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User Date Region Mark Question Submission Dictated text Feedback
ugur kose
13 October 2017 Turkey 2 out of 4 Question2-1 None

This response lacks clarity at points so that it is not clear if the speaker understands the prompt. The main point is communicated in these sentences, “The best way to learn about current events. The best way is watching television because you reach everything on television. If you use internet maybe you cannot understand the web design.” It is not clear what the speaker is referring to that can be reached on television or how this relates to current events. Later the speaker refers to “The operator talk about importances…” which does not have clear meaning. Because of the lack of clarity, the score is 2.

Diana Aguilar
12 October 2017 Mexico 2 out of 4 Question2-1 None

There is a general lack of clarity and precision in this response. The speaker does not clearly indicate that “current events” refers to news. The development consists mainly of this idea, “And through internet we can search a lot of opinions, a lot of pages. We can choose …which page is more appropriately for us,” which does not communicate a clear idea. Because there is a lack of clarity, the score is 2.

Pritha Mitra
14 October 2017 India 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response that names a specific location and provides some detailed development, including, “It is a very nice place with a lot of site seeing…with Victorian age buildings… Some sentences are incomplete, and there are hesitations between ideas, which lowers the score, but diction is clear and pronunciation is strong.

Gizem Arıkan
14 October 2017 Turkey 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

There are some excellent details in the development of this response. The speaker clearly knows the area and communicates specific details of the area. There are some errors in pronunciation, such as “atmospheria.” And some sentences are imprecise, such as, “They can walk around and feel that spirit their friends. “ The speaker should continue to focus on pronunciation, as this is nearly a top scoring response.

Muge Artar
14 October 2017 Turkey 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response with some strong development, including, “It is in the middle of two continents and it consists of two continents actually.” There is a lack of precision in the sentence structure which interferes with clarity at points, but the general points are clear enough. There is some repetition of ideas, including, “It takes a long time for a visitor to see around to walk around the historical area…” The score is 3.

13 October 2017 Turkey 2 out of 4 Question1-1 None

There are some sound issues with this response, so the score may not accurately reflect the entire response. The response is marked by a lack of precision in delivery and lack of clear sentence structure, as in this sentence, “They love the place its beautiful there its got the sweetest water on the planet…”  The speaker is encouraged to slow the pace of speech and focus on enunciation and sentence structure.

ugur kose
13 October 2017 Turkey 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response that provides relevant content. Delivery is marked by hesitations and filler sounds (um), but sentences are generally complete. Some sentences are imprecise, such as “Istanbul is north of Turkey.” Since Istanbul is in Turkey, this demonstrates an error in the use of a preposition. Some content is clear but very general, such as,  “Most of the tourists visit Istanbul because of the lots of historical places and lots of historical character in Istanbul.” Because of the issues of clarity, the score is 3.

Diana Aguilar
12 October 2017 Mexico 2 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is a developing response that has some relevant content, but is hindered by first language influence on several words, and grammatical errors that interfere with meaning. The speaker describes a location and provides some relevant content. Some of the content is imprecise, and does not clearly communicate information, such as, “All in that with the warm weather in here because its too hot in days and a little cold in nights.” Because of the lack of clarity and errors in grammar, the score is 2.

samuel vinicius nery souza
9 October 2017 Brazil 2 out of 4 Question2-1 None

There is some relevant content in this response, but some ideas are obscured by repetition and unclear diction that obscures meaning. The speaker repeats some words and phrases multiple times, making it unclear if he is attempting to make new points or repeating points, as in,  “So I think the best way to learn about current events is by the internet, but television is a good way, you can watch that about the journal…the program the journal…the program …”  It seems he has selected the internet as the best source, but the reasons for the selection are not completely clear, other than the availability, expressed through the repetition of the word “anytime.” Because of the fragmented sentences and repetition, the score is 2.

Andressa Freitas dos Santos
10 October 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response in which the speaker clearly names a location and provides relevant geographical information about the location. She elaborates with one primary, sustained sentence of development, which is, “It is a city very known for its beaches for its natural attractions, such as urban parks, beaches, also it is very known for its historical monuments and buildings and because of seasons carnival.” There is some repetition of words or ideas, and some pronunciation errors (beaches), leading to the score of 3.

