Part 1: Interview
Part 2: Cooperation
Part 3: Discussion
The test takes 19 minutes and consists of three parts. Each section focuses on a different interaction: between candidate and examiner, between the candidates and both candidates and examiners. You can post the instructions to ask for clarification, so make sure to use them. In addition to your language, is also considering your language social skills like the way you take your turn. Always speak clearly so that everyone in the room can understand.
The key may be included so that Cambridge ESOL new evaluators can train and to check that the assessors do their work.
At this level, the candidate must demonstrate that he / she:
- can communicate, in most situations, including unexpected or unknown.
- to use the language correctly and appropriately in complex ideas and concepts while he / she can simultaneously conduct long monologues or discussions that are easy to follow.
- rarely used the language incorrect or inappropriate.
- a near-native ruling that is easy to understand with proper intonation. Also pauses and hesitations "knock".
Where are you from?
Is English your main subject of study?
Do you spend more time studying alone or with friends?
What is the most interesting place for visitors to see in your hometown / country?
Can you tell us something about housing in your country?
How important is it to speak a foreign language in your country?
What do you look forward to most When you go home at the end of the day?
Could you tell us something about your favorite foods?
What opportunities are there for doing sports in your area?
With more shopping being done over the internet, what future is there for ordinary shops?
If you could live in any country, apart from your own, Which would it be?
What do you find is changing most in your country?
Do you think people will still go to the cinema in 10 years' time?
If you could afford to, would you take a trip into space?
In the second stage, you get to see more pictures and a command of the examiner that requires a joint decision. You should therefore discuss than three minutes with the other kandidat. There are no right or wrong answers, because the purpose is just to see the range of your vocabulary: speculate, evaluate, compare, negotiate, argue, agree, another to ask an opinion, etc. Above the pictures is a title which can help with remembering the instructions and keep the discussion on track. Interaction is all-important in this task: keep the discussion going, take turns, ask others what they find and cut new angles on. Listening is just as important as speaking, but make sure you take part.
Photos in the collaborative task
Question 1 on the left photo: Why was this picture taken?
Task 2 with all photos: Imagine That an insurance company was launching a campaign to attract more clients. A picture was used for the previous year ?? s poster. Talk with each other about the aspects of protection shown in all the pictures and then decide-which of the other four pictures would have the most impact for the next poster.
After your two minutes, the examiner will determine a related question to another candidate with a minute to answer. You will be asked to give your opinion, whether you agree with the speaker or not, if you can add something, or you have other experiences. Hereafter follows a question for you both and you have one minute to answer again. You do not have to wait until the other person is speaking, even if you were the one that began with the two minutes. Even if you do not your turn, you must listen carefully to the other candidate. The only way you can refer to his / her answer in your discussion of the question. During this part is very important to organize your answers well, so you must link your ideas to raise arguments and provide summaries. It's okay to admit that you do not know much about a topic, but you have to give an opinion so that the reviewers can assess your language.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of 24-hour shopping?
- sales staff
- Would our lives be better or worse without supermarkets?
- Do you think that shopping through the Internet Has A big future?
- What can make shopping a joy or a misery?
What makes a product a bestseller?
- peer pressure
- Why are new products or at more successful than older ones?
- How important is it to have a wide range of products to choose from?
- Are you more impressed by good quality service or good quality products?
Questions for all candidates
- How interesting do you think might be a career in sales?
- What qualities shouldering a salesperson have?
- What do you think of the consumer world we live in?
- When it comes to newspapers, why do you think bad news sells better than good news?
- Do you think that competition between companies Improves standards?
- What do you consider the best investment a person can make?
The assessor note the effectiveness of your language in the following criteria: