Examiner: Do you work or do you study?
Me: I recently finished my internship at a hospital. I worked there as a junior doctor and I was responsible for taking histories of the patients, examining the patients and inquiring about their presenting complaints for which they came to the hospital.
Examiner: Where did you work?
Me: I worked at a tertiary hospital. It was a well-known hospital in the center of the city. Although it was smaller as compared to other hospitals, it was equipped with all the facilities and latest equipments.
Examiner: Why did you choose that job?
Me: Well, ever since I was a child, I used to see my mother go to the hospital wearing a white coat and all the relatives respected her. They all used to say that I will follow my mother's footsteps, so naturally she inspired me to become a doctor just like her.
Examiner: Is it a popular job in your country?
Me: Well, yes of course, being a doctor is considered one of the most noble professions followed by teaching. Every Asian parent has a dream that at least one of their children becomes a doctor; in my family it was me.
Examiner: Do you like your job?
Me: Yes, I do love my job because it gives me immense satisfaction to know that my treatment worked and my patients got better, they are also extremely grateful that I am able to relieve their pain. It is also very comforting to know that I am making a difference in this world no matter how small it may be, by helping others.
Examiner: Do you get on well with your colleagues?
Me: Yes, I get along with everyone because I would prefer to do a task myself instead of depending or blaming the person responsible. It saves me time and unnecessary headache. I have seen that if I was eager to help someone, I was helped by someone else as well.
Examiner: What was your first day like?
Me: I was very nervous on my first day at the job but fortunately my other friends were also accepted in that same hospital, so we were all together. It calmed me knowing that they were with me. On that day we weren't assigned many tasks. It was more of an orientation day so it ended well.
Examiner: Do you plan to continue this job in the future?
Me: Yes, I do want to continue it and study further to become a specialist. I love my job and I believe it is a rewarding profession because helping others brings me joy.
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The learner's ability to pronounce words shared by the people of a particular country or region of the language they are learning.
Good effort at accent. Quite close to that of a native speaker
Excellent effort at accent. Extremely close to that of a native speaker.
Limited effort at accent. Definitely a non-native speaker
The learner's ability to speak continuously by chunking and linking words together. For example, instead of saying very slowly, "I - am - poor. I - have - no - money" like a robot, a fluent speaker would say, "I'm poor because I don't have any money."
Speech is relatively smooth; some hesitation and unevenness caused by rephrasing and searching for words
Smooth and fluid speech; few to no hesitations; no attempts to search for words; volume is excellent
Speech is frequently hesitant with some sentences left uncompleted
The learner's ability to understand the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 50-90% accuracy.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with 90-100% accuracy.
Able to identify and produce correct intonation, word stress and rhythm patterns with < 50% accuracy
The learners' ability to enunciate the various consonants, consonant blends, vowels, and vowel blends in words, words linked together, and words in sentences.
The pronunciation contained some individual word pronunciation errors. Around 3-4 errors
The pronunciation is exceptional and mirrors a native speaker. Shows a clear understanding of word stress and intonation. Only 0-2 errors
The pronunciation is inconsistent and made it difficult to understand. 5 or more errors