Система Orphus
Практика речи
(CAE/CPE Speaking)



ПОДГОТОВКА К ЭКЗАМЕНУ
на 20.12.13.
The Speaking part of your exam will be oral interaction in pairs/threes. It will consist of three parts.

I. PART ONE: GENERAL AND SOCIAL (3 MINUTES)

Sets of questions that may be addressed to either candidate:

• What kind of things do you do in your free time?
• How long have you been doing them?
• What is it about them that you enjoy particularly?

• What countries or other parts of your country have you travelled to?
• What did you like most about these places?
• What did you like least about them?
• How did they compare with your expectations of them?

• Do you tend to get nervous, and if so, in what circumstances?
• What are the best ways of overcoming nervousness?
• What aspect(s) of your personality do you particularly like?
• What aspect(s) of your personality do you like the least?
• Do you think your personality has changed over the years?

II. PART TWO: HISTORY (4 MINUTES)

For both candidates.

Choose two of the pictures from Picture Set 1 or Picture Set 2 and describe what is happening in each of them. (1 minute)

Now look at all of the pictures and answer one of these questions (3 minutes):


  • Which of these periods would you most and least like to have lived in (provided you belonged to the privileged classes)? Give your reasons in each case.
  • If you had to choose another picture that showed a historical period that you would like to have lived in (provided you belonged to the privileged classes), what would it look like?

  • NOTE: While discussing the picture in pairs you will have to demonstrate interactive communication abilities. Read about what this means in General tips for CAE Speaking in the table below.

    III. PART THREE: FASHION AND YOUTH (12 MINUTES)

    In phase one of Part Three each candidate takes a long turn (2 minutes), followed by a brief response from the other candidate.

    Prompt Card (a) (Given to Candidate A, and a copy to Candidate B/C):


    Why do so many people follow fashion?

    • need to feel up to date
    • commercial pressures
    • how you look matters/has always mattered


    One of the following questions for Candidate B/C (l minute):

    • What do you think?
    • Is there anything you would like to add?
    • Is there anything you don't agree with?
    • How does this differ from your experience?

    One of the following questions for both candidates (1 minute):

    • Describe a fashion/style in clothes that you particularly like or liked.
    • Describe a fashion/style in clothes that you particularly dislike or disliked.
    • To what extent do you and your friends follow fashion?

    Prompt Card (b) (Given to Candidate B, and a copy to Candidate A/C):


    Is there too much emphasis on youth in modern life?

    • the media / films / music
    • what older people have to offer
    • attitude in society to young and older people


    One of the following questions for Candidate A/C (l minute):

    • What do you think?
    • Is there anything you would like to add?
    • Is there anything you don't agree with?
    • How does this differ from your experience?

    One of the following questions for both candidates (l minute):

    • In what ways do people change as they get older?
    • How much freedom do young people have in your society?
    • What is the situation regarding the employment of older people in your society?

    In phase two of Part Three there is a discussion on the general topic (4 minutes).

    Possible general questions for both candidates on the topic of fashion and youth:

    • How frequently do fashions in music change in your society?
    • Is anything that was fashionable in the past now fashionable with a different generation in your society?
    • Is it possible for older people to be fashionable?
    • What, if any, restrictions do you think should be imposed on young people by their parents / seniors?
    • Is there anything that is fashionable now that you think you will consider ridiculous when you look back on it when you're older?
    • Describe an elderly person who you particularly admire.

    NOTE: To perform well in this part of your exam you have to think through each of the offered topics and develop your own considered opinion. Also make sure you know how to express it in English.



    ABOUT CAE/CPE (some food for thought)
  • To take or not to take CAE/CPE?
    1. What is Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?
    2. What place does CAE/CPE have within this Framework? - at a glance; read more.

  • CAE Speaking
    1. How they decide in the European Union what your speaking level is (levels A1-C2).
    2. Who and how assesses speaking ability at C1 level ("bands" 0-5) (read through; note that you have to be at least at band 3 to be at CAE level).
  • General tips for CAE Speaking (from different sources)
    1. Guide to Paper 5 (Speaking).
    2. Tips for Speaking Paper.
    3. Glossary.




