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sábado, 8 de maio de 2010

ANAC's English Test Simulation Test # 1 (Santos Dumont Assessment)

This is a simulation of SANTOS DUMONT ASSESSMENT, a proficiency English test for pilots made by ANAC, and it is based on the principles of ICAO language proficiency requirements as well as ANAC'S English proficiency rating conduct over the last years, as far as Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Interaction, Comprehension and Fluency are concerned.

This simulation test is divided in 3 parts:

PART I - WARM UP

PART II - LISTENING

PART III - PICTURE DESCRIPTION

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Rating Criticism by Rodrigo Chimento - According to the artfacts above. All publisher`s rights.

Candiate: Instructor Pilot    Grade: ICAO 3   

Pronunciation - ICAO 4


Negative Points

Question #2:

-instructor

-since

Question #7:

-new

Question #21:

-apparently

Question #19:

-“happened” (the sound finishes in “d”)

Grammar - ICAO 4


Positive Points

- Understands the Present Perfect well

Negative Points

Questions #5:

-“We have to prepare very well the students” (sentence order)

Question #9:

-We gonne to train some maneuvers (the past form of the verb to go is “went”)

Question #14:

-Let`s not forget that “I hadn`t” in the response for the question fits the informal way for answering questions in the Present Perfect, as in “Have you ever had any accident or incident on board?” for instance.

Question #14:

-In formal grammar, instead of more safe, we say “safer”

Question #19:

-“Any passenger can had some injuries.”

Question #20:

-“in this landing, the pilot could had fire in the emergency landing…”

Vocabulary - ICAO 4


Negative Points

Question #5:

-Soon instead of early

Interaction - ICAO 4


Positive Points

Question #13:

-Can interact adequately when there is a doubt (asking for clarification)

Question #16:

-Instead of pausing for so long, the candidate uses “what can I say…”, which also contributes for a good Interaction

Comprehension - ICAO 4


Negative Points
Question #15:

-Ingestion or Injection?

Fluency - ICAO 3


Negative Points
The candidate pauses, hesitates, phrases at times, and he takes more than usual to get back to fluency flow. It sometimes interferes with ease of understanding. The candidate needs to obbey a bit more the tempo and stress of English language.


Question #10:

-Instead of pausing for so long due to lack of vocabulary, the candidate uses “what can I say…” as a strategy to fill out the his "fluency gaps", and end up either paraphrasing or putting his ideas in order. It also contributes for good Interaction

Question #12:

-Instead of pausing for so long due to lack of vocabulary, the candidate uses “what can I say…” as a strategy to fill out the his "fluency gaps", and end up either paraphrasing or putting his ideas in order. It also contributes for good Interaction

Negative Points

Question #13

-It`s clear to notice that the student doesn`t know what to say before he says it. I would recommend the candidate know exactly what he is going to say before he says it eventually, so that pauses and hesitations can be avoided.

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