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Designing a placement test

MARKING INSTRUCTIONS (Cumulative Score Targets) & ANSWER KEY

(0) Zero beginner / e1ementary: This level is for students whose
SECTION (1) score is less than 5 out of 7.

(1) Post elementary: This level for students whose
SECTION (1) score is 5/7 or more (who can go no higher).

(2) Intermediate: This level for students whose
SECTION (2) score is 5/7 or more OR 4/7 with a cumulative score of no less than 10/14 (who can go no higher).

(3) Post intermediate: This level for students whose
SECTION (3) score is 5/7 or more OR 4/7 with a cumulative score of no less than 15/21 (who can go no higher)*

(4) Advanced: This level for students whose
SECTION (4) score is 5/7 or more OR 4/7 with a cumulative score of no less than 20/28.

ANSWER KEY

01 to (come to Brighton)
02 is (she is staying)
03 to (wants to know)
04 with (tea with a little milk & sugar)
05 in (living in Brunswick Road)
06 from (not far from the school)
07 leaves (she leaves her house)

08 first (arrive...for the first time)
09 so (so that they can be placed)
10 right/correct/appropriate/proper/ (at the right level)
11 been (have been learning)
12 asking (his teacher is asking him)
13 for (Only for about 6 months)
14 answer/reply (is Masami's answer)

15 given (are also given useful information)
16 going (enjoy going to discotheques)
17 interested (more interested in)
18 variety/range/selection/choice (a wide variety of excursions)
19 sale/offer/display (are on sale in the ELC)
20 away (London is only 60 miles away.)
21 journey/distance (complete the journey in..)

22 wishing/wanting/hoping/expecting/ planning/intending/ (those students wishing to explore
23 travel (allows unlimited travel on)
24 periods (for periods of one or four)
25 fares (bus & train fares..higher)
26 increases/rises (increases in fuel)
27 down (to cut down on their expenses)
28 made/realised/achieved/effected (large savings can be made.)


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