  • CAE Candidate Support site
    You can find a lot of useful information on this site both for perusal and downloading.
    iTests.com
    Provides interactive exam practice for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL IBT and PBT. All practice tests are automatically marked and follow the same format as the real exam.



    Архив ДЗ
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 06.12.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Revise/Do the Topic Vocabulary task on page 130 of Test 3.
    2. Be ready to answer questions in Prompt Card B on page 128 of Test 3.
    3. Using phrases for talking about pictures and the vocabulary you have studied (movement, sound, regulations) be ready to describe one of the following pictures (by your choice):
      a picture by K. Brullov;
      a picture by V. Surikov;
      a picture by A. Ivanov.
      (What is happening? Where? Who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? Describe their movements and speculate on what sounds there can be heard.)
    4. Do the Topic Vocabulary task of Test 4.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 29.11.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Be ready to speak about pictures in PART TWO of Test 3 and answer the questions (page 127). The pictures are at the end of the document.
    2. Do the vocabulary task on Vocal Sounds on page 129 (a task for the last class).
    3. Do the Topic Vocabulary task on page 130.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 22.11.13.
    CLASS CANCELLED

    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Be ready to speak about pictures in PART TWO of Test 3 and answer the questions (page 127). The pictures are at the end of the document.
    2. Do the vocabulary task on Vocal Sounds on page 129 (a task for the last class).
    3. Do the Topic Vocabulary task on page 130.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 15.11.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 3 from "Proficiency Testbuilder".
    2. Think about how you would answer relevant questions from PART ONE and PART TWO (both on page 127). The pictures are at the end of the document.
    3. Do vocabulary tasks on page 129.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 08.11.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
      In Test 2 from "Proficiency Testbuilder":
    1. Revise / do the vocabulary task on pages 84-85.
    2. Think about how you would answer relevant questions from PART THREE - Phase One - Prompt card (b) and PART THREE - Phase Two (both on page 83).
    3. Using phrases for talking about pictures and vocabulary from this test be ready to discuss the following pictures by Maximov:
      Кто там?
      Лесной сторож
      Семейный раздел:
      (What is happening? Where? Who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? What are they thinking about? Who also lives here/ participates in the scene? Why are they not depicted? Where are they? What is the general mood of the picture? How is it expressed? etc.)
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 01.11.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 2 from "Proficiency Testbuilder".
    2. Revise / do the vocabulary task on page 84.
    3. Think about how you would answer relevant questions from PART TWO on page 82. The pictures are at the end of this file.
    4. Do the vocabulary task on page 85.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 25.10.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 2 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about how you would answer the relevant questions from PART ONE and PART TWO on page 82. The pictures are at the end of this file.
    2. Do the vocabulary task on page 84.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 18.10.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Using phrases for talking about pictures be ready to discuss the following picture by V. Maximov:
      Все в прошлом
      (What is happening? Where? Who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? What are they thinking about? Who also lives here/ participates in the scene? Why are they not depicted? Where are they? What is the general mood of the picture? How is it expressed? etc.)

    2. Download Test 1 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about what you are going to say in PART THREE PHASE ONE (Prompt card b) and PART THREE PHASE TWO tasks on page 47 .
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 11.10.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Using phrases for talking about pictures be ready to discuss the following picture by V. Maximov:
      Все в прошлом
      (What is happening? Where? Who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? What are they thinking about? Who also lives here/ participates in the scene? Why are they not depicted? Where are they? What is the general mood of the picture? How is it expressed? etc.)

    2. Download Test 1 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about what you are going to say in PART THREE PHASE ONE tasks on page 47.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 04.10.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 1 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about what you are going to say in Part Two tasks on page 46 and read through and memorize phrases on page 49 (for Part Two). Pictures are on the last page of this download.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 20.09.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 1 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about what you are going to say in Part Two tasks on page 46 and read through and memorize phrases on page 49 (for Part Two). Pictures are on the last page of this download.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 13.09.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 1 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about what you are going to say in Part Two tasks on page 46 and read through and memorize phrases on page 49 (for Part Two). Pictures are on the last page of this download.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 06.09.13.
    Paper 5 (Speaking)
    1. Download Test 1 from "Proficiency Testbuilder". Think about what you are going to say in Part One tasks on page 46 and read through page 48.
    ПОДГОТОВКА К ЭКЗАМЕНУ на 11.06.13.
    The Speaking part of your exam will be oral interaction in pairs/threes. It will consist of four parts.

