Cambridge English Placement Test

Posted: June 19, 2012 in My Work Field
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MBMMBI Policy has been our MOE’s major concern,thus they have obligated every English teacher in Malaysia to sit for Cambridge English Placement Test or CPT to measure their level of English proficiency. My turn will be on this Wednesday at 2.00 PM.

While waiting for the day, I have browsed  around the net about what CPT really is. And I found this website http://www.cambridgeesol.org/placement/. It explains everything about Cambridge Placement Test.

The Cambridge Placement Test is an online adaptive test of Listening, Reading and Language Knowledge.  It has been designed to be short and flexible to meet the needs of users who want to place English language learners at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre-A1-C2 in a wide variety of contexts.

Key features:

  • Online
  • Adaptive
  • On demand
  • All CEFR levels (Pre-A1–C2)
  • Immediate results
  • General English
  • Listening, Reading, Use of English
  • 30 minutes
  • Secure

Results

Results are reported as an overall score on a scale of 0-100, indicating the level on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre-A1 – C2.

Score CEFR level
90-100 C2 (Mastery)
75-89 C1 (Effective proficiency)
60-74 B2 (Vantage)
40-59 B1 (Threshold)
20-39 A2 (Waystage)
10-19 A1 (Breakthrough)
0-9 Pre-A1

While wandering around the site I had tried out the demo version of Cambridge Placement Test. Let the series of screen pictures below tell you what it was about.

This is the first screen that popped out and you are to choose to take on tutorial or go straight to the test.

Before begin the test, we must key in the token password. For demo version just type DEMCPTE1 and click on Take Test button.

Introductory screen will appear, just click continue button

Just fill in the mandatory field and we are good to begin the test

Let’s begin the test.

Question 1…pretty easy, but am not sure my answer is correct or not..my pride is on the line..

Task 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable words to complete the sentences…kacang goreng…

For this task, the questions are a bit tricky since there are no selections of answers provided. i have to resort to my knowledge and competency to think of the suitable words for the blanks…I found the words..but not sure I got it all correct…what do you think?

This task…damn easy…just logic and comprehension skill required

Next task is a long text meant to test my comprehension. They are all together 6 comprehension questions…piece of cake!

This is a listening test….the recording is allowed to be played twice only..well for me it’s a piece of pie!

Another listening task…damn easy!

This is the last task…still on listening…listen to a review of a camera..6 questions all together..cheese!

The end screen. not that difficult..

This is just a demo version of Cambridge English Placement Test. I have no idea what the real test is going to look like. If the level of difficulty is similar to this one, i guess there’s nothing to be worried about. Good luck to me!

 

Comments
  1. Sir Abdul Wahab says:

    Thanks blogger, mine is tomorrow. Wish the best to me.

  2. suituapui says:

    Doesn’t the MOE recognise its own SPM English qualification…or at least, the Cambridge 1119 awarded simultaneously? This certainly is a slap in the face of the Malaysian Examination Syndicate then… Why bother sitting for a subject that its own people do not recognise? The irony of it all!!! Then there is MUET in Form 6 a swell. In other words, all these are absolutely useless?

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