I was not advocating , in a previous posting ,that we sit on our hands and wait for someone,somewhere to sort things out. We have discussed,till we are blue in the face , in many and varied postings over the last few months ,what we want the Exams. Boards to examine and how. Most of us in this forum are in broad agreement about the most effective pedagogical approaches to take when teaching languages . The question remains,who has the clout to take this up with the powers that be ? Are there petitions to sign? Focus groups and working parties to join ? Letters to be written to the TES et al ? We all care passionately about the future of language teaching and learning, if we didn`t we wouldn`t be spending time on this forum.,but I repeat ,who knows a way forward.?