iTEP Conversation

Spoken English Assessment

Speaking is often the most crucial yet underdeveloped skill in language learning. However, many English tests don’t assess practical speaking skills in any form. Others include speaking as a small fragment within otherwise grammar-based tests. But sometimes, a straightforward 30-minute speaking assessment is just what we need.

iTEP Conversation was designed to give test-takers an opportunity to speak freely about things they already know. Questions are friendly and follow the general patterns of casual conversations. All questions are free-response (as opposed to multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank questions) to allow test-takers to exercise critical thinking and speak as much as they are able to.

Conversation Test Details

In each section, examinees will encounter content and questions targeted to varying levels of proficiency.

A     Opening Questions — 2 minutes/ one part

Test-taker asked to introduce him/herself and speak about friends and family.

B      Short Passage Reading — 1 minute/ one part

Test-taker is asked to read an intermediate-level passage of approximately 85 words.

C      Short Answer — 1 minute/ one part

Test-taker is asked to answer three questions about an informal, everyday topic.

D     Photos A & B — 1 minute/ two photos

Test-taker is shown photos and is asked to answer three brief questions about  them.

E      Documents — 1 minute/ two documents

Test-taker is asked to answer three questions based on a document presented on the screen.

F      Topic Discussion — 2 minutes/ one part

Test-taker is asked about a topic and given one minute to prepare a minute-long response offering their personal opinion.

G     Agree or Disagree? — 2 minutes/ one part

Two different sides of an issue are presented; the test-taker is asked to give a one-minute response on the issue presented.

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