CPE course
Writing&Speaking with Ashley!
2nd lesson.
Speaking Parts 1 and 3.
Lesson timelines:

0:08 - Brief intro to speaking tests
0:36 - Recap for next week
0:50 - Lesson plan
1:52 - Speaking Part 1
7:45 - Speaking Part 3
9:05 - Instruction for the practice task
11:55 - Breakout room practice
37:33 - Ashley's feedback
All the needed information is in CPE Teachers Handbook
Speaking part 1 - your business card, starting point, first impression - it's crucial not to spoil it.
Main mistake - short answers. Fluency, vocabulary, and pronunciation can't be estimated this way. You should extend your answers.
Speaking part 3. No life experience, only general knowledge about people. You should show that you are able to talk about things you might not have direct experience of.
Don't talk about PARSNIP → Politics Alcohol Religion Sex Narcotics Ism Pork
Work in pairs.
Complete the speaking tasks below.
IELTS Part 1 | CPE Part 1 style questions
Games and Sports

  1. What games did you play when you were a child?
  2. Did you have a favourite toy?
  3. Do you prefer individual sports or team sports? Why?
  4. What's your favourite board game? Why?
  5. Do you prefer playing or watching sports?
  6. Would you like to be a professional sportsman or woman?
    What would be the advantages or disadvantages?
IELTS Part 3 | CAE Part 4/CPE Part 3 style questions
Children and Toys

  1. How do the media attract children towards toys?
  2. Do you think children learn something from toys? Why/why not?
  3. Do the parents spend too much on buying toys for their children?Why/why not?
  4. What should be the preferable toys for the children? Why?
  5. Is there any value in children playing videogames? Why/why not?

  1. Do you think fishing is a sport? What about chess, darts or pool?
  2. How many hours of sport a week should children do at school?
  3. Do you think sports stars should be paid such high salaries?
    What are the arguments for and against?
  4. Why are people attracted to extreme sports?
Controversial questions (probably will NOT appear in tests)
  1. Doping is widespread in many professional sports.
    Do you think it's a necessary evil?
  2. What do you think makes athletes take banned substances or indulge in blood transfusions, when they know that there is a risk to their health - and to their career, if caught?
  3. High-level athletes are strictly monitored by specialist teams of doctors and other medical staff. If an athlete gives a positive in a doping control, do you think that only the athlete should be sanctioned, or should their medical staff be punished as well?
  4. A "blood sport" is a sport in which an animal is killed or injured.
    What is your opinion of these?
CAE Part 3 style activity
How do these factors impact on a child's behaviour?
Physical development
Emotional development
Home environment
Ball sports (e.g. basketball, golf)
Combat sports (e.g. judo, MMA)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing these activities?
Target sports (e.g.shooting)
Ice sports (e.g. snowboarding)
Water sports (e.g. jet-skiing)