The Pros And Cons Of English Standardized Tests

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Do you realize that why do people get interested in the English standardized tests? Today, we live in an international world which people can go aboard to study and work variously; therefore, finding a job or further studies becomes challenging everywhere. For example, the National Statistical Office of Thailand (2016) has reported the poll about getting a job of graduate students in January 2016 that 103,000 students are unemployed. According to this statement, the English standardized tests have been being applied for improving students. Merriam-Webster (2017) defined that “the tests are test (as of intelligence, achievement, or personality) whose reliability has been established by obtaining an average score of a significantly large number …show more content…
When the students are still reading, they may want to know what the efficiently international standard is. As informed by ETS (2017), the TOEIC test is worldwide because it includes native-speaker English accents and English academic contents. It is said that there are reading, listening, speaking, and writing parts which take 4.5 hours to finish. Firstly, the reading part, examiners must read academic texts and answer questions. Secondly, the listening part, they must listen to conversations and answer questions. Thirdly, the speaking part, they must speak about a topic which based on reading and listening tasks. Lastly, the examiners must write an essay which also based on the tasks. On balance, the other tests (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) are similar, which is the international standard efficiency, to this; there is only a difference about each purpose. Furthermore, there is an argument supporting the information by International Student website. The International Student website (2017) reported that most U.S. people required international students and graduated students to show their English language proficiency through the English standardized tests. In addition to the report, the U.S. believed that these tests are a standard measure of the students’ language skills from different educational backgrounds; the scores tell whether they’re admitted to their …show more content…
The tests have three benefits for the students about getting more interested in English, the standard and acceptable skills, and increasing job opportunities. We absolutely believe that taking and passing the tests before they graduate makes students’ life become

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