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dc.contributorDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLin, Phoebe (ENGL)en_US
dc.creatorYuan, Zhe Kun Castiel-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleInvestigating the authenticity of the National Matriculation English Test (NMET) paperen_US
dcterms.abstractAs 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.en_US
dcterms.extentv, 36 pages : illustrationsen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakersen_US
dcterms.LCSHEnglish language -- Ability testingen_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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