Cambridge Advanced English Speaking Example Questions


Cambridge Advanced English Certificate | Speaking

Cambridge Advanced English Exam Speaking Test Part A

The aim of this section is to focus on the following:
    - Introducing yourself or a friend to a third person
    - Discussing lifestyles
    - Focussing on turn-taking in conversation

In Part A of the CAE speaking exam, you are required to introduce yourself and talk about yourself or about a friend.

Think of a foreign country which interests or appeals to you. Imagine you are living there, or are going to live there. Think about some of the following ideas.
  • What major differences in lifestyle are you likely to find?
  • What do you think you would find most difficult to adapt to?
  • What do you think you would miss most about home?
  • What do you think you would most appreciate about your new home?

Be prepared to explain and discuss your answers.
  • Is there a country where you would like to live?
  • Do you think you will ever live abroad?
  • What countries have a lifestyle you think you would find difficuot to adapt to?

Make some notes and consider the following: population, geography, climate, famous landmarks, typical products associated with the country of your choice. This is the type of information you will be able to use in Part A of the CAE speaking test.

Now, reverse the process and think about what impressions a visitor to your country may have when they first arrive. Are you proud of the general impression that your country makes on people visiting it?

Think about your own background and practice asking and answering questions about the following.
  • Where you were born
  • Where you live now
  • Where you went to school
  • How many brothers and sisters you have
  • What you like doing in your free time
  • How long you’ve been learning English
  • If you need English for your work

Try to think of any other questions you could ask your speaking partner about his/her background.

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