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Maria, Spain (overall band 6)

Fluency and Coherence - band 6 Lexical Resource - band 6
Answers the questions and is able to produce long turns. There is slow speech due to hesitation which affects development. A number of basic linking devices are evident ('but', 'for example') but overused. Is able to discuss topics at length with some useful and precise lexis. Good examples include 'opportunity' 'cultural activities'
Grammatical Range / Accuracy - band 6 Pronunciation - band 6
A variety of tenses are employed ('I've been working') and several interesting structures ('in order to..', 'in favour of') but errors are numerous ('I'm thinking to go', 'it depends of'', 'websites you can hear', 'more easy'). Control of phonological features is variable. Pronunciation of words ('cultural' 'work') sometimes lack clarity. Stress and intonation is used well at times but is inconsistent.


Catia, Portugal

Catia, Portugal

Just want to thank Jenny and Nigel for the incredible support. The spoken feedbacks on the writing tasks were fundamental for my writing improvement.
I am delighted with my 7.5 overall band score in my first attempt and am now ready to apply for midwifery. This course was very helpful and i really think I wouldn’t have made it without your help.

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