C1 The Oral Test

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C1 The Oral Test

  1. 1. The Oral Test Part 1: Monologue By PresenterMedia.com
  2. 2. Talk about the different celebrations illustrated in the pictures. What is the meaning of these ceremonies? How would you argue with someone who maintains they are just excuses for making money? Talk about the differences between the two situations. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a job? A B
  3. 3. Describe the situations in the pictures. What is the significance of what the people are doing for the organization of our society in this day and age? Describe the scenes in the pictures. Do you think they are representative of our society nowadays? How do you think we could achieve a more peaceful coexistence? A B
  4. 4. Make sure what you say is relevant - stick to the point! Get sidetracked. Structure your monologue with an introduction, development and conclusion. Limit yourself to describing what you see in the visuals. Look at the people you are talking to. Read your notes. Speak clearly. Speak too quickly or too quietly.
  5. 5. Part 2: Dialogue The Oral Test Two monologues do not make a dialogue. (Jeff Daly)
  6. 6. Your group have been asked by your tutor to organize a study trip to the UK over Easter for your classmates. You do not feel you have the time to carry out all the tasks required for such an activity. Try and convince your colleague that it is not a good idea for this year. You would like to organize a study trip to the UK over Easter for your classmates. However, you do not feel you have the time to carry out all the tasks required for such an activity alone and have asked your colleague to help you. Try and convince him/her that it is a good idea for the class to do this. You begin. A B
  7. 7. You asked a colleague of yours, who is in your English group, to help you prepare a study trip to the UK over Easter. The presentation is next week. They haven’t done anything to help you so far. Discuss the problem with them. Try and give specific tasks and a deadline. You begin. You have been studying English like mad for the second term tests and although a colleague of yours asked you to help them with the second term project, you just haven’t had time. Your colleague has asked to speak to you and does not seem too happy. Be prepared to defend yourself! A B
  8. 8. Listen to what your partner is saying. Ignore what your partner is saying. Invite your partner to comment on what you have just said. Perform a monologue. Respond to what your partner has just said. Ignore what your partner has just said. Keep in mind your role description. Forget your role description. Pay attention to your partner’s attempts to intervene in the conversation. Ignore your partner’s attempts to intervene in the conversation.

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