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Wazzala Demo 5


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Wazzala Demo 5

  1. 1. Preparation for English Certificates
  2. 2. <ul><li> is a free online preparation tool for academic English certification examinations, such as TOEFL & IELTS. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Wazzala’s system generates customized preparation study guides for users based on his/her needs. </li></ul><ul><li>It then provides smart features that give amazing insight into one’s preparation , and best of all, how to improve it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Wazzala’s system accomplishes all of this by applying 4 simple principles of intelligent preparation….. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Correcting Reporting Mapping Testing
  6. 6. <ul><li>Wazzala’s technology supports the following academic English certifications: </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Let’s take a look inside… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mapping
  9. 9. <ul><li>Wazzala makes 2 kinds of exam maps: </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Maps are a guide of what you need to know for an academic English tests. They show you exactly what skills are on the tests, and how often they appear on the tests. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability Maps are a guide of your ability on each skill. They show your proficiency on these skills. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Skills Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Wazzala Skills Maps answer the question: </li></ul><ul><li>Which skills are on academic English certificate examinations? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to know before my exam? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Skills Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the most common skills on tests </li></ul><ul><li>Classify the skills into learnable groups </li></ul><ul><li>Show how these skills are related to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Inform how often the skills show up on certification examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Rank them in order of most frequent to least frequent </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s an example… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Non–Finite Verbs Appearances 101 /560 Frequency 18% Rank 23 Participles Appearances 56 /560 Frequency 10% Rank 36 Present Participles Appearances 34 /560 Frequency 18% Rank 86 Past Participles Appearances 22 /560 Frequency 18% Rank 99
  13. 13. <ul><li>Appearances is how many times the skill showed up out of 560 questions on TOEFL, IELTS, ECPE, and CPE examinations. </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency is how often the skill showed up on English certification examinations. A 23% frequency means the skill showed up on 23% of the questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Rank is the skill’s place in the order of importance for English skills. A ranking of 45 means that it is the 45 th most important skill you need to know. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Ability Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Wazzala’s Ability Maps answer the question: </li></ul><ul><li>What is my ability on these skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I good or bad at the skills I must know? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Ability Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of how many times you have been tested on each skill </li></ul><ul><li>Count how many times you were correct on each skill </li></ul><ul><li>Show your “success rate&quot; for each skill </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate your ability </li></ul><ul><li>Display your ability of each skill by color </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s an example… </li></ul>
  16. 16. Non–Finite Verbs Attempts 34 /47 Correct 19 Ability POOR Participles Attempts 19 /24 Correct 15 Ability: MEDIOCRE Present Participles Attempts 9 /11 Correct 6 Ability GOOD Past Participles Attempts 10 /13 Correct 9 Ability EXCELLENT
  17. 17. <ul><li>Attempts are the number of times you have been tested on the skill. 6 /9 means that you have been tested on the skill 6 times out of a total of 9 times. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct is the number of correct answers you have on your tests regarding the skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability is your qualitative ability on the skill: Poor, Mediocre, Good, or Excellent </li></ul>
  18. 18. Testing
  19. 19. <ul><li>Users are tested 4 times during the preparation period. </li></ul><ul><li>Each test contains 70 questions covering the four main English skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar – 20 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary – 20 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Reading – 10 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Listening – 20 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s an example of each… </li></ul>
  20. 20. Grammar Testing <ul><li>&quot;Who is Susan getting married to?” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Oh, to some guy __________ since childhood.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>who she has been known </li></ul><ul><li>has been known her </li></ul><ul><li>has known her </li></ul><ul><li>she has known </li></ul>
  21. 21. Listening Testing a. The man is afraid to be out in public. b. The man can come out after noon. c. The man cannot come to the park. d. The man is afraid of work.
  22. 22. Vocabulary Testing <ul><li>The department store was __________ with customers when it reduced its prices 50%. </li></ul><ul><li>profligate </li></ul><ul><li>abashed </li></ul><ul><li>inundated </li></ul><ul><li>hushed </li></ul>
  23. 23. Reading Testing <ul><li>The prices of all large models may present obstacles to those consumers beset with financial problems.  Many American people consider a car to be an indispensable necessity for their day-to-day activities, but they simply cannot afford to patronize the expensive dealerships.  Plymouth and Chevrolet have found an innovative and ingenious solution to this dilemma: the compact car.  Most consumers even those earning a pittance can afford compact models such as the Neon and Metro since they are not as luxurious as Cadillacs or New Yorkers. </li></ul><ul><li>The new lines of compact cars... </li></ul><ul><li>have created a dilemma for car buyers. </li></ul><ul><li>are quite cheap yet, very fancy. </li></ul><ul><li>can be purchased by consumers with low incomes. </li></ul><ul><li>are sold only by elite dealerships. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Reporting
  25. 25. Correcting
  26. 26. <ul><li>Wazzala’s system helps people pass their certification exams , earn academic English certificates, and finally, achieve their goals and realize their dreams </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>one more thing…. </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Wazzala’s Evaluation & Diagnosis Services </li></ul><ul><li>You can get a detailed evaluation of your English Test-taking skills by simply clicking on a test on the Evaluations page at </li></ul><ul><li>They are accurate, fast and FREE ! </li></ul>