comprehension of basic commands through physical action            
Demonstrate understanding of simple face-to-face conversations using previously learned material            
Demonstrate strategies to check for understanding – clarifying by attempting to reproduce what has been heard, for example            
Respond appropriately to short emergency warnings            
Beginning – High
Demonstrate understanding of simple words and phrases drawn from learned topics

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Identify the main topic of conversation in familiar material

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Demonstrate understanding of non-face-to-face speech in familiar contexts, such as simple phone conversations and routine announcements

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Recognize words that signal differences between present, past, and future events    

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Respond appropriately to short emergency warnings            
Intermediate – Low
Demonstrate understanding of simple questions and answers, statements, and face-to-face conversations in standard dialect containing some unfamiliar vocabulary    

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Recognize basic constructions, such as subject-verb agreement
("He work" vs. "He works")
   

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Demonstrate understanding of telephone conversations on familiar material in familiar contexts    

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Intermediate – High
Identify main ideas and most supporting detail in factual material relating to everyday topics        

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Detect the mood of a message, determining to a limited degree such components as the attitudes and feelings of the speakers or the urgency of the message            
Demonstrate understanding of stories and other passages when vocabulary and structures are in familiar contexts        

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Demonstrate understanding of everyday conversation with some repetition or slower speech    

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Advanced – Low
Demonstrate understanding of the majority of face-to-face speech in standard dialect and at a normal rate; some repetition will be required            
Demonstrate understanding of abstract topics in familiar contexts            
Demonstrate understanding of most of the language used in movies or broadcasts of a non-technical or very general nature            
Demonstrate understanding of new vocabulary in context through guessing strategies    

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Advanced – High
Demonstrate understanding of conversation in encounters with native speakers without much repetition or rewording        

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Demonstrate understanding of descriptions and narrations of factual and technical material            

This correlation reflects the application of basic skills from Beginning Low through Advanced High levels.

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