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FCE Speaking Exam

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Esther Parker

on 24 January 2016

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Transcript of FCE Speaking Exam

Part 1: Interview (2 mins)
What does it test?
Ability to use social and interactional language
2/3 questions each
A starter question could be:
Where are you from and what do you like about living there?
What does it test?
The ability to produce an extended piece of discourse.

What do you have to do?
Each of you are given 2 photographs related to a certain topic. On your own, you have to compare and contrast them and respond to a task given. You should talk for 1 min.

After the your partner has finished their 'long turn' you are given a question related to their pictures to answer for 30 secs.
Part 4: Discussion related to part 3 (4 mins)
What does it test?
Ability to engage in discussion.

The interlocuter asks you questions which you have to evaluate and express opinions.
Image by Tom Mooring
FCE Speaking Exam
Questions about:
Everyday life:
What do you usually do in the evenings?
Who do you spend time with at the weekend?

Likes and Dislikes/Leisure Time:
Do you have any interests or hobbies?
What do you like doing when you're on holiday?

What subject do you most enjoy?

Future Plans:
What do you plan to do in the future/next summer?

What does it test?
Ability to engage in discussion and to work towards a negotiated outcome to the task set.

What do you have to do?
You will be asked a question and given images to form the basis for a task that you will do together.

First, talk to each other about all the pictures.
Second, come to a conclusion.
Part 3: Collaboration Task (3 mins)
Part 2: Long turn
(1 min for each + 30 secs)
2 People per Exam

Part 1: Interview (2 mins)
Part 2: Long Turn (1 min each + 30 secs)
Part 3: Collaboration Task (4 mins)
Part 4: Discussion (4 mins)
Candidate A: These photos show people enjoying their special moments. Compare and contrast them. Which moment do you think a person would remember for the longest?
Candidate B: Do you like doing dangerous things?
Candiate B: These photos show people enjoying their free time. Compare and contrast them and say how much you enjoy doing these activities.
Candiate A: Do you ever do activities like these?
For example:
-Do you do any activity to raise money for charities in your school? If so, what did you do?

-Why do you think charities are important?

-Some people claim that only a small portion of our donation goes to people who really need it the rest is spent on red tape and bureaucracy. Do you agree? Why/Why not?
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