Thinking about the Task Type PRODUCE


In summary, the task-based model presented in this course is based on the idea that in each test question, the test author is asking candidates to carry out a particular type of task. It describes four main task types, each of which has two sub-types - IDENTIFY (CHOOSE and PINPOINT), CONNECT (LINK and ORDER), COMPLETE (FILL and CONFIRM) and PRODUCE (EXPLAIN and CREATE).

Once you have opted for a particular task type, factors influencing your choice of interaction amongst those available for that task can be used to reach a final decision. The flowcharts presented in each part of the course can be used as decision trees for this process. 

The task-based approach is just one possible approach to deciding which interactions to use in your test, but it may well prove to be a useful one.