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Arabic Continuers – Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Initiates and sustains communication through the exchange of relevant information and ideas expressed appropriately, coherently and fluently
  • Demonstrates an extensive knowledge and understanding of the language structures, vocabulary, idiom, grammar and syntax of Modern Standard Arabic
  • Uses complex language structures demonstrating creativity in the structuring and sequencing of ideas
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify relevant detail by analysing, summarising, interpreting and evaluating information and ideas
  • Conveys information appropriate to context, purpose and audience

Band 5

  • Initiates and sustains communication through the exchange of relevant information and ideas expressed coherently but with occasional hesitation and error
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the language structures, vocabulary, idiom, grammar and syntax of Modern Standard Arabic
  • Uses complex language structures with reasonable accuracy
  • Structures and sequences ideas and information with some creativity in writing style
  • Demonstrates a good global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify most relevant information
  • Conveys information appropriate to context, purpose and audience with some minor errors in relation to register and text type

Band 4

  • Exchanges relevant information and ideas with some hesitation and error
  • Demonstrates a sound command of language structures and vocabulary with some errors in spelling and grammar of Modern Standard Arabic
  • Organises ideas and information into a meaningful sequence
  • Demonstrates a global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify some relevant information
  • Conveys information with some regard to context, purpose and audience

Band 3

  • Exchanges information using simple language structures with some hesitation and error
  • Demonstrates a range of vocabulary with some variation in language structure with errors in spelling and grammar of Modern Standard Arabic
  • Demonstrates a limited ability to link and sequence ideas and information
  • Demonstrates an elementary global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify some relevant information
  • Observes some of the conventions of register and text type

Band 2

  • Communicates orally using single, well-rehearsed phrases or with recourse to English vocabulary items and syntax
  • Demonstrates a limited range of vocabulary and simple language structures of Modern Standard Arabic
  • Links some ideas and information
  • Demonstrates an elementary understanding of spoken and written texts

Band 1

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