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Example: Using comparisons and contrasts to test your listening proficiency

 

Introduction
 

One way to test your listening proficiency is to ask someone to compare and contrast two objects or persons, while you note the important points of similarity or difference.

Guidelines
  Here is a guideline to follow when you use comparisons and contrasts to test your listening proficiency:
 
Things to do
  Here are the things to do when you use comparisons and contrasts to test your listening proficiency:
 
  • You think you might be at Advanced level so you ask a speaker of the language to choose two things or people to compare or contrast.
  • Listen and note the important points of similarity or difference.
  • Tell the speaker later what you thought were the main points of comparison or contrast, and see if he or she agrees.
  • Reread the description of the different levels of listening proficiency in the ACTFL guidelines.
  • Decide as honestly as possible which guideline level matches your performance.

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