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 Certificate Speaking - Test Eight

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.


Would you say you are very fit?
How much exercise do you take each week?
Do you like to be physically active or do you prefer relaxing?


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.

Travel and holidays

Where did you go for your most recent holiday?
How do you prefer to travel? By train or by plane?
What was a memorable holiday when you were a child?

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 different places to buy fruit and vegetables.

I'd like you to compare the photographs, and say what are the advantages of buying fresh produce in each location.

[Candidate A speaks for about one minute.]

(Candidate B), where would you prefer to buy fruit and vegetables?

[Candidate B speaks for about 30 seconds.]

buying fruit 1
buying fruit 2

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

They show different spare time activities.

I'd like you to compare the photographs, and say what is enjoyable about each activity.

[Candidate B speaks for about one minute.]

(Candidate A), which activity would you find most relaxing?

[Candidate A speaks for about 30 seconds.]

spare time 1
spare time 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 your town is being badly affected by traffic problems. What solutions could be considered? Here are some ideas.

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

Now talk to each other about how effective you think each of these ideas would be in reducing traffic congestion.

Collaborative Task

Traffic Problems

  • ban all cars from centre
  • build more cycle paths
  • pedestrianise town centre
  • charge cars to enter town centre
  • introduce car-free days
  • encourage car sharing

[Candidates talk for about 2 minutes]

Now, you have about a minute to decide which of these would be most effective at reducing traffic.

Speaking Part Four: Discussion

4 minutes

Discussion Topics:

Use the following questions, as appropriate.

Would you prefer to live in the town or the country?

What problems do the cities in your country have?

How can we encourage more people not to drive everywhere?

Do you feel safe cycling in your country?

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