Chinese English Proficiency

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English Proficiency Test Quizzes & Trivia

This survey is to study the understandability of Chinese speakers of English to native Australian English speakers. Please remove yourself from distractions while completing this survey, and make sure you have switched on your speakers. It should take you no longer than 20 minutes. Please listen carefully to the speech samples provided and give honest feedback: all answers are private and confidential.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is your age?
    • A. 

      18-24

    • B. 

      25-34

    • C. 

      35-44

    • D. 

      45-54

    • E. 

      55+

  • 2. 
    What is your gender?
    • A. 

      Male

    • B. 

      Female

  • 3. 
    What is your level of (completed) education?
    • A. 

      Some high school

    • B. 

      High school

    • C. 

      Undergraduate studies

    • D. 

      Postgraduate studies

  • 4. 
    What is your ethic background?
    • A. 

      Aboriginal/Torres Straight Islander

    • B. 

      Caucasian/European

    • C. 

      Asian

    • D. 

      Middle Eastern

    • E. 

      Mixed Race/Other

  • 5. 
    How often do you interact with Chinese people?
    • A. 

      I interact with Chinese people on a daily basis.

    • B. 

      I interact with Chinese people regularly

    • C. 

      I interact with Chinese people occasionally

    • D. 

      I interact with Chinese people infrequently

  • 6. 
    Tong Zhen Yao was born and raised in Beijing. He has vacationed in Thailand, India and Australia but has never lived outside of China. Please listen to his speech sample, which is read from the Wikipedia entry for 'cats', and answer the following questions to the best of your ability (keeping in mind the quality of the sound recording).When you are ready to hear his speech sample, please follow this link.
    • A. 

      Ready to continue

    • B. 

      Ready to continue

  • 7. 
    How would you rate this speaker's English proficiency?
    • A. 

      He speaks English well.

    • B. 

      He speaks English very poorly.

    • C. 

      He speaks English perfectly

    • D. 

      He speaks English very well.

    • E. 

      He speaks English poorly.

  • 8. 
    How well did you understand the speaker?
    • A. 

      I understood nothing of what he said.

    • B. 

      I understood some of what he said.

    • C. 

      I understood all of what he said.

    • D. 

      I understood most of what he said.

  • 9. 
    On a scale of 1-100 (where 1 is the lowest and 100 the highest), how friendly did you find this speaker?
    • A. 

      1-20

    • B. 

      21-40

    • C. 

      41-60

    • D. 

      61-80

    • E. 

      81-100

  • 10. 
    On a scale of 1-100 (where 1 is the lowest and 100 the highest), how annoying did you find this speaker?
    • A. 

      1-20

    • B. 

      21-40

    • C. 

      41-60

    • D. 

      61-80

    • E. 

      81-100

  • 11. 
    On a scale of 1-100 (where 1 is the lowest and 100 the highest), how much status do you think this person would have in their day to day life?
    • A. 

      1-20

    • B. 

      21-40

    • C. 

      41-60

    • D. 

      61-80

    • E. 

      81-100

  • 12. 
    Nai Yin Yao (younger brother of Tong Zhen) was born and raised in Beijing. He came to Australia two years ago to study at the University of Sydney. He has returned home three times over the past two years. Please listen to his speech sample, also read from the Wikipedia entry for 'cats', and answer the following questions to the best of your ability (keeping in mind the quality of the sound recording).When you are ready to listen to his speech sample, please follow this link.
    • A. 

      Ready to continue

    • B. 

      Ready to continue

  • 13. 
    How would you rate this speaker's English proficiency?
    • A. 

      He speaks English perfectly.

    • B. 

      He speaks English poorly.

    • C. 

      He speaks English well.

    • D. 

      He speaks English very well.

    • E. 

      He speaks English very poorly.

  • 14. 
    How well did you understand the speaker?
    • A. 

      I understood most of what he said.

    • B. 

      I understood all of what he said.

    • C. 

      I understood some of what he said.

    • D. 

      I understood nothing of what he said.

  • 15. 
    On a scale of 1-100 (where 1 is the lowest and 100 the highest), how friendly did you find this speaker?
    • A. 

      1-20

    • B. 

      21-40

    • C. 

      41-60

    • D. 

      61-80

    • E. 

      81-100

  • 16. 
    On a scale of 1-100 (where 1 is the lowest and 100 the highest), how annoying did you find this speaker?
    • A. 

      1-20

    • B. 

      21-40

    • C. 

      41-60

    • D. 

      61-80

    • E. 

      81-100

  • 17. 
    On a scale of 1-100 (where 1 is the lowest and 100 the highest), how much status do you think this person would have in their day to day life?
    • A. 

      1-20

    • B. 

      21-40

    • C. 

      41-60

    • D. 

      61-80

    • E. 

      81-100

  • 18. 
    Which statement below do you agree with most?
    • A. 

      Most Chinese people living in Australia speak English understandably.

    • B. 

      Most Chinese people living in Australia speak English very poorly.

    • C. 

      Most Chinese people living in Australia speak English very well.

    • D. 

      Most Chinese people who are living in Australia do not speak English.

    • E. 

      Most Chinese people living in Australia speak English perfectly.