Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Proficiency Speaking - Test Six
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 have a large family?
How are you planning on using English in your future?
Do you enjoy playing computer games?
Is fashion important to you?
How do you prefer to travel? By train or by plane?
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 talk about what you think is happening in this photograph.
[Candidates speak for about one minute.]
Thank you, Now look at all the photographs.
I'd like you to imagine all these photographs have been entered into a competition whose theme was "When The World's Against You". Talk together about how successful each photograph has been at capturing the theme of the competition and decide which photograph should win.
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.
What can made a bad advertisement?
[Candidate A talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate B)
What is your current favourite advertisement?
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?
Describe a memorable TV advertisement.
[Candidate B talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then ask Candidate A)
Is there a current advertisement on TV that you dislike a lot?
Now to finish the test, we're going to talk about advertising.
(Select questions from below, addressed to both candidates, for about 4 minutes)
- What strategies do shops use to persuade you to buy?
- How much are you influenced by advertising?
- Do you enjoy going shopping?
- How do you think advertising can become more honest?