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CPE SPEAKING SAMPLE TEST

Certificate of Proficiency in English Speaking Test
Part 1 (3 minutes /
4 minutes for groups of three)

The examiner who speaks to you (the interlocutor) uses the following script.

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Certificate of Proficiency in English Speaking Test
Part 2 (approximately 4 minutes / 6 minutes for groups of three) 1 Poster campaign – Insurance protection

The examiner who speaks to you (the interlocutor) uses the following script.

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Certificate of Proficiency in English Speaking Test
Part 3 (approximately 12 minutes)
The examiner who speaks to you (the interlocutor) uses the following script.

15 Sound

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15 Sound (cont.)

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How we assess your speaking for CPE
The assessor (the examiner who is listening to you) is looking for five different things:

Grammar
The assessor will listen to how accurate your grammar is and will check whether you can use complex as well as simple structures.

Vocabulary
The assessor will listen to how wide a range of vocabulary you are able to use and how appropriate it is.

Discourse management
Here the assessor wants to see that you can develop your ideas. You need to show that you can give more than just very short answers and that you can speak coherently and without too much hesitation. You have a good opportunity to develop your ideas in Part 2 of the test.

Pronunciation
The assessor will listen to how clear your pronunciation is. This doesn’t mean that you are expected to have a perfect English accent, but it does mean that the assessor shouldn’t have to work hard to understand what you are trying to say.

Interactive communication
The assessor wants you to show that you are able to begin a conversation and also that you are able to listen to what your partner says and respond in an appropriate way. You may agree or disagree with your partner, or ask your...
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