    I. Student A will be offered one topic from EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS list below (1-2). S/he will speak on it for 2 minutes. After Student A has finished, Student B (and C) will be asked one of the following questions:
      What do you think?
      Is there anything you would like to add?
      Is there anything you don’t agree with?
      How does this differ from your experience?
    Student B (and C) will then speak for 1 minute on the same subject.
    II. Student B will be asked a question from SHARE YOUR VIEWS section (3-4). S/he will speak on it for 1 minute. Student A (and C) will be then asked a follow-up question and speak on the same subject (1 minute).
    III. Student A and Student B (and C) will be asked one question each from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE section (5-9, 1 minute each).
    IV. Students A and B (and C) discuss a picture using questions as guidelines for their discussion (2-3 minutes).
    NOTE: To perform well in this part of your exam you have to think through each of the offered topics and develop your own considered opinion. Also make sure you know how to express it in English.

  • Using the vocabulary we have studied be ready to speak on one of the following topics:

    EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS
      1. Are trends in our society (such as advertising and the Internet) destroying our ability to think for ourselves?
      2. Does the most important education occur within the classroom or elsewhere (e.g. pre-school learning/play; friends and peers; real life experience)?

    SHARE YOUR VIEWS
      3. Who do you consider to be the most successful people?
      4. Do you like stories with happy endings? Why (not)?

    SPEAK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
      5. What has been the happiest time in your life?
      6. Do you enjoy being on your own? Why (not)?
      7. Describe a change that you think has particularly benefited you personally.
      8. What do you like most about the routines in your life? What do you like least about them?
      9. What do you remember most about your school days?

  • Using phrases for talking about pictures and the vocabulary we have studied be ready to discuss one of the following pictures by V. Maximov:
      Примерка ризы
      Семейный раздел
    (What is happening? Where? Who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? What are they thinking about? Who also lives here/ participates in the scene? Why are they not depicted? Where are they? What is the general mood of the picture? How is it expressed? etc.)

