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Writing Examples

Level 1: | Novice-Low

At this level, I am able to create individual words that have no extended meaning.

I can share some simple vocabulary, which deals with the prompt/task/situation, but I tend to struggle to connect those words to create meaning.

No example for this level.

Level 2: | Novice-Mid

At this level, I am beginning to develop the ability to create meaning by grammatically connecting words.

Specifically, I can connect some basic subjects and verbs or verbs and objects, but I may be inconsistent at doing this.

I am often limited in my vocabulary to Novice level topics that I experience in my every-day life or that I have recently learned.

No example for this level.

Level 3: | Novice-High

At this level, I can create simple sentences with very basic grammatical control and accuracy.

There are often errors in my responses, while at the same time I might have good control with some very simple structures and functions of the language that I have just learned or studied.

At the Novice levels, errors are expected as I try to create simple sentences. Generally, the sentences that I am able to create are very basic and simple with few, if any, added details.

No example for this level.

Level 4: | Intermediate-Low

At this level, I can create simple sentences with some added detail; such sentences help create VARIETY.

At the Intermediate Low level, simple sentences are enhanced by use of prepositional phrases, helping verb usage, as well as some adverbs and a variety of adjectives.

I generally create independent sentences (ideas) that can be moved around without affecting the overall meaning of the response. There are still a number of errors in my response, but I have fairly good control of more basic sentences. I am feeling more confident in using different structures and expanding vocabulary and taking more risks with my responses.

No example for this level.

Level 5: | Intermediate-Mid

At this level, I can now create enough language to show groupings of ideas.

My thoughts are loosely connected and cannot be moved around without affecting meaning.

I can also create a few sentences with complexity and am able to use some transition words.  I am also able to use more than just simple present tense, but often make mistakes when I try to use other tenses.

My vocabulary use is expanding and I am able to use more than the usual, high frequency or most common vocabulary. I feel that I am able to create new language on my own and communicate my everyday needs without too much difficulty.

ఈ రోజులో, పిల్లలు టివి మరియు వీడియో గేములు ఎక్కువగా ఆడటం మనం చూస్తూ ఉంటాము. వీటి వలన చాలా వ్యతిరేక మరియు సానుకూల ప్రభావాలు ఉన్నాయి. ఆరోగ్యానికి టివి మంచిది కాదు. కళ్ళకి టివి హాని చేస్తూ ఉంటుంది. వీడియో గేములు కూడా మంచిది కాదు. వీటి వలన బయట ఆడుకోవటం మానేసి, పిల్లలు వీడియో గేములు ఆడుకుంటున్నారు. కానీ వీటి వలన కొన్ని సానుకూల ప్రభావాలు కూడా ఉన్నయి. వీటితో పిల్లలు సరదాగా వీడియో గేములు ఆడుకోవచ్చు. వాళ్ళ మిత్రులతో కూడా ఆడుకోవచ్చు. టివి మరియు వీడియో గేములు వలన చాలా వ్యతిరేక మరియు సానుకూల ప్రభావలు ఉన్నాయి.

Level 6: | Intermediate-High

At this level, I have good control of the language and feel quite confident about an increasing range of topics.

There are still some occasional errors in my language production, but that does not hinder my ability to communicate what I need to share.

I can use circumlocution to explain or describe things for which I do not know specific vocabulary or structures. I can understand and use different time frames and am just beginning to develop the ability to switch most time frames with accuracy. I can use transition words and concepts with some ease. My language has a more natural flow, but I still may have some unnatural pauses or hesitations.

ఈ రోజులో, పిల్లలు టివి మరియు వీడియో గేములు ఎక్కువగా ఆడటం మనం చూస్తూ ఉంటాము. వీటి వలన చాలా వ్యతిరేక మరియు సానుకూల ప్రభావాలు ఉన్నాయి. ఆరోగ్యానికి టివి మంచిది కాదు. కళ్ళకి టివి హాని చేస్తూ ఉంటుంది. వీడియో గేములు కూడా మంచిది కాదు. వీటి వలన బయట ఆడుకోవటం మానేసి, పిల్లలు వీడియో గేములు ఆడుకుంటున్నారు. కానీ వీటి వలన కొన్ని సానుకూల ప్రభావాలు కూడా ఉన్నయి. వీటితో పిల్లలు సరదాగా వీడియో గేములు ఆడుకోవచ్చు. వాళ్ళ మిత్రులతో కూడా ఆడుకోవచ్చు. టివి మరియు వీడియో గేములు వలన చాలా వ్యతిరేక మరియు సానుకూల ప్రభావలు ఉన్నాయి.

Level 7: | Advanced-Low

At this level my response contains a number of complexities with higher degree of accuracy.

Such language allows me to address each aspect of the prompt more completely and with more depth of meaning.

I am able to use Advanced vocabulary or Advanced terms, conjugations etc. with confidence. I feel that I can create natural flow using as much detail and descriptive language as possible to create a clear picture. Errors with more complex structures may still occur. My ability to switch time frames begins to increase in accuracy.

No example for this level.

Level 8: | Advanced-Mid

At this level my response demonstrates my ease with the language.

I am able to create a response which not only addresses each aspect of the prompt, but delves into each point with clarity and concise language.

I am able to incorporate a number of more complex structures as well as Advanced vocabulary and Advanced phrases with a higher degree of accuracy throughout the majority of the response.

The language I create has a natural flow due to the way I incorporate a variety of patterns and complexities into my response. My response shows my ability to create language that has sophistication of language skills and syntactical density. My ability to switch time frames accurately is evident, if called for in the prompt.

No example for this level.