Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Proficiency Speaking - Test Five
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.
How many hours TV do you watch in an average week?
Do you live in a large house?
Can you remember your first English lessons?
Do you enjoy shopping?
How much exercise do you take each week?
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 if you think the people are enjoying themselves and why.
[Candidates speak for about one minute.]
Thank you, Now look at all the photographs.
I'd like you to imagine that these photographs are being considered for a book, "Fitness For The Over-60s". Discuss together whether you think each photograph is appropriate or not and which photographs you would include in the book.
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.
Why do people read less?
[Candidate A talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate B)
What was the last novel you read?
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 benefits of reading?
[Candidate B talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate A)
Where do you prefer to read in your house?
Now to finish the test, we're going to talk about reading.
(Select questions from below, addressed to both candidates, for about 4 minutes)
- Is the age of the book over?
- Should there be more emphasis on teaching children how to write creatively?
- Which book would you save first in a fire?
- Do you think reading fiction is a waste of time?