Saymon Pinheiro
10 October 2017 Brazil 2 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This limited response includes very little development and is marked by a lack of precision in the few details that are provided as in this sentence, “It’s a wonderful  place to family be happy enjoy time with their childrens and it’s a garden very beautiful and very large,” which is the longest, sustained sentence of the response. Because of the limited development and errors in vocabulary and sentence structure, the score is 2.

elizabeth perez
9 October 2017 Mexico 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response with some strong development and inconsistent precision in vocabulary. The speaker names a location, and provides some context on the location, including, “It’s a beautiful place with a huge lake, like a big lake, so its quite similar like manies in Italy…” which is not completely clear. Some sentences convey meaning, but without precision, such as “They can enjoy with music.” Because of the clarity of speech, but lack of precision the score is 3.

samuel vinicius nery souza
9 October 2017 Brazil 2 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This response shows developing fluency with some clear ideas and adequate diction and pacing. The speaker has some difficulty with vocabulary and with maintaining a consistent sentence from beginning to end of the response, and some sentences have unclear meaning, such as, “And that stuffs makes this specificial place so much popular here in Brazil.” The speaker is encouraged to focus on vocabulary to ensure the precision of his response.

maria tello
6 October 2017 Peru 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

This response is notable for its clear diction and generally strong sentence structure. It is not clear if the speaker understands that “current events” refers to news as the example provided is to “learn about a specific date and celebration” and to find “ a lot of information about that episode on the internet,” both of which seem to refer to general research. The end of the response is not meaningful, as the speaker notes, “Even though if you are looking you can find in different languages.” The speaker is encouraged to maintain sentence structure consistently.

fer l
6 October 2017 Mexico 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

The speaker clearly selects the internet as the best source of current events, but the reasoning is not clear. The speaker indicates, “On the internet there Is a lot of information we don’t know if it is true…” as part of her evidence for why the internet is a better source of information, suggesting she has not fully elaborated her response or did not understand the prompt. Sentence structure is somewhat fragmented, but vocabulary is adequate, as in this sentence, “On the internet, people have more expression.”

Karla Rojas
6 October 2017 Mexico 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

This is an adequate response, although it is not completely clear that the speaker understands that “current events” refers to news. Sentence structure is uneven, as some sentences are clear and complete, while others are fragmented, such as, “I think the internet it’s the best way to learn about events because I…I almost never see television so I’m more television…” Vocabulary is limited, so the development is incomplete. The speaker is encouraged to focus on sentence structure and vocabulary development.

maria tello
6 October 2017 Peru 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an excellent response distinguished by excellent diction, a variety of strong sentence structures, and superior development. The speaker sustains her speech throughout the response, using a range of precise vocabulary in sentences such as,  “This district has many facilities that are prepared to receive tourists,” which demonstrates a fluent command of English. This is a top-scoring response.

fer l
6 October 2017 Mexico 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response marked by good diction and development. Sentences are choppy and there is quite a bit of repetition, especially of the word “really” as in “Really nice food….” And “…you can see a really really nice sunset.”  The score is lowered because not all sentences are grammatically correct, such as “The name of the place really nice close to my city is San Carlos…” If the speaker focuses on sentence structure, it is likely her score will improve.

Anngie Rodriguez
4 October 2017 Colombia 2 out of 4 Question2-1 None

It is not clear from this response that the speaker understands that “current events” refers to “news.” The speaker seems to be referring to learning in a very general sense, and includes elaboration such as, “For example, you can use Google to search something or you can use Yahoo to search something like finance or actual networks…or job…or something like that. “ The speaker does not provide a contrast with television to strengthen her stance. Because the understanding of the prompt is not clear, the score is 2.

Renato Hefler
3 October 2017 Brazil 2 out of 4 Question2-1 None

This response lacks development and primarily repeats words and phrases from the prompt so that it is not clear that the speaker understands that “current events” refers to news or that the speaker is able to make a clear argument about which is most effective. Some sentences lack meaning because of imprecise word choice, such as, “We can say that internet can be more quicker than television because it is all available in there.” The speaker should focus on elaborating with details that demonstrate a range of precise vocabulary and understanding of the argument.

