Cambridge B2 First

B2 First (FCE) - Speaking Practice Six

Here, you have a full Speaking test. What the examiner says is shown in italics.

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)?

(General questions will be asked, selected from the following)

Your Country

Is there anything you would like to learn about your country?
Is there an interesting area of your country that you would like to visit?
Could you tell me something about the area where you grew up?


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?

Spare time

What do you spend your time doing?
Do you enjoy reading?
Tell me about an interesting hobby you would like to take up in the future.
Who do you spend your free time with?

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 ways of watching sporting events.

I'd like you to compare the photographs, and say why people might prefer each of these ways of watching sport.

[Candidate A speaks for about one minute.]

(Candidate B), which way do you think you would prefer?

[Candidate B speaks for about 30 seconds.]

watching sports 1
watching sports 2

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

They show different ways of communicating with a friend.

I'd like you to compare the photographs, and say which method offers most simplicity and clarity.

[Candidate B speaks for about one minute.]

(Candidate A), which method of communication do you prefer?

[Candidate A speaks for about 30 seconds.]

communication 1
communication 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 a 30-year old called Clive is very unhappy in his present job. What should he do? Here are some ideas.

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

Now talk to each other about whether each of these ideas would work for Clive.

Collaborative Task

Clive's Problem

  • quit his job
  • talk to his parents
  • ask colleagues for advice
  • speak to his boss
  • start looking for another job
  • ask for a transfer

[Candidates talk for about 2 minutes]

Now, you have about a minute to decide which of these is the best thing for Clive to do.

Speaking Part Four: Discussion

4 minutes

Discussion Topics:

Use the following questions, as appropriate.

Do we work too much?

What would be your dream job?

What is the role of a good boss?

How hard is it to find a new job in your country?

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