ECPE (Proficiency) Speaking Test Presentation

ECPE (Proficiency) Speaking Test Presentation

Functional Language for all 5 stages of the ECPE Speaking test

Stage 2

Student A

Ok let me tell you about my two options

Let’s see…

First, there is …..

It says here….

It also says that…..

The only drawback is ….

That’s all the information I have about the ……..course

Now let me tell you about the other option…

So those are my options, Which one do you think sounds best?

Student B

Well, If I were you, I’d go for the first option you told me about, the…….

Stage 3

Student A

So we need to make our final choice of who we’re going to recommend for the position of…..  The candidate/option I chose is…. And the one you chose is…  So let’s compare the two

Let’s look at their qualifications… / the location / the price / the facilities

I see what you are saying… but we shouldn’t attach too much importance to academic credentials alone..

The way I see it sometimes (experience)_ can be just as crucial as ,,,,,

Do you think ……  is something we should consider when choosing ……

Both of them…..

…… is better at…. This is something we should take into consideration when choosing ….because….

One difference is…

We need someone who is………

So it looks like we’ve decided that …. is our final choice right

It’s a tough choice though, isn’t it?

Planning  Stage 4 ( two minutes given – this part is not scored )

Talk together to decide which two bullet points (reasons) each one of you is going to cover and help each other with ideas of how you are going to justify these reasons (supporting details)

Decide who is going to start the presentation.  Don’t forget an introduction (Student A) and a conclusion (Student B)

Stage 4

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Student A

After careful consideration, we have come to the conclusion that….is the most suitable…. for …….

or

My partner and I were impressed by this option for a number of reasons…

The first reason why we believe X would be the best option is..  This would mean that…. It would benefit our company …..

Equally important is the fact that this…..

A second factor that played a role in our decision is …..

Another advantage is the fact that… More specifically……

And now my partner (name) will continue with 2 more points in favor of…. or

Student B

Apart from the points that ..(your partner’s name)…mentioned there are two other reasons why we selected……

A third factor that played a role in our decision was that ….. what this means is that…..

OR

One more reason why we believe X would be the best choice is….  By this, I mean that…

We also considered it important that……

A final reason is that…. This would certainly be an asset for …  OR

The final point we took into account when making our decision was that….

We believe it is important that …. should/can

As we all know…..

We, therefore believe that for all these reasons, the fact that  …a  …b… c… d…  X would certainly be the best choice for…  OR

So those were the main reasons that my partner and I would like to recommend that you choose …….. for ….

Stage 5

I understand your concern regarding…..

I do understand what you mean….

It might seem as a problem but the way we see it is…..

That is certainly a potential drawback of this option, I would say, however…. We could…. for example…..

I see your point… What I’d suggest

That way we can …..

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Hellenic American Union Speaking test for the ECPE test

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4 and 5

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Changes to the ECCE and ECPE Exams 2021 – Webinar

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The New ECPE Writing Section – Webinar

The New ECPE Writing Section – Webinar

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.

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Changes to the ECCE and ECPE Exams 2021 – Webinar

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ECPE Speaking Test – Tips and Strategies

ECPE Speaking Test – Tips and Strategies

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Tips for all parts of the ECPE Speaking Test, useful preparation points and effective strategies that will ensure success.