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A Systematical Comparison of CET in Relation to TOEFL and IELTS

Author MaJie
Tutor ChenBin
School Central China Normal University
Course Higher Education
Keywords College English CET TOEFL IELTS Language Testing
Type Master's thesis
Year 2006
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University English Test Band is sponsored by the Department of Higher Education a massive English test, its purpose is to evaluate the English proficiency of college students, and to provide feedback for teaching. It encourages schools, teachers and students are fully aware of the importance of college English teaching, is also largely improve the students' English level. But, four, six exam also produce a variety of problems, caused widespread concern of the community, the calls for reform are on the rise. Although the National College English Test Band Committee to take relevant measures to reform it, the effect is not ideal. TOEFL and IELTS English proficiency test as a world-famous, there are many practices and ideas worth learning. However, rarely will CET and other similar English test analysis research, and TOEFL, IELTS system research is even more blank. Fill this blank is the author of the original intention of the writing of this article. The papers from the four dimensions of the content of the examination, the examination methods, examination management, and design concepts, analysis and comparison of college English, CET and TOEFL, IELTS similarities and differences. Through analysis and comparison, reached the following conclusions: First, the new TOEFL and IELTS exam content is complete, true, and CET examine the lack of \Second, taken by the new TOEFL computer network examination methods, IELTS take a combination of written and oral examinations, while the CET written test method. New TOEFL and CET are sub-standards to reflect the results of the candidates, the IELTS mostly rating to reflect the results of the candidates. Three tests have individual scores and total score report, the new TOEFL and IELTS detailed description of the language ability of candidates. , TOEFL and IELTS management institutions belong to the examination bodies operate independently, with strong professionalism and high sense of service. Management institutions belonging CET examination bodies, government system is a slight lack of professional guidance, service awareness. Fourth, the new TOEFL and IELTS language as communicative competence and communicative language test concept as its guiding ideology. CET will be language as structure, symbol systems, mainly to the the structuralist language test concept as the guiding ideology. In addition, the new TOEFL and IELTS has more scientific language test function concept, and language testing function effectively limited. CET understanding of the language test function is not clear enough, the lack of effective limited language test function, the test function constantly exaggerated. Finally, we learn from the successful experience of the TOEFL and IELTS, for currently the CET existing problems, put forward four recommendations: establish a state-of-the-art design concept; build a complete exam content; using modern methods of examination; advocate science examination management.

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