Ef1706: English Language written exam: 60% of your overall module mark Written exam will consist of parts. Part 1



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EF1706 Exam Instructions




EF1706: English Language 2
Written exam: 60% of your overall module mark
Written exam will consist of 4 parts.
Part 1: Listening - Four recorded monologues and conversations (20 points).
Part 2: Reading - Three reading passages with tasks (30 points).
Part 3: Writing - Short essay task of about 300 words (30 points)


Part 4: Use of Language - Four exercises (20 points).

Examiners use assessment/marking criteria to award a score for each of the three parts: listening, reading and writing.



Part 1: Listening: Marking criteria

Level 4, 5 and 6 assessments (e.g. Undergraduate programmes) Band

Numerical equivalent

Listening scores

Exceptional 1st

96

33+

High 1st

89

32

Mid 1st

81

31

Low 1st

74

29-30

High 2.1

68

28

Mid 2.1

65

27

Low 2.1

62

25-26

High 2.2

58

24

Mid 2.2

55

23

Low 2.2

52

21-22

High 3rd

48

20

Mid 3rd

45

18-19

Low 3rd

42

16-17

Marginal Fail

35*

14-15

Mid Fail

30*

12-13

Low Fail

25

10-11

Fail

10

1-9

Non-submission

0

0


Part 2: Reading: Marking criteria

Level 4, 5 and 6 assessments (e.g. Undergraduate programmes) Band

Numerical equivalent

Reading scores

Exceptional 1st

96

33+

High 1st

89

32

Mid 1st

81

31

Low 1st

74

29-30

High 2.1

68

28

Mid 2.1

65

27

Low 2.1

62

25-26

High 2.2

58

24

Mid 2.2

55

23

Low 2.2

52

21-22

High 3rd

48

20

Mid 3rd

45

18-19

Low 3rd

42

16-17

Marginal Fail

35*

14-15

Mid Fail

30*

12-13

Low Fail

25

10-11

Fail

10

1-9

Non-submission

0

0

Part 3: Writing: Marking criteria



Mark

Task Achievement

Coherence and Cohesion

Lexical Resource

Grammatical Range and Accuracy

Exceptional 1:96
High 1: 89
Mid 1: 81
Low 1: 74
Writing score:
17-20

fully addresses all parts of the
task
presents a fully developed
position in answer to the
question with relevant, fully
extended and well supported
ideas

uses cohesion in such a way that it
attracts no attention
skilfully manages paragraphing

uses a wide range of vocabulary
with very natural and
sophisticated control of lexical
features; rare minor errors occur
only as ‘slips’

uses a wide range of structures with full
flexibility and accuracy; rare minor errors
occur only as ‘slips’

High 2.1: 68


Mid 2.1: 65
Low 2.1: 62
Writing score:
13-16

sufficiently addresses all parts
of the task
presents a well-developed
response to the question with
relevant, extended and
supported ideas

sequences information and ideas
logically
manages all aspects of cohesion well
uses paragraphing sufficiently and
appropriately

uses a wide range of vocabulary
fluently and flexibly to convey
precise meanings
skilfully uses uncommon lexical
items but there may be
occasional inaccuracies in word
choice and collocation
produces rare errors in spelling
and/or word formation

uses a wide range of structures
the majority of sentences are error-free
makes only very occasional errors or inappropriacies

High 2.2: 58


Mid 2.2: 55
Low 2.2: 52
Writing score:
10-12



addresses all parts of the task
presents a clear position
throughout the response
presents, extends and
supports main ideas, but there
may be a tendency to
overgeneralise and/or
supporting ideas may lack
focus

logically organises information and
ideas; there is clear progression
throughout
uses a range of cohesive devices
appropriately although there may be
some under-/over-use
presents a clear central topic within
each paragraph

uses a sufficient range of
vocabulary to allow some
flexibility and precision
uses less common lexical items
with some awareness of style
and collocation
may produce occasional errors
in word choice, spelling and/or
word formation

uses a variety of complex structures
produces frequent error-free sentences
has good control of grammar and
punctuation but may make a few errors

High 3rd: 48
Mid 3: 45
Low 3: 42

Writing score:


8-9

addresses all parts of the task
although some parts may be
more fully covered than others
presents a relevant position
although the conclusions may
become unclear or repetitive
presents relevant main ideas
but some may be
inadequately
developed/unclear

arranges information and ideas
coherently and there is a clear overall
progression
uses cohesive devices effectively, but
cohesion within and/or between
sentences may be faulty or mechanical
may not always use referencing clearly
or appropriately
uses paragraphing, but not always
logically

uses an adequate range of
vocabulary for the task
attempts to use less common
vocabulary but with some
inaccuracy
makes some errors in spelling
and/or word formation, but they
do not impede communication

uses a mix of simple and complex
sentence forms
makes some errors in grammar and
punctuation but they rarely reduce
communication

Marginal Fail: 35
Writing score:
7

addresses the task only
partially; the format may be
inappropriate in places
expresses a position but the
development is not always
clear and there may be no
conclusions drawn
presents some main ideas but
these are limited and not
sufficiently developed; there
may be irrelevant detail

presents information with some
organisation but there may be a lack of
overall progression
makes inadequate, inaccurate or over
use of cohesive devices
may be repetitive because of lack of
referencing and substitution
may not write in paragraphs, or
paragraphing may be inadequate

uses a limited range of
vocabulary, but this is minimally
adequate for the task
may make noticeable errors in
spelling and/or word formation
that may cause some difficulty
for the reader

uses only a limited range of structures
attempts complex sentences but these
tend to be less accurate than simple
sentences
may make frequent grammatical errors
and punctuation may be faulty; errors can
cause some difficulty for the reader

Mid Fail: 30*
Writing score:
6

responds to the task only in a
minimal way or the answer is
tangential; the format may be
inappropriate
presents a position but this is
unclear
presents some main ideas but
these are difficult to identify
and may be repetitive,
irrelevant or not well
supported

presents information and ideas but
these are not arranged coherently and
there is no clear progression in the
response
uses some basic cohesive devices but
these may be inaccurate or repetitive
may not write in paragraphs or their
use may be confusing

uses only basic vocabulary
which may be used repetitively
or which may be inappropriate
for the task
has limited control of word
formation and/or spelling; errors
may cause strain for the reader

uses only a very limited range of structures
with only rare use of subordinate clauses
some structures are accurate but errors
predominate, and punctuation is often
faulty

Low Fail: 25
Writing score:
5

does not adequately address
any part of the task
does not express a clear
position
presents few ideas, which are
largely undeveloped or
irrelevant

does not organise ideas logically
may use a very limited range of
cohesive devices, and those used may
not indicate a logical relationship
between ideas

uses only a very limited range of
words and expressions with
very limited control of word
formation and/or spelling
errors may severely distort the
message

attempts sentence forms but errors in
grammar and punctuation predominate
and distort the meaning

Fail: 10
Writing score:
4

barely responds to the task
does not express a position
may attempt to present one or
two ideas but there is no
development

has very little control of organisational
features

uses an extremely limited range
of vocabulary; essentially no
control of word formation and/or
spelling

cannot use sentence forms except in
memorised phrases

Fail: 5
Writing score:
2-3

answer is completely
unrelated to the task

fails to communicate any message

can only use a few isolated
words

􀂃 cannot use sentence forms at all

Non-submission: 0
Writing score:
0

does not attend
does not attempt the task in any way



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