READ THIS INFORMATION VERY CAREFULLY, CLICK ON THE LINKS AND PRACTISE FOR THE SPEAKING PAPER ON YOUR OWN AT HOME. IT WILL BE VERY USEFUL TO IMPROVE YOUR ORAL PERFORMANCE IN CLASS.
Well, you know there are four parts in the PET speaking test:
In Part 1 the examiner will ask you questions. These could be about home, work, where you live, what you do, your family, etc. The examiner will ask you in turn.
In Part 2 you have to listen while the teacher explains a situation. Then the teacher will give you a picture (usually a drawing) and repeat the situation. You have to discuss the situation with your partner.
You have to use expressions like
- "Why don't we?"
- "What do you think?"
- "That's a good idea!"
- "Hmm, I don't think so, because..."
- "OK, let's decide to..."
In Part 3, you have to talk for one minute about a picture. After you finish, your partner will talk for one minute about another picture.
Now look at the pictures. (You'll have to click on the links.) Move your mouse over them to find some ideas you can use. A good way to start is "The picture shows..." (You can even practise speaking about the photo for one minute because there's a time piece available next to the picture).
In Part 4, you have to talk with your partner about a topic. The topic will be related to the photos you saw in Part 3. For example, if the two photos showed people waiting, you will have to talk together about how you feel about waiting, what you do when you have to wait, if you keep people waiting or not, etc.