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Armenian Continuers - Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • Initiates and sustains conversation through an exchange of relevant information and ideas expressed accurately and fluently
  • Demonstrates the ability to justify and substantiate a point of view
  • Demonstrates an extensive knowledge of language structures, vocabulary, syntax, idiom, colloquialisms and grammar
  • Uses Armenian accurately and creatively to communicate a range of ideas and opinions appropriate to audience and purpose
  • Demonstrates an extensive ability to manipulate language authentically and creatively and to structure and sequence ideas and information effectively and coherently
  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of register, genre and text types
  • Demonstrates an excellent global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify specific detail by summarising, interpreting and evaluating information and ideas

Band 5

  • Sustains conversation through an exchange of relevant information and ideas fluently but with minor inaccuracies in grammar and syntax
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of language structures, vocabulary, syntax, idiom, colloquialisms and grammar
  • Uses Armenian accurately to communicate a range of ideas and opinions appropriate to audience and purpose
  • Demonstrates the ability to manipulate language authentically and creatively and to structure and sequence ideas and information effectively and coherently
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of register, genre and text types
  • Demonstrates a thorough global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to extract most relevant detail by summarising and interpreting information and ideas

Band 4

  • Exchanges information and ideas with some hesitation and some errors in language structures, vocabulary, grammar and syntax reflecting some interference from other languages
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge of language structures, vocabulary, syntax, idiom, colloquialisms and grammar
  • Uses Armenian to convey information with some regard to context, purpose and audience
  • Demonstrates some ability to manipulate language authentically and to structure and link ideas effectively and coherently
  • Demonstrates some understanding of register, genre and text types
  • Demonstrates a sound global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to extract some relevant detail

Band 3

  • Communicates using simple language structures, with frequent hesitation and errors in vocabulary, grammar and syntax reflecting interference from other languages
  • Demonstrates a basic command of written Armenian with inaccuracies in language structures, vocabulary and spelling
  • Demonstrates limited ability to structure and link ideas
  • Observes some of the conventions of register and text type
  • Demonstrates a limited global understanding of written and spoken texts and the ability to identify some detail

Band 2

  • Communicates a limited range of ideas using simple language structures, with frequent hesitation and errors in vocabulary, grammar and syntax
  • Demonstrates a rudimentary understanding of written Armenian with errors in language structures, vocabulary and spelling
  • Identifies isolated and often irrelevant detail with little or no global understanding of written and spoken texts
  • Links some ideas and information

Band 1

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