WHAT DOES THIS PART OF THE EXAM INVOLVE?

Speaking part 3: in this part of the exam you need to have a conversation with your partner for 2-3 minutes. You need to suggest the different options, give your opinion about the options, develop the conversation (make it more interesting) and come to a conclusion. To DEVELOP the conversation, you need to offer extra information about the topic. The best way to do it is with the 1st or 2nd conditional. For example, “If we buy a laptop for our friends, she can surf the internet and we can chat on Skype”. It is also important to be able to express negative opinions and also to agree and disagree. This helps you to find a conclusion and put an end to the conversation.

 

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WHAT ARE THEY EVALUATING?

In this part of the exam, the examiners are evaluating Interactive Communication.This means, the way the candidates ask and answer questions, how they agree and disagree and also how they can give their opinion in an informal and fluent way. 

Remember: this is a B1 level, pre-intermediate level. They are not expecting a native level conversation, you need to use fixed phrases and follow a simple conversation.

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EXAMPLE 1

Now, in this part of the text you’re going to speak together about something for about two minutes. I’m going to describe a situation to you.

 

A classmate of yours wants to take up a new sport this Spring and she wants to try something new.

Here are some sports she could try.

Talk together about the different sports she could try and say which would be the most entertaining.

 

All right? Now, talk together.

 

(2-3 minutes) ………………………………………

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Part 4: discussion task

Discuss the questions with a partner. these questions are always related to part 3 and are to expand the topic.

  • How often do you do exercise?
  • What do you do to keep fit?
  • Do you prefer working out alone or with others?
  • Is it important to get regular exercise? (Why/Why not?)
  • Do you think people do enough sport and exercise these days? (Why/Why not?)

EXAMPLE 2

Now, in this part of the test you’re going to speak together about something for about two minutes. I’m going to describe a situation to you.

 

Your mother is trying to lose weight, but she is finding it hard.

Here are some ideas of things you could do with her to help.

Talk together about the different things you could do together to make sure she doesn’t put on more weight. 

 

All right? Now, talk together.

 

(2-3 minutes) ………………………………………

Discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate.

  • Do you think that you are healthy?
  • Do you eat fruit and vegetables every day?
  • Do you enjoy doing exercise?
  • Is it easy to eat healthily?
  • What is the best way to stay healthy?

 

PROMPTS:

What do you think?

Do you agree?

What about you?

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EXAMPLE 3

Now, in this part of the test you’re going to speak together about something for about two minutes. I’m going to describe a situation to you.

 

Your best friend is feeling stressed at work, but they find it hard to disconnect.

Here are some ideas of things that could help them.

Talk together about the different things they could do to relax in their free time. 

 

All right? Now, talk together.

 

(2-3 minutes) ………………………………………

Discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate.

  • Do you have a lot of free time?
  • Do you prefer spending your free time alone or with others?
  • Where do you go when you want to relax?
  • Do you find it easy to relax after work or school?
  • Do you have enough free time these days?

 

PROMPTS:

What do you think?

Do you agree?

What about you?

 

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EXAMPLE 4

Now, in this part of the test you’re going to speak together about something for about two minutes. I’m going to describe a situation to you.

 

An elderly person you know wants to meet some new people, but they don’t go out very much.

Here are some ideas of things that could help them meet new people.

Talk together about the different things they could do to have a better social life.

 

All right? Now, talk together.

 

(2-3 minutes) ………………………………………

Discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate.

  • Do you find it easy to meet new people?
  • Have you god a large group of friends or just a few?
  • Do you prefer meeting friends or staying with family?
  • Who is your best friend and why?
  • What is the best way to make new friends?

 

PROMPTS:

What do you think?

Do you agree?

What about you?

 

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EXAMPLE 5

Now, in this part of the test you’re going to speak together about something for about two minutes. I’m going to describe a situation to you.

 

You want to go on holiday, but you are afraid of flying.

Here are some ideas of ways you could travel.

Talk together about the different ways you could get to your destination

 

All right? Now, talk together.

 

(2-3 minutes) ………………………………………

Discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate.

  • Where do you normally go on holiday?
  • Do you prefer going abroad or staying in your own country?
  • Have you ever been to another continent?
  • Who do you normally go on holiday with?
  • Where is the best place you have ever visited?

 

PROMPTS:

What do you think?

Do you agree?

What about you?

 

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