Sunday, 6 July 2014

MASTERMIND / Let´s play

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Mastermind questions
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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Paper 5: Speaking. Talking about photos.

In Part 2 you are expected to talk on your own about two photographs for about a minute. 

The interview will begin with the examiner saying something like:

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 1 minute and also to answer a short question about your partner's photographs.  
(Candidate A), here are your photographs. They show......................
I'd like you to compare and contrast these photographs and say.................

Notice there are TWO instructions here,

a) 'Compare and contrast' the two photographs, 

b) 'say..........................' . 

In Part 2 candidates need to show they can compare but also give an opinion.

So you will also need to, 

c) Speculate

d) React. 

Have a look at the following presentation and work on your skills

FCE Paper 5 - Speaking Test

Find below an overview of the oral exam plus some tips to help you do your best on the day of the FCE speaking test.

Activity: Pretend you are the assessor and give marks to these candidates in the following categories:
  • Grammar and Vocabulary: 
  • Discourse Management: 
  • Pronunciation: 
  • Interactive Communication: 
  • Global Achievement:  

Include your marks as a comment to this post. Add some ideas on their performance too.