C2 Proficiency (CPE): Speaking Test Eight
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)?
Address a selection of these questions to the candidates in turn, as appropriate.
Do you like to be physically active or do you prefer relaxing?
Is there anything you would like to learn about your country?
Tell me about the TV advertising in your country.
Do you enjoy cooking or do you find it boring?
Is there an interesting area of your country that you would like to visit?
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. How often do you go to places like this in your country?
[Candidates speak for about one minute.]
Thank you, Now look at all the photographs
I'd like you to imagine a newspaper is doing an article about modern shopping habits. Talk together about which aspects of modern shopping are shown by each photograph and then decide which photograph best represents the subject of the article.
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 makes a good parent?
[Candidate A talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then Candidate B is asked)
Could you give an example of bad parenting?
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 differences between you and your parents' generation?
- free time
[Candidate B talks for about 2 minutes]
(Then Candidate A is asked)
Do you think your parents had things easier?
Now to finish the test, we're going to talk about parenting and having children?
(Questions selected from below, addressed to both candidates, for about 4 minutes)
- Do you agree that school is wasted on the young?
- Should people pass an exam before being allowed to have children?
- What is the ideal age to have a first child?
- Can parents learn something from their children?
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