Toward Speaking Excellence: The Michigan Guide to Maximizing Your Performance on the TSE (R) Test and Other Speaking Tests / Edition 2

Toward Speaking Excellence: The Michigan Guide to Maximizing Your Performance on the TSE (R) Test and Other Speaking Tests / Edition 2

by Dean Steven Papajohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472030868

ISBN-13: 9780472030866

Pub. Date: 02/16/2005

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

The new edition of Toward Speaking Excellence addresses the recent changes to the Test of Spoken English (TSE®). The text introduces readers to the format of the new TSE®, typical questions, and scoring criteria. The second edition of Toward Speaking Excellence includes actual student responses that are used or modified to

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The new edition of Toward Speaking Excellence addresses the recent changes to the Test of Spoken English (TSE®). The text introduces readers to the format of the new TSE®, typical questions, and scoring criteria. The second edition of Toward Speaking Excellence includes actual student responses that are used or modified to highlight specific characteristics of effective communication. Two complete sample TSE®-like tests are included for further practice. Also provided are practice with some of the skills that, while no longer tested on the TSE®, are key to sounding more native-like and fluent.

Toward Speaking Excellence may be used as an individual study tool or as a course text. While the material is directed toward the TSE® and SPEAK® tests, the communication strategies presented will prepare students for other types of oral exams (including the TAST®, interviews, and performance tests. Toward Speaking Excellence is a course book but may also be used for individual test-preparation/self-study.

Dean Papajohn is a Specialist in Education at the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign..

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472030866
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
02/16/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,441,225
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Introduction to oral proficiency testing1
1Preparing for the TSE test and other speaking tests3
2Test scoring10
3Pronunciation17
Pt. 2The new TSE test43
4A sample test45
5Warm-up questions53
6Narrate a story61
7Discuss advantages and disadvantages80
8Share an opinion96
9Discuss a hypothetical situation108
10Describe graph123
11Analyze a graph139
12Extend a greeting157
13Respond to a phone message173
14Give a progress report196
15Final notes and test registration information228
16Practice tests232
Pt. 3The SPEAK test247
17Recommending, giving directions, and describing questions for the SPEAK test249
18Suggest and persuade questions for the SPEAK test270
19Define or explain questions for the SPEAK test280
20Announcement questions for the SPEAK test288

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