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Validating the retelling task of Test for English Majors Band 4 Oral in China: Evidence from a corpus-based exploration

Kong, Xiaoxiao


The retelling task is the first task in the Test for English Majors Band 4 Oral (TEM4-Oral), a nationwide English speaking test for undergraduate English major students in China. Despite its wide use, little work has been done on ensuring its validity. This is reflected in the absence of a systematic validation program or review since its launch in 1999 (Duan, 2011). In the case of the retelling task, the provision of a source story which candidates ‘retell’ raises concerns about the use of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (Honours)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7b777d0a341


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