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 :

BURLINGTON BOOKS ECCE.jpg

BURLINGTON BOOKS ECCE SPEAKING.jpg

source :  Burlington Books Greece

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

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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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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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Test 3 for Listening Part 1

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Test 3 for Listening Part 1

Practice your English listening skills in preparation for the Examination for the Certificate of Competency (ECCE) with this sample test for ECCE Listening Part 1. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1003

source :  Michigan Language Assessment 

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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) speaking section ?

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) speaking section ?

 

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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Tests for Listening Part 1

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) exam – Sample Tests for Listening Part 1

This is a sample of the official Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1002. You will need a separate piece of paper and a pen to mark your answers. The answer key is provided at the end of each video 

Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1002
Michigan ECCE Listening Part 1, Sample Test 1001
 

source :  Michigan Language Assessment 

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Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) oral exam ?

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) oral exam ?

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

BURLINGTON BOOKS ECCE.jpg

BURLINGTON BOOKS ECCE SPEAKING.jpg

source :  Burlington Books Greece

Stage 2 – 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

Summarizing the  problem :

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……

 

Giving advice / Making a decision 

  • 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….
  • It’s a tricky situation but…
  • 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 a personal experience

  • I was once in a similar situation and I ….
  • I have a friend who also ……..
  • I remember once I had/was…….

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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 (Lower) oral exam ?

Are you ready for the ECCE (Lower) oral exam ?

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

BURLINGTON BOOKS ECCE.jpg

BURLINGTON BOOKS ECCE SPEAKING.jpg

source :  Burlington Books Greece

Stage 2 – 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

Summarizing the  problem :

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……

 

Giving advice / Making a decision 

  • 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….
  • It’s a tricky situation but…
  • 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 a personal experience

  • I was once in a similar situation and I ….
  • I have a friend who also ……..
  • I remember once I had/was…….

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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

 

ECCE Speaking – Sample Video and Functional Language

ECCE Speaking – Sample Video and Functional Language

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

Additional Speaking Prompts HERE

Useful tips HERE

ECCE YouTube channel with lots of TIPS  and sample videos (Real English Online) HERE

Functional Language for all 4 stages of the test

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