You are on page 1of 12

ECPE SPEAKING

Stage 1 introduction general questions 1 / 2 questions related to the


topic
Stage 2 summarizing + recommending
Stage 3 reaching a consensus = agreement

Stage 4 presenting + convincing


Stage 5 justifying + defending

Stage 2 summarizing + recommending


use your own words
Candidate 1- summarize
Option A
Option B

Candidate 2 summarize
Option C
Option D

Your partner has to recommend


one of your options

Your partner has to recommend


one of your options

When you finish summarizing and recommending the examiner will


ask each one of you to recommend one of your OWN options.
Candidate 1 I recommend Option a (without giving a reason)
Candidate 2 - I recommend Option c (without giving a reason)

Choosing a Programme for a secondary school


You are members of a school board. Your school needs to
choose a programme to fund
Computers
costs $16, 500
twenty computers
35% of students benefit
Completed in three months
Need to hire lab assistant
Parents request more computer
classes
Construction noise will disrupt
classes

Instruments
costs $12, 500
eighty instruments
20 % of students benefit
Ready in eight weeks
Additional band instructor
needed
Student musicians earn better
grades
Students must pay to use

Use synonyms use different vocabulary with the same meaning

Use synonyms use different vocabulary with the same


meaning
Costs $12, 500
the School will have to spend $12, 500
The price of X will come up to $12, 500

X is worth $12, 500


The expenditure for X will be $12, 500

Use active or passive voice


Parents request more computer classes
More computers classes are requested by parents

Additional band instructor needed


We will need to employ/hire/get an extra instructor for the band
Change part of speech example: change the verb into an
adjective, change noun to a verb
35% of students benefit / beneficial =
It will be beneficial to 35% of the students

Construction noise will disrupt - classes / disruption


The noise from the construction will cause disruption for classes

Explain the words use some expressions

Student musicians earn better grades


People who study music have better academic performance
Music students receive better marks
Students who learn how to play music, do better at school
Organizing / Connecting bullet points
costs $16, 500
twenty computers
We will have to spend $16, 500 in order to purchase twenty
computers
The total amount for purchasing 20 computers, will come up to
$16, 500
If our school funds the Computer programs, we will have to invest
$16, 500

Use appropriate linking words but to a limit


three more teams formed
students interested in team sports
Compare
The students are very keen on team sports therefore we will form
additional teams in our school.
The students are very keen on team sports moreover, we will form
additional teams in our school.

Use appropriate linking words - find ways to connect two


ideas.
Reasons/justification
.as a result
Thats probably why
Maybe its because
Relative clause
X, who/which.

Contrast
....however.
On the other hand

Introduce another point without linking words


A great point concerning X is..
What looks like a great asset about X is that
Another point worth mentioning about X is.
Another important feature of X is.
The information about X further states that

Use one bullet point to justify another.


100 percent of students will benefit
Parents demand more teacher training
Parents think that it is very important for teachers to get
extra training, probably because in that way their lessons
will become more interesting.this way, all students of
the school will benefit.
Parents believe its essential for teachers to develop
professionally through teacher training
workshopsprobably because well trained teachers
deliver better lessonsthis will be an advantage for all
our studentstheir lesson will become more effective.

Remind the listener (s) of the option you are summarizing refer
to the name of the option

Talking about the computers program


Another point concerning the Athletic equipment program is..
Avoid using pronouns all the time
If there is no way you can paraphraseCheck that the information
is expressed accurately then you can explain something about that
point.
completed in three months
the computer lab will be completed in 3 monthsI believe its a good thing that it
wont take long for our students to start using it.

Students must pay to use


a disadvantage is that students must pay to use these instruments but that might
help them appreciate the instruments more and keep them in good condition.

Effective summary
use accurate synonyms
change part speech
use active/passive voice
explain a word/idea in your own words
organize/connect the bullet points
use appropriate linking words
introduce points without linking words
use one point to justify another
refer to the name of your option
Explain something about the feature