Author: Yuan, Zhe Kun Castiel
Title: Investigating the authenticity of the National Matriculation English Test (NMET) paper
Advisors: Lin, Phoebe (ENGL)
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2020
Subject: English language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakers
English language -- Ability testing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of English
Pages: v, 36 pages : illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: As the most influential English test in China, the washback effect of the National Matriculation English Test (NMET) on the English learning and teaching process is substantial. To enhance the positive washback effects of the NMET, the present research investigate the authenticity of the NMET papers. The 113,667-word NMET corpus consists of the NMET national and provincial papers of 2015-2019. To assess the authenticity of the NMET papers, the lexical patterns of NMET corpus were compared with those of the reference corpus British English 2006 (BE06). The results show that the goals of the NMET are to develop students' abilities to use English in everyday communicative contexts and to connect with the world. The research also offers pedagogical suggestions for both teachers and students to pay more attention to the grammar and the organization of clauses in the learning and teaching process.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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