How to pass your ECCE Speaking Exam?

How to pass your ECCE Speaking Exam?

Choose an Option or Help solve a problem

  • Stage 1: Warm-up (2-3 minutes)
  • Stage 2: Ask questions to get information (3-4 minutes)
  • Stage 3: Justify your choice (1-3 minutes)
  • Stage 4: Elaborate on the Topic (2-4 minutes)

Functional Language for all sections of  the ECCE (B2) Oral exam :

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Stage 2 Asking Questions  – Commenting :

  • I see
  • That’s a common problem
  • I can imagine how he/she feels
  • It’s a difficult decision to make
  • It’s not easy to decide…
  • Both options sound interesting/great
  • It’s the kind of think I like / I’m interested in

Stage 3 Justify your choice 

Summarizing and justifying  :

As you said your…. has a problem with…. and there are two solutions/options

On the one hand he could……. as  you said he will…….

On the other hand………  as you mentioned this will……

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  • It’s a tricky situation but…
  • Both options could work but I would choose…..
  • If I were in that position I…..
  • …….ing sounds interesting / a bit boring
  • ….. seems like a better choice than…. because
  • I think you should….
  • If I were ….. I’d…..
  • In this way he/she could….
  • Even though you said….. (the disadvantage) I think it will not be a problem because he could……(make it positive)
  • This will allow him / her to…..
  • I didn’t choose…. because…
  • I don’t think ….. is a good idea because as you said….. (disadvantage) so this would……

Referring to something the examiner said

  • As you said …
  • You mentioned that…

CHOOSING AN OPTION

Expressing preference / Explaining your choice

  • I would/wouldn’t like to …….
  • I would rather + bare infinitive +than + bare infinitive
  • I suppose I would prefer to…………..rather than + bare infinitive
  • If I had to choose, I would + bare infinitive
  • I’d probably choose…

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  • My first choice would be…..
  • I’d choose……….because it is important to ……
  • I think … would be best because…
  • I think most……would find ……..more interesting.
  • I think……has more to offer…….since….
  • I don’t think…………….and that’s why I wouldn’t choose it.

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HELP SOLVE A PROBLEM

Giving advice

  • I think you should/could….
  • My advice is to…
  • Why don’t you….?
  • If I were you, I’d…
  • I think the best thing to do is to….
  • I strongly recommend that
  • I would advise you to
  • You should
  • It would !e a good idea to
  • I think you should
  • Why don’t you
  • The best advice I can give you is

Referring to a personal experience

  • I was once in a similar situation and I ….
  • I have a friend who also ……..
  • I remember once I had/was…….
  • In my experience…
  • As a teenager, I….
  • I’ve been in a similar situation.
  • A similar thing happened to me/my friend.
  • I can understand how……must feel
  • Personally, I’d would love/hate it if…

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Listen to Sample Recordings  HERE

Download for FREE  – a speaking prompt HERE

Download for FREE –  extra speaking prompts HERE

Download for FREE – a sample test with model answers HERE

Sample VIDEO of a complete ECCE speaking test with prompt   HERE

Are you ready for the ECCE Speaking exam ? [Sample 1 -3]

Are you ready for the ECCE Speaking exam ? [Sample 1 -3]

Practise your speaking skills for the upcoming exam with these Sample Prompts and Sample Recordings :

Speaking Prompt B – Sample 1 – Test Taker 1
Speaking Prompt B – Sample 2 – Test Taker 2
Speaking Prompt B – Sample 3 – Test Taker 3

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Are you ready for the ECPE Speaking exam ?

Are you ready for the ECPE Speaking exam ?

