Strategies for speaking tests: corpus-based tips for preparing students

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Gemma Bellhouse
Alex Thorp

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Learners of English must often take an interactive speaking test to prove they can communicate effectively. But how can students prepare for unpredictable communication? Are there strategies used by test candidates, and could learning them make speaking performance more successful? Using new corpus data, this talk outlines ‘active listening’ strategies to support test preparation and awareness of communicative competence.

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