    NOTE: While discussing the picture in pairs you will have to demonstrate interactive communication abilities. Read about what this means in General tips for CAE Speaking in the table below and remember the films of the exam we watched.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 27.05.13.
    Part 3 and 4 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 13, p. 158 if you have a hard copy of the book). Think about what you are going to say in tasks 1 and 2.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3 and
      Helpful hints for students for Part 4.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 20.05.13.
    Part 3 and 4 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 10, p. 123 if you have a hard copy of the book). Do the tasks.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3 and
      Helpful hints for students for Part 4.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 13.05.13.
    Part 3 and 4 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 9, p. 104 if you have a hard copy of the book). Read through parts 1, 2 and 3 and think about what you are going to say in parts 1 and 2, and how to answer questions in part 3.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3 and
      Helpful hints for students for Part 4.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 29.04.13.
    Part 3 and 4 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 6, p. 71 if you have a hard copy of the book). Read about the exam on the first page, then through parts 1 (1,2 (a,b)) (Listening 1, Listening 2), think about what you are going to say in part 2, and how to answer questions in part 4 (p. 182).
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3 and
      Helpful hints for students for Part 4.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 22.04.13.
    Part 3 and 4 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 5, p. 59 if you have a hard copy of the book). Read through parts 1, 3-4, think about what you are going to say in class on these issues. We will do task 2 in class.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 15.04.13.
    Part 3 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 12, p. 148 if you have a hard copy of the book). Read through parts 1-4, think about what you are going to say in class on these issues.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3.
    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 08.04.13.
  • Step by Step Through Speaking Test:
    Part 3 (Collaborative task)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 7, p. 81 if you have a hard copy of the book). Read through part 1, think about what you are going to say in parts 2 and 3. Be ready to do parts 2 and 3 in class.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 01.04.13.
  • Step by Step Through Speaking Test:
    Part 2 (Individual long turn)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 9 if you have a hard copy of the book). Do parts 1-3 on your own (audio file for part 3 is here). Be ready to do part 4 in class.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 2.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 25.03.13.
  • CAE Speaking Test Rationale and Structure
      Download and bring to class examples of C1-C2 speaking performance assessment.
  • Step by Step Through Speaking Test:
    Part 2 (Individual long turn)
    1. Download a task from "Gold" (you can also find it in Unit 7 if you have a hard copy of the book). Do parts 1-3 (1,2) on your own. Write full sentences using linking words and phrases and be ready to speak in class for a minute comparing two pictures.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 2.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 11.03.13.
  • CAE Speaking Test Rationale and Structure
      Read through the Glossary from CAE Speaking Handbook.
      Download and bring to class examples of C1-C2 speaking performance assessment.
  • Step by Step Through Speaking Test:
    Part 1 (Interview)
    1. Do Task Three (1). Task Three (2) will be done in class.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 1.
    Part 2 (Individual long turn)
    1. Download and bring to class Worksheet 2.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 2.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 04.03.13.
  • CAE Speaking Test Rationale and Structure
      Read through the Glossary from CAE Speaking Handbook.
      Download and bring to class Examples of C1 speaking performance assessment.
  • Step by Step Through Speaking Test: Part 1 (Interview)
    1. Do Task Three (1). Task Three (2) will be done in class.
    2. Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 1.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 25.02.13.
  • Study CAE Speaking Test Rationale and Structure:
      1. Read about Speaking Test procedure. Also read Guide to Paper 5 (Speaking) and Tips for Speaking Paper. Check yourself by doing Tasks 1-3 on Introductory Worksheet (will be checked in class).
      2. Read about Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
      3. See what place CAE has within this Framework at a glance; read more.
      4. Read how they decide in the European Union what your speaking level is (levels A1-C2).
      5. Who and how assesses speaking ability at C1 level ("bands" 0-5) (read through; note that you have to be at least at band 3 to be at CAE level).
  • Case Study:
      Download and bring to class Marks and Commentary on individual performance we will watch in class.
  • YOUR DESSERT
    As a dessert after this last course of your academic feast please watch this presentation prepared for you at Cambridge. It might prove nourishing both in the short and in the long run.
    Enjoy it!
    ПОДГОТОВКА К ЗАЧЕТУ на 13.12.12.
    The Speaking part of your zachyot will be oral interaction in pairs. It will consist of four parts.

    I. Student A will be offered one topic from EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS list below (1-3). S/he will speak on it for 2 minutes. After Student A has finished, Student B will be asked one of the following questions:
      What do you think?
      Is there anything you would like to add?
      Is there anything you don’t agree with?
      How does this differ from your experience?
    Student B will then speak for 1 minute on the same subject.
    II. Student B will be asked a question from SHARE YOUR VIEWS section (4-6). S/he will speak on it for 1 minute. Student A will be then asked a follow-up question and speak on the same subject (1 minute).
    III. Student A and Student B will be asked one question each from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE section (1 minute each).
    IV. Students A and B discuss a picture using questions as guidelines for their discussion (2-3 minutes).
    NOTE: To perform well in this part of your exam you have to think through each of the offered topics and develop your own considered opinion. Also make sure you know how to express it in English.

  • Using the vocabulary we have studied be ready to speak on one of the following topics:

    EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS
      1. Are trends in our society (such as advertising and the Internet) destroying our ability to think for ourselves?
      2. Does the most important education occur within the classroom or elsewhere (e.g. pre-school learning/play; friends and peers; real life experience)?
      3. How far does society decide what is morally acceptable and what isn’t?

    SHARE YOUR VIEWS
      4. Who do you consider to be the most successful people?
      5. Will the things that are important to you now still be important when you are older? Why (not)?
      6. Do you like stories with happy endings? Why (not)?

    SPEAK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
      7. What has been the happiest time in your life?
      8. Do you enjoy being on your own? Why (not)?
      9. Describe a change that you think has particularly benefited you personally.
      10. What do you like most about the routines in your life? What do you like least about them?
      11. What was your best holiday/most interesting journey ever?
      12. What do you remember most about your school days?

