C2 Proficiency (CPE): Speaking Test One
Here, you have a full Speaking test. What the examiner says is shown in italics.
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)?
(General questions will be asked, selected from the following)
Could you describe your family home to me?
Do you plan to take up a new sport in the future?
Are there good quality TV programmes in your country?
Do you find it hard to relax?
What was a memorable holiday when you were a child?
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 you think might be happening in this picture.
[Candidates speak for about one minute.]
Thank you, Now look at all the photographs.
I'd like you to imagine these photographs are going to be used in a book about security. I want you to talk together about what aspects of security are covered by each photograph and whether each would be an appropriate photo to use in such a 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.
Is it better to work for a company or for yourself?
[Candidate A talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then Candidate B is asked)
What type of company would you like to work for?
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 do companies look for at a job interview?
[Candidate B talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then Candidate A is asked)
Do you think a job interview is a good way of selecting someone for a position?
Now to finish the test, we're going to talk about jobs in general.
(Questions selected from below, addressed to both candidates, for about 4 minutes)
- How far do you agree that job satisfaction is more important than the financial rewards?
- What aspects of a job would make it a "dream job"?
- Do you agree that computer aptitude is essential for every worker in todays world?
- What are good ways that an employee can be incentivised to do better?
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