ECPE speaking topics and key points

ECPE speaking topics and key points

ECPE Speaking topics and key points

  • Projects 
      • cost / salary
      • place held
      • date to be held
      • frequency
      • what is involved
      • positive points
      • target (audience)
      • equipment needed
      • meals (provided or not)

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Vocabulary chunks for projects :

  • Financial projections are an essential tool for making business decisions
  • creating new businesses and products 
  • determining whether there’s a market for them or if people really want their product
  •  consider timeframes
  • choose the projects that will best serve your organizational goals
  • What is the benefit to the organization?
  • What are the major milestones?
  • What are the potential stumbling blocks?
  • What risks does this project pose?
  • plans for geographic expansion? Local? National? Global?
  • When will the business turn a profit?

 

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  • Locationa. hold an event (venue)
    b. to visit
    c. to build sth

      • size
      • capacity
      • population
      • weather
      • important sights
      • infrastructure (transportation system)
      • amenities (heating, pool, conference rooms, etc.)
      • cost
      • what is in the vicinity
      • activities available there
      • cuisine
      • accessibility (airport, train, bus, car)
      • history and culture
      • special features

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Vocabulary chunks for conference location – workshop location

  • running a successful event
  • keep events focused entirely on the content, the speakers and the attendees
  • Who does your conference serve?
  • keynote speakers
  • Having a budget will also help you set the price
  • University campuses: These are best suited for smaller, academic events and are relatively cheap to hire.
  • Hotels: These typically have dedicated conference facilities and own catering. They’re the best all-in-one choice since they offer both accommodation and conference space.
  • Independent venues: This category includes all other types of venues that can host conferences.

Here are a few other factors to consider when looking for the right venue:

  • Size: Booking a too-small venue where everybody has to squeeze into a tiny room is clearly a bad idea. Similarly, securing a giant venue for a relatively modest crowd will not only hurt your wallet but also make the conference feel empty and poorly attended.
  • Location: It’s best to pick a somewhat secluded location so that participants are better able to focus on the conference itself. Even better if the venue has calming, picturesque surroundings to help people relax.
  • Atmosphere: It’s crucial that the vibe of the venue suits your target audience and theme. You don’t want to host a business conference inside a giant gym, for instance.
  • Facilities: Does the venue have the proper layout and the right conference room styles for your needs? Does it have the necessary facilities like e.g. smaller rooms for breakout sessions?
  • Accommodation: Does the venue provide accommodation or are there hotels nearby?
  • Catering: Is catering included or can external catering companies easily get to and work inside the venue? If not, are there suitable restaurants and cafes in the area? (Keep in mind any special dietary requirements: vegan, kosher, nut-free, etc.)
  • Transportation: How easy is it for participants to travel to the venue by public transport? Are there enough parking spots for those who drive?
  • Technical aspects: Does the venue have the right IT, audio, and video equipment? You’ll need projection screens, microphones, plenty of charging spots for participants, and—of course—solid WiFi access
source : billeto.co.uk

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  • Persona. award them (promotion)c. for a scholarship
      • skills (job-related)
      • qualities & personality traits
      • appearance
      • qualifications (education, certificates)
      • interests
      • achievements
      • previous or current experience
  • b. for a job

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Vocabulary chunks :

  • work long hours for no pay, sacrificing personal time
  • If you are autonomous, you’re likely self-motivated and independent
  • come up with a new and better solution to a problem
  • thinking outside the box
  • complete all of your responsibilities
  •  Your fresh ideas show your enthusiasm, passion and your loyalty to the company
  • If you’re an easy person to get along with, that proves that you’re a good fit for the company
  • you fit in with the company’s corporate culture
  • you are resourceful, efficient and on the ball
  • Efficiency and resourcefulness are qualities you must have in order to climb the corporate ladder

If you ‘re hiring a new employee, you need to know what to look for in a quality job candidate. Here’s a list of traits to identify before you offer someone a job.

  1. Ambition
  2. Passion
  3. Patience
  4. Likable
  5. Reliable
  6. Creative
  7. Adaptable
  8. Leadership
  9. Positive
  10. Confident
  11. Dependable
  12. Responsive
  13. Integrity
  14. Organized
  15. Intelligent

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  • Media (best way to promote sth)
    • description (what is involved)
    • medium used (on TV, on the radio, in the press, flyers/leaflets)
    • frequency
    • target audience
    • cost
    • positive points

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  • New Course or Specific Book for a Course (proposal)
    • plot / subject matter
    • cost
    • equipment needed
    • target audience
    • length / frequency
    • qualified staff availability
    • outcome of course / what will students learn from this course / book
    • prerequisites (students must have certain level of English/ must know how to play an instrument…)
  • New Sport (see “New Course”)

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  • New Products
    • description (what kind of product it is)
    • cost
    • delivery/shipping
    • target group
    • properties / description of product
    • requirements (must be stored in cool temperatures; must have extra space in store, etc.)
    • raise awareness for cause, will increase profits, etc.)

