These video clips were filmed during live administrations of the BEST PLUS oral English language proficiency assessment and are used with permission.

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A2I Video Clip 1: Car important

Click on the arrow to start the video below (double click for viewing in full screen mode). Watch and listen for how the student tries to communicate her ideas in English.

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Through her description in Spanish, it is clear that the student has understood at least some part of the question that was asked. She is eager to express her thoughts on the importance of having a car and to demonstrate her understanding of the English question. However, she seems to lack the vocabulary and language structure in English to express herself. Like many beginning language learners, she seems to understand more than she is able to say.

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