Karla Rojas
6 October 2017 Mexico 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an adequate response that names a location and provides relevant elaboration. Some details are obscured by the speaker’s first-language influence on pronunciation, which is noticeable in words such as “food and artisanal.” Elaboration includes a list of details, namely the food and “old culture that used to live there.” There is a general lack of precision in language and some hesitation. The speaker should focus on fluid delivery and vocabulary.

Anngie Rodriguez
4 October 2017 Colombia 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

There is some relevant content in this response, which names a specific location and describes the main feature, which is a beach. Some elaboration is unclear, such as these sentence, “You can walk around during the night. In the night the water is…go down.” The speaker provides geographical location. Diction is clear, but hesitations interrupt clarity and require listener effort to piece together meaning. To improve the score the speaker should focus on vocabulary and sentence structure.

Renato Hefler
3 October 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is a strong response that clearly names a location and elaborates with details on why the location is a good tourist destination. The speaker has strong diction and uses a range of sentence structures. There is some imprecision in word choice, as in this sentence, “You can exercise yourself, make some friends, take a coconut water, and have some relax,” which lowers the score. To improve the grade the speaker should focus on precise vocabulary and verb forms.

Isabelle Blight
3 October 2017 Brazil 2 out of 4 Question2-1 None

The speaker seems confused about the prompt, as she does not clearly state a preference of either the internet or television, but, instead, repeats the phrase, “It is not the best way…” and seems to be referring to the internet as a source of news. She goes on to elaborate on the drawbacks of using the internet as a news source, with some relevant details, including, “Fake news are spreading around the internet.” Some sentences lack precision and are somewhat confused, such as, “We have to be mindsetted and know that not everything is true on the internet…”  Because there is no comparison and the speaker does not make a clear choice, and because of the lack of precision, the score is 2.

isa bel
30 September 2017 Mexico 4 out of 4 Question2-1 None

The speaker clearly understands the prompt and provides a well-developed comparison between the internet and television as sources of news, including details such as, “First, by reading on the internet you can choose the sources that you trust and the content that you want to learn and the television you cannot choose, or you can select some tv programs, but you cannot select the specific topics. “ There are some minor issues of precision in language, but diction is clear, the speaker uses a variety of sentence structures, and there are many relevant details.

Isabelle Blight
3 October 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

The speaker successfully names a location and provides relevant elaboration, including describing the beaches and the food. She includes the following development, “…also filled with culture things to do…like food…diversity and food and the people what are really heart warming and they will be nice to you and that why it is famous.” Despite some lapses in precision, the delivery is clear and there are relevant details. Sentence structure is inconsistent.

julia grala
2 October 2017 Brazil 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an excellent response that uses precise language, a variety of sentence structures, and excellent diction to explain why Rio de Janeiro is popular with tourists. The speaker explains, “It gets a lot of tourists from all the world every year, during all the months of the year.This happens because of the warm and very friendly people that live there.” There are some minor sentence level errors, but none that interfere in any way with meaning.

Sayma Rahman
29 September 2017 Bangladesh 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is a strong response with above average development. The speaker includes details including, “First of all …it is declared..it is the longest beach in the world…” She also describes the local seafood and restaurants. Sentences are somewhat fragmented and hesitations and minor pronunciation errors keep this from reaching the top score.

Sena Ahsen
27 September 2017 Turkey 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

The speaker clearly names a location and provides geographic orientation, noting, “It is placed in the north of Turkey.” She elaborates with details, including “It has a huge lake and is always green, it has this fresh air and even in the summers it is not hot it is cold.” One sentence, “People prefer to go there because they want to have a silent weekend or vacation,” lacks context and precision as it is not clear how “silence” is related to the activities noted or the temperature. There are minor grammatical errors, but diction is excellent and the speaker uses strong vocabulary. Sentence structure is inconsistent.

Rodrigo Cavinato
24 September 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

The speaker clearly names a location and provides clear and relevant development using some specific details. There are frequent grammatical errors, some of which obscure meaning, or create uncertainty, such as the closing statement, “So it’s a beautiful place a natural view a religious view and a tourist view for all the people.” Diction is clear and precise, while sentence structure is uneven with few complete sentences. The speaker is encouraged to focus on grammar to bring the score up to a 4.

