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Passing the TSE

 
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Sandy



Joined: 26 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:17 pm    Post subject: Passing the TSE Reply with quote

I've been tutoring a young Chinese woman. She has passed the TOEFL and is now trying to pass the TSE. So far she has failed four times. We have worked on pronounciation, listening comprehension, used the practice questions in the test booklet.
What else can I do to help her pass?
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dduck



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the best place to start is by analyising her weaknesses first, and working on them. Obviously, each student is different.

I'm not familiar with the exam, perhaps other teachers can provide you with specific test strategies?

Iain
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Ann



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A huge part of the TSE is listening comprehension. Perhaps you might want to focus on that and assess her regularly to see she is following. Inundate her with music, recordings, etc. with American accents. (I'm assuming that's the accent being used in TSE.)
I agree with dduck on assessing her weaknesses before proceeding.
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