Criteria 1: Speaking – This criterion assesses one’s ability to communicate effectively with accuracy and fluency in formal and informal settings. It is important to use precise vocabulary and intonation to express meaning and show great fluency and ease of speech with confidence and competence. The speaker must explain complex matters in detail and comfortably discuss a variety of topics concretely.
Criteria 2: Writing – In writing memos, email and reports, it is important to demonstrate a high degree of control of grammar, spelling, and punctuation in both general and professional vocabulary. It is essential to carry out formal writing to address issues in a highly conceptualised fashion and ability to explain complex matters. Criteria 3: Listening – This criterion assesses the ability to comprehend speech in a standard dialect on a wide range of familiar and less familiar topics. It is also important to understand not only what is said but sometimes unspoken and indirect information, tone and point of view and can follow persuasive arguments. Criteria 4: Reading – It is important to understand a wide variety of texts from both familiar and unfamiliar subjects including professional, technical, academic and literary.
The readers ability to understand text that use precise, often specialised vocabulary and complex grammatical structures is also assess in this criteria.