Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Proficiency Speaking - Test Three
Speaking Part One: Interview
Good morning/afternoon. My name is ________ and this is my colleague ________.
And your names are?
Can I have your mark sheets please?
Where are you from, (Candidate A)?
And you, (Candidate B)?
Address a selection of these questions to the candidates in turn, as appropriate.
Do you use the internet a lot?
Tell us about a TV programme you really enjoy watching.
Where did you go for your most recent holiday?
Could you tell me something about the area where you grew up?
What do you find most difficult about English?
Speaking Part Two: Collaborative Task
Now, in this part of the test, you're going to do something together. Here are some pictures of people in different situations.
First, I'd like you to look at photograph one and discuss what the woman might be thinking about.
[Candidates speak for about one minute.]
Thank you, Now look at all the photographs.
I'd like you to imagine they were all entered into a competition where the theme was "Alone". Discuss together the merits of each photograph and decide which photograph deserves most to win the competition.
You have about three minutes for this, so don't worry if I interrupt you.
Speaking Part Three: Long Turn & Discussion
Now, in this part of the test, you're each going to talk on your own for about two minutes. You need to listen while your partner is speaking because you'll be asked to comment afterwards.
So (Candidate A), I'm going to give you a card with a question written on it and I'd like you to tell us what you think. There are also some ideas on the card for you to use if you like.
All right? Here is your card.
Please let (Candidate B) see your card. Remember (Candidate A), you have about two minutes to talk before we join in.
How do you decide what to eat?
[Candidate A talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate B)
Can you give me an example of a 'bad' food that you sometimes eat?
Now (Candidate B), it's your turn to be given a question. Here is your card.
Please let (Candidate A) see your card. Remember (Candidate B), you have about two minutes to tell us what you think, and there are some ideas on the card for you to use if you like. All right?
What are some of the problems in modern food production?
- animal rights
[Candidate B talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate A)
Do you think modern farming has a good or bad reputation?
Now to finish the test, we're going to talk about food and health.
(Select questions from below, addressed to both candidates, for about 4 minutes)
- Do you care where your food comes from?
- Are there similarities between food and fashion?
- Is it our responsibility to stay fit and healthy?
- What are some of the special foods that are produced in your country?