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TESTING GRAMMAR AND
VOCABULARY
Cristina Polidura Varela
Clara Sebastián Algora
TESTING GRAMMAR
• Control of grammatical structures  core of language
ability.
• Proficiency test are concerned usually o...
Do you think grammar has an important place in an
institution´s teaching?
Of course! If it is not, maybe it would set limi...
SAMPLING
It is a reflection to give the test content validity by
selecting from the structures specified.
It should not co...
Four techniques for testing grammar
• Gap filling
• Paraphrase
• Completion
• Multiple choice
Gap filling
• It has just one correct response
• It could accept two posible correct response, if the
meaning is the same
...
Paraphrase
It is required by students
to write a sentence
equivalent in meaning to
one that is given.
Completion
The stu...
Multiple choice
Students have to choose between three or four
options and they select one of them according to
the text.
Testing Vocabulary
• Teaching of vocabulary is devoted much less time than teaching of
grammar.
• Vocabulary achievement t...
Words should be grouped
Recognition ability Production ability
Testing recognition ability
Recognise synonyms
Recognise definitions
Recognise appropiate word for context
Testing production ability
Pictures
Definitions
Gap filling
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  1. 1. TESTING GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY Cristina Polidura Varela Clara Sebastián Algora
  2. 2. TESTING GRAMMAR • Control of grammatical structures  core of language ability. • Proficiency test are concerned usually of interesting in language skills. Backwash effect Test writing ability
  3. 3. Do you think grammar has an important place in an institution´s teaching? Of course! If it is not, maybe it would set limits to what can be achieve in the way of skills performance. The successful writing of academic assignments
  4. 4. SAMPLING It is a reflection to give the test content validity by selecting from the structures specified. It should not concentrate on the structures that to be easiest to test.
  5. 5. Four techniques for testing grammar • Gap filling • Paraphrase • Completion • Multiple choice
  6. 6. Gap filling • It has just one correct response • It could accept two posible correct response, if the meaning is the same • The contractions are allowed in gaps
  7. 7. Paraphrase It is required by students to write a sentence equivalent in meaning to one that is given. Completion The student has to complete sentences with variety of structures according to suitable answer.
  8. 8. Multiple choice Students have to choose between three or four options and they select one of them according to the text.
  9. 9. Testing Vocabulary • Teaching of vocabulary is devoted much less time than teaching of grammar. • Vocabulary achievement tests are appreciated for their backwash effect. • The learning of specific lexical items in class will rarely depend on previous knowledge of specified items. To use a published test of vocabulary To construct one´s own vocabulary proficiency test
  10. 10. Words should be grouped Recognition ability Production ability
  11. 11. Testing recognition ability Recognise synonyms Recognise definitions
  12. 12. Recognise appropiate word for context
  13. 13. Testing production ability Pictures Definitions
  14. 14. Gap filling

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