Practise your speaking skills for the upcoming exam with these Sample Prompts and Sample Recordings :

Speaking Prompt – Sample 1
Speaking Prompt – Sample 2
Speaking Prompt – Sample 2B

Speaking Prompt – Sample 3
Speaking Prompt – Sample 3B
Speaking Prompt – Sample 3 C
Speaking Prompt – Sample 4
Speaking Prompt – Sample 4B
Speaking Prompt – Sample 4C

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Are you ready for the ECCE Speaking exam ? [Sample 4-6]

Are you ready for the ECCE Speaking exam ? [Sample 4-6]

Practise your speaking skills for the upcoming exam with these Sample Prompts and Sample Recordings :

Speaking Prompt A – Sample 1 – Test Taker 4
Speaking Prompt A – Sample 2 – Test Taker 5
Speaking Prompt A – Sample 3 – Test Taker 6

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Are you ready for the ECCE Writing exam ?

Are you ready for the ECCE Writing exam ?

Practise your writing skills for the upcoming exam with these Sample Prompts and Writing Commentary :

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Wild Wisdom

Wild Wisdom

Green Renaissance

“If you spend a long time with any species in the wild, you are encountering the species as they truly are. I describe it as wild wisdom.” – Jenny Cullinan Jenny dedicates all of her time to studying and learning from bees in the wild. She believes that we need to fundamentally change how we interact with bees, from housing and feeding, to moving them from one area to another to pollinate our crops. Let’s let the wild bees show us how.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Spend a long time
  • In the wild
  • As they truly are
  • That allows for the understanding to be much much greater
  • That can only be aquired
  • I’m allergic to bee stings
  • Being afraid of bees
  • We spend up to 8 hours a day
  • 5 Days a week
  • They’re fascinating
  • It’s a mystery
  • Globally bee populations are crashing
  • It’s a huge concern
  • Many factors that contribute to that
  • To enhance our relationship with bees
  • Specific needs
  • One should understand what they do in the wild
  • Try to mimic that
  • How we house them
  • A synthetic material
  • The whole natural order starts to fragment
  • Traditional ways of keeping bees
  • Tree beekeeping
  • More habitats for bees
  • Planting enough forage for them
  • All year round
  • Free to be wild
  • Number one priority
  • Should not be moved around from area to area
  • That are genetically sound
  • Live and know the conditions of your area
  • Survive well
  • See what comes
  • Looking at Nature’s Genius
  • My dream would be
  • We have to free our thinking and our way of being
  • On so many levels
  • Our inner relationship with ourselves
  • Our outer relationship with the world
  • You’re a better person
  • For yourself and for others
Do you paraglide to work?

Do you paraglide to work?

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the geography and climate make it possible to paraglide all year long in Vercorin. Which is why the tiny village in Switzerland is known as a paraglider’s paradise. Some people even commute to work attached to their gliders. We take to the sky with local resident Marie Glassey and her dog/co-pilot Maya to see why this form of transportation and recreation is so popular. #Paraglide #Switzerland #Commute

The New ECPE Writing Section – Webinar

The New ECPE Writing Section – Webinar

Watch this webinar recording in preparation for the first administration of the revised ECPE. Michigan Language Assessment team members present an overview of the revised writing task and teaching strategies to help students succeed on the revised ECPE Writing Section.

Viewers :

-gain a useful framework for teaching writing focusing on C2 skills

-learn about the revision of the ECPE writing section, including the new writing task

-learn about the new scoring rubric

-learn about other resources available to develop writing skills at the C2 level.

In this webinar recording, you will learn all about the new ECPE Writing Section. We will provide a breakdown of each possible task format, the new source information provided to test takers, as well as the new rating scale. You’ll also be able to see how the new rating criteria are applied to actual test taker responses.

Michigan Language Assessment

How to pass the ECCE Speaking Exam – Tips and useful phrases – Sample videos

How to pass the ECCE Speaking Exam – Tips and useful phrases – Sample videos

Sample of a complete ECCE speaking test :

[MLA]

Sample Speaking Prompt HERE

Hellenic American Union Speaking test for the ECCE test

Prompt used in following videos can be found HERE

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 2 and 3 explained in detail  CLICK HERE 

Additional Speaking Prompts HERE

Useful tips HERE

 

 

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