To diagnose student's difficulties
To test fluency and flexibility of language
To test student's 'ability to manipulate language
All of the above
The oral exam/test is a practice in many schools and disciplines in which an, examiner poses questions to the students in spoken form. Its main purpose is to diagnose student's difficulties, test fluency and flexibility of language and to test student's abili ty to manipulate language. The student has to ans"Wer the question in such a way as to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the subject to pass the exam.