Thursday, 22 February 2018



Resultado de imagen de flyers speaking test

Reading and Writing 

The reading and writing exam has seven parts and lasts 40 minutes.


The listening exam is in five parts and lasts around 25 minutes. Below are some practice exams.


The speaking exam has four parts and lasts between 7 -9 minutes.

  • Part One

The examiner has one picture and the student has a similar picture but with differences. The examiner will say one sentence and the student must say the difference in their picture.


Examiner: In my picture, there is a cat in the tree.
Student: In my picture, the cat is next to the swimming pool.

Useful Phrases:

Present Continuous
For people's actions we use the present continuous:
The girl is reading. / The girl isn't reading.
The boy is wearing a hat. / The boy isn't wearing a hat.

Present Simple
To describe things we use the present simple:
The pilot's uniform is green. / The pilot's uniform is blue.
The old woman has got straight hair. / The old woman has got curly hair.

  • Part Two

The student and examiner take turns to ask answer questions. Both examiner and student have a picture with information.

Question words:
How much?
How many?
What time?

Auxillary Verbs in present simple and past simple
When did .....?
Was it ......?
How many were ......?
What was / did ....?
Is it ....?
Where is .....?


Student: What is the name of William's dvd?

Examiner: It's called Island Adventure.

Student: Who gave it to him?

Examiner: His uncle gave it to him.

Student: What is it about?

Examiner: It is about three pirates.

Student: When did he watch it?

Examiner: He watched it last week.

Student: Was it exciting or boring?

Examiner: It was exciting.

This is then repeated with the examiner asking the questions and the student answering them.

  • Part Three

In part three, students will be shown four pictures that form a story. The examiner tells the student the title of the story and begins the story using the first picture. Students must finish the story using the other three pictures.
Present Continuous
For peoples' actions we use the present continuous:
Tommy is studying in his bedroom.

Present Simple
To describe things we use the present simple:
It is night time. His bedroom is tidy.

Use some adjectives:
Happy / Sad / Serious / Beautiful / Cloudy / Sunny etc

Example (picture 2)
Tommy is getting dressed. He is sitting on his bed. It is the morning and it is a sunny day.

  • Part Four
In part four, students must answer personal questions.

Some examples might be:
1. How many people are there in your family?
2. What’s the name of your best friend?
3. What’s your favourite subject at school?
4. What are your hobbies?
5. What do you have for breakfast?
6. What do you have for lunch?
7. How many brothers and sisters have you got?
8. What do you like doing at the weekend?
9. What did you do last Saturday morning?
10. What did you do last Sunday?
11. What’s your mother’s name?
12. Where did you go on your last holiday?
13. How many lessons do you have in a day?
14. What’s the weather like today?
15. Who’s the youngest in your family?
16. Who’s the oldest in your family?
17. What time does school finish?

Remember to answer in sentences not with just one word.

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