CAE Speaking. Aims of this workshop. to review task focuses and task types to discuss teaching tips and look at classroom activities (some exam-based and some focusing on speaking skills) to discuss how teachers can make use of sample papers and past papers in the classroom. Overview. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Aims of this workshop
to review task focuses and task types
to discuss teaching tips and look at classroom activities (some exam-based and some focusing on speaking skills)
to discuss how teachers can make use of sample papers and past papers in the classroom
15 minutes four parts two candidates and two examiners interlocutor manages the interaction (and gives
global assessment) assessor makes detailed assessments
Part 1 tip
‘Try to link your points togetherand develop what you say.’
Part 1 prompts
People What makes a good friend? ...... (Why?) How do you like to spend time with your
friends? Who has the greatest influence on your
life? ...... (Why?) Which teacher will you always remember?
Part 2 useful phrases Speculating on feelings,
relationships, atmosphere, etc.
Giving your own opinion/s
I’d say ...
I don’t think it ..., because ...
I don’t really like … but ifI had to choose
Both photographs show ...
Neither of them ...
This one is… but that one shows …
Part 2 useful phrases
Part 2 tip
‘Use the questions above the photos to remind you what you must talk about.’
Part 3 topic
In this example of a Part 3 task, you have to imagine that a company wants to improve working conditions for its employees. You have to discuss the changes it is thinking of introducing and then choose two changes which would be the most popular.
Part 3 tip
‘You need to interact with your partner, make suggestions and express opinions, and respond to what your partner says.’
Discussion questions Some of your students are wondering what CAE will do
for them in terms of their studies and careers. What’s your opinion?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of attending an exam course (as opposed to a general English course)?
How far do you agree that having a Cambridge ESOL qualification is vital to improving job prospects?
In your view, does the content of the Cambridge ESOL (General English) exams meet the needs of learners from different countries? (Why/Why not?)
Part 4 tip
‘Always say something, and give an opinion! It doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong – you are being assessed on your language, not your ideas,
and the examiners want to hear your full range of language.’
Advice for Part 4
Candidates are expected to: give their opinion/s extend their answer/s by providing details and
giving reasons add to what their partner says if relevant (don’t
wait for the interlocutor to ask you a question)
‘The more past papers and practice Speaking tests candidates can