Are you taking the ECPE Speaking Test?

Are you taking the ECPE Speaking Test?

The ECPE Speaking Section lets test takers demonstrate their ability to ask and answer questions; orally explain and paraphrase written descriptions of people, places, or things; provide recommendations; negotiate a decision; present a position or decision; and justify a position or decision. The five stages of the test build on each other; as the test progresses, the linguistic and interactional demands become increasingly more challenging.

Here are some articles/vocabulary to study on various topics (Click on the links below):

Selecting a venue for a fundraising event

Selecting a location for an employee party

Selecting a Head Chef for a new restaurant

Public service skills – being a firefighter

Selecting a Sports Coach

Best ways to promote a new product or service

Best ways to promote a new product or service (2)

New subjects to be added to a school curriculum

An Art Museum

Outstanding Student Achievement Award criteria

Selecting an Employee of the Year

New topics are added weekly, so visit us again soon.

You can also visit our ECPE Section HERE for more tips.

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Strategies to help you pass your speaking exams

Strategies to help you pass your speaking exams

(Question :  What do you …… What sort of ….  Where do you…. What types of….)

G P R

General Statement + more precise statement + reason

Well, in general I would say …. + In particular,…… + The reason for this is because ….

Generally speaking ….. + To be more precise …… + I think this is due to the fact that ….

 

(Question :  What kind of …… are popular …. What types of …. can be found…. How do people …… in your country    What sorts of……… )

G T1 T2 (T3 if needed)

General Statement + type 1+ type 2 +type3

Well, there’s quite a mixed variety of …. + I think the most common one is…… + Another kind is….  + And I shouldn’t forget to mention that….

There’s a fairly wide range of …..  +   The first one that comes to mind is….   +  Another kind is…. + I guess I could also say that…….

 

(Question :  What do you usally do…. Where do you usually….  How do you…..  What do you like to …..)

D If1  If2

Depends + if preference 1 + if preference 2

I think it depends on …,,, + Usually I prefer …..  + but if I…. I would rather

I would have to say that it really depends on ….   +  If I’m…. I prefer to….   +  although sometimes I would rather…..

 

(Question :  What sort of ……   What does your….    Describe a…. you have….)

P1  P2   P3

Point 1 + Point 2 + Point 3

I’d like to begin by saying ….. + Another interesting point….. And, I shouldn’t forget to metion that….

The first thing I’d like to mention is ….. +  Not only that, but….  +   I guess I could also say that ….