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Guidelines for ISLPR Tests: Reading Test

Posted by Kenina Ingram on July 27, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Speaking, Listening and Reading skills are tested in a one-to-one interview that takes about 60 minutes. The interview is audio-recorded. Three things determined the content of the test: everyday life in Australia, everyday. 

  

 Academic Test:

In one part of the interview, the tester will ask you

 to read a variety of texts. Texts may be selected from such materials as;

  • news storiesread
  • feature stories
  • editorials
  • 'letter to the editor'
  • columnists' opinions
  • advertisements or,
  • community information (e.g. brochures).
There may be some semi-technical material (e.g. from a textbook or special interest magazine). The time allowed for reading will depend on the length of the text and the kind of information in the text. You may take note, underline or use a highlighter. You will show how well you understand what you have ready by talking to the tester. You may refer to the text when you are talking to the tester. You will not be allowed to use a dictionary.

Professional Registration:

In one part of the interview, you will read a variety of texts related to education and the socialisation of young people. You will demonstrate your understanding of a text by talking to the tester about it.

Texts may be selected from such materials as the following:

  • curriculum materials (e.g. syllabuses or text-books)
  • research reports
  • material from the mass media or professional journals (e.g. news stories, feature stories, editorials, ‘letters to the editor’, columnists’ opinions, articles, reviews)
  • community information (e.g. brochures)
  • advertisements, or
  • material related to conditions of employment (e.g. newsletters from an employer or union).

Reading and drinking coffeeThe time allowed for the reading will depend on the type and length of the text, with some flexibility to account for individual differences in reading speed. You may make notes, underline, or use a highlighter as you read. You may refer back to the text while you talk to the tester. Dictionary use is not allowed.

You will also be asked to read aloud a short text. This is likely to be a notice for students, or a section of one of the reading texts


Vocational Test:

In one part of the interview, you will read a variety of texts. You will demonstrate your understanding of a text by talking to the tester about it. Texts may be selected from such materials as the following:

  • vocational training materials (e.g. text-books)
  • research reports
  • material from the mass media or professional journals (e.g. news stories, feature stories, editorials, ‘letters to the editor’, columnists’ opinions, articles, reviews)
  • community information (e.g. brochures)
  • advertisements
  • material related to conditions of employment (e.g. newsletters from an employer or union).

The time allowed for the reading will depend on the type and length of the text, with flexibility to account for individual differences in speed. You may take notes as you read. You may refer back to the text while you talk to the tester. Dictionary use is not allowed.

In some vocations, you may also be asked to read aloud a short text typical of material read aloud in your vocation.

Topics: Macro skills, tools, tips, preparation, Teacher registration, University students, Teachers, Australia, English as a second language, individual tests, customised testing, Personalised testing, Language test, ISLPR, Learn english, English test, Reading skills, Reading test

At ILS, language testing is personal.

Language is an interactive and social skill. Therefore, we believe English should be taught and tested similarly.

ISLPR Language Services (ILS) developed the ISLPR® Test because we saw the need for a test that examined your real-life language. The ISLPR® Test is an interactive and personalised test. As the ISLPR test is personalised for each candidate, there are no tricks to pass the test. 

Why we're different:

  • We test your speaking, listening and reading skills in a one-to-one interview.
  • The content of your test is customised to match your area of expertise.
  • The ISLPR is the shortest English test, therefore minimising the chance of fatigue.
  • We offer individual English tutorials with accredited tutors.
  • We offer a feedback service so you can find out why you got that rating in your test.

 

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