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Book: Rethinking the Second Language Listening Test

Chapter: 7. Task Formats

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34790


Chapter 7 critically examines six formats widely used in tests of listening, and discusses the extent to which they can be said to elicit processes which resemble those of real-world listening events. Their advantages in terms of ‘objective’ scoring are recognised; but questions are raised about the predictive validity of the scores obtained.

Chapter Contributors

  • John Field ( - jfield) 'University of Bedfordshire'