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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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 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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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 :

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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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The revised ECCE exam * as of May 2021

The revised ECCE exam * as of May 2021

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May 2021 ECCE Test Specifications
The following table provides detailed information about the ECCE revisions. Refer to the notes column to see the specific changes or an indication that there is no change to that part of the exam. The updated exams will remain at the same proficiency level, and the overall level of difficulty and standards will not change. The revised exams will be offered for the first time in May 2021. Until then, the tests will remain exactly the same.

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Are you ready for the ECCE exam ?

Are you ready for the ECCE exam ?

Practise your listening skills for the upcoming exam with this Full Sample Listening Test :

ECCE Volume 1002 – Sample Test Booklet

Part 1 – audio file

Part 2 – audio file

Answer Sheet for the ECCE Sample Test

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Are you ready for the ECCE Listening ?

Are you ready for the ECCE Listening ?

Practise your listening skills for the upcoming exam with these sample questions :

ECCE Listening Practice #1 CLICK HERE

ECCE Listening Practice #2 CLICK HERE

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Changes to the ECCE and ECPE Exams 2021 – Webinar

Changes to the ECCE and ECPE Exams 2021 – Webinar

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EFL author James Suntres delivering a live webinar for Hamilton House Publishers on the changes to the ECCE and ECPE examinations for 2021.

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ECCE (Lower) Exam – Full Sample Test for Listening Parts 1 & 2

ECCE (Lower) Exam – Full Sample Test for Listening Parts 1 & 2

Practice your English listening skills in preparation for the Examination for the Certificate of Competency (ECCE) with this sample test. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

PART 1

PART 2

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