Every INTERaction has REaction: Five Tips for Your FCE Speaking Exam

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Myles Klynhout영어 (English)
2018년 6월 7일
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If you are planning on taking the First Certificate in English (FCE) exam soon, you will already know that there is a speaking section, and yes, you need to work with a partner.


What you may not know is that during the speaking test, not only are you being assessed on your pronunciation, range of vocabulary, accuracy of grammar and ability to maintain free flowing conversation, but you will be also scored on how well you interact with your partner in English. Check out this example of a FCE speaking exam on Youtube.

Notice that in parts 3 & 4 of the speaking test you will be asked to complete a task with your partner. This means you need to talk to your partner, not to the examiner. At this point, make sure are sitting comfortably and turn your body to face your partner, maintain eye contact, and listen and react in a natural manner to what they say (just like you were chatting with a friend in the park).

Here are a few tips on how to react to what your partner says:

Show your partner you are not only listening to them, but also interested in what they are saying...

  • a huh
  • yeah
  • ah ok

Let your partner know you agree with what they have just said. It can be as simple as nodding your head in agreement and saying…

  • good point
  • yep, with you on that one
  • completely agree

You might slightly agree but wish to add your own idea…

  • uh huh, but what if we also consider…
  • I see what you are saying, but...

If you don’t completely understand a question your partner asks you, let them know by saying…

  • sorry, I didn’t catch that
  • do you mean…?
  • could you repeat that sorry?

Finally, if your partner makes a joke or says something funny…

  • Laugh, smile and be expressive!

Of course, on the day of the Cambridge English Exam you may feel nervous, have butterflies in your stomach, or feel like a deer in headlights. However, the key is to remember that although it is a ‘test’, interacting in a natural manner with your partner and reacting to what they say will go a long way to helping you achieve the best possible result.

Myles is an English teacher and Cambridge Speaking Examiner. His new course 10 Tips for Cambridge FCE helps students to maximise their marks in the speaking and writing sections of the Cambridge First Exam.
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Myles is known for his dynamic teaching style that encourages student interaction and hands on learning. Originally from Australia, he has been living in Barcelona since 2010 when he completed his TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate, and four years later the Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Adults). He has worked as a head teacher of an English academy in Barcelona as well as specialising in Business English and Exam Preparation classes for adults and teenagers. Back in Sydney, he studied business marketing and worked, both at home and in London, as marketing manager for Vodafone before making the move into the education sector. His diverse professional experience makes Myles able to teach in a wide range of contexts helping you with your specific English needs, whether they be to communicate more effectively by email or contribute more on that conference call you try to avoid. While thoroughly enjoying teaching Business English, lately he has been spending a lot of time in the classroom preparing students of all ages for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS exams. One recent success story includes coaching a teenager for the IELTS in order to study a degree in acting in Canada. In addition to teaching, Myles is a certified speaking examiner for Cambridge Exams and an amateur cyclist who loves to explore the mountains at the weekend. What are my classes like? "Well, every class is dynamic but different. They are centred around helping you, the student, achieve your individual goals by building on your vocabulary, pronunciation and overall communicative skills."
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영어 (English)
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호주
time
89
영어 (English)
원어민
,
카탈로니아어 (Catalan)
B2
,
스페인어 (Spanish)
B2
,
핀란드어 (Finnish)
A1
Myles is known for his dynamic teaching style that encourages student interaction and hands on learning. Originally from Australia, he has been living in Barcelona since 2010 when he completed his TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate, and four years later the Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Adults). He has worked as a head teacher of an English academy in Barcelona as well as specialising in Business English and Exam Preparation classes for adults and teenagers. Back in Sydney, he studied business marketing and worked, both at home and in London, as marketing manager for Vodafone before making the move into the education sector. His diverse professional experience makes Myles able to teach in a wide range of contexts helping you with your specific English needs, whether they be to communicate more effectively by email or contribute more on that conference call you try to avoid. While thoroughly enjoying teaching Business English, lately he has been spending a lot of time in the classroom preparing students of all ages for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS exams. One recent success story includes coaching a teenager for the IELTS in order to study a degree in acting in Canada. In addition to teaching, Myles is a certified speaking examiner for Cambridge Exams and an amateur cyclist who loves to explore the mountains at the weekend. What are my classes like? "Well, every class is dynamic but different. They are centred around helping you, the student, achieve your individual goals by building on your vocabulary, pronunciation and overall communicative skills."

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