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Oral Exam Preparation

Oral Exam Preparation

50 FCE Speaking questions | Online TEFL Training If any of you are teaching FCE (First Certificate), you will need to give your learners lots of exam training practice. Part 1 of the exam (the interview) is a good place to start because the learners have to talk about everyday topics, such as their home town, what they do in their free time and work and study. Here is a list of about 50 questions (most of which have been used in FCE exams in the last 10 years). Feel free to share them with your learners: Click here for a pdf copy: FCEpart1questionspdf (1) FCE Speaking Exam Part 1 – Interview Questions In the first part of the exam, the interviewer will ask you and your partner several questions about everyday topics. Area where you live or used to live Is there anything you would like to learn about your country? Sports Are you interested in sport? Leisure How much TV do you watch in a week? Work and study Do you find it easy to study where you live? Family and friends Travel and holidays Have you ever used your English on holiday? Entertainment

40 FCE Speaking Part 4 Questions (with model answers) — FCE Exam Tips TV and FILMs Is watching TV the best way for people to spend their free time? People know what they want and if they want to watch TV that's okay with me. What kind of TV programmes do you like best? I really like BBC documentaries about animals. Some people have more than one television in their home. I don't like telling people what to do. Do you think children generally watch too much television in your country? It's hard to say how much is good and how much is bad. Is television the best way of following the news in the world? Definitely not! Do you think watching TV is a good way to learn a language? It's better than nothing but the problem is people think they can turn the TV on and start learning. What sort of films do you never watch? I never watch horror movies and I don't understand why other people like them! Are there any films that you’d like to see again? The other day I watched Frozen and cried like a little baby. Would you prefer to be in a film or behind the camera?

Top 10 Most Common Idioms in English You’re talking to your native English-speaking friend about your recent breakup and how depressed you are when suddenly he turns toward you and says “Don’t worry about it man, girls like that are a dime a dozen!” You then stare at your friend in confusion. You simply don’t understand why your good friend is comparing the girl that was once the love of your life to $1.20. Actually “dime a dozen” doesn’t mean anything even remotely close to what the individual words in the phrase implies. For native speakers of English, a dime a dozen simply means that something is common and easy to obtain. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. That’s all for now, be sure to keep checking our blog for more idioms in the future!

Picture Description Once again I thank my students for kindly contributing to this blog. These two examples of Picture Description have been sent by Noelia and Carmen from the Intermediate Level. Thank you girls! Well done! FOOD by Carmen Gayol These pictures are clearly both connected with the topic of food. The picture on the left shows two women who are cooking in a kitchen. In the picture on the right, we can see a young couple eating. We all need to eat to live, but It‘s clear that the food, in our society, is something more than nutrition. Sometimes we prefer eating at home, like in the photo on the left, but other times, we eat out. However, the main problem isn’t where, but what we eat. If I had to choose one of the photos, I’m sure I’d choose the first, because it makes me remember old times with my mother , and in addition, I believe that it’s a good way to enjoy eating and cooking. INTERNET AND THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES by Noelia Espinosa Nowadays, both pictures are very common in daily life, although in

FCE First Certificate in English Speaking (Charline - Alice) - Full Video FCE SPEAKING PRACTICE – ESL prezi Speaking practice for the CAMBRIDGE FIRST (FCE) EXAM. (CEFR B1) 1.4 21st CENTURY CHANGES A Full FCE speaking test with Tatiana and Nacho – PassFCE-9 In this episode of PASS FCE….A full oral exam with FCE students Tatiana and Nacho. Welcome to PASS FCE, a Mansion Ingles podcast specifically created to help you pass the Cambridge First Certificate in English Exam. I’m Craig, I’m a teacher at the British Council in Valencia, Spain, a Cambridge Oral examiner with over 20 years of teaching experience. Learn English free at and take your English to the next level with our audio podcasts at Before you send me an email and say, ‘But Craig, last episode you said you were going to speak about the writing paper”. The other student who you’re going to hear is Nacho, who agreed to be Tatiana’s partner for the test. So, let’s begin with Part 1 of the test. In part 1 the examiner asks you general questions about things like your family, home, job/studies, hobbies, holidays, future plans etc. Here’s Nacho and Tatiana.PART 1 (2 Minutes) Good afternoon. And your names are….Can I have your mark sheets, please? 1. 2.

Describe a picture – although it might not be real In this activity, students describe a picture using useful vocabulary such as, there is, there are and the present continuous tense. It’s good for practising asking questions and stretching your students’ creativity To save you searching for suitable pictures and cutting up bits of paper, this web-app allows you to play the game with a smartphone, tablet or PC. Your students will need to be confident pre-intermediates and above to tackle this activity. Gather together some reasonably large pictures of people engaged in various interesting activities. In this pile, you should also include some envelopes containing ‘fake’ pictures. Students take it in turns to sit at the front desk. Spend some time after each round expanding on the students’ descriptions and suggesting further vocabulary they could use. After two or three minutes ask whether the students believe the picture to be real, or if the describer was creating an imaginary picture. Related Picture Taboo - to practise describing objects

Exam Information Listen to an examiner and answer his questions. When you have answered a question, click on the next icon to hear the next question. If you don’t understand, say one of the following and click the icon again or use the ‘back’ function on your media player. (Speak for 1 minute) (Your partner speaks for 30 seconds) (Your partner speaks for 1 minute) (You speak for 30 seconds) Examiner's transcription (Speak with a person who has a similar level of English) (Answer the following questions) ¿Quieres recibir en tu e-mail gratis y periódicamente ejercicios, programas gratuitos, explicaciones y otros recursos para mantener tu inglés sin esfuerzo? © Copyright La Mansión del Inglés C.B. - Todos los derechos reservados.