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Helia’s Video: Part One

Fluency and coherence Lexical resource
Pausing ('errm') is common in most turns but the ability to answer questions is evident and linkers (so, and, but, because) are employed to some good effect. However, short turns are still dominant. A good range of vocabulary ('handicraft, import/export') is employed to answer some questions but there are also a number of basic countable/uncountable errors ('watch movie, labors, physical works, do the works) and word form ('I work in a hairdressing, I like interior designer').
Grammatical range and accuracy Pronunciation
Basic tenses and structures are consistently used. Although, a few more complex ones are noticeable (I've been doing, I'd like to do, he's almost..but.. still, he's used to) with varied success. Clear and understandable throughout with limited pronunciation problems. However, the ability to sustain sentence level stress and intonation is lacking due to thinking pauses.

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