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  • Design (new Town Hall, library, etc.)
    • architectural style
    • materials used
    • cost
    • designer’s details & credentials
    • conveniences
    • special features (security system, unique object present, café present, wireless connection, etc.)
    • target group
    • opinion of public

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More tips and details about the ECPE Oral Exam HERE

Would you let them have a sniff around your biscuits?

Would you let them have a sniff around your biscuits?

[time out London]

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• A cat café
• A business plan
• A lot to get through
• Crowd funding
• Reapply for an entrepreneur visa
• To find a suitable property
• A landlord who would permit us to operate a cat café
• All sorts of things
• It’s all coming together
• Stroke a cat
• The pleasure of their company
• Additional responsibility
• Everything that comes with it
• They will try to steal your biscuits
• Cat rooms and food preparation rooms
• Never left exposed
• To exercise diligence
• Have a sniff around your biscuit
• Stay away from the biscuits

Choosing the right car

Choosing the right car

 [Newcars.com]

Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking  the CaMLA  New ECPE Speaking Test  @ HAU (Choosing the best car for a family)

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Cool features
  • Will you be using your car primarily for driving to work?
  • If you commute frequently for long distances
  • Look for a car that gets good mileage
  • You could wind up spending a lot on gas every year
  • Fuel efficient cars tend to be smaller in size
  • Invest in a hybrid car
  • The extra costs of buying a hybrid version
  • Fuel savings
  • Gas powered version
  • Travel a lot of miles
  • Will may passengers will be travelling with you?
  • A family of four
  • A mid-sized car
  • SUV – looks like a tall station wagon
  • Allows you to carry a family of up to 7 or 8
  • Carrying lots of groceries and other cargo
  • Fold down the rear seats to create more space
  • Trunk space will be sufficient
  • No cargo capacity
  • Do you drive in snow, ice or off-road?
  • Those options add extra cost
  • Enhance your safety
  • A sports or sporty car
  • A sporty convertible
  • They are offered with manual transmission to give you more engagement
  • Automatic transmission
  • Will you be doing any towing?
  • Rent one for the week
  • A pickup truck

 

A Virtual School

A Virtual School

Watch the following video :

Virtual School

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

A Virtual School

Schooling at home

Prepare the lessons

People who are experts in their fields

Two requirements we have to meet

A schedule they have to meet

Get on a chat room with your entire class

Talk about their lesson

Traditional brick and mortal school

Work together to achieve success

It’s kind of like email

Learning beyond the classroom

Meet them on field trips

See many different places

Museums, Science Centers, Historical sites

Get to meet people face to face

You get to enjoy activities that involve learning

What can we expose our children to, to make them well-rounded

Global economy

I’m involved in a lot outside of school

I take private voice lessons

You’re not relying solely on the school

I’m able work at my own pace

Get ahead if I want to

Interact with other students

Academic excellence

Wide Crack Climbing

Wide Crack Climbing

||Watch the following video||

Wide Crack Climbing

||Vocabulary to learn after watching the video||

  • Extreme climber
  • Documentary film
  • An extreme and unconventional sport that demands power, stamina and immunity to pain
  • Crack climbing requires a lot of training
  • Bandages are crucial for avoiding hand injuries
  • Mastery of certain techniques is also extremely important
  • Developing new ones to make their climbs easier
  • People perceive it as being very difficult
  • When you do it a little bit and have the right techniques
  • Just as easy as doing normal climbing
  • They decided to go further afield
  • They set themselves the challenge of the century crack in Utah
  • Their exploit was documented in a film “Wide Boyz”
  • Don’t learn in the early days of climbing
  • The duo don’t always train in the open air
  • Purpose built climbing wall
  • This climb was so demanding in that sort of style
  • They have continued training in their basement for the worlds other challenges since
  • It took several attempts
  • A spectacular achievement
  • Push themselves to the limit
  • We train really hard
  • Break more records
| Finding Art in Unexpected Places |

| Finding Art in Unexpected Places |

||Watch the following video||

Finding Art in Unexpected Places

||Vocabulary to learn after watching the video||

  • Try to find beauty in our surroundings
  • I am going to find the most beautiful thing I could possibly find and frame it
  • Make it look beautiful
  • I think I’m going to find…..I have no clue
  • Find things in nature, in people, in flowers, butterflies….
  • I had no idea that this is what I would be doing today
  • I am just going to frame it
  • We miss the beauty in the simple things
  • It surrounds us, it is everywhere
  • I walk by every single day and never even take the time to stop and notice
  • Beauty is how you see it
  • I think that if we took some time
  • Beauty is everywhere around us
Earthscape Art

Earthscape Art

Watch the following video :

believe

Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • He’s an Earthscape Artist
  • He spends his days on the beach racking the sand
  • He lets his imagination run wild
  • Geometric patterns
  • My biggest inspiration is nature
  • Translate the world I see
  • Scientific pursuit
  • By blending broad and narrow strokes he creates patterns
  • Which hovers above the design and takes pictures
  • Beach goers love his work
  • Travel miles to see it
  • He used to be Environmental Scientist
  • Follow his dream
  • Opened more doors
  • Make a living racking in the sand
  • When the tide comes in