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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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?)