Fluency Types & Oral Fluency Scores in PTE Academic (Marking Scheme)

Fluency Types & Oral Fluency Scores in PTE Academic (Marking Scheme)

Fluency Types & Oral Fluency Scores in PTE Academic (Marking Scheme)

Fluency Types & Oral Fluency Scores in PTE Academic (Marking Scheme)

5 Native-like – Speech shows smooth rhythm and phrasing. There are no hesitations, repetitions, false starts or non-native phonological simplifications.

4 Advanced – Speech has an acceptable rhythm with appropriate phrasing and word emphasis. There is no more than one hesitation, one repetition or a false start. There are no significant non-native phonological simplifications.

3 Good – Speech is at an acceptable speed but may be uneven. There may be more than one hesitation, but most words are spoken in continuous phrases. There are few repetitions or false starts. There are no long pauses and speech does not sound staccato.

2 Intermediate – Speech may be uneven or staccato. Speech (if >= 6 words) has at least one smooth three-word run, and no more than two or three hesitations, repetitions or false starts. There may be one long pause, but not two or more.

1 Limited – Speech has irregular phrasing or sentence rhythm. Poor phrasing, staccato or syllabic timing, and/or multiple hesitations, repetitions, and/or false starts make spoken performance notably uneven or discontinuous. Long utterances may have one or two long pauses and inappropriate sentencelevel word emphasis.

0 Disfluent – Speech is slow and labored with little discernable phrase grouping, multiple hesitations, pauses, false starts, and/or major phonological simplifications. Most words are isolated, and there may be more than one long pause.

 

Speed shows smooth rhythm and phrasing. There are no hesitations, repetitions, false starts or non-native phonological simplification. So technically your fluency means you should be smooth and make sure there are no hesitations. Don’t repeat if you have made a grammatical error, don’t try to correct it again.

E.g. While describing the graph you have said 70% the figure was 20%, like if you said the import was 70% instead it was 20% (don’t get confuse and start say oh…ohh ohh.. i am sry it was 20%) this way you may lose marks in fluency.

If you have said something wrong let it be, there is no need to correct it. Don’t give any false start, grammar and the sentence should be simple.

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