  • Using phrases for talking about pictures and the vocabulary we have studied be ready to discuss one of the following pictures by V. Maximov:
      Все в прошлом
      Кто там?
      Лесной сторож
    (What is happening? Where? Who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? What are they thinking about? Who also lives here/ participates in the scene? Why are they not depicted? Where are they? What is the general mood of the picture? How is it expressed? etc.)

    NOTE: While discussing the picture in pairs you will have to demonstrate interactive communication abilities. Read about what this means in General tips for CAE Speaking in the table below and remember the films of the exam we watched.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 07.12.12.
  • Revise vocabulary from previous class (Rules and Regulations words and definitions).
  • Using the vocabulary you have revised be ready to speak on the following topic:
      Describe a ceremony that is common in your society.
  • Do the task in vocabulary of movement and sound.
  • Using the vocabulary you have studied be ready to speak on the following topic:
      As you are doing this task right now, stop for a moment and listen carefully. Now describe (in writing) all sounds you can hear. Bring your paper to class.
  • Using phrases for talking about pictures be ready to describe a picture by K. Brullov (what is happening? where? who are the people depicted? What is their relationship? Their social status? Describe their movements and speculate on what sounds there can be heard.)
  • Those who have not written tests on general and business vocabulary on Monday will do it at this class.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 30.11.12.
  • Revise vocabulary from previous class (personality and fashion words and definitions).
  • Using the vocabulary you have revised be ready to speak on one of the following topics:
      1. Is there anything that is fashionable now that you think you will consider ridiculous when you look back on it when you're older?
      2. Describe an elderly person who you particularly admire.
  • Do the task in vocabulary of rules and regulations.
  • Using the vocabulary you have studied be ready to speak on one of the following topics:
      1. If you could introduce one rule or law, what would it be?
      2. Describe an occasion when you did not act according to your own rules of behaviour. What happened as a result?
  • Using useful phrases for talking about pictures be ready to describe a picture by V. Maximov "Семейный раздел" (what is happening? where? who are the people depicted? what is their relation(ship)? their social status? Speculate on who also lives here? why are they not depicted? where are they? etc.)
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 23.11.12.
  • Revise vocabulary from previous class (word definitions).
  • Do the task in vocabulary on personality and fashion.
  • Using useful phrases for talking about pictures be ready to describe a picture by V. Maximov (what is happening? where? who are the people depicted? what is their relation(ship)? their social status? Speculate on who also lives here? why are they not depicted? where are they? etc.)
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 26.10.12.
  • Peruse and keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 3.
  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 16.11.12.

    ABOUT CAE
    (some food for thought)
  • To take or not to take CAE?

    1. What is Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?
    2. What place does CAE have within this Framework? - at a glance; read more.
    3. What you get in the end.

  • CAE Speaking

    1. How they decide in the European Union what your speaking level is (levels A1-C2).
    2. Who and how assesses speaking ability at C1 level ("bands" 0-5) (read through; note that you have to be at least at band 3 to be at CAE level).
    3. What is expected of speakers at C1 (CAE) level? - Watch C1 video (mind it is a pre-2008 format!) and read the commentary.

  • General tips for CAE Speaking (from different sources)

    1. Guide to Paper 5 (Speaking).
    2. Tips for Speaking Paper.

  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 12.10.12.
    Familiarize yourselves with the following materials:

  • To take or not to take CAE? (some food for thought)

    1. What is Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?
    2. What place does CAE have within this Framework? - at a glance; read more.
    3. What you get in the end.

  • CAE Speaking

    1. How they decide in the European Union what your speaking level is (levels A1-C2).
    2. Who and how assesses speaking ability at C1 level ("bands" 0-5) (read through; note that you have to be at least at band 3 to be CAE).
    3. What is expected of speakers at C1 (CAE) level? - Watch C1 video (mind it is a pre-2008 format!) and read the commentary.
    4. Peruse and keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 2.

  • ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ на 28.09.12.
    CAE Speaking Test Preparation Pack

  • Do Task Three of Worksheet 1.
  • Keep in mind Helpful hints for students for Part 1.






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