|POINTS & CRITERIA
||-Handles the topic with ease and confidence;
||-Handles the topic with relative ease and confidence although expressing some hesitation;
||-Has difficulties handling the topic;
|-Gives good reasons;
||-Needs to expand on ideas or details a bit more;
||-Fails to support his/her opinion with good reasons;
|-Expresses opinion and supports facts in connected, paragraph length discourse;
||-Struggles with expressing opinion and supporting facts in connected, paragraph length discourse;
||-Expresses opinion and supports facts in a string of sentences and NOT paragraph length discourse;
||-Speaks with sufficient accuracy, clarity, and precision to convey their intended message without misrepresentation or confusion;
||-Speaks with enough accuracy, clarity, and precision to convey their intended message. Occasional misrepresentation or confusion is present;
||-Speech lacks accuracy, clarity, and precision. The conveyed message is misrepresented and confusing;
|-Demonstrates the ability to use accurately the major time frames of past, present, and future;
||-Demonstrates the ability to use the major time frames of past, present and future with relative accuracy;
||-Does not demonstrate control over the major time frames: past, present, and future;
|-Uses fairly extensive vocabulary;
||- Attempts to use fairly extensive vocabulary, but is not consistent in these attempts;
||- Vocabulary significantly lacks in extensiveness;
||-Is easily understood by native speakers unaccustomed to talking with language learners.
|| - Is relatively easily understood by native speakers unaccustomed to talking with language learners.
||- Understood, with some repetition, by speakers, accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.