Thursday, November 10, 2016

Test for young learners (an optional feature for school admins)

Test for young learners is an optional free feature available to all school administrators in their

The TrackTest English proficiency test in its standard configuration assesses the English proficiency in both professional and personal life. Therefore English tests, in the upper B and C levels particularly, use also some questions related to the general business English knowledge.

This area is an essential for adult learners but could be a disadvantage for young learners who, despite being adequately English proficient, do not get involved with such vocabulary and topics and hence could score the worse results.

In order to prevent this discrimination, we have introduced the filter for young English learners. When selected by the school admin, the system selects from the questions databank only the questions suitable for young learners.

Examples of questions (without answers) which are NOT being served for accounts with the active Test for young learners filter:

B1 level (reading):

 Read the job adverts. Add the letters to requirements.
A. Production Assistant
TV channel in Central London needs a new member of staff. Your responsibilities will include answering the phone, meeting and greeting clients and helping whoever is in need. You must have a friendly personality and excellent communication skills. The work will involve some late nights and weekend work. No experience necessary – training will be given. Please call Tim on 020 789 3311 for an interview.
Starting Salary: £ 12,000

B2 level (reading):

Which section (A, B, C or D) does each statement refer to?
A Good to Great

Five years ago Jim Collins asked the question,"Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how?" Collins and his team of researchers investigated 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, or innovative change management. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a corporate culture that found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories, Collins lays a well-reasoned roadmap to excellence that any organisation would do well to consider.

B How to sell anything on eBay
In the ultracompetitive world, eBay is one that is not just a success story - it's a sensation. The site is used by over 50 million people in 27 countries. What makes eBay so successful? It lets everyday people realize the dream of becoming an entrepreneur- and all from the comfort of home. For some, selling on eBay and other online auction sites is a way to supplement their income or an extension of an established retail store; for others, it's a fulltime job. How to Sell Anything on eBay takes online entrepreneurs step-by-step through every stage of the process and includes several pictures from the Web to illustrate each step.

C I’ll Show Them Who’s Boss
Good leadership is essential for a business to thrive. Throughout the TV series /7/ Show Them Who's Boss, Gerry Robinson brought his insight to issues faced by four families running their own businesses. Here, in a clear and concise guide, he highlights key leadership and managing skills. Focusing on crucial management issues, Gerry cuts away theories and jargon to give leaders and those aspiring to manage straightforward and easy-to-follow advice and techniques. Backed up by case studies drawn from the first and second TV series, Gerry's easy-to-use management guide enables readers to understand, practice and implement the skills within their own careers.

Account administrators can turn the Young Learners filter on and off in your company settings.