Speaking Part 2 Exercise 1 is our first exercise for the B2 First Speaking Test Part 2. You compare two photos on your own for about a minute and then your partner will answer a short question about your photos.
Don’t try to describe every detail in Part 2 of the Speaking Test. Just say what is similar and different about the photos, and answer the question about them. Remember to give your reasons.
B2 Speaking Test Part 2 Exercise 1
This is B2 First Speaking Test Part 2 Exercise 1, choose the tabs to complete all the tasks.
Complete the quiz to practice useful language to use in Part 2.
Listening carefully to Maria talking about her two photographs and complete the exercise.
Record your voice and then download the file to share with your English teacher or a friend who speaks English well to get some valuable feedback for the B2 First Speaking Test Part 2.
In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.
You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a short story) of 140-190 words.
You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.
Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.
Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.