Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Proficiency Speaking - Test Four
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.
Would you say you are very fit?
Do you enjoy reading?
Tell me about your best friend.
How much time do you spend at home?
Would you describe yourself as ambitious?
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 tell me how common a situation like this is in your own country.
[Candidates speak for about one minute.]
Thank you, Now look at all the photographs.
I'd like you to imagine that one of these photographs needs to be chosen for the cover of a book called "Back To Nature". Talk together and decide which of these photos would be the best cover photo and why the other photos are not as suitable.
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 can retired people stay busy?
[Candidate A talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate B)
What would you like to do when you retire?
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 big differences between the older and younger generations?
[Candidate B talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate A)
What can make an older person seem younger?
Now to finish the test, we're going to talk about age.
(Select questions from below, addressed to both candidates, for about 4 minutes)
- Are we too age-obsessed as a society?
- What other things can older people get involved in?
- Do you still celebrate your birthday?
- Why does the generation gap exist?