Empirical Reforms on New-CET4 Communicative Listening Test



Following An Empirical Study on Problems Involved in CET4 Communicative Listening Test and Teaching. This article also selects two representative classes of sophomores coming from Hubei University of Education as the sample to complete the empirical research on what necessary renovations should be taken place in New-CET4 communicative listening test in the methods of quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis with the help of the instrument SPSS (Statistics Planning of Social Science). The research findings prove that such reformations should be employed in the traditional New-CET4 listening test as to enlarge the length of conversations step by step and involve conversational situations in Section A (Conversation Listening Part), to add short audio-news and video-episodes as well as subjective questions to Section B (Passage Listening Part), and to change traditional word and sentence gap filling into title filling, partial topic sentence filling and key words filling in Section C (Compound Dictation Part).

Key word: Empirical reforms; CET-4 (College English Test Band 4); Communicative listening test


Empirical reforms; CET-4 (College English Test Band 4); Communicative listening test

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720130901.2201


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