B2 First (FCE) >> Speaking >> Tests a student's ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. A student will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

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B2 First

B2 First Certificate Speaking - Test Seven

Speaking Part One: Interview

2 minutes

Good morning/afternoon. My name is ________ and this is my colleague ________.
And your names are?
Can I have your mark sheets please?
Thank you.

Where are you from, (Candidate A)?
And you, (Candidate B)?

Select one or more questions from any of the following, as appropriate.


How many hours TV do you watch in an average week?
Are there good quality TV programmes in your country?
Tell us about a TV programme you really enjoy watching.

Family And Friends

Do you have a large family?
Do you and your friends share the same ideas and opinions?
Tell me about your best friend?

Daily Life

How much time do you spend at home?
What’s your favourite food?
Are you planning to do anything special this weekend?

Speaking Part Two: Long Turn

4 minutes

In this part of the test, I'm going to give each of you two photographs. I'd like you to talk about your photographs on your own for about a minute, and also to answer a question about your partner's photographs.

(Candidate A), it's your turn first. Here are your photographs.

They show two types of parade.

I'd like you to compare the photographs, and say what would be interesting or enjoyable about each type of parade.

[Candidate A speaks for about one minute.]

(Candidate B), which parade would you prefer to go to and watch?

[Candidate B speaks for about 30 seconds.]

parade 1
parade 2

Now, (Candidate B), here are your photographs.

They show parents with children in different situations.

I'd like you to compare the photographs, and say what do you think the parent is saying to the child in each situation.

[Candidate B speaks for about one minute.]

(Candidate A), which child is having a more enjoyable time?

[Candidate A speaks for about 30 seconds.]

parenting 1
parenting 2

Speaking Part Three: Collaborative Task

4 minutes

Now, I'd like you to talk about something together for about two minutes.

I'd like you to imagine a friend of yours is a little overweight and asks your advice as to how they can lose some weight. Here are some ideas.

First, you have some time to look at the task.

Now talk to each other about how effective each of these would be in helping your friend lose weight.

Collaborative Task

Losing Weight

  • join a gym
  • go to swimming pool
  • consider surgery
  • cut down on sugar
  • don't eat breakfast
  • leave the car at home

[Candidates talk for about 2 minutes]

Now, you have about a minute to decide which of these ideas would be most effective in helping your friend lose weight.

Speaking Part Four: Discussion

4 minutes

Discussion Topics:

Use the following questions, as appropriate.

Is your diet healthier than five years ago?

How much physical exercise do you do every day?

Would you ever consider surgery to improve your physical appearance?

Are sports an important part of a child's education?

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