Preparing students for tests and exams

Adrian Tennant gives some practical tips aimed at helping you prepare your students for their exams.

Author: Adrian Tennant


Although most English Language tests claim to assess the proficiency or ability of a student, the reality is quite different. Almost every devised and administered test assesses a student’s ability to do that particular test, and not their overall competency in English! Tests have a particular format and set of tasks. Familiarity with the format and the task type almost always results in a higher score. Therefore, the test in question does not only test a student’s language ability, it also tests their ability to do the test.

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