Morenike Doherty
22 September 2017 Nigeria 0 out of 4 Question2-1 None

No sound.

Jainny Lomeli Espinosa
23 September 2017 Mexico 2 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This fragmented response offers some relevant development. The most relevant sentence is, “It’s a really pretty place, also listen to the mariachi…the free of the place is the colors and the music, the food…” which is incomplete, but lists several general features of the location. Sentences are fragmented and vocabulary is basic. The speaker is encouraged to focus on sentence structure and on vocabulary in order to improve the score.

Marcelo Piccin
23 September 2017 Brazil 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an excellent, fluent response that explores the appeal of the city and multiple attractions that draw visitors. The speaker’s mastery of vocabulary, sentence structure, and idiomatic expression is particularly evident in the following sentence, “…It has this contrast between the raw nature  with the bay and the hills and the trees that are very much  still there, but the same time, you still have a very interesting urban center…” This is clearly a top-scoring response.

Rodrigo Cavinato
24 September 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

The speaker clearly chooses the internet as the best source of current events and frames his response by noting he has “two reasons. “The first reason is the wealth of resources, elaborated with the following sentence, “Most of the times you can compare and search in different sources the informations for example a newspapers a specialists website an academic book or something like this.” There are minor grammatical errors throughout, which are distracting, but do not interfere with meaning. There is no direct contrast with between TV and the internet.

Sayma Rahman
24 September 2017 Bangladesh 3 out of 4 Question2-1

Despite sound issues and some issues of clarity that interfere with delivery this response offers relevant content and development. The speaker determines that the internet is the best source of current events, and clearly relates that “current events” refers to “news.”  She elaborates with some general development such as, “I can learn all of the news of the universe within a moment” to elaborate on the main point that the internet is a fast source of information.

Kon Bik
22 September 2017 India 0 out of 4 Question2-1 None

Unfortunately there are technical difficulties that interfere with the clarity of this response. There is static and the response is sped up so that individual words cannot be discerned.

Regina Chavez De la Vega
19 September 2017 Mexico 4 out of 4 Question2-1 None

This is a strong response with excellent diction and fluent, fluid delivery. The speaker effectively explores the complexities of the topic, noting several differences between getting news via the internet or the television. She notes, for example, “The TV is very regulated by the government, so it mostly hides a lot of facts that shouldn’t be hidden from the audience.” She also notes, on the other hand, that there can be bias on the internet. There are a few minor grammatical errors, but all raters would generally give this response a 4.

Morenike Doherty
22 September 2017 Nigeria 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This response names a location and offers limited development on the reasons why the location is popular with tourists. Delivery is somewhat sustained, moving from one point to the next, but shows some hesitation in moving to development. For example, “…is more a less a mountain, where people love to visit because it is quite unique. Has a carved face on the rock, which is something most people have never seen before…because it is natural…” The speaker develops the idea of the mountain being popular extensively, but doesn’t explain why until the very end, with a very brief mention of a carved rock face, so that the development, ultimately is somewhat limited.

Kon Bik
22 September 2017 India 3 out of 4 Question1-1 None

The speaker clearly names a location and provides some relevant development. Not all details can be discerned because of the pace of delivery and some repetition of syllables and sound, so that the response is uneven. For example, this sentence begins relatively clearly, although with a very rapid delivery, but trails off into words spoken so quickly that they meld together, making it nearly impossible to determine what the speaker says, “Visitors flock to it because it is one of the very beautiful place to visit it has….”  If the speaker slows the pace of delivery and focuses on diction, it is very likely the score will improve, as what can be discerned shows a range of vocabulary and sentence structure and little first language influence that interferes with meaning.

mina cansiz
20 September 2017 Turkey 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an exemplary response with strong development, clear diction, and a range of vocabulary and sentence structure. The speaker understands the prompt, responds directly, and provides relevant details, as in this sentence, “Istanbul is a popular place in Turkey, popular for visitors and tourists, because it has a lot of historical places, monuments, mosques, museums, based on ancient history you can find a lot of locations in the city to visit.” There is a range of sentence structures, including meaningful transitions between ideas, as in this sentence, “Other than that we have the Bosporus, which very enjoyable for the visitors who come in.”  This is clearly a top-scoring response.

Regina Chavez De la Vega
19 September 2017 Mexico 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is an excellent response with a wide fluent vocabulary, a range of sentence structures, and coherent, insightful reasoning. The speaker introduces the topic by referring to comments from tourists, “A lot of people I’ve met have told me that they really like Cancun…”  She makes interesting comments about why Cancun is unique, noting, for example, “Usually oceans in Mexico are really contaminated, but not in Cancun.” Any rater would automatically give this response a top score, and it is a response that would be pulled as an exemplar for a top scoring response.

Mariam Mestiashvili
16 September 2017 Georgia 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

Although there are several hesitations in delivery and grammatical errors, overall this is a strong response. The speaker establishes her stance, that she prefers to get her news from television, and has a well-developed explanation, including, “Lately there are lots of news on the internet that are not valid.”  She continues by noting, “On television the most popular channels mostly show only real, true information, and they usually have evidence.” Because development of this response is so strong, some raters might score it a 4, but the grammatical errors would likely bring the score to 3 with a review. The speaker should focus on grammatical sentence structure to ensure she earns the score warranted by her thoughtful responses.

Sri Lakshmi P
14 September 2017 United States 4 out of 4 Question2-1 None

Although somewhat repetitious, this is a very strong response that uses an effective framing device for organization. The speaker immediately establishes her stance, and her understanding of the topic with the first sentence, “I prefer to use my computer to get the news.” She elaborates with a well developed sentence, “Firstly, it is more convenient for me to get the news through the internet than through television.” Speech is clear, diction is precise, and pacing is excellent. The score is 4.

JULIE SANTOS
13 September 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

Despite a few syntax or sentence structure errors, this is a strong response, distinguished by the speaker’s clear diction and range of vocabulary. She establishes that she prefers the internet, primarily for its convenience, noting, “I’m always on internet, studying, searching or on social media. When I’m on Facebook I see a lot of news coming up.”  Her further elaboration is somewhat less developed, as in this sentence, “Because I live alone I have on one to talk about, that’s why I choose learning through the internet.”  The score is 3.

Edgar Vivas
12 September 2017 Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

The delivery and clarity of this response are very strong. The speaker takes the stance that the internet is the better source of current events, and elaborates with two reasons,  “The internet is a tool….that nowadays that everyone has in their own house…” and , “You have the total control of what you want to see on the internet.”  There are minor syntax errors throughout the response, which do not interfere with meaning. The speaker does not explore the concept that “current events” refers to news. The score is 3

Mariam Mestiashvili
16 September 2017 Georgia 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This is a strong response with good development and strong details. The speaker names a specific location and elaborates with details such as explaining that the location is “actually a mountain,” and providing an inventory of the activities visitors can enjoy, including “Good restaurants with Georgian national foods.” Diction is clear and the speaker uses a variety of sentence structures. Well done.

MArco Boretto
16 September 2017 Brazil 2 out of 4 Question1-1 None

The speaker does not name a specific location, but describes the “northeast of the country where the ocean-side is so beautiful.” There is a second speaker on the recording, and the speaker speaks in a language other than English. On the actual test, these two aspects of the response would result in a deferred score, meaning the response would be disqualified. Based on the speaker’s limited response, because a specific location is not named, the highest score is 2.

Fabio Noro
12 September 2017 Brazil 3 out of 4 Question2-1 None

The speaker identifies the internet as the best source of current events. The development is somewhat limited, but the speaker uses an effective framing device of “three reasons” to organize the response. The first reason, “because in the internet it can see different points of view,” is basically identical to the third, “you can compare different opinions.” Because of the limited range of development and minor errors in mechanics, the score is 3.

Jersey Tandoy
11 September 2017 Philippines 0 out of 4 Question2-1 None

Unfortunately, the volume of this response is too low to be heard. Please check the microphone before responding.

Sri Lakshmi P
14 September 2017 United States 4 out of 4 Question1-1 None

This very strong response names a specific attraction, the Taj Mahal, and provides the location. The speaker offers detailed and precise development, noting that the builder “…built this in the memory of his beloved wife” and that the structure is a “poem of marble.” Because of the strong vocabulary, excellent pacing, and clear diction